Tuesday, September 12th. 7:00pm
Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao
Book Presentation and Lecture on Liao's most recent work: "Central Park New York".
Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao was born in Taiwan in 1977, and immigrated in 1999 to the United States,residing in the Queens Borough of New York City. He lived in close proximity of the 7-subway line, and created his renowned “Habitat 7” series, which stated his claim and love for New York City. Over the years, Liao has transitioned from large format film to digital photography. By digitally manipulating multiple exposures of Central Park while adapting a vertical format traditionally found in 17th century Chinese scroll paintings, Liao pays homage to both his Taiwanese heritage and identity as a New Yorker.
Central Park New York, 24 Solar Terms looks at a dynamic and ever-changing landscape. At once familiar, the “lung of Manhattan” still reveals surprises. Liao invites us into mysterious enclaves primed for intimacy and reflection carefully hidden among the familiar public gathering sites and well-founded landmarks.
In 2012, Liao won the Emerging Icon in Photography Award from George Eastman House. His series “Habitat 7” received critical acclaim, and in 2005, Liao was honored with the New York Times Magazine “Capture the Times” photography contest. Liao’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Queens Museum, NY, Brooklyn Museum, NY, J. Paul Getty Museum, LA, George Eastman House-International Museum of Photography and Film, NY, the Norton Museum of Art and the Deutsche Bank art collection.
“Central Park New York -24 Solar Terms” will be on view at Foley Gallery from September 6th until October 15th, 2017.
Tuesday, September 19th. 7:00pm
STEVEN P HARRIS
Steven Phillip Harris is a New York based artist living in Brooklyn. He holds an MFA in Studio Art and is currently teaching photography at Queens College. The surrealist relationship to camera-less photographs became a focus for Harris as he experimented with the chemical process and materiality of the black & white photographic medium. This work plays with modes of perception in an unexpected spontaneous style by bending the traditional rules working with a light sensitive chemical process. Harris has exhibited at Mana Contemporary gallery in NJ, Sideshow gallery in Brooklyn, and in the New York State Museum in Albany, NY, SUNY Empire State College in NYC, and at Queens College/CUNY, Flushing, NY. Clients include work produced for the artist Marina Abramovic, video projects for the Sculpture’s Guild, and images produced for Sean Kelly NY artist books and exhibitions at Whitney Museum of American Art. Harris continues to explore, exhibit, teach and pursue the limits of the photographic process.
Tuesday, September 26th. 7:00pm
In conversation: ANdrea Stern & Joan LIFTIN
Book presentation and conversation on Stern's most recent book: Dog Days (bookdummypress, 2017).
Andrea Stern is an artist living and working in New York City. Her first book, Inheritance (The Monacelli press 2007), chronicles her family and community in documentary style tableaus. Her most recent bookAssembly, (bookdummypress, 2013), is a collection of large-scale group portraits of children within the specialized world of competition, pageantry and performance. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum, The Cleveland Museum of Art, and The Addison Gallery of American Art, The Center for Creative Photography, and numerous private collections. Her photographs have been widely published and exhibited throughout the United States, the Netherlands, Switzerland, England and France. Stern holds a degree from Brown University and a Master of Fine Arts from New York University.
Joan Liftin has worked as a photographer, photo book editor and teacher for many years. She is the author of two photo books Drive-Ins (2004), and Marseille (2015) and she is currently working on a new book. Liftin was Director of the Documentary Program at the International Center of Photography (from l988 to 2000), where she met Andrea Stern. Liftin was the Director of Magnum Photos library, and had edited many books, including Mary Ellen Mark's Falkland Road, Charles Harbutt's Departures and Arrivals, Magnum's Paris (with Inge Morath) and Andrea Stern's Inheritance. In 2017, her archive was acquired by the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona.
Thursday, October 5th. 7:00pm
NEW YORK NOW!
Larry Fink, Ruddy Roye, Gus Powell & Joseph Michael Lopez
Public Program (October 5.) and Class (October 7/8; 14/15; 21/22; 27/28)