United Photographic Artists Gallery

Gary Beeber Artist's Statement

 As an artist, I originally took photographs as source material for my paintings (photo-realistic watercolors), but eventually abandoned painting altogether for photography.

 I have photographed subjects as diverse as architectural details in Italy, Dachau Concentration Camp, the ritual sacrifice of sheep in Morocco, graveyards in New Orleans and transgender/nightlife personalities in NYC.

 I've always been interested in art history and particularly came to admire the work of Edward Hopper, Eugene Atget, and Diane Arbus. Aside from taking pictures, I also produced and directed award-winning documentary films about people living on the fringe of society. From 2011-2014 I produced Gotham Burlesque, an off-Broadway burlesque/variety show. According to Time Out New York, Gotham Burlesque was one of the top nightlife shows in NYC.

 How does one go from photography to documentary films to producing a burlesque show and then back to photography?  I believe that each phase organically lead to the next.  I feel that producing the films and the show made me look at photography differently.  It made the work more theatrical and cinematic.

 MONA SERIES

 NYC transgender/nightlife personality Mona Marlowe is far along in the process of transformation. Like her idol Marilyn Monroe, she is very complex, striking and vulnerable. When photographing her in her single occupancy room located in Manhattan’s Theater District, it became evident how her entire existence is shaped by her need to express the woman she had always felt she was born to be. Great financial sacrifices and physical pain were and are being made to change genders. The photos were taken over several months.

 I am also including Mona’s friends in this ongoing series. Early Ross and Miss Vee, like Mona are NYC nightlife personalities, but unlike Mona (who is now a woman 24/7) they are like a blank canvas and use elaborate makeup and costumes to transform themselves.

 

 

OFF BROADWAY SHOWS:

"GOTHAM BURLESQUE" Triad Theater, NYC, Producer, 2011-2014

 DOCUMENTARY FILMS:

 “DIRTY MARTINI AND THE NEW BURLESQUE”

"Best Documentary Feature" Coney Island Film Festival, 2010

Official Selection, Moisture Festival, in conjunction with The Seattle International Film Festival, 2010

Official Selection, USA Film Festival, Dallas, Texas, 2010

Toronto Burlesque Festival, 2010

Atlanta BurlesqueFestival, 2010

Broadcast on Danish Television, 2012, Danish Broadcasting Corporation

 

“BALLY-MASTER”

"Best Biographical Short Film" FirstGlance Film Festival, Philadelphia, 2008

"Best Documentary Short" Coney Island Film Festival, 2007

"Grand Jury Award in Documentary" DC Independent Film Festival, 2008

"First Prize" Brainwash Movie Festival, Oakland, CA, 2008

 Boston Underground Film Festival, 2009

 Twin Cities Arts Festival, 2009

 Tulsa United Film Festival, 2008

 CMJ Film Festival, 2008

 West County Film Festival, 2008

 B-Movie Festival, 2008

 LA SHORTS FEST, 2008

 Thin Line Film Fest, 2008

 

Artists on Film-Pollock-Krasner House, 2008

 Philadelphia Independent Film Festival

 Coney Island Film Society, 2008

 Emerging Filmmakers Series, 2008

 NewFilmmakers (NYC), 2008

 Festival de Cannes, Short Film Corner, 2008

 Ybor Festival of the Moving Image, 2008

 da Vinci Film Festival, 2008

 On Location: Memphis, 2008

 Backseat Film Festival, 2008

 Charlotte Film Festival, 2007

 

“MESSENGER”

“Best Documentary Short” Staten Island Festival, 2007

“Best Documentary Short” Coney Island Film Festival, 2006

Living Arts of Tulsa, “Bike on Film” 2009

Muskegon Film Festival, 2009                                    

Shoot Me Film Festival, 2008 The Hague/NL, 2008

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Artists Make Movies, Pollock Krasner House, 2008

Magic Lantern International Movie Festival, 2008

Northampton Independent Film Festival, 2007

Big Bang Film Festival, Philadelphia, 2007

Directors Chair Festival, 2007

Artists Make Movies, Pollock Krasner House, 2007

Bicycle Film Festival, Chicago, 2007

LA SHORTS Film Festival, 2007

Action On International Film & Video Festival, 2007

 

da Vinci Days Festival, 2007

Nickel Independent Film Festival, 2007

Bicycle Film Festival, NYC, 2007

Indie Can Film Festival, 2007

Ybor Festival of the Moving Image, 2007

BEFILM Underground Film Festival, 2007

Longbaugh Film Festival, 2007

Garden State Film Festival, 2007

Memphis International Film Festival, 2007

DC Independent Film Festival, 2007

24fps Short Video & Film Festival, 2006

Charlotte Film Festival, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

GARY BEEBER / RESUME

 EXHIBITIONS, 2016:

HOW I IDENTIFY MYSELF, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, California

RE-COLLECTIONS, Alumni Exhibition, Hiestand Galleries, Miami University

DUDES, BROS & GENTLEMEN: The Man Show, 1650 GALLERY. Los Angeles, California

POSITIVE/NEGATIVE: 31st National Juried Art Exhibition, Slocumb Galleries. Johnson City TN

Online exhibition of selections from MONA Series in PHOSMAG.COM, Italy

NEWSPACE NOW, 2016 Member's Salon: NEWSPACE Center for Photography, Portland, OR

 

JURIED EXHIBITIONS, 2015:

THE PLURAL T, Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY

CAPTURED 2015, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR

OPEN CALL, 1, Peter Miller Fine Art Photography Gallery, Providence, RI

ART BIOLOGIC, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY

HONORABLE MENTION: ARTIST MEMBER'S SHOW, Guild Hall Museum of East Hampton, NY

HONORABLE MENTION: THE FIGURE, National Juried Show, East End Arts Council, Riverhead, NY

NEWSPACE NOW, NEWSPACE Center for Photography, Portland, OR

 

JURIED EXHIBITIONS, 2014:

BEST PHOTOGRAPH: ARTIST MEMBER'S SHOW  Guild Hall Museum of East Hampton, NY

PHOTOWORK 14, National Juried Photography Show, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

2ND PLACE: THE CREATIVE PROCESS, National Juried Show, East End Arts Council, Riverhead, NY

UNLEASHED, Women's Caucus for Art, Annex @ Core Gallery, Denver, CO

9th NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION, AXIS GALLERY, Sacramento, CA

NEWSPACE NOW, NEWSPACE Center for Photography, Portland, OR

2014 PUNCH JURIED EXHIBITION, Punch Gallery, Seattle, WA

 

GROUP EXHIBITION, 2014:

IN THE NARRATIVE TRADITION,Peter Marcelle Project, Southampton NY

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

BEAUTY IS IN THE DETAILS, Dodds & Eder, Sag Harbor, NY, 2015

ONLINE EXHIBITION, Houston Center for Photography, 2015

LONELY RIDE, CONEY ISLAND, Coney Island Museum, 2006

HAPPY RIDE, CONEY ISLAND, Coney Island Museum, 2005

HAPPY RIDE, PICTURES FROM CONEY ISLAND, Suffolk Community College, Riverhead, NY, 2004

DETAILS OF SIGHT, Egizio's Project, NYC, 2002

Photographs from the Jewish Cemeteries of the Saints,  Center of Jewish History, NYC, 2002

DACHAU, Photographs of the Concentration Camp ALP Galleries, NYC, 2002

IMMORTAL REFLECTION Photographs by Gary Beeber Generous Miracles Gallery, NYC, 2001

GARY BEEBER, PHOTOGRAPHSGallery Merz, Sag Harbor, 2001

PHOTOGRAPHIC VISIONS OF ITALY Gallery Eclectic, Southampton, NY, 2000

TIME PASSAGES  Generous Miracles Gallery, NYC, 1998

GARY BEEBER, PHOTOGRAPHS, Lyceum Gallery, Suffolk Community College, Riverhead, NY, 1997

Gayle Willson Gallery, Southampton, NY, 1995

 

ART FAIRS:

ART BASEL MIAMI, 2010,  ART MIAMI, 2006,  DiVA/NYC, 2005,  ART LA, 2005,  PHOTO LA, 2005

THE NEW ANGELES CONTEMPORARYy ART FAIR, 2005

PHOTO NEW YORK, 2004,  SCOPE ART FAIR, NYC, 2004, AAF CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR, 2004

POOL THE UNDERGROUND ART FAIR, 2004

SHANGHAI SPRING ART SALON, 2003, URBAN INTERIORS, LONDON, 2003

 

 

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS:

Goldman Sachs, NYC

Pfizer Pharmaceutical, NYC

Chase Bank, NYC

Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, NYC

Latham & Watkins, NYC

Sagamore Hotel, Miami Beach

EatonForm, Dayton, OH

Linklaters, New York City

Southampton Hospital, Southampton, NY

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