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February 5 - March 14, 2014

Imagined Realities 2014

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.

Aguar_Forrest_3Weightless
Forrest Aguar - Atlanta, GA Weightless
Ahmed_Margaret_3Ungrown
Margaret Ahmed - Rock Stream, NY Ungrown
Atay_Cana_5ForgetMeNot
Cana Atay - New York, NY Forget Me Not
Baptiste_Karine_3_Back Home
Karine Baptiste - Brooklyn, NY Back Home
Benita_VanWinkle_WorkEthic
Benita R. VanWinkle - Winston-Salem, NC Work Ethic
Black_Marina_02_WhenTheRoomBecomesWater
Marina Black - Toronto, Ontario, Canada When the room becomes water
Burkett_Steve-18MoonlightLane
Steve Burkett - Centennial, CO Moonlight Lane
Cessna_John_1LettersFromTheField-Mother
John Cessna - Ann Arbor, MI Letters from the Field: Mother
Chandler_Polly_1Take Back These Wings
Polly Chandler - Austin, TX Take Back These Wings
Chandler_Skott_01
Skott Chandler - Denver, CO The Atlantic Ocean
Clarke_Jamila_2LadyOfTheLake
Jamila Clarke - Portland, OR Lady of the Lake
clements_alexis_2_lastinthewoods
Alexis Clements - Denver, CO Last In The Woods
The Ocean pulls me close and whispers in my ear, the destiny I'v
Troy Colby - Beloit, KS The Ocean Whispers
CooperMcCauley_Hannah_4TheVisit
Hannah Cooper McCauley - Ruston, LA The Visit
DeLuise_Regina_Doe
Regina DeLuise - Baltimore, MD Doe, Pember Museum, Granville, NY 2013
Dombach_Barbara_4ChasinDownTheMoon
Barbara Dombach - Holtwood, PA Chasin' Down the Moon
Donovan_Alexandria_4erupt
Alexandria Donovan - Westport, CT Erupt
Flanagan_Kristin_4 Family Album
Kristin Aaker Flanagan - Houston, TX Family Album
Fularski_Tomasz_1PrideIV
Tomasz Fularski - Jedlicze, Poland Pride IV
Galluzzo_Andrea_4Song of the Stars
Andrea Galluzzo - Portland, OR Song of the Stars
Gregory_Grace_2PrehistoricFeatures
Grace Gregory - Greenfield, MA Prehistoric Features
Context
Denis Hagen - Wheaton, IL Context
Hiatt_Sarah_Respite
Sarah Hiatt - Springfield, MO Respite
Hyde_SarahPaz_1FourSquare
Sarah Paz Hyde - Louisville, CO four square
Kalkstein_Katie2BeeCircle
Katie Kalkstein - Fort Collins, CO Bee Circle
Klutenkamper_Allyson_5Traps
Allyson Klutenkamper - Ellensburg, WA Traps from the Domicile series
Knapp_Laura_3_SelfPortrait
Laura Knapp - Allston, MA Self Portrait
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Richard Koenig - Kalamazoo, MI Untitled (Sit)
Lirakis_Susan_3Journey
Susan Lirakis - Center Sandwich, NH Journey
Mahoney_Erin_5TheRedBag
Erin Mahoney - San Francisco, CA The Red Bag
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Sonia Martineau - Montréal, Québec, Canada Defective #531
Miller_Elaine_1Chains
Elaine Catherine Miller - Chicago, IL Untitled (Chains)
Park-Wheeler_Jessie_3Green
Jessie Park-Wheeler - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Green
DIGITAL CAMERA
Douglas D. Prince - Portsmouth, NH Contruct-70 2012 (The Collector)
Schwab_Jason_4PostIdentity
Jason Schwab - Columbus, OH Post Identity
Shaughnessy_Megan_4MirrorUntitled
Megan Shaughnessy - Santa Clara, CA Untitled from Mirror Series, 2010
Tucker_Haley_1TheWomanSuffers
Haley Tucker - Oakland, CA The Woman Suffers
Waterman_Caroline_Pieces3
Caroline Waterman - Charlotte, NC Pieces
Zuercher_Christine_4_Flight-Archive-10
Christine Zuercher - Greenville, NC Flight Archive #10
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Michelle Rogers Pritzl - Salem, MA The Response, Delayed
Agrons_Geoffrey_02For So Long
Geoffrey Agrons - Kensington, CA For So Long
AguilarMayans_Helena_4Erytheia
Helena Aguilar Mayans - Olot, Spain Erytheia
andrus_deanne_2blindrelease
Deanne Andrus - Ladera Ranch, CA Blind Release
Bailey_Hannah_3ASuddenThought
Hannah Bailey - Pittsburgh, PA A Sudden Thought
Banasiak_John_1Views from the Halls of Purgatory
John Banasiak - Vermillion, SD Views from the Halls of Purgatory
Becker_Jace_5Samhain60
Jace Becker - Las Vegas, NV Samhain 60
Botkin_Liza_3TwinLandscapes
Liza Botkin - Studio City, CA Twin Landscapes
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Gloria DeFilipps Brush - Duluth, MN 8510
Calinawan_Jonah_1Sleep
Jonah Calinawan - Baltimore, MD Sleep
Dangler_Suzanne_4MeMyselfandIBathtime
Suzanne Dangler - Savannah, GA Me, Myself, and I - Bathtime
danielson_claudia1_the_book_pusher
Claudia Danielson - Saint Paul, MN The Book Pusher
Derezinski_Matthew_01HiddenGarden
Matthew Derezinski - Hidden Garden
Divine_Karen_2Kanga
Karen Divine - Boulcer, CO Kanga
Engel-Barnett_Sarah_3. During_the_Nocturnal_Cycle
Sarah Engel-Barnett - Norman, OK During the Nocturnal Cycle
Gill_Sarah_2Untitled
Sarah Gill - Tucson, AZ Untitled
Gindlesberger_Hans_3NearHeubrucke
Hans Gindelsberger - Blacksburg, VA Untitled #6 (Near Heubrucke, Nurnberg, Bavaria)
Gola_Pauline_1Glow
Pauline Gola - Redondo Beach, CA Glow
Photographer and Editor
Stephanie Rachel Guttenplan - Acworth, GA Blue Nude, 2013
Johnson_Jaime_4Leaves
Jaime Johnson - Ruston, LA Leaves
Keedy_John_5ItsHardlyNoticeableXXXII
John William Keedy - San Antonio, TX It's Hardly Noticeable XXXII, 2013
Korman_Pam_Anywhere_butHere
Pam Korman - Philadelphia, PA Anywhere but Here
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Anne Lise Large - Washington, D.C. .Mythology 3
Luhar-Trice_Neha_2Paused Flutter
Neha Luhar-Trice - Jacksonville, FL Paused Flutter
Matityahu_Eli__4_Loneliness
Eli Matityahu - Jerusalem, Isreal Loneliness
Menapace_Rick_4Where am I
Rick Menapace - Collegeville, PA Where am I
Owensby_Danielle_1MeetTheBoxheads
Danielle Ellen Owensby - Warren, MI Meet The Boxheads
Patterson_Travis_5UntitledEntitledEntitled
Travis Patterson - Savannah, Georgia UntitledEntitledEntitled
rutoed_robert_2righttimerightplace
Robert Rutoed - Vienna, Austria Right Time Right Place 2
neglect
Shawn Saumell - Aubrey, TX neglect
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Jane Lena Schulman - Culver City, CA Untitled5
Shepherd_Dan_4LandEscapes-8162
Dan Shepherd - Los Angeles, CA LandEscapes-8162
Simonite_Trish_1HiddneHistory
Trish Simonite - San Antonio, TX Hidden History
slaven_tim_real-cowboy
Tim Slaven - Glen Allen, VA Real Cowboy
Stromee_Vicky-1-the-gathering
Vicky Stromee - Tucson, AZ The Gathering
Zankoul_Lara4The-Zoo
Lara Zankoal - Beirut, Lebanon The Zoo

Jurors' Statement

We would like to thank each artist/photographer who put themselves and their work out there for this process. It has been an honor reviewing your works.

Let's face it, originality is hard work. Acting as jurors, we sifted through hundreds and hundreds of submissions. This was no easy task as we relied on our collective judgment. So which images made the cut? As usual images that grabbed our attention, gave us pause, and offered a new view into another reality, either disturbing or sublime, never boring or derivative.

     - Shana and Robert ParkeHarrison

About the Jurors

The photographs of Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison have been displayed in 18 solo exhibitions and over 30 group shows worldwide. Their work can also be found in over 20 collections, including the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution and the George Eastman House.

Their book, The Architect’s Brother, was named as one of 'the Ten Best Photography Books of the Year' of 2000 by The New York Times.

My photographs tell stories of loss, human struggle, and personal exploration within landscapes scarred by technology and over-use…. [I] strive to metaphorically and poetically link laborious actions, idiosyncratic rituals and strangely crude machines into tales about our modern experience. —Robert ParkeHarrison

Many of his images are of ParkeHarrison himself, in costume and interacting with specific scenes, objects, and landscapes. Due to this aspect of performance in the images, they can be viewed as part stand-alone photographs, part documents of a singular instance of performance art.

"We create works in response to the ever-bleakening relationship linking humans, technology, and nature. These works feature an ambiguous narrative that offers insight into the dilemma posed by science and technology's failed promise to fix our problems, provide explanations, and furnish certainty pertaining to the human condition. Strange scenes of hybridizing forces, swarming elements, and bleeding overabundance portray Nature unleashed by technology and the human hand.

Rich colors and surrealistic imagery merge to reveal the poetic roots of the works on display. The use of color is intentional but abstract; proportion and space are compositional rather than natural; movement is blurred; objects and people juxtaposed as if by chance in a visual improvisation that unfolds choreographically. At once formally arresting and immeasurably loaded with sensations—this work attempts to provide powerful impact both visually and viscerally."

See their work at https://www.parkeharrison.com/.

Call for Entries 

Photography has always had strong links to the imagination. From the work of early practitioners like Julia Margaret Cameron to the highly esteemed work of Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, artists have found countless ways to extend the recording function of the camera into the realms of the fantastic and the surreal. For the juried exhibition IMAGINED REALITIES we sought photographs that combine the real world with the imagined one in any form. Constructed images, historic processes, digital alteration, and multi-media work were all welcome. 

We are thrilled that Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison were the jurors for this exhibition. Internationally known, the ParkeHarrisons have exhibited their work around the world in a variety of solo and group exhibitions. Their books, The Architect's Brother and Counterpoint have become photo classics.

The ParkeHarrisons chose 40 photographs for display at PhotoPlace Gallery. They also selected 35 additional photographs for the gallery's Online Annex. All selected work will be included in a full-color exhibition catalog available for purchase. To help artists defray costs, PhotoPlace Gallery offers to mat and frame work selected for exhibition free of charge, providing artists print their images to our pre-cut mat and frame sizes.