Nature At Its Best, a three artist exhibition, April 1 - 30, at River Art Gallery in the Bluff View Art District, Chattanooga, TN, features my newest Florilegium images. I find it
exciting that the botanical subject matter that I have explored for 16 years still offers me
challenges and possibilities as Florilegium continues to evolve. I will be at River Gallery
on Saturday, April 26 to visit with guests and give a presentation about my images and
process. If you are in the area, please stop by!
April 1 - 30, 2014
400 E 2nd St.,
Chattanooga, TN 37403
P 423 - 265-5033
Mackerel Sky Gallery will present Confluence, my twelfth exhibition at their beautiful gallery in East Lansing, MI, April 6 - May 25. It is always a pleasure to present my newest photographic ideas at this venue that has known my work for so long. Please join me at the opening reception on Sunday, April 6 from noon until 4:00 PM. Confluence melds my vibrantly colored Florilegium botanical images with the more monochromatic, nonrepresentational forms of Illumitones.
from Mackerel Sky's newsletter:
"During the twenty-four years that Kim Kauffman has been exhibiting her work at Mackerel Sky one can trace transitions through distinct bodies of work, each buildingon and referencing each other."
April 6 - May 25, 2014
Opening Reception : Sunday, April 6, Noon - 4 PM
211 M. A. C. Ave
East Lansing, MI 48823
Confluence exhibition at Mackerel Sky
Halsted Gallery will participate in the 2014 AIPAD New York Photography Show April
10 - 13. Tom Halsted and Wendy Halsted Beard will present a variety of my photographs
along with many other selections from their stellar collection of vintage and
contemporary photographs. Halsted Gallery is one of the original dealers in art
photography, opening in 1969, and I am delighted to have been working with them
One of the world’s most highly anticipated annual photography events, AIPAD will be
held at the Park Avenue Armory. Presented by The Association of International
Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), the fair is the longest-running and foremost
exhibition dedicated to the photographic medium. More than 80 of the world’s leading
fine art photography galleries will present a wide range of museum-quality work,
including contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs as well as photo-based
art, video, and new media.
April 10 - 13, 2014
AIPAD at the Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
I was recently invited to include my photographs in the portfolio section of LensCulture,
Jim Casper's premier online resource for contemporary photography. This site contains
both a magazine and a collection of photographer's portfolios. You will find my
Florilegium, Illumitones and Confluence portfolios on this LensCulture page.
I was also honored to have my newest Florilegium images featured in the main page
Spotlight on LensCulture. This site is an amazing resource with ever-changing content.
Take a look – and be prepared to lose a few happily spent hours. Better yet, bookmark
Galerie BMG will re-open after a winter break on May 24 in a newly renovated gallery in
Bearsville, NY in a collaborative venture with Sweetheart Gallery. To inaugurate the new
space and welcome the long-awaited beauty of spring, the first exhbition will feature my
botanically based photo-collages in combination with Lila Bacon’s paintings of flowers. I
wish Bernard and Judi Gerson the best in their new location.
May 24 - July 27, 2014
Grand Re-Opening Celebration
May 24, 4 - 7 pm
17 Cricket Ridge
Bearsville, NY 12409
New York, NY 10065
LensWork Publishing has just released Looking at Images, A deeper look at selected
photographs published in LensWork and LensWork Extended, by Brooks Jensen. Based
on his Looking at Images blog, the book is a study aid for thinking about photography
and the creative process. It features images by 113 photographers previously published
in LensWork and I am happy that my image Aura has been included. Order your copy now! The book will ship in late April.
Last spring I wrote about the trove of family photos that recently came into my hands.
Spanning generations back to the Civil War era, they are an engrossing look at my
father’s ancestors. One year later, this collection draws me in even more as my
knowledge of the family pictured and the history of the processes used to create the
photographs deepens. This carte de visite (also called CDV) portrait is of my great, great
grandmother, Fanny Glading Kauffman. Carte de visite refers to the card size that the
albumen print was mounted on – 2.25" wide by 4" tall. Popular from roughly 1860 to
1890, CDVs were the first widespread, affordable photographs that made sharing
portraits with family and friends accessible to many.
In this photograph Fanny's dress and hairstyle, along with the double borders and
thickness of the card all point to this portrait being made in the mid-1860s. The back of
the card reveals additional layers of information that conclusively date the photograph
and give me valuable information about my family. Upon turning the card over I was
thrilled to recognize my mother's handwriting filling the back of the card with details of
Fanny's life! I can imagine Mom sitting with my grandmother writing the notes as Gram
shared family history. Thanks to both of them for taking such care, perhaps knowing that
it would be important to me some day.
Then I noticed the strange stamp on the back of the card but didn't pay much attention
to it. I have since learned that it is a tax stamp indicating revenues collected on
photographs to help offset the costs of the Civil War. These tax stamps were used
between August 1864 and August 1866, so this photograph of Fanny was made in that
two year time period. Fanny would have been in her mid-twenties. What a windfall of
information in such a small package!
The story does not end here. There is a companion CDV of Peter Kauffman, Fanny's
husband. If you would like to continue this exploration with me you will find Peter's
CDV and my thoughts about it on my web site.
|If you wish to see a selection of my photographs the best places are the galleries that represent me or my website synecdochestudio.com.
Mackerel Sky Gallery
Adam Cave Fine Art
|Wall Space Gallery
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