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UPA Artists Featured in Cincinnati Ohio Gallery Show

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UPA Gallery represented artists Jose Gomez and Annie Gonzalez were selected to exhibit at the Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio for the 9th Annual International Competitive Exhibit Exploring the Uncovered Human Form in Current Art.  The exhibition runs August 18 through September 15, 2017.

Manifest‘s annual projects allow them the chance to track how artists around the world address a consistent theme, subject, or media over time, or allow them to document the state of art in a particular strata of professional creative activity, and to study and preserve findings in a meaningful way through exhibit publications and website.

NUDE is one such project. The human body is a popular subject for many reasons, the most obvious being that it is us. Throughout history the representation of the human form has been charged with tremendous energy, both positive and negative. Whether it be a religious edict that one should not depict the human form, a taboo, or the glorious opposite, a revelation of mastery over form in the crafting of sensuous and life-like physical human beauty, the art of the body has nevertheless moved us through time.

Through all the permutations art has experienced across history, work of the body persists. We use the human nude to master skill, understand ourselves, and push social and psychological buttons for the sake of expression (sensual, delicate, political, aggressive, and so on). We intend for Manifest's ongoing annual NUDE project to explore how our collective body is used today in art to achieve these goals and more.

2727 woodburn avenue cincinnati, ohio 45206

http://www.manifestgallery.org/index.html

 

 

About The United Photographic Artists Gallery

 

The United Photographic Artists Gallery, L.L.C. is the intellectual and practical collaboration of emerging artists in the medium of photography, all with very diverse cultural and generational backgrounds. We are fully engaged artists, versed in the fine art world and dedicated to the excellence of the medium. Our mission is to grow the medium of photography as an overall validated art form and to support other emerging artists in their artistic endeavors with a solid track record in photographic education (fine art and commercial genres), consulting on many levels, international judging backgrounds and curatorial duties, the founding members of UPAG are committed to supporting our members through dialogues and consultations, the end goal residing firmly into a positive and progressive outlook for all involved.

UPA Artist Featured Exhibition at the Griffen Museum - Personalities & In Boston Globe Article

Pierre DutertreComment

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UPA Gallery represented artist Gary Beeber was selected to exhibit at the Griffen Museum with his Personalities Exhibition.  The exhibition runs through Sept. 1, 2017.

He was also featured in the Boston Globe article covering the exhibition.  Gary Beeber’s background and inspirations are discussed in the piece.

In Beeber’s exhibition the viewer is introduced to Mona Marlowe a NYC trans-gender nightlife personality. Beeber says, “Mona sacrificed everything in order to become the femme fatale she always wanted to be.” He continues, “When I photographed Mona I remember how intensely the room smelled of perfume.” Other personalities in Beeber’s ensemble include Steve D., a red blooded American with a very strong point of view. Jimmy Mack is another unconventional fellow who Beeber met at a Polar Bear plunge when Mack to raise money for charity arrived in a mermaid costume. Scott Baker (The Twisted Shockmeister), Bettina May (International Burlesque Star), Shelly Watson(the Sinking Siren), Early Ross (late-night host), Mss Vee (late night entertainer), and David Slater (Collage Artist) join the other personalities on the walls of the Griffin Gallery.

 

See the article here: http://bit.ly/garybeeberbostonglobe

Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road, Winchester, through Sept. 1. 781-729-1158, http://griffinmuseum.org/show/personalities/

 

About The United Photographic Artists Gallery

The United Photographic Artists Gallery, L.L.C. is the intellectual and practical collaboration of emerging artists in the medium of photography, all with very diverse cultural and generational backgrounds. We are fully engaged artists, versed in the fine art world and dedicated to the excellence of the medium. Our mission is to grow the medium of photography as an overall validated art form and to support other emerging artists in their artistic endeavors with a solid track record in photographic education (fine art and commercial genres), consulting on many levels, international judging backgrounds and curatorial duties, the founding members of UPAG are committed to supporting our members through dialogues and consultations, the end goal residing firmly into a positive and progressive outlook for all involved.

UPA Artists Selected For PhotoPlace Gallery Portals Exhibition

Pierre DutertreComment

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UPA Gallery represented artists Gary Beeber and Ron Weiss had images selected for inclusion in the PhotoPlace Gallery Portals Exhibition. The exhibition runs August 16- September 9, 2017.

The Ron Weiss Piece, Oblivion will be featured and the Gary Beeber piece, Entrance (Big Mouth), Fairborn, Ohio will be featured.

Ron Weiss - Oblivion

Ron Weiss - Oblivion

Gary Beeber - Entrance (Big Mouth), Fairborn, Ohio

Gary Beeber - Entrance (Big Mouth), Fairborn, Ohio

The exhibition sought entries that could be an architectural feature: a gate, a doorway, a window, a mirror, or a tunnel, that frames or isolates or adds a new dimension to the image in intriguing ways.

The call for pieces also espoused that a portal is also a magical doorway that connects two locations in space or time.

The show was juried by Aline Smithson, represented by galleries in the U.S. and Europe and published throughout the world.

Aline Smithson has exhibited widely in over thirty solo shows including the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, the Lishui, Pingyao, and Shanghai Festivals in China, the Tagomago Gallery in Barcelona and Paris, and the Wallspace Gallery in Seattle and Santa Barbara. In addition, her work is held in a number of public collections. Her photographs have been featured in publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Photo District news, Communication Arts, Real Simple, Eyemazing, Visura, Slate, Artworks, Shots, Click, and Silvershotz magazines.

Photoplace Gallery is located at 3 Park Street Middlebury, VT 05753.

 

About The United Photographic Artists Gallery

 

The United Photographic Artists Gallery, L.L.C. is the intellectual and practical collaboration of emerging artists in the medium of photography, all with very diverse cultural and generational backgrounds. We are fully engaged artists, versed in the fine art world and dedicated to the excellence of the medium. Our mission is to grow the medium of photography as an overall validated art form and to support other emerging artists in their artistic endeavors with a solid track record in photographic education (fine art and commercial genres), consulting on many levels, international judging backgrounds and curatorial duties, the founding members of UPAG are committed to supporting our members through dialogues and consultations, the end goal residing firmly into a positive and progressive outlook for all involved.

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