A Closer Look: Book Collectors Offer

John Gossage

The Code (Harper’s Books, 2012)

Signed book, limited edition of 1,000

144 pages, hardbound, 11.25 x 9″

120 four-color reproductions

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“A collection of color photographs shot in and around Tokyo. While Gossage’s trademark celebration of the banal is certainly on display here, the photographer charts new territory with shots of Tokyo street scenes, skyscapes and tissue boxes.”

– From the publisher

By any measure John Gossage is a non-conformist. He was thrown out of high school at sixteen, yet taught college at the graduate school level for close to twenty years. He was never formally trained as a graphic designer, yet has designed twelve of his own photography books, as well as numerous books for other artists. He grew up in a household where there was no art, no music, and no books, yet has amassed a personal library of thousands of photography books, curated dozens of photography exhibitions, and served as a consultant to art collectors and foundations around the world.

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2013 Light Work Student Invitational Exhibiton

Mark Hoelscher, Best of Show, 2013 Light Work Student Invitational

Congratulations to those students selected to be exhibited in the 2013 Light Work Student Invitational, as juried by Claire O’Neill (Editor, NPR’s The Picture Show):

Sarah Anthony, Ellie Brown, Allen Chiu, Lauren Comly, Leah Edelman-Brier, Julia Ferrier, Andrew Frost, Erin Geideman, Mark Hoelscher, Manuela Marin Salcedo, Allison Milligan, Yevgeniya Muravyova, Sarah O’Connell, Prarthana Pant, Matthew Pevear, Nicholas Pray, Victor Rivera, Beatrice Schachenmayr, Kacper Stolorz, Jessica Suarez, Christina Tainter, Kendra Ward, Dan Wetmore, and Nils Wiklund.

Best of Show: Mark Hoelscher

Honorable Mentions: Dan Wetmore, Allison Milligan, Matthew Pevear, Lauren Comly, Andrew Frost, Victor Rivera, and Kendra Ward

View selected work from the exhibition and read Claire O’Neill’s statement online here.

Be sure to stop by Light Work to see the full selection of images!

2013 Light Work Student Invitational

March 1 – May 31, 2013

Reception: Thursday, April 4, 5-7pm

Light Work Hallway LCD Screen

Robert B. Menchel Media Center

316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse, NY

Announcing the 2013 Light Work Artists-in-Residence

Light Work is pleased to announce the 2013 Light Work Artists-in-Residence!

Brijesh Patel
January 2013

Alexandra Demenkova
February 2013

George Gittoes
Mach 2013

John Freyer
March 2013

Jason Eskenazi
April 2013

Dani Levinthal
May / June 2013

Anouk Kruithof
May 2013

Karolina Karlic
June 2013

Cecil McDonald Jr.
July 2013

Matt Eich
July 2013

Jo Ann Walters
August 2013

Ofer Wolberger
August 2013

Eric Gottesman
November 2013

Applications are now open for 2014. Apply at http://lightwork.slideroom.com

A Closer Look: Shane Lavalette

Kaylyn Swinging, 2010

Pigmented inkjet print, 8 x 10″

Shipped in a 14 x 18″ mat

Edition of 50, signed and numbered by the artist


Shane Lavalette‘s most recent body of work explores the relationship between traditional Southern music and the landscape of the South. Inspired by the sounds of old time, blues, and gospel music, his photographs are quiet and contemplative yet, as fellow photographer and poet Tim Davis describes, “build to a boisterous whole.” Through a playful series of portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and abstractions the artist delights in the musicality of the everyday life in the South. Lavalette’s photographs have been shown widely, including exhibitions at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Durham, NC; Aperture Gallery, New York, NY; Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA; The Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland, among others. His works are held in numerous private and public collections. Lavalette participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence Program in 2011.

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