Tuesday, October 19, 2010

5x5 Exposed: small works in photography opens November 6

Exhibition Dates: November 6-21
Reception: November 11, 6-8pm; gallery talk with Kathleen Ewing at 7pm
Workshop: November 13, 10-6pm; Introduction to cyanotypes with Allison Nance

Target Gallery joins the photography madness of FotoWeek DC

Target Gallery is excited to participate in FotoWeek DC by offering an exhibition, lecture and workshop geared towards photography enthusiasts everywhere. 5x5 Exposed, a small works photography exhibition, opens to the public on November 6 and runs through November 21. We will have a reception to meet the artists and listen to a gallery talk by our juror, photography expert and gallery owner, Kathleen Ewing on November 11, 6-8pm. Ewing will speak at 7pm.

5x5 Exposed brings 46 photographers from across the country and around the world to exhibit in the gallery. Out of the 46 photographers, two are international artists from Iceland and Australia. The remaining 44 are from around the country with 17 of the artists from the DC metro area. The photography chosen for the exhibit does not exceed 5 inches in any direction inclusive of frame. This created a challenge for many photographers who would not normally work on such a small scale.

Juror Information:
Kathleen Ewing represents over 40 contemporary photographers and maintains an inventory of 19th and 20th century vintage photographs. The Kathleen Ewing Gallery has also organized exhibitions, which have traveled to university galleries and museums throughout the United States and Canada. She was the Executive Director of AIPAD, The Association of International Photography Art Dealers, from 1991 to 2007. Also, Kathleen was responsible for organizing AIPAD’s annual fine art photography trade show, The Photography Show, in New York City. She is also the Executive Director of the art Dealers Association of Greater Washington, and she is a board member of the Washington Animal Rescue League.

Workshop Information:
The gallery will also host an all day cyanotype workshop with photographer Allison Nance on November 13 from 10-6pm. In keeping with the theme of small-scale photography, Allison Nance will lead an all day workshop centered on the alternative photography process of the cyanotype. Each participant will leave the workshop having created three small prints and the knowledge to continue creating cyanotypes on their own. This workshop is suitable for beginners with little or no previous art experience and for skilled artists looking to try a different artistic process. The cost for the workshop will be $75, which includes materials. Contact the gallery directly to register.

Allison Nance is an artist whose focus is in photography and mixed media. She received her degree in photography from East Carolina University’s School of Art and Design in 2003, and currently lives and works in the Alexandria, VA. She is also co-founder of microWave project, whose mission is to act as a conduit between artists & groups and businesses to provide space for temporary pop-up, “micro” galleries in the DC metro area.

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