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Hey, Hot Shot! 2010 Showcase

Jen Bekman Gallery
6 Spring Street, between Elizabeth St. and Bowery, 212-219-0166
East Village / Lower East Side
February 5 - March 6, 2011
Reception: Friday, February 4, 6 - 8 PM
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The Hey, Hot Shot! 2010 Showcase presents a diverse selection of contemporary photography from around the globe. Chikara Umihara explores the African American lesbian scene in Brooklyn with images that radiate rhythm and emotion. Amy Stevens bakes and styles imperfect cakes, symbolic trophies of domestic fantasies. The details in Michael Bodiam’s photographs of now- vacant commercial spaces reveal and magnify their former functions. Zhijie Sui’s work investigates how a collection of early Chinese poems has been interpreted and transformed over the years. Laura Bell filters her experience in Edinburgh through portraits, still lives and landscapes that combine her modern perspective with the traditions of Old Master painting.

The photographers in this exhibition were selected from a talented pool of submissions to Hey, Hot Shot!, the international photography competition. A distinguished panel of arts professionals chose these five artists for their unique contributions to contemporary photography. Each photographer is awarded a stipend and one will be selected for a $10,000 honorarium and a solo exhibition. Since its inception in 2005, Hey, Hot Shot! has debuted more than one hundred photographers, including 2010 Whitney Biennial artists Nina Berman and Curtis Mann.
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