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Ron Rocks the Gallery Party – June 5!

May 27, 2010

Bring a friend – the more the merrier!  For more info, visit the event’s web page:

http://event.pingg.com/RonRocksTheGallery

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Introducing Ron Hughes as Jennifer Schwartz Gallery’s New Director

May 17, 2010

Welcoming our new Gallery Director, Ron Hughes

Ron Hughes is the founder and former owner of Composition Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia. Composition was selected Best New Gallery in Atlanta in 2006, and rapidly developed a reputation for showcasing compelling and important photography from the region’s and the nation’s top emerging photographic artists. Composition Gallery also hosted the work of nationally and internationally renowned photographers including Sylvia Plachy, Kael Alford, Al Rockoff, and Kristen Ashburn.

In addition to his hands-on experience and knowledge of the Atlanta photography market, Ron will add to our staff a keen eye for portraiture and narrative photography, while expanding his curatorial skills to include a broader range of expression.  We are pleased to welcome Ron and hope to build on his successes by making Jennifer Schwartz Gallery one of the region’s premiere venues for photographic art.

A few examples of praise for Composition Gallery and its artists:

“Small but significant”, this “hiply elegant space” fast became “as much a gathering spot for community events as it was a fine art gallery.” – Atlantan Magazine, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Creative Loafing

“Dan Chung is a master of lyrical perception in black and white.” – Atlanta Journal Constitution

“Ray Hardy’s portraiture gives us an unconventional haunting glimpse of the inner lives of the individuals he photographs.” – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Titus Brooks Heagins is “a fitting heir to the lineage of Diane Arbus”. – Creative Loafing

“Ansley West’s photographs remind us that the most casual subject matter can be made into memorable art” – Atlanta Journal Constitution

“All five of these photographers create work that could be described as poetic, subtle, and evocative” – Creative Loafing (Robin Perry Dana, Laura Griffin, Diane Kirkland, Mary Anne Mitchell, and Jeanie Elbaum)

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Two Amazing Events Last Week!

May 11, 2010

Both the artist talk (on Thursday night) and opening party (on Saturday night) were great events.  Kisa Kavass and Lori Vrba are two of the most approachable and inspirational photographers I have met.  Here are a few pictures from the opening – a video of the artist talk is coming.

Ariel Moreland, Jennifer Schwartz, Lori Vrba, Kisa Kavass

Lori Vrba showing photographs from her portfolio to Pam Moxley

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KINDRED Opens This Week at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery

May 1, 2010

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Better Business Bureau

April 27, 2010

Snapdragon Photography has been given an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau!

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Spotlight on John Bohannon

April 24, 2010

John Bohannon creates images which capture his encounters with places and things that he feels have emotive potential.  The resulting photographs are a collection of moments and memories – a personal experience, both for the photographer and viewer. Bohannon has been included in dozens of juried exhibitions throughout the Southeast, and his work has been featured in Shots magazine and the Florida Review. In 2009, he was one of twelve photographers chosen to participate in Gifted, Atlanta Celebrates Photography’s Public Art Project.

John Bohannon is one of the photographers featured in the current Three Voices exhibit at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery. The show runs through Saturday, May 1. Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12-5 and by appointment.

"Cicada Wings" by John Bohannon

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Spotlight on Ansley West

April 20, 2010

Ansley West’s photographic compositions interpret narratives both real and imagined. She often places herself into the photographs, in order to recontextualize these stories.  Her work sometimes portrays social issues about which she is passionate.  The images selected for this show come from two bodies of work:  “Fences” addresses the physical and psychological hurdles we face and how we move past them, while  “Landscapes” seeks to show that human connection to the earth can be a symbiotic rather than a parasitic relationship.  As well as being included in many group exhibitions across the US and featured in three solo shows, West’s work is included in many private and museum collections, including the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.  She has recently returned from Uganda, where she shot a documentary film called Mother of a Nation, about women living with HIV and their connection to agriculture.

Ansley West is one of the photographers featured in the current Three Voices exhibit at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery. The show runs through Saturday, May 1. Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12-5 and by appointment.

"River" by Ansley West