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IN THE STUDIO: RECENT WORK PROFILED IN PHOTOGRAPH



Stanford Bunny (x2) and work form Any Color You Like profiled in the most recent issue of photograph for the column, In The Studio.

From the text by Adam Ryder:

His new series, Basic Ingredients of a Complex World, was shown recently in Boston’s Gallery Kayafas, cleverly paired with the work of Harold Edgerton—famed progenitor of high-speed flash photography. Edgerton was a professor at MIT and is associated with his groundbreaking early work in “stroboscopic” image capture—producing iconic images of exploding apples or liquid in motion. His images are less art than they are exceptional documents of unseen forces, prime examples, in fact, of why photography has been a favorite medium of the sciences.



Read the column in the March / April issue of photograph.






MATTER / ONE THOUSAND BOOKS TRAVELING EXHIBITION / LA FOTOTECA



From Lodret Vandret:

"After the One Thousand Books Art Book Festival, a curated selection of books from the bookmarket will be packed in a specially designed wooden crate that will function as a travelling book exhibition and sales platform. The exhibition will travel all over the world and visit museums, art centers and bookshops."



Included publications:

- One Minute, Loose Joints
- Confessions of a Poor Collector, Edition Taube
- Symptoms, Robandfugl
- The Coach House / An Inventory. Joachim Schmid
- The ABC of popular desire, Joachim Schmid
- Untitled (Comic Book), Hato Press
- Untitled (The positive reasons are more particular), Bronze Age Editions
- The Last Frontier, Shelter Press
- Like There’s No Tomorrow, Rupert
- POSITIONS FOR SLEEPING WITHOUT FURNITURE, Emancipa(t/ss)ionsfrugten
- Pist Protta #72, Space Poetry
- Pist Protta #70, Space Poetry
- Clean Speech, MER Paper Kunsthalle
- One In Many, MER Paper Kunsthalle
- J E T M A S T E R, Kodoji Press
- Contemporary Photography, Lodret Vandret
- Matter, Lodret Vandret
- SPBH Book Club Vol V, Self Publish, Be Happy
- Bookcatalogtest, Rollo Press
- Cities, Heavy Books
- No particular future in mind, Hour Editions
- OTB14, Various Imprints, Lodret Vandret
- 24 Advertisements, Pork Salad Press

The box: American pitch pine, German oak dyed with ferrous acetate, Wool / polyester felt, Polycarbonate. Crafted by Valdemar Jørgensen.

La Fototeca
Guatemala City, Guatemala
January to March, 2015






PULSE: NEW WORK BY FACULTY ARTISTS / CANTOR ART GALLERY

As working professional artists who balance their own art making with teaching at Holy Cross, the faculty exhibitions, mounted every three years at the Cantor Gallery, allow students, the campus community and the public the opportunity to experience the diversity of approaches each artist employs.

Work by Amy Archambault, studio supervisor and lecturer; Michael Beatty, associate professor and division studio head; Rachelle Beaudoin, lecturer; Matthew Gamber, assistant professor; Randy Garber, visiting professor; Cristi Rinklin, associate professor and chair of visual arts; Susan Schmidt, professor; Leslie Schomp, lecturer; Marguerite White, lecturer and Amy Wynne, lecturer will be included in the exhibition, which will feature drawing, installations, photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture and video.

Roger Hankins, director of the Cantor Art Gallery, says that the visual arts faculty is a strong and diverse group, exploring a range of traditional and contemporary mediums and themes:

“Pulse” represents what these artists are currently working, their dedication to creating artwork that is visually compelling as well as intellectually challenging. They bring a lot to the table in terms of their professional engagement in the Boston area and beyond," says Hankins.


Pulse: New Work by Faculty Artists
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
College of the Holy Cross
January 21–April 10, 2015







THIS IS (STILL) THE GOLDEN AGE FEATURED IN WARHOL EFFECT / THE WEEKS GALLERY



From the press release:

Warhol Effect presents six Warhol prints from the The Weeks Gallery's permanent collection alongside the work of contemporary artists that is marked by the Warhol effect.

Featured artists include Reginald Baylor (painter, Milwaukee), Mark Gagnon (painter and illustrator, New York City) Matthew Gamber (photographer, Boston), Mary Mazziotti (fabric artist, Pittsburgh), Piotr Szyhalski (media artist, Minneapolis) and Xavier Tavera (photographer, Minneapolis).

Television’s hold on imagination is the focus of Gamber’s black and white photo stills from popular television series such as “The Brady Bunch,” “Leave it to Beaver,” “The Price is Right,” “The Lawrence Welk Show,” and “Hogan’s Heroes.”

Boston-based Gamber develops the silver gelatin prints in his darkroom by pressing light sensitive photographic paper against a television tube so that the heat and light emanating from the broadcast imprints on the chemically treated paper.



Warhol Effect
The Weeks Gallery
Jamestown Community College
February 2—March 24, 2015

*Opening Reception, February 6, 2015, 6-8 pm*





NEW TAKES / MATTHEW GAMBER & PETER BAHOUTH / HAGEDORN FOUNDATION GALLERY



Hagedorn Foundation Gallery
425 Peachtree Hills Ave NE No. 25
Atlanta, GA 30305
Extended: November 13, 2014–January 24, 2015

From the curator, Heidi Aishman:

"Hagedorn Foundation Gallery is pleased to present a two-person lens based exhibition “New Takes”. Artists Matthew Gamber and Peter Bahouth investigate various approaches to the photographic image, which resonate with a discourse about the philosophy of the medium, and tag ideas about the psychology of perception. Gamber’s work is abstract and technical, using photograms, abstracted photographs, and the projected image to open up a dialogue about surface information and culture."



Reception: Thursday, November 13, 2014 6:00–9:30pm
Gallery Talk: Saturday, November 15, 2014 11:00–12:00pm






MATTER AVAILABLE WITH LONDRET VANDRET AT PRINTED MATTER #NYABF



Matter will be one of many books available for sale with Lodret Vandret. Look for them at Table B03 (in the dome). Printed Matter presents the ninth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 26 to 28, 2014, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens.

THE NY ART BOOK FAIR
September 26–28, 2014
Preview: Thursday, September 25, 6-9pm

MoMA PS1

22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101






MATTER PROFILED IN PHOTO DISTRICT NEWS



From the Exposures section of the September 2014 issue of PDN:

"Sullivan’s background as a painter informs his photography, which is concerned with layers and texture. He employs various rephotography techniques, and his ethereal landscapes look like watercolors. Meanwhile, Gamber’s photographs trade heavily in the expectation of color and
its absence. One of his images renders a color- blindness test in steely black-and-white. Another converts television color bars to a monochromatic image. Charland’s work appears as a form of anachronistic futurism: fire, light and electricity course through eerie tableaux created from everyday objects. Interspersed with their art are illustrations and photographs from the original Matter, their utilitarianism subverted by this re-contextualization."



Matter, 2014
Caleb Charland, Matthew Gamber
Johan Rosenmunthe, Bill Sullivan
Text by Dick Lyon

Colour offset printing
Edition of 200
21.21 x 27.36 cm, 88 pages
Design by Mary Voorhees Meehan
Edited by Lodret Vandret
ISBN 978-87-92988-07-2
Published by Vandret Publications

Available for purchase from Printed Matter.




SEEING THE SKY / THE WASSAIC PROJECT / JUNE 15–SEPTEMBER 1, 2014



Curated by: Jeff Barnett-Winsby, Eve Biddle and Bowie Zunino: Artists and Wassaic Project Co-Directors

Artists: Dogan Arslanoglu, Monique Atherton, Austin Ballard, Anna Beeke, Megan Berk, Amelia Biewald, Cynthia Bittenfield, Tim Campbell, Stephanie Cardon, Andrea Carlson, Yan Gi Cheng, Ryan Jennings Clark, Lauren Collings, Jess Riva Cooper, Tara Cooper & Terry O’Neill, Angeles Cossio, Vanessa Diaz, Rachel Dwan, Ryan Frank, Brette Gabel, Matthew Gamber, Jonathan Gitelson, Davey Hawkins, Lauren Hermele, Raúl Hott, Michael Iauch, Scott Wayne Indiana, Rachel James, Jet Black Press, Robin Juan, Fitzhugh Karol, Zebadiah Keneally, Marka Kiley, Jeff Kurosaki & Tara Pelletier, Mandy Lamb, Guillaume Légaré, Eric LoPresti, Robin Mandel, Sharon Mashihi, Amy Masters, Kelly McCafferty, Laura McMillian, Sarah Alice Moran, Shane Morrissey, New Academy Press, Steve Mac Daddy Nicholson, Jacqueline Norheim, Lauren Pakradooni, Kari Reardon, Kaitlynn Redell & Sara Jimenez, Marcie Revens, Jenna Rosenberg, Sarah Sandman, Ryann Slauson, Anna Dabney Smith, Elizabeth Stehling & Steve Snell, Kenneth Thomas, Nick Vaughan & Jake Margolin, Ventiko, videokaffe, Kristin Walsh, Nancy S. Woods, and Wenxin Zhang

Seeing the Sky
The Maxon Mills
The Wassaic Project
37 Furnace Bank Road
Wassaic, NY 12592

Gallery Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 12PM – 5PM (or by appointment)





MATTER / NEW SHELTER PLAN / APRIL 4–26, 2014



Matter
New Shelter Plan
Malttorvet 2
1799 Copenhagen, Denmark
April 4–26, 2014

Artists include: Caleb Charland, Matthew Gamber, Mary Voorhees Meehan, Johan Rosenmunthe, Bill Sullivan

The installation will be an amalgamation of individual studies. Artists will work, somewhat siloed from one another, not unlike scientists each to his station in the lab, investigating the paradox of the photograph. They will present the resultant videos, prints, and constellations of objects together, as a body of evidence.

Concurrent with the exhibition opening, the artists will release a book - another study - but this one worked on together, simultaneously. They will utilize Matter as a starting point. Published in 1963 as the inaugural title of the Life Science Library Series, and written by Ralph Eugene Lapp, a renowned Manhattan Project physicist, the book was designed to match the popular layout of Life Magazine, with a focus on educating readers on the wonders of physical world. The reconstituted book will echo the original thematic arc, but the new layout will be an augmentation of its default reading. The visual approach will maintain photography's ability to illustrate ideas, rather than explain them.

The exhibition is supported by Copenhagen Art Council.

Opening reception: April 4, 2014, 5:00-11:00 PM





EXPECTING REALITY / SECOND STREET GALLERY / MARCH 7, 2014–MARCH 29, 2014



Artists Include: Matthew Gamber, Meggan Gould, John Lehr, Chris Meerdo, Justin James Reed, Bill Sullivan

From the exhibition description by guest curator, Jon-Phillip Sheridan:

In the era of digital manipulation when does an image cease to be a photograph and become something else Photography means "light writing" in greek, but isn’t it really light tracing—a copy where we were expecting reality? Does a photograph summarize an event; so can a photograph of a laser disk summarize the movie held in its binary code? If photographs are now made of pixels, can a wall of pixels be a photograph?

What is another essential quality of “photography”? The endless archive: even before there were billions of photos a day, these fragments of time accumulated in every nook and cranny of society. What happens when the photographer stops making their own images, and instead pulls from these libraries? What new meanings can be created by the rearrangement of these fragments?



Expecting Reality
Second Street Gallery
March 7, 2014–March 29, 2014

Second Street Gallery
115 Second Street SE
Charlottesville, VA 22902





CONVEYOR MAGAZINE ISSUE #5: SPECTRE // SPECTRUM







Images from the series Any Color You Like are included in the latest Conveyor Magazine: Issue #5: Spectre // Spectrum, now available for purchase. From the site:

"In the forthcoming issue of Conveyor, we will be searching for moments when the properties of a spectre, that which dissolves from our sight, and a spectrum, a continuum or perfection of vision, overlap and counterbalance each other. The trespassing of these apparitions between the material and immaterial worlds can be equally thrilling and terrifying, amorphous and yet revealing. We’re looking for absorbing and unexpected sights—phantom or prismatic images, atmospheric phenomena, news from a secret admirer or an absent friend—things that remind us of sidelong glances, illusory dreams, primal discoveries, and ghosts in the machine."






THIS IS (STILL) THE GOLDEN AGE FEATURED ON TIME LIGHTBOX



Brokaw from This Is (Still) The Golden Age was featured on TIME Lightbox with numerous other image makers to commemorate World Television Day.

Excerpt from the essay by Myles Little, On World TV Day, Reflections on the Machine That Conquered the Globe:

"Here, on World Television Day—a UN-sanctioned acknowledgment of the medium’s global reach—LightBox presents images of the tube, from the early years to the present day. The oldest, and perhaps eeriest (slide #9), is a photograph of the first true television ever made, invented in 1925 by John Logie Baird. Images of war, technology and political spectacle were plucked from the wires. Matthew Gamber didn’t use a camera at all—he simply held a piece of photo-sensitive paper against a television screen. Rene Burri shot an entire roll of film on Nixon’s televised resignation (the contact sheet mirroring the sequential nature of TV itself). Penelope Umbrico uses found imagery from the Internet. Stephan Tillmans reveals the striking abstract shapes that zap across old TV screens as they’re turned off. Catherine Opie explores the personal and political through a variety of genres—in this case, Polaroids of icons of power on the nightly news."






STILL LIVE LIVES! / FITCHBURG ART MUSEUM / SEPTEMBER 22, 2014–JANUARY 12, 2014

Still Life Lives!
Fitchburg Art Museum
September 22, 2013–January 12, 2014

Artists include: Thomas Birtwistle, Michael Bühler-Rose, Caleb Charland, John Chervinsky, Emily Eveleth, Aaron Fink, David Furman, Matthew Gamber, Cynthia Greig, Judy Haberl, Elisa H. Hamilton, Jon Imber, Catherine Kehoe, Mary Kocol, Elizabeth Kostojohn, Pat Lasch, Laura Letinsky, Catherine McCarthy, Mary O’Malley, Olivia Parker, Scott Prior, Shelley Reed, Justin Richel, Janet Rickus, Evelyn Rydz, Victor Schrager, Tara Sellios, Randal Thurston, Kathleen Volp, Deb Todd Wheeler, Kimberly Witham

Fitchburg Art Museum
25 Merriam Parkway
Fitchburg, MA 01420

Opening Reception: Sunday, September 22, 1-3 PM





FINAL WEEKS / BASIC INGREDIENTS OF A COMPLEX WORLD / GALLERY KAYAFAS / THROUGH AUGUST 10, 2013



Reviewed by Cate McQuaid in the Boston Globe:

"A playful show at Gallery Kayafas pairs Edgerton photos with those of contemporary photographer Matthew Gamber, who is likewise concerned with what our eyes don’t see. But instead of simply illustrating what we’ve missed, as Edgerton’s photos do, Gamber’s explore how our brains fill in the gaps."

Featured by TIME's Photo Editors on Tumblr, and previously on TIME Lightbox:

"Gamber spent two years on “Any Color You Like,” which recently won The Curator award from Photo District News and will be featured in Brooklyn’s Photoville show this month. All of the photographs were shot on color film or as color digital captures. The negatives and color files were then converted to black and white negatives and printed as traditional silver gelatin black-and-white prints in a darkroom."

Basic Ingredients of a Complex World
Matthew Gamber + Harold "Doc" Edgerton
June 28–August 10, 2013

Gallery Kayafas
450 Harrison Ave. No. 37,
Boston, MA 02118

Closing Reception: August 2, 2013, 5:30–8:00PM





BASIC INGREDIENTS OF A COMPLEX WORLD / GALLERY KAYAFAS / JUNE 28–AUGUST 10, 2013

"Not too long ago one took it on faith that the final scientific picture of the world would be beautiful, orderly and simple. As it has continued to be sketched in, we have had a number of surprises. The beauty is there, but not of the expected kind. The order is there, but not the sort of damp down our questions. The simplicity has disappeared."
– C.P. Snow.

Basic Ingredients of a Complex World
Matthew Gamber + Harold "Doc" Edgerton
June 28–August 10, 2013

Gallery Kayafas
450 Harrison Ave. No. 37,
Boston, MA 02118

Opening Reception: June 28, 2013, 5:30–8:00PM






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