Abe Morell has a wonderful new bunch of pictures up at Bernie Toale’s Gallery in SOWA. There are a half dozen color camera obscura pictures, three of which are just fine. A group of maybe 8 B&W Cliche Verres of the world. Five or six new pictures mad in museums, of juxtapositions of famous artworks juxtaposed with other elements. All three groups certify that Abe just keeps rolling along making strides (maybe leaps and bounds) forward, Solid work and a joy to see.
Frank Gohlke has two groups of pictures up at Gallery Kayafus just down the walk from Bernie’s gallery. He is one of the best landscape photographers working today. There is always something curious and beautiful about and in Frank’s pictures, standing in fornt of them invariably reveals more than simple surface or form.
The PRC has its annual member’s show juried by Leslie Martin, Publisher of Aperture. This is a show with ten or so photographers (out more than 300 submissions) and at the very least represents a survey of the state of the art today. The PRC continues to provide a beacon of insight and a feel for the pulse of where the medium is today.