Issue #133  8/29/2007
News On Contemporary Works' Artists

There is lots of current news and publicity on many of Contemporary Works' represented artists, all of whom we will feature at the AIPAD Photography Miami Show, December 4-9, 2007 and at Photo LA, January 9-13, 2008 at its new venue at the Santa Monica Barker Hanger. Contemporary Works is a subsidiary of Vintage Works, Ltd.

Arthur Tress, who is considered one of the greatest living photographers, will be featured in the next issue (October) of Focus magazine, which is one of the U.S.'s top magazines for photography collecting. Tress will also be featured in a cover story for the September issue of Fotografi Norway, which is widely distributed in Europe and at a few select newsstands in the U.S.

Arthur's "Flying Dream" was used for the cover of the recent New York Public Library retrospective book on its photography collection, and the National Museum of Modern Art Centre Pompidou and Steidl Editions have just chosen "Flood Dream" to appear in the Centre Pompidou's 30th anniversary catalogue of its historical collection. To see Tress' images and his bio, click on http://www.contemporaryworks.net/artists/artist_imgs.php/1/6606 .

Amsterdam-based artist Lisa Holden will also be featured in the next issue of Focus magazine. The Holden article compares her to the likes of Cindy Sherman and Tracey Moffatt, while maintaining that "Holden's imagery stands apart with her interest in themes of identity and gender combined with fantasy and art historical precedents, as well as for her unique process that merges photography with painting and sometimes installation and performance art." Lisa's work also made it into Focus's article on the AIPAD Photography show in this publication.

Holden, who is clearly breaking out now, added coverage in New York Art magazine's blog on the last AIPAD show and in its July issue on digital art photography. Lisa Holden was also the cover-featured artist in the July/August issue of CameraArts, an excellent magazine devoted to the work of top photography artists.

Lisa's work and interview is also splashed across the pages of the current issue of Eyemazing, the superb international cutting-edge contemporary art photography magazine. This oversize full-color magazine is based in Amsterdam but published in English and is simply the best such publication on contemporary photography in the world.

And Holden was one of the featured interviewed artists in the new book, "Adobe Photoshop & the Art of Photography", which is perhaps the single most important book on this topic to have been published and is the only such university level textbook.

Holden will visit with us at the AIPAD Miami show. To see Holden's images and her bio, click on http://www.contemporaryworks.net/artists/artist_imgs.php/1/4205 . Contemporary Works is pleased to be Lisa Holden's exclusive North American representative, but we can also sell work in Europe.

Claudia Kunin's color work will make it into Eyemazing's November issue, just in time for the December Art Basel Miami week, where we will be distributing free copies of the magazine. At the regular 20 euros each price (and well worth it!), you will want to stop by early for your copy. Kunin's new work (the "Holy Ghost" series) is a complicated process of photographing models in the studio, background shoots and a considerable amount of work in Photoshop. These powerful archetypal images are virtually unique in contemporary art.

Kunin will also visit with Contemporary Works in Miami at the AIPAD Photography Show. To see Kunin's images and her bio, click on http://www.contemporaryworks.net/artists/artist_imgs.php/1/6782 .

Mitch Dobrowner was just awarded this year's Lucie award as "Non Professional-Nature Photographer of the Year". You should also note that Dobrowner's prints will go up $100 each on October 1st, and Wind Swept Tree will be going up $200 due to the edition numbers sold.

We are pleased to announce that we will be the exclusive dealer in the new large 30 x 40 paper size for Dobrowner's images. I can tell you that they are spectacular! These prints will be limited to no more than ten in any print edition (and the actual number printed will often be quite lower) and be offered at $1,500 each. They make wonderful images to decorate corporate offices and personal spaces. Not all of Dobrowner's images will be offered in the larger size, so check his listings on our websites for details. To see Dobrowner's images and his bio, click on http://www.contemporaryworks.net/artists/artist_imgs.php/1/6597 .

Marcus Doyle's color landscape work will also be featured in an upcoming issue of Sweden's FOTO magazine, widely available in Europe. To see Doyle's images and his bio, click on http://www.contemporaryworks.net/artists/artist_imgs.php/1/3727 . We are very pleased to be Marcus Doyle's exclusive representative.

From September 27-October 27, 2007, the large, multi-layered, black and white photographs of Michael Philip Manheim will be on display at Safe-T-Gallery, 111 Front St., Room 214 in the Dumbo area of Brooklyn, NY. The show entitled "New Butoh Photographs" features images created by Manheim in collaboration with talented contemporary butoh dancers that capture both the movement and the psychological dynamic of this rigorous dance form. The exhibit will open with a reception for the artist on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 6-8 pm. During the course of the exhibition, Safe-T-Gallery will host several butoh performance pieces, both during the annual Dumbo Art-Under-the-Bridge Festival (Sept. 28, 29 and 30) and for the first two weeks of the Biennial New York Butoh Festival, which starts Oct. 18th. Safe-T-Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday 12-6 pm and Thursday 12-8 pm. Admission is free. Further information, pictures and directions are available at the gallery web site at http://www.safeTgallery.com .

Manheim's work is also available from Contemporary Works. To see Manheim's images and his bio, click on http://www.contemporaryworks.net/artists/artist_imgs.php/1/6520 .

The non-profit Center for Fine Art Photography has selected Charlie Schreiner's work for its newest exhibition of photographic fine art, "Alternative Processes". Elizabeth Spungen, the Executive Director at The Print Center in Philadelphia, was the juror for the Alternative Processes show. Alternative Process will be on display in the Center's galleries from August 24-September 22, 2007. The artists' and public reception for this exhibition will be held on Friday, September 7, during the Fort Collins Gallery Walk. The Center is located on the 3rd floor of the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, 201 S. College Ave., Fort Collins, CO. Phone 1-970-224-1010. Gallery hours are 12-5pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

Schreiner's wonderful "Cityscape" multiple image color photograph was also a finalist in the internationally juried ArtKudos art competition and exhibition. This is a cross-media competition. The 2007 award selections were made by Peter Trippi, editor of "Fine Art Connoisseur" magazine. To see Schreiner's images and his bio, click on http://www.contemporaryworks.net/artists/artist_imgs.php/1/3701 . We are pleased to be Charlie Schreiner's exclusive representative.