Klompching Gallery is pleased to present FRESH 2012, showing the work of five new voices in contemporary photography: Martin Bogren, Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman, Monika Merva, Shawn Rocco and Tabitha Soren.
CURATED BY: Fred Bidwell & Darren Ching
The objective of Fresh, is to showcase photography that is fresh in approach and vision. The curators looked for photographs that fully employ the medium of photography within the context of contemporary photographic practice. The selected work is showcased across three key platforms:
EXHIBITED AT Klompching Gallery, July 25—August 18, 2012 PUBLISHED IN Blink Magazine, August 2012 SHOWCASED ON Flak Photo Online, July/August 2012
The following 10 short-listed photographers will be featured on the gallery’s website: Jeremy Chandler, Alex Fradkin, Matthew Gamber, Douglas Ljungkvist, Tom Morin, Joanna Piotrowska, Marisa Portolese, Julie Scheurweghs, Martin Usborne, Gesche Würfel.
“As individuals, these artists have expressed clear, contemporary and personal points of view—each of their images are strong, yet gain depth and meaning as a body of work. As a group, this work shows a way forward for photography … these artists skillfully build on the language of the medium that we have come to understand, while stretching our experience and understanding of what photo-based art can be.” —Fred Bidwell
“For FRESH 2012, we enlisted the collector’s eye of Fred Bidwell as co-curator. From the selection process emerged an insightful dialogue, which not only encompassed the merits of each photographers’ submission, but navigated the conceptual texture and interplay of the final selections—stemming from showing work in the gallery, on the magazine page and via the internet. It’s a fresh approach and it’s brought about a different way of looking. This year’s FRESH, presents photographers creating photography that is fresh in approach, distilled with a further articulation of the craft.” —Darren Ching