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Liz Hickok

 Left: Test for Refinery: M.A.P., Wire, Tubing, and Green Residue
 Middle: Meditation, Right: M.A.P. on Wire and Tall Metal Tubing all © Liz Hickok

Liz Hickok has been hard at work creating two new bodies of work, Ground Waters and Sets and Tests — recently covered by notable photography blogs Lenscratch, Feature Shoot, and Don't Take Pictures.

Hickok describes these new series like this:
In my Ground Waters series, I create miniature scenes in which natural and urban environments are overgrown with crystal formations. While the sculptures’ colors are pleasing and inviting, the sharp formations are clearly chemical in nature, referencing the pollutants that seep into, even saturate, our environment. I photograph the structures’ transformation, creating time-lapse videos for presentation together with my still images. I also execute large-scale site-specific works in public spaces, enabling me to manipulate — even further — the perceived scale of my sculptures.
In a parallel body of work, Sets & Tests, I photograph the sets, props, and experiments that appear in my constructed environments. Against a simple white background and printed at a large scale, the components can be explored in detail — and in stark contrast to the color-saturated, luminous, and sometimes chaotic scenes that they formed. 
City Hall, 2004 © Liz Hickok

Hickok's previous series, San Fransisco in Jell-O, is also currently on view in Nourish, an exhibition exploring the lines between visual arts and culinary arts at the Napa Valley Museum. The Exhibition which included more than 30 artists and nine chefs will be on display through November 29, 2015.

View San Fransisco in Jell-O


Tom Chambers

The Trickster ©  Tom Chambers, via Shadow and Light Magazine

Tom Chambers, and his new series To The Edge will be covered in the September/October issue of Shadow and Light Magazine. Our Congratulations to Tom for having his image The Trickster featured on the the cover.

Read Anne Kelly's interview with Tom about To The Edge
View To The Edge


Aline Smithson | Self and Others: Portrait as Autobiography

Aline Smithson will be speaking on Friday September 25th at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel in Chicago as a part of Filter Photo Festival.  Smithson will be discussing her practice and process as well as her new monograph Self and Others: Portrait as Autobiography.

"The photographer considers all her portraits a reflection of herself and the stories she wants to tell, and in that way, she has created a visual language that is her own unique autobiography."—from the publisher

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View other series by Smithson featured in the Photographer's Showcase.


Ben Marcin

Ben Marcin has had an exciting summer including exhibitions at the Robert L. Ringel Gallery in the Stewart Center at Purdue University, the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, and an upcoming group show at the Baltimore Museum of Art where the above image will be on view. We'd also like to congratulate Marcin for receiving a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council to work on his series of prairie houses Out West.

View Ben Marcin's Last House Standing Portfolio

Read Anne Kelly's 2014 interview with Marcin


Richard Tuschman

Pink Bedroom (Daydream) – © Richard Tuschman

Richard Tuschman has been listed as one of the ten finalists for the Clarence John Laughlin Award presented by the Photo Alliance of New Orleans.

The Clarence John Laughlin Award was developed by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in 2010 to support the work of photographers who use the medium as a means of creative expression. It honors the life and work of Clarence John Laughlin (1905-1985), a New Orleans photographer best known for his surrealist images of the American South.

Good luck Richard and congratulations on being selected as a finalist — the CJL Award recipient will be announced on October 15, 2015.

View Richard Tuschman's Hopper Meditations Series

Read Anne Kelly's 2014 Interview with Tuschaman

For more information about any of these photographers, or to purchase prints, please contact Gallery Director Anne Kelly at 505.988.5152 x 121 or anne@photoeye.com or Gallery Associate Lucas Shaffer at 505.988.5152 x 114 or lucas@photoeye.com.

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