NEXT EXHIBITION March 2, 2018 - May 1, 2018 - Artists Seen: Photographs of Artists in the 21st Century, a Project by David Moog is an exhibit on loan from the Burchfield Penney Art Center of Buffalo. Burchfield Penney Art Center, Gift of the Artist, ©David Moog
Gallery opening on Friday, March 2nd from 5-8 PM. And on Erie Art Museum, Gallery Night on March 9th from 7-10 PM.
"Artists Seen is a collection of relationships. Over 650 relationships: some close; some distant; some warm; and some combative. No matter what kind of relationship existed during the moment of exposure each one of the portraits in Artists Seen is the co-equal product of both the subject and the photographer. Yet the mystery of these images lies in a single, undeniable phenomenon: The relationship between artist and photographer is absolutely transferable to the viewer—now or in the future. So when any one of these portraits is seen by a viewer not involved with the making, it is the viewer who assumes the relationship. The photographer is not present. A new inexplicable relationship occurs." ~ David Moog
Current EXHIBIT - Hell YES! A photographic Journey. Street Portraits by Denise Keim
December 1, 2017 - February 27, 2018 - Gallery open on Tuesdays from 1-6 PM or by appointment.
Denise lives and works in Erie and has been an adjunct professor at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania teaching traditional and digital photography. Keim’s educational background includes a BA from the University of Dayton, an MFA from Pennsylvania State University, and an internship with Mary Ellen Mark in New York City. She subsequently received a Fulbright scholarship, which enabled her to live and work in Poland for a year. She worked as a freelance photographer for major publications in New York City and Chicago.
From the Fulbright Year in Krakow, Poland.
PAST EXHIBITION: REMIX OF LOCAL IMAGE MAKERS
September 22, 2017 - November 23, 2017
PAST EXHIBITION: REMIX OF LOCAL IMAGE MAKERS. Artists include Ben Trivett , NYC (Photographer, People Magazine Editor and Edinboro Alumni),Gary Cardot (Photographer, Mercyhurst University), Larry Gawel, (Photographer, Professor), Lincoln, Nebraska (Edinboro and Penn State Alumni), Ashley Stone (Local Photographer and recent Edinboro Graduate), Karen Dodson (Local Visual Artist), Greg Mizak, (Photographer, Musician, Local Edinboro Student).
Reflection is my current fascination. Mirrors change data and warp time. The resulting bounce is infinite and unpredictable. The patterns generated in these images are at once deeply familiar and confounding. The mirror calls what I am viewing into question, changing it in ways I could never anticipate. My mind is urged by the partially distorted reflection of that which is deeply recognizable as real to suspend disbelief.
In one way or another I’ve been photographing water for the better part of twenty years. For the time being, I’ve settled on photographing large bodies of water that are completely out of focus. For me the lack of focus tends to make the water appear more as it does in a memory rather than a document and allows the scene to be rendered free of the distractions of human intervention.
A recent graduate of Edinboro University with a concentration in Photography and minors in Graphic & Interactive Design and Art History (yes, there were some sleepless nights), I am a sweet yet spunky gal with a devout passion for dogs and tacos. I'm passionate in all creative fields, but I get the most out of editorial and conceptualized design and photography. So yeah, you could say I'm a pretty cool person!
After receiving my BFA in Graphic and Interactive Design, I returned to Edinboro University and am currently completing my final semester in studies of both photography and art history. Through my work, I investigate the social relationships and interactions of common groups and identities. With a goal to arrive at an intuitively deep human understanding of my subjects, I work through the personalized relationship I come to share with them while in their environments–both in participation and observation–while highlighting aspects of their lives that may often be taken for granted."
The Fulbright Years.