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May 5 - May 29, 2015

Windows, Mirrors, and Doors

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All photographs are the copyright of the individual artists and may not be reproduced without their permission.

Agrons_Geoffrey_04Intervention
Geaffrey AGrons
Intervention
Aroustamian_Vardan_2ThreeBalls
Aroustamian_Vardan_2ThreeBalls
berry-anne-3
berry-anne-3
Brown_Joan_Lobis_2_Window_to_PNG
Brown_Joan_Lobis_2_Window_to_PNG
Chimacoff_Alan_1 Rear View
Chimacoff_Alan_1 Rear View
Daryl_Burtnett_5cafe in the sunroom
Daryl_Burtnett_5cafe in the sunroom
Eaton_John_6Skylight
Eaton_John_6Skylight
Reflection of Copenhagen
Reflection of Copenhagen
Fainguersch_Claudia_1Berlin Museum
Fainguersch_Claudia_1Berlin Museum
Fitch_Linda_1_ConservatoryofFlowersStudy5
Fitch_Linda_1_ConservatoryofFlowersStudy5
foley_isabel_1untitled
foley_isabel_1untitled
freedner_jerry_2guinevere
freedner_jerry_2guinevere
Furman_Will_4Memories of Yesterday
Furman_Will_4Memories of Yesterday
Instances of One or Fewer #23
Instances of One or Fewer #23
Hecht_Robert_8CelloAndWindowReflections
Hecht_Robert_8CelloAndWindowReflections
HOGAN_A_Double Vision 1
HOGAN_A_Double Vision 1
Janecke_Peter_5Chicago_River_Skyline
Janecke_Peter_5Chicago_River_Skyline
Jantzen_Ellen_3SanAndreas'Fault
Jantzen_Ellen_3SanAndreas’Fault
Window
Window
Jones_Hugh_02ensoMekongDelta
Jones_Hugh_02ensoMekongDelta
Jones_Morrow_6_RearWindows
Jones_Morrow_6_RearWindows
Kendellen_Ann_4Portland
Kendellen_Ann_4Portland
Kimmerle_Chuck_01BadTaste
Kimmerle_Chuck_01BadTaste
Koopman_Linda_5Luik
Koopman_Linda_5Luik
Emai Mountain, China
Emai Mountain, China
Matte_Paul_1Window and Mirror, Pine Lodge, Bristol, Quebec, Aug 2012
Matte_Paul_1Window and Mirror, Pine Lodge, Bristol, Quebec, Aug 2012
McCloskey_Mary_5RainAllDay
McCloskey_Mary_5RainAllDay
20120426 D3274 bw.JPG
20120426 D3274 bw.JPG
Musto_Heather_4Aliciastandingon carMaine2005
Musto_Heather_4Aliciastandingon carMaine2005
Palm Liz 8ThePinkHouse
Palm_Liz-8ThePinkHouse.jpg
nabarrapiomelliamandinevoyage1
nabarrapiomelliamandinevoyage1
Neidigh_Roberta_5 Public Display 1
Neidigh_Roberta_5 Public Display 1
Bedroom for Four
Bedroom for Four
OShaughnessy_Melissa_2Contemplation
OShaughnessy_Melissa_2Contemplation
Quinn_David_2Far Away
Quinn_David_2Far Away
Rubin_EdwardL_1Parenting
Rubin_EdwardL_1Parenting
Schwedhelm_Debora_5Frog_Face
Schwedhelm_Debora_5Frog_Face
TABAK_RIVKA_16CRISSCROSS
TABAK_RIVKA_16CRISSCROSS
Deep End
Deep End
Whiteside_Alan_Empty Vision
Whiteside_Alan_Empty Vision
Yudelson_Dianne_1Bombardier Station  Flying Fortress 20000ft
Yudelson_Dianne_1Bombardier Station Flying Fortress 20000ft
Beausoleil_Kay_5Lightfall
Beausoleil_Kay_5Lightfall
Bitel_Stephen_7Apple Stairs NYC
Bitel_Stephen_7Apple Stairs NYC
Brown_Nan_1TrailersCollected19
Brown_Nan_1TrailersCollected19
Bruzy_Bill_1 Companions
Bruzy_Bill_1 Companions
Close_Edwin_1 Church School Room
Close_Edwin_1 Church School Room
Collins_Mark_4Hamburgers
Collins_Mark_4Hamburgers
Crisafio_Francis_5Samson'sHairRepaired
Crisafio_Francis_5Samson’sHairRepaired
Danoyan_Tamara_1BluewithTouchofGreen
Danoyan_Tamara_1BluewithTouchofGreen
Eastman-Michael_8029892359Polka Dots
Eastman-Michael_8029892359Polka Dots
Fleury_Cynthia_3Italian-Reflections
Fleury_Cynthia_3Italian-Reflections
Garnier_Jacques_1Room with a View
Garnier_Jacques_1Room with a View
Lone Window
Lone Window
Harris_Kip_1Pompidou_Passport
Harris_Kip_1Pompidou_Passport
Huizenga_Jann_4Freeze Frame
Huizenga_Jann_4Freeze Frame
Johnson_Robb_04
Johnson_Robb_04
Kaluzny_Kate_3Untitled
Kaluzny_Kate_3Untitled
Ladendorf_Joan_12On Display
Ladendorf_Joan_12On Display
LayDorsey_Patricia_2Blue Mirror Central Park 2009
LayDorsey_Patricia_2Blue Mirror Central Park 2009
LePore_Lodiza_8Rude Awakening
LePore_Lodiza_8Rude Awakening
Levyathan_Shifra_4Drunk windows
Levyathan_Shifra_4Drunk windows
Lippillo_Dominic_3OvalMirror
Lippillo_Dominic_3OvalMirror
malone_erin_snowbound
malone_erin_snowbound
Messick_Kendall_2TheViewingWindow
Messick_Kendall_2TheViewingWindow
Miljkovic_Vera_1Untitled
Miljkovic_Vera_1Untitled
Miller_Jody_6_The Kitchen Sink
Miller_Jody_6_The Kitchen Sink
Mullins_Colleen_01_Porthole_1
Mullins_Colleen_01_Porthole_1
Nick_Winkworth_3Texas_Time
Nick_Winkworth_3Texas_Time
Powers_Michael_2separate
Powers_Michael_2separate
Rucket_Paula_5 Faces of a Housekeeper
Rucket_Paula_5 Faces of a Housekeeper
Russell_Don5 On the Road
Russell_Don5 On the Road
Rust_Lindley_2
Rust_Lindley_2
schlumberger_RoxaneTrainStation, Detroit, MI
schlumberger_RoxaneTrainStation, Detroit, MI
photo of snow at Fox Point Park, Wilmington, Delaware
photo of snow at Fox Point Park, Wilmington, Delaware
Smith_Kristina_05_TheMorningAfter
Smith_Kristina_05_TheMorningAfter
Vogt_Matthew_3Window 2, Abandoned House, Oregon
Vogt_Matthew_3Window 2, Abandoned House, Oregon

Juror's Statement

I often think about photographs as either windows, describing the world that is laid before the photographer, or as mirrors, reflecting the unique expressions, sensibilities, and points-of-view that the photographer projects onto the world.

When tasked with selecting works for this exhibition where windows, mirrors, and doors are considered the subject or compositional device, I decided to focus on photographs that take full advantage of the unique framing that these structures provide. The photographs selected allow windows, mirrors, and doors to complicate space or heighten the psychology of the image. Each of the selected pictures is inextricably tied to the notion that the framing provided by the window, mirror, or door offers a unique opportunity to fracture or reveal information captured within the photograph.

As a testament to the endless possibilities of photography, these images range from sparsely populated works with a single subject to dense spaces that conflate multiple subjects into a single picture plane. Regardless of the use, each of these artworks succeed by holding the attention of the viewer and demanding observation through the presence of a window, mirror, or door.

I would like to thank each of the artists for their continued exploration and innovation and PhotoPlace Gallery for giving me the opportunity to engage with these works.

- Seth Curcio

About the Juror

Seth Curcio is the Associate Director for Pier 24 Photography in San Francisco. He previously served as the Director and Curator for Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, South Carolina, as well as founder and Editor in Chief of the online contemporary arts publication DailyServing. Curcio has written widely on contemporary art and photography for various publications, and regularly lectures and conducts studio visits at colleges and universities across the country.

Seth is also an artist whose work explores the role of images in the construction of knowledge and experience. Often appropriating photographs that illustrate a place, object or experience that is witnessed primarily through media outlets, his work addresses the notion of human limitation and the unknown. Working through collage, photography, and sculpture, his projects co-opt and fracture existing imagery to underscore the distance between the viewer and the original source.

Call for Entries

Windows and mirrors offer photographers an amazing variety of creative options. a window can offer a reflected subject or be used as a framing element in a composition. A mirror can present two different realities simultaneously, or present an altered view of reality. We are honored that San Francisco gallerists Elizabeth Corden and Jan Potts served as the jurors for this exhibition. Together they selected a remarkable collection of photographs that explore the strange and wonderful ways that mirrors and windows help us see our world anew. They chose forty photos for exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery from October 30th through November 20th, 2012. They also selected an additional thirty-five photos for the gallery's "Online Annex."