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October 21 - November 14, 2014

Dreams, Fantasies, and Illusions

Prints of most of these images are available for purchase. Please inquire.
All photographs are the copyright of the individual artists and may not be reproduced without their permission.

Agrons_Geoffrey_2LandschaftenIII
Geoffrey Agrons - Kensington, CA Landschaften III
allen_lennell_5lightthroughthecracks
Lennell Allen - San Francisco, CA Light Through the Cracks
AltimusPond_Mandy_4AndTheWorldFellAway
Mandy Altimus Pond - Massillon, OH
And the World Fell Away
Faces I Dare Not Meet In Dreams
Jeff Alves de Lima - New York, NY Untitled
Atay_Dila_7ThankYou
Dila Atay - Istanbul, Turkey Thank You
Bahat_Tami_Arboreal
Tami Bahat - Van Nuys, CA Arboreal
Beuris_Alan_3Title
Alan Nathanael Beuris - Kingsport, TN Orbs, lot 1, Brookton Park, Kingsport, TN, 9-16-2013
Biel_Kate_2Concede
Kate Biel - San Diego, CA Concede
Brandenburger_Ashley_3armedworkshop
Ashley Brandenburger - Papillion, NE Armed, Workshop from the series 8057 S 39th St.
Brown_Jason_1APreposterousErection
Jason Brown - Abbotsford, BC, Canada A Preposterous Erection
Clark_Karen_6herpalesmallhand
Karen Clark - Los Angeles,CA Her Pale Small Hand
Colby_Troy_6TheJourneyofDreaming
Troy Colby - Beloit, KS The Journey of Dreaming
DeAlba_Rocio_2The_Traveller
Rocio De Alba - Queens, NY The Traveller, 2014
Dienhart_Rosie_2theblindcleaner
Rosie Dienhart - Saratoga Springs, NY The Blind Cleaner
Dombach_Barbara_1FloatingHouses
Barbara J Dombach - Holtwood, PA Floating Houses
Eardley_Johanna_5hanselandgretel
Johanna Eardley - Alpine, UT Hansel and Gretel
Engel_Barnett_Sarah_4BotanicalDNAStoredKnowledgeLaboratory
Sarah Engel - Norman, OK Botanical DNA Stored Knowledge Laboratory
febre_rick_2_beatthedrum
Ricardo Febre - McKinleyville, CA Beat the drum, but quietly.
Frank_Elizabeth_untitled1
Elizabeth Frank - Downington, PA Untitled
Franson_Bill_2Eleven Plus One
Bill Franson - Byfield, MA Eleven Plus One
Galiardo_Alexandra_5_ColorandSpatialRelations4
Alexandra Galiardo - New York, NY Color and Spatial Relations 4
Gleaves_Leslie_2Spiders
Leslie Makai Gleaves - Saratoga Springs, UT Spiders
Hauksdottir_Charlotta_5
Charlotta Maria Hauksdottir - Palo Alto, CA Waiting in Shoreline Park
Hersen_Michel_1HoodoosatDawn
Michel Hersen - Portland, OR Hoodoos at Dawn
Horner_Garin_2_TheSound
Garin Horner - Ann Arbor, MI The Sound of Light in the Chaos of Space
Johnson_Jaime_3Relic_Dress
Jaime Johnson - Poplarville, MS Relic Dress
Jones_Simon_4GhostShip
Simon Jones - Manchester, Lancashire, UK Ghost Ship
Mahoney_Erin_3
Erin Mahoney - San Francisco, CA
The Red Bag
McCormack_Dan_5_Vera_J_6_14_14_09AC
Dan McCormack - Accord, NY Vera_J_6-14-14--09AC
Porto_James_09Centaur
James Porto - Ridgewood, NJ Centaur
Blacklight with Powdered Pigment
James Porto - Ridgewood, NJ Powderblow 3
reid_joseph_2StoriesNumber2
Joseph E Reid - Brooklyn, NY Stories #2
Dying for Love
Raina Stinson - Beaverton, OR Dying For Love
Ward_Marc_3WastelandOfFacades
Marc War - Dandridge, TN Wasteland of Facades
Zimmerman_Zoe_5TheFencer
Zoe Zimmerman - El Prado, NM The Fencer
Richardson_Douglas_3Resurrection
Douglas Richardson - Gloucester, MA Resurrection
schulman_jl_5untitled5
Jane Lena Schulman - Culver City, CA Untitled 5
Siple_Heather-2FallenKeep
Heather J M Siple - Willmington, DE Fallen Keep
Sivack_Denis_3_FaceBook
Denis Sivack - Brooklyn, NY Face Book
Stepansky_Michael_2Cambridge2013
Michael Stepansky - Holliston, MA Cambridge, MA 2013
Agrons_Geoffrey_1Atmospheres
Geoffrey Agrons - Kensington, CA Atmospheres
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Mildred Alpern - New York, NY Playmates
Armstrong_Zanna_1LionInDelft
Zanna Armstrong - Hampstead, Quebec, Canada Lion In Delft
Bahat_Tami_WaitingGame
Tami Bahat - Van Nuys, CA Waiting Game
Blum_Lester_5HearingFootsteps
Lester Blum - New York, NY Hearing Footsteps
Bowser_Jessica_4Theflock
Jessica Bowser - Denver, CO The Flock
Cohen_Neal_3Surfers
Neal Cohen - New York, NY Surfers
Colby_Troy_3TheStruggleofFlight_1
Troy Colby - Beloit, KS The Struggle for Flight
DIRECTOR'S CHOICE AWARD
Derezinski_Matthew_05
Matthew Derezinski - Kirksville, MO Outcast #2
Dienhart_Rosie_1PerformativeEducation
Rosie Dienhart - Saratoga Springs, NY Performative Education, Muybridge No. 1
Finkelston_Adam_2JuglingCicadaWings
Adam Finkelston - Roeland Park, KS Juggling Cicada Wings
Fletcher_Brittonie_2TreasureBox
Brittonie Fletcher - Edinburgh, Scotland, UK Treasure Box
Forest Life, Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland 20
Diane Fox - Knoxville, TN Forest Life, Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland 2012
Franson_Bill_3HollowMan
Bill Franson - Byfield, MA Hollow Man
Gardner_StacyL_4AsleepAwakeOrStirring
Stacy L Gardner - Loveland, CO Asleep, Awake, or Stirring?
Gleaves_Leslie_4Abduction
Leslie Makai Gleaves - Saratoga Springs, UT Abduction
Phantast #5
Tim Greyhavens - Seattle, WA Phantast #5
Hassenpflug_Ralph_DreamsFantasiesIllusions3
Ralph Hassenpflug - Camden, ME from the series "The Willingness to Live in a Void"
Hersen_Michel_5DreamofContrasts
Michel Hersen - Portland, OR Dream of Contrasts
Hillier_Karen_5Unforgotten_Jacks
Karen Hillier - Bryan, TX Unforgotten, Jacks
Horner_Garin_4_Lament
Garin Horner - Ann Arbor, MI Lament of the Captured Image
Johnson_Jaime_1WIldWoman
Jaime Johnson - Poplarville, MS Wild Woman
Jones_Simon_1Wigwam
Simon Jones - Manchester, Lancashire, UK Wigwam
Kiaba_Jen_1Hold_Your_Peace copy
Jen Kiaba - Staatsburg, NY Hold Your Peace
Lane_Justin_4Djinnis_Cave
Justin Chase Lane - Seattle, WA Dijinni's Cave
Leventhal_Drew_3TorturedSoul
Drew Leventhal - Bryn Mawr, PA Tortured Soul
Mackenzie_John_2_FlowerGirl
John MacKenzie - Alameda, CA Flower Girl
Pizzitelli_Deanna_2Mena_II
Deanna Pizzitelli - Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada Mena, II
Ruesing_Joseph_3Advent
Joseph Ruesing - Hilo, HI Advent
sandler_patricia_9_visitingthedead13
Patricia Sandler - Los Angeles, CA Visiting the Dead 13
Shinn_Wendell_2Blueboy
Wendell Shinn - San Francisco, CA Blue Boy
Taylor_Scott_Sofi_Double_Vision_II
Scott Taylor - Stow, MA Sofi Double Vision II
Telford_Lucy_2Wings
Lucy Telford - Banchory, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK Wings
Waters_Marilynn_3PeopleAtAnExhibitionAug4
Marilynn Waters - Claremont, CA People At An Exhibition
Wilkinson_Shannon_3Twirl
Shannon Wilkinson - Las Vegas, NV Twirl

Juror's Statement

It was with great interest that we took on the judging of PhotoPlace Gallery's contest Dreams, Fantasies and Illusions; it is, after all, the theme upon which our own work is largely based. We appreciated reviewing all work however found that those images that were technically most proficient, original, and mysterious made the most impact. It's a difficult theme in which to avoid cliches, but the best of the work submitted managed to steer clear. The advent of photoshop has made manipulation easier, as have all the apps available, but these are also easy traps. With mastery, photographers are able to use these tools to communicate, more than to create gimmicks. Some of the works were quite astonishingly beautiful; traditional photographers who have mastered the art of building seamless worlds represented many of these. Another few were able to transcend the easy tricks of Photoshop to make some amazing images we were happy to select. Humor, narrative drama, subtlety and mystery of shadows and movement and blur, archaic processes and somber moods all engaged us. The variety of approaches made it a fascinating jury process. It will be a thrilling show and it was a great honor. Dream on! 

- Nicholas Kahn & Richard Selesnick

About the Jurors

Richard Selesnick and Nicholas Kahn have been collaborating as Kahn & Selesnick since 1988 on a series of complex narrative photo-novellas and sculptural installations. Their work has evolved into a series of projects involving fictional attributions, narratives, and sculpture. This staged photography features 360 degree panoramas that create a cinematic sense of place and alter the sense of time through their placement of costumes, props, and choice of color. Their work has been shown in numerous solo exhibitions around the world and is in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, the Philadelphia Museum, and the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC, just to name a few. They have published three monographs with Aperture Press. Both are represented by Bernstein and Andriulli. Or visit their inspired website: www.kahnselesnick.com

Call for Entries

Dreams. Fantasies. Illusions. While we usually think of the camera as a tool for recording the facts of the real world in front of our eyes with great exactitude, it can also be used to explore the wonders of the imagination. For this exhibition, we sought photographs of any kind that created dreamworlds, spun fantastic tales, or suggested imaginary illusions.