I/Eye: On Photography

“In the eye of things”: popup show & reading with poet Dawn McGuire

Posted in Los Caprichos, News by Sheila Newbery on August 3, 2017

 

Uptown Body & Fender

401 26th Street, Oakland, CA
Saturday, August 12, 2017, 3–5 pm

IN THE EYE OF THINGS 

a pop-up print show & poetry reading

 

Dawn McGuire (poems)  ::  Sheila Newbery (photographs)

Dawn McGuire’s book American Dream with Exit Wound has just been released
by IFSF Publishing, San Francisco, and is available from Small Press Distribution
in Berkeley (www.spdbooks.org).

Sheila Newbery’s Los Caprichos is a collection of 80 palladium prints inspired
by Francisco Goya’s well known album of satirical aquatint etchings, published
in 1799.

This event is made possible by the generosity of Giovanna Tanzillo,
owner of Uptown Body & Fender. It is wheelchair accessible.

contact: sheila [AT] sheilanewbery [DOT] com

 

 

 

Ohio Woods opens at Arterra

Posted in News, Ohio Woods by Sheila Newbery on November 4, 2013
Squirrel's nest (platnum palladium print) from  "Ohio Woods"

Squirrel’s nest (platnum palladium print) from “Ohio Woods”

This weekend, I installed Ohio Woods at the Arterra Gallery (with Jeff Sully’s expert help — thank you, Jeff!). If you’re in San Francisco, please come join me for the opening reception on Thursday, November 7, 6–8pm, at the Arterra Building, 300 Berry Street. (Note that the gallery is on the second floor — enter the building through the main entrance on Berry St.). On view as well will be a selection of other photographs, including some prints from my Ordinary Dancers series. The exhibit showcases a range of printing techniques, from silver gelatin to platinum palladium.

You can read about how the Ohio Woods photos were made by clicking here.

Getting ready for November

Posted in News, Still life, Uncategorized by Sheila Newbery on October 24, 2013
Bosc (platinum palladium print, 2013) © Sheila Newbery

Bosc (platinum palladium print, 2013) © Sheila Newbery

In addition to Ohio Woods, the body of slow-shutter work I’ll be showing at the Arterra Gallery in SF in November, some of my still lifes will also be on view—including this platinum palladium print (above).  Please come join me at the opening reception on November 7, 6–8pm, at the Arterra Gallery, 300 Berry Street, San Francisco.

Ohio Woods

Posted in News by Sheila Newbery on October 7, 2013
Ohio, 2013 (platinum palladium print) © Sheila Newbery

Ohio, 2013 (platinum palladium print) © Sheila Newbery

A print from “Ohio Woods”, on view at at the Arterra Gallery, 300 Berry Street, San Francisco, starting November 4.

Ohio Woods

Posted in News by Sheila Newbery on September 23, 2013
Ohio, 2013 (platinum palladium print) © Sheila Newbery

Ohio, 2013 (platinum palladium print) © Sheila Newbery

One of the prints that’ll be on view at the Arterra Gallery, 300 Berry Street, San Francisco, starting November 4. Click here to download a press release.

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Ohio Woods: November 4 — December 12, 2013 at the Arterra Gallery

Posted in News by Sheila Newbery on September 14, 2013

I’ll be showing new and selected work at the Arterra Gallery, 300 Berry Street, San Francisco, starting November 4. The show will include this and other platinum-palladium prints from the series: Ohio Woods — photographs taken during the winter of 2013.

Please join me for a reception at the gallery on November 7, 6–8pm. Click here to download a press release.

News

Posted in News by Sheila Newbery on January 12, 2013
Cover idea for *Los Caprichos*

Cover idea for *Los Caprichos*

I’m imagining what a cover for Los Caprichos might look like—this is one idea (above)— only with an 18th-century roundhand script. Something like this: Meanwhile, I’m pleased that one of the Caprichos will be included in the 12th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition, to be held at the Texas Woman’s University Art Gallery (Denton, TX), from February 21st–March 2, 2013. The juror was Sarah Kennel, Associate Curator in the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC). The proceeds from the Exhibition go to funding graduate-level training in the visual arts at the University.

In March, I’ll be returning to Santa Fe for the Radius Book Weekend led by Magnum photographer Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb (author of My Dakota and Radius co-founder/book designer David Chickey.  I went to the workshop in 2011, with the Caprichos in an as yet inchoate form. At right about that time, I’d also met and started working with Josh Partridge, grandson of Imogen Cunningham, who’d just completed a limited-edition set of palladium prints of several of his grandmother’s negatives for 21st Edition’s monograph on the photographer. It’s really Josh who made it possible to start printing the Caprichos in platinum palladium — he gave me time in his own studio to make the first test prints, and more importantly, didn’t laugh at my temerity in asking for his help.

Thank you, Josh.

Exhibition: Oakland International Airport, May 25–September 7, 2012

Posted in News by Sheila Newbery on April 16, 2012
Port of Oakland, 2011 © Sheila Newbery

Port of Oakland, 2011 © Sheila Newbery

This image and a companion piece — both palladium prints — will be on view at the Oakland International Airport from May 25 to September 7, 2012 as part of the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. The exhibition, From the Golden Gate Bridge to Oakland: Trade and Tourism is organized by the Oakland Museum in conjunction with the Port of Oakland and will feature work by a variety of Bay Area artists.

Exhibition news

Posted in News, Uncategorized by Sheila Newbery on April 5, 2012

 

Arrival (platinum palladium print, 12x12" on Arches Platine) ©2011 Sheila Newbery

Arrival (platinum palladium print, 12x12" on Arches Platine) ©2011 Sheila Newbery

I’m pleased to announce that two of my platinum-palladium prints have been juried into an upcoming exhibit, From the Golden Gate Bridge to Oakland: Trade and Tourism, to be held at the Oakland International Airport, May 25–September 7, 2012, as part of the 75th anniversary celebrations for the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. Juried by Emily Anderson (Exhibitions Director and Curator, Richmond Art Center), Carrie Lederer (Curator of Exhibitions and Programs, Bedford Gallery) and Suzanne Tan (Executive Director, Berkeley Art Center), the exhibition is sponsored by the Oakland Museum and the Port of Oakland. Here’s one of the images that’ll be on display (above).

Arroyo

Posted in News, Trees by Sheila Newbery on June 23, 2011
Arroyo (Rio en Medio, 2011) © Sheila Newbery

Arroyo (Rio en Medio, 2011) © Sheila Newbery

I took this photo near the top of one of the hills behind my friend J’s house in Rio en Medio, New Mexico. I’d marked the way back down to the trail, or so I thought, but the arroyo is deceptive at twilight… A neighbor dog, who’d patiently observed the photographic proceedings until boredom set in, escorted me back, making his way slowly enough through the thickets for me to trace his idiosyncratic path — though it took little account of the height of his follower.

I’ll be going back to New Mexico in September to attend an intensive book-making workshop in Santa Fe, organized by Alex and Rebecca Norris Webb, along with Radius Books. I’ll use the time there to focus on a new project I’ve been working on: Los Caprichos.