Sunday, March 30, 2014


GO + SEE in Philadelphia
The University of the Arts Presents
Photographer Frederic Weber:
Domestic Views
March 21 – April 25, 2014
Gallery 1401 of Photography
Terra Hall, 14th floor
211 South Broad Street, Philadelphia Pa.
800 616 ARTS

Paper Family 2
Paper Family 3
Paper Family
Red Shoe
I went to Philadelphia to attended the opening of Frederic Weber's Domestic Views. A surprise because I hate traveling for just about anything. I can say the trip  was worth it because of the surprise element Mr. Weber had a collaborator 
his youngest daughter, Lily. 

Lily constructed paper dolls of her family and friends and preceded to do little stories (I had a paper doll moment).For me the best part of the exhibition is the deconstruction and Lily's presence and participation in her father exploration of childhood.

There are photographs of toys and childhood play things taken in layered focus attempts to create child like views.But the drama comes in the imagination of a child, adults will always be on the outside that is what it should be and that is where dreams begins.

There is a secondary observation of toys and things like stickers but I think nothing speaks like these reconfigured drawing that becomes a diorama of family dynamics out of it all comes the most amazing connection between a father who creates visually and a child feeling the surge of the intuitive creation. The most magical  photograph to me is entitled Face, this image goes back to when I met Frederic nearly 18 years ago, when one of his favorite artists was Christopher Bucklow from Bristol England.

Lily's created  Face "1000 points of light " for her dad and it caused me to wonder,how did she know because this one images ties them together and connects many of his earlier bodies of work with an ease that is only allowed to the innocent and the free

Frederic Weber is represented by Klompching Gallery in New York

Friday, March 21, 2014


636 Dean Street

Anne Burlock Lawver: INDELIBLE

On view March 22 – April 20. Opening reception Sat, Mar 22, 6-8pm. Anne Burlock Lawver focuses on the personal, the intimate, and the fleeting emotions that could be captured only in close-up. At Soapbox, she will present a series of striking photographs taken at the Gun Metal Ink tattoo parlor in Washington Heights, NYC, [...]

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

WYATT GALLERY the person : Jewish Treasures of The Caribbean .

Meeting Wyatt Gallery (the person not a place)
FOTOFEST 1998 and now
Jewish Treasures of The Caribbean 

Fotofest has changed a lot of lives and created strange and powerful bonds over the years. I first reviewed there in 1998 with no real idea about how it would effect me, because I was reviewer.The truth is I met a lot of photographers and I still share ideas with them and we support each other in various ways. I always felt that Fotofest was a place for discussion and discovery and one of my questions for all the artists /photographers is why are you here ? One of my last  things to offer them was a mantra"I am an artist who is taking control of my own art/career/destiny".You would have had to been there

The previous post was about Hiroshi Watanabe.I will return to his photographs soon but I would like to speak about another photographer I met that year at Fotofest Wyatt Gallery (a person not a place) has metamorphize  over the years while still being a good guy with heart and purpose.When I met him,I thought he would end up trapped in a studio with seamless paper and big white lights. I was seeing only one side, since then he has created meaningful bodies of work about the people of New Orleans, Haiti,Sri Lanka and New Yorkers who faced the aftermath of hurricane Sandy.Wyatt not only photographs in these places but volunteered as an active worker in the communities that were devastated,He came away each time inspired with a mission to raise funds for the people he met and he has.

I just got word about a project that he has been working on, one that reveal more depth about beauty inside that glowing spiritual essence that we can not define but many feel. I feel it in traditional gospel music as I walk by a church or feel it in seeing the simplicity of a Walker Evans contact print taken of a small white wooden church in Alabama countryside sometimes I feel it at mass  or even walking down the street the experience come to me as others reach out in joy or sadness.

At Fotofest my question was why are you here.Wyatt's new book and exhibition project Jewish Treasures of The Caribbean will answer that question for some people as he tries to preserve part of his history and ours.The last half of the 1490's had a amazing effect on t he story of the development of the Western hemisphere.

Here I will stop to let Wyatt speak about his project.I only want to say I met him at Fotofest and I believe this project is worthy of your support.

Wyatt Gallery

Wyatt's photographs are in the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and other major 
collections .Here are some of the images he is using to raise fund to complete this project via

Light on Sand Floor, Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue, Curaçao. Built in 1732, the oldest Synagogue in the Western Hemisphere.
Light on Sand Floor, Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue, Curaçao. Built in 1732, the oldest Synagogue in the Western Hemisphere.
St. Thomas Synagogue, USVI. The oldest in continuous use under the American flag, built in 1833. The Congregation was founded in 1796.
Jodensavanne Cemetery, Suriname. 1665
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