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October 8 - November 1, 2013

Curiouser and Curiouser: Photographic Dreams and Fictions

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_05Oh the Humanity
Geoffrey Agrons - Kensington, CA Oh the Humanity
Margaret Demonnier Ahmed - Rock Stream, NY Returning
Hillary Atiyeh - Lyons, OR From the series Collective Reveries
Hannah Bailey - Pittsburgh, PA Descent
Banasiak_John_5 Scenes from the  Dreams of a Fortune Teller 550
John Basaniak - Vermillion, SD Scenes from the Dream of a Fortune Teller #550
Aimee Brasseur - Alma, MI Cages and Sanctuaries
Cantor_Ellen_2Eight Cousins
Ellen Cantor - Rolling Hills Estates, CA Eight Cousins
Troy Colby - Beloit, KS Wrestling the Dream of Flight
dress rehearsal rag
David Morris Cunningham - Woodstock, NY Dress Rehearsal Rag from the series Becoming Invisible
The Telephone
Sean Duggan - Grass Valley, CA The Telephone
Gerald Figal - Nashville, TN Muchier
Stacy L. Gardner - Loveland, CO Alone Together - Dancehall
Anna Gay - Milledgeville, GA A Mind of Its Own
Pauline Gola - Redondo Barch, CA Lost No. 2
J.M. Golding - San Francisco, CA Pure World
Denis Hagen - Wheaton, IL Wings
Tara Harland Viney - Bridport, Dorset, UK Frond, 2013
Garin Horner - Ann Arbor, MI Seeming to Appear from Nothing
Lucas James - Milford, NH Looking Glass 4
Jaime Johnson - Ruston, AL Discovery
Hope Kahn - Cherry Hill, NJ Cosmos
Kalinsky_Candi_2 Jezebel
Candi S. Kalinsky - Bellevue, NE Jezebel
Kivlon_Alice_5The Journey
Alice Meliere Kivlon - Kinnelon, NJ The Journey
Carr Kizzier - Baltimore, MD Mirrors
Rebecca Lessem - Madison, WI Noir Series no. 7
Libby_Jenn_ 2WhiteRabbit
Jenn Libby - Rochester, NY The White Rabbit
Sand Castle
Susan Lirakis - Center Sandwich, NH Sandcastle
Shane McGeehan - W. Columbus, OH The Forest
McKinniss_Jim_3_Floating in Room
Jim McKinniss - Redondo Beach, CA Floating in Room
Meltzer_Yvette_2Revolutions in Green
Yvette Meltzer Revolutions in Green
Greg Norstrom - Somerville, MA Untitled
Valerie Patterson - Hawthorne, CA The Red Herring
Claude Peschel Dutombe - Pathumthani, Thailand Borderlands #4
Elena Retfalvi - Barcelona, Spain Untitled
Michelle Rogers Pritzl - Salem, MA The Task of Remembrance
Rohan_Jim_01The Snow at Night
Jim Rohan - Wakefield, MA The Snow at Night
Elise Rorick - Indianapolis, IN The White Rabbit
Linda Sandow - New York, NY Beyond In Our Mind #11
Martha Schuster - Long Beach, CA Awakened
Deb Schwedhelm - Tampa, FL Sky, Tampa, 2013
Athena Petra Tasiopoulos - Montpelier,VT Cellular
Giordano Angeletti - Savannah, GA Ordinary Vistas #28
A couple relaxing in the garden des tuileries in Paris October 2010.
Brenda Bancel - Boston, MA Tuileries
David Cory - South Bend, IN Gargoyle
Francis Crisafio - Pittsburgh, PA Three Turning to Four #2
Crump_Becky_4 Apparition Ascending
Becky L. Crump - Evanston, IL Apparition Ascending
Gregory Davis - Crestview Hills, KY 8 Track
John DuBois - Issaquah, WA Escape
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Rima Geffen - Cape Town, South Africa Playing House
Gillins_Austin_1The Apple
Austin Gillins - Cedar City, UT The Apple
Laura Greivenkamp - Seabrook, TX Memories of Childhood #5
hogan_melissa_ 5 nightweeds
Melissa Hogan - Portland, OR Nightweed
Apis Mellifera 6
Siobhan Keleher - Denver, CO Apis Mellifera #6
Jen Kiaba - Rhinebeck, NY Mournful
Boris Kotlyar - Saint-Petersburg, Russia Accountant
Wild 4
Barbara Kyne - Oakland, CA Wild 4
Belenna Mesa Lauto - Hicksville, NY Approaching Light, 2012
Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH
Aleya Lehmann Bench - New York, NY Unwilling Longer
Lilith Love - Reuver, The Netherlands Side Table, 2010, Self-Portrait
Dan McCormack - Accord, NY Vera V 7-27-12 09AD
McNevin_Anne_1powers of meditation
McNevin_Anne_1powers of meditation
Diane K. Miller - Naperville, IL Dark Forest
Kelly Morris - Sumter, SC Creeping Up Behind
Scott Murphy & Sienna Kuhn - Saint Joseph, MN First Body
Danielle Ellen Owensby - Warren, MI Domestic Pt. Six
Michael Pannier - Frederick, MD Room 4 #7
Post_Rosalie_2 Metamorphosis.jpg
Rosalie Post - Cambridge, MA Metamorphosis
Ross_Aubree_5Untitled Alavon #09
Aubree Ross - Darlington, SC Untitled Alavon #9
Saffran_Michelle_5_Peter 1972
Michelle Saffran - Underhill, VT Peter 1972
Rachel Sieben - South Portland, ME Inside
Raina Stinson - Beaverton, OR Dreamer
Yosuke Terada - Rego Park, NY Escape
Songbird Elegy
Brandy Trigueros - San Gabriel, CA Songbird Elegy
Haley Tucker - Oakland, CA Untitled
Willard_Pat_4Dream Life 2915182W10
Pat Willard - Redwood City, CA Dream Life of Fruits and Vegetables 29.15.182W.10

Juror's Statement

The Curiouser and Curiouser submission selections unfolded to me like an abstract narrative resembling Carroll's Wonderland but more like the world of Czech director Jan Švankmajer's film Alice. For this exhibit we find ourselves in a prolific alternative reality created by the collective conscience of photographers that peeks into a less innocent side of Alice much like Švankmajer's vision. My goal is to challenge the viewers to link the images and conjure their own fairytales as they walk through the space these photographs inhabit. It was a great pleasure to have the opportunity to look inside these photographers' psyche for just a moment and get a glimpse of their creative prestige.

- Blue Mitchell

About the Juror

Blue Mitchell is an independent publisher, curator, educator, and photographer. Based in Portland, Oregon, he has been involved with many facets of the photographic arts. Mitchell received his BFA from Oregon College of Art & Craft where he has taught studio school classes and workshops. In his personal work he implements many photographic techniques including toy cameras, pinhole, alternative processes, mixed media, and hand drawing. Most recently Mitchell has been specializing in acrylic lifts – this process and some of his work was published in Photographic Possibilities, 3rd edition by Robert Hirsch and Alternative Photographic Processes: Crafting Handmade Images by Brady Wilks.  Learn more about Blue Mitchell's work through his website.

Call for Entries 

"Curiouser and curiouser!" cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English). "Now I'm opening out like the largest telescope that ever was! Good-bye, feet!" So wrote Lewis Carroll (aka Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), mathematician, author and photographer. This exhibition is dedicated to the spirit of Alice, who found an alternative reality in the fiction of Wonderland. For the exhibition "Curiouser and Curiouser: Photographic Dreams and Fictions," we sought photographs that transcend the factual to suggest moments that are ethereal, magical, and wonder-filled.

We are pleased to welcome back photographer, editor and curator Blue Mitchell as the juror for this exhibition. Blue chose 40 photographs for display at PhotoPlace Gallery from October 8th through November 1st. He 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.