Exhibition Dates: May 9 – June 24, 2017
*On extended view through July 22*
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 27, 6 – 8pm
Join us for an exhibition that explores the truths, realities, and fantasies uniquely created by the medium of photography. From photography’s long history of using the camera to document and study the world around us, we look at the varying perspectives of ten 20th and 21st century photographers who have continued to use their art to ask the question, What is this?
On exhibit in Ryan Gallery are selected collectible, hand-crafted fine art prints from the artists David Emitt Adams, Dick Arentz, Edna Bullock, Wynn Bullock, Imogen Cunningham, Randy Efros, William W. Fuller, Rondal Partridge, Ryuijie, and J. Barry Thomson. You can view this dynamic range of work during the exhibition and also by appointment.
March – April, 2017
Visit Ryan Gallery in March and April to view a selection of various works from Ryan Gallery artists, including brand new work by Mary Donato, on view for the first time in Ryan Gallery!
January 31 – February 25, 2017
*Exhibition extended through 8pm on March 4*
Opening Reception on Saturday, January 28, 6 – 8pm
Artist Talk on Saturday, February 25, 5 – 7pm
Ryan Gallery is excited to present the portfolios Hawaii Leaves, Alaska, Scotland, and Maui, by Arizona photographer, Randy Efros. In his thirty-five years as a photographer, Efros captured his vision on film and created prints for these portfolios in his studio darkroom.
Ryan Gallery presents four portfolios, distilled from his collection of over fifteen portfolios, for this exhibition focusing attention on the value portfolios bring to collectors of contemporary photography. Visitors to this exhibition will experience Efros’ work, exquisitely printed in black and white gelatin silver and platinum/palladium, presented framed on the gallery walls and viewable in complete portfolio sets, transforming the experience of individual work compared to its impact as a whole.
Join us for a special Artist Talk evening with Efros to learn more about his background, creative vision, and his portfolios. Collectors of photography will find this informal talk delivers an insight to the value of collecting portfolio sets and individual prints.
December 10, 2016 – January 21, 2017
Visit Ryan Gallery this Winter to see selected photographic works by Ryan Gallery artists.
David Emitt Adams
Scott T. Baxter
William W. Fuller
Michael T. Puff
J. Barry Thomson
October 29 – November 26, 2016
Lecture with the Artist
Friday, October 28, 6:30 – 8pm
Free and open to the public
Michael T. Puff uses modern digital image capture with the extremely permanent and hand-crafted platinum and palladium printing process, merging the contemporary with the historical to produce unique and captivating images. The time-staking printing process he uses, which incorporates platinum and palladium metals into the chemistry, allows for a unique image with a beautiful color and tonal range.
Puff’s love for the theater is evident in much of his work, as he photographs on stage-like sets, often using dancers and actors as models, with images that could function as small moments from a larger narrative. A surreal theme runs through much of his work, as he uses his strong digital editing skills to manipulate scale and mood creating complex otherworldly images.
September 10 – October 22, 2016
On view now through October 22, 2016 are various works from Ryan Gallery artists.
January 23 – March 5, 2016
Artist Talk and Opening Reception
Saturday, January 30, 6 – 8pm
Gathering the Remnants is an exhibition of new work by Scott T. Baxter from never before seen images from the 100 Years 100 Ranchers project, commemorating Arizona’s centennial anniversary. This Ryan Gallery exhibition of Baxter’s fine art gelatin prints presents the lives of ranchers and cowboys working on Arizona ranches that have been operating in the state for over 100 years. This unique work depicts a different and special point of view, which has not been shown before, of the people and ranches Baxter photographed during his twelve-year project working with ranching families in Arizona. This exhibition is a PhotoTapas event.
October 17, 2015 – January 16, 2016
Ryan gallery presents the Arizona premiere exhibition of platinum prints from the P2 and Kanchi works by California Central Coast photographer Ryuijie from October 17, 2015 through January 16, 2016.
A platinum print is an exceptionally beautiful and everlasting image presented through a wide range of subtle tones. The creation of a contemporary platinum print, whether from a film or digital camera, remains an intimate, handcrafted process.
As an introduction to the community, on Friday, October 30, Ryuijie will give a free lecture, open to the public in Ryan Gallery, and he will be on hand for the opening reception after the lecture.
In the Photography Arts Lab at Art Intersection, Ryuijie will lead a platinum-printing workshop on Saturday, October 31. Participants will learn about his process, and use the time to create their own platinum/palladium prints.