Atelier Contakos is pleased to present Sorcerer's Apprentices (Approaching the Irreversible), an exhibition by Uruguayan artist Roberto Fernández Ibáñez. As a trained chemist, and self-taught photographer; his images are characterized by experimentation with chemistry and light - a return to the foundational elements of photographic technique. Exploring the frontier between the real and the imaginary, his work reflects his interests in the environment, human behavior, and symbolism. Roberto’s work has been exhibited in Argentine, Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, France, Netherlands, Spain, United States and Uruguay. He was awarded the Morosoli 2012 Award in Arts, Uruguay, in recognition of his artistic trajectory and his contribution to Uruguayan culture. His work is held in collections around the world. He resides in Solymar, Uruguay, a seaside town near Montevideo.
The exhibition will be on display at Corden|Potts Gallery 49 Geary Street San Francisco
Opening Reception: February 1st 17:30 - 19:30
Exhibition: February 1 - March 15
Gallery Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
We had a wonderful week in London installing and preparing for Peter's exhibition. The vernissage was well attended and the artist talk was illuminated by Peter's scintillating wit!
We are excited to share the news that Peter's Places of Reverence exhibition will be on display in London at Henry Sotheran's of Sackville Street in Piccadilly during the month of October. On display will be images never seen before, as well as many of Peter's artist books.
The opening + artist reception is Wednesday, October 4th, 18:00 - 20:00 at Henry Sotheran's new exhibition gallery at 2 Sackville Street, London, England.
Please rsvp to Richard Shepherd: richard [at] sotherans.co.uk
The opening was a great success. From choosing images in New York to installation in San Francisco, it all came together simply and elegantly. It was so great, in fact, that we are having an encore + after party on Saturday June 3rd, 4-9 pm garnished with compelling stories by Peter.
Play this music to feel happy. Play this music to dance. Play this music to hear what inspired Peter to take his journeys to Africa. Play this music to smile. Play this music below.
Peter Bogardus is a photographer, printer, and book artist best known for his photogravure images documenting spiritual life in Africa. His pilgrimages have culminated in numerous books, the latest of which, Places of Reverence, will be displayed in this exhibition. He shoots predominantly with a large format film camera and prints his images from etched copper plates as photogravures. His books and prints, both part of the exhibition, are produced in his studio in New York and issued under his own imprint, Khelcom New York. He is a 2012 recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship Award for Photography.
A photogravure print from his book Seventeen Trees. Khelcom New York, 2011