March 12th, 2013
November 30th, 2012
Herero Woman in Yellow Dress, 2012 © Jim Naughten/Courtesy of Klompching Gallery, New York City
With his second solo exhibit with the gallery, London-based photographer Jim Naughten presents a series of portraits of the Herero people of Namibia. The opening reception for the exhibition, “Conflict and Costume”, will be Thursday, March 14, 6–8pm at Klompching Gallery, in New York City. A book signing for Naughten’s newly released photo book, “Conflict and Costume” (Merrell, 2013) will take place at the gallery, Saturday, March 16, 1–2pm. The exhibit will be on view through May 4th.
In the case of the Hereros, it is the adoption of 19th Century European clothing, originally introduced to the Herero people by German missionaries, traders and immigrants during the time of Deutsch-Südwestafrika. Taken out of the context of the subjects’ everyday lives, the portraits are photographed against the stark backdrop of the Namib Desert. Each figure is isolated, bringing forth the vivid colors of voluminous petticoated gowns, cattle-horn-shaped headdresses and colorful military uniforms, to center stage in a spectacular fashion. The unusual vantage point presents the subjects—although anonymous—as empowered, stoic and regal.
—Courtesy of Klompching Gallery, New York City
October 29th, 2012
Explorer, 2011 © Cara Barer/Courtesy of Klompching Gallery, New York City.
Houston-based photographer Cara Barer photographs outdated, abandoned and obsolete books and magazines—but only after transforming them into sculptural objects of beauty. Coiled and crumpled, they segue into a considered commentary on the changing role of libraries, society’s relationship with how it accesses and values knowledge and, in a technologically advanced world, her work questions the future of the book itself. Additional photographs by Cara Barer can be seen and puchased as part of Klompching Gallery‘s Print Room in New York City.
October 2nd, 2012
From Tulipa—Garden of Earthly Delights © John Blakemore/Courtesy of Klompching Gallery, New York City
British photographer and master printer John Blakemore will be showing a selection of key vintage and modern silver gelatin prints in his retrospective solo exhibition at Klompching Gallery which opens on November 7th. A reception for the artist is on Thursday, November 15th, 6–8pm, the exhibit will be on view through December 22nd.
August 17th, 2012
© Helen Sear
Helen Sear is recognized as one of Britain’s most important contemporary artists working today. An actively producing artist for some 30 years, her new work—Sightlines and Pastoral Monuments—forms her 3rd solo show at the Klompching Gallery and is accompanied by the retrospective monograph entitled Helen Sear: Inside The View. The exhibition continues through to October 26th.
-courtesy Klompching Gallery
© Martin Bogren/Courtesy of Klompching Gallery, NYC
Martin Bogren‘s Lowland series, is a set of moody black and white, silver gelatin photographs that document his childhood village in the province of Skåne in Sweden. Photographed with a 6×6 camera—in the seasonal shift between Summer and Fall—these highly composed and nostalgic photographs, are as much about his own memories of growing up, as they are about the place being depicted. Bogren is one of the artists selected for the Klompching Gallery’s exhibit of FRESH: The Wall/The Page/The Internet, which closes this Saturday, August 18th, at 6pm. More of his work along with the other exhibiting artists can be seen on Flak Photo’s newly launched collaboration with FRESH.