Wednesday, September 14, 2011

2011 NYC Affordable Art Fair


Next week Catherine is heading off to the 2011 Affordable Art Fair in New York located at 7 West 34th Street (near 5th Avenue).



The John Cleary Gallery’s booth, F7, will be showcasing many of our artists, highlights including:


Niniane Kelly: Parallel Pear


Seascapes - one Location (1999-2009)

Renate Aller: Oceanscape, January 2, 2009


Maggie Taylor: The Collector


Charles Grogg: Camellia


Dan Burkholder: Three Trees Near Water, New York


Mitch Dobrowner: Trees-Clouds


Tickets may be available for printing at the following links:

Private Preview: Wednesday, September 21, 6-8pm



Regular Day Pass: Thursday the 22nd - Sunday the 25th



Please stop by and check out our fantastic selection of fine art photography!

The gallery will also be open for regular business hours during the fair.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Houston Fine Art Fair


This week from Thursday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18 marks the inauguration of the Houston Fine Art Fair, located at the George R. Brown Convention Center.




If you manage to make it out to the fair, please visit our friend Peter Fetterman of the Peter Fetterman Gallery in booth #404.  Peter will also be giving a talk on “Everything you need to know about collecting Fine Art Photography” at 12 noon on Saturday, September 17.

Tickets for the event may be obtained here, provided by the Peter Fetterman Gallery.


Jeri Eisenberg: Bokeh

Please join us Saturday, September 17, from 6 – 8 p.m. for the opening of Jeri Eisenberg: Bokeh. The exhibition will run through Saturday, October 15. The artist will be in attendance for the opening reception.


Magnolia, No. 13, 2011

Bokeh, the Japanese term for an “aesthetic quality of the blur” in a photographic image, is the latest installment in Eisenberg’s Sojourn in Seasons: Sketching with Light Amongst Trees, with this exhibit focusing specifically on the foliage of the spring and summer months. Eisenberg began the series upon the advent of her father’s loss of both vision and memory and maintains the work is unabashedly retinal, as much object as it is image. Shot through a purposefully oversized pinhole or defocused lense and printed onto Japanese rice paper and lightly coated with wax, the images represent a distortion of recognizable form reminiscent to her fathers ocular and mnemonic deterioration.


Quaking Ash, No. , 2008

According to the artist, her work is “firmly grounded in the natural world, a particular place, a particular season, a particular time. But by obscuring detail, only the strongest brush strokes emerge: the images become sketches with light, literally and figuratively.” Ignoring grand vistas or exotic locales, Eisenberg focuses instead on the ordinary rather than the spectacular, on the common landscapes of day to day life.


Forsythia, No. 3, 2011

As a working and teaching photographer in rural upstate New York, Eisenberg has exhibited in spaces ranging from the Center for Photography at Woodstock Permanent Collection, Dorsky Museum, New Paltz, New York to the Cordon Potts Gallery of San Francisco. Corporate collections include Banana Republic (New York, NY), Vinson & Elkins, LLP (Houston, TX) and the Sheraton Hotel (Stockholm, Sweden), among others. Bokeh is Eisenberg’s second solo exhibition at the John Cleary Gallery, following her successful showing in March of 2009.


Giant Magnolia, No. 2, 2010

For more of Jeri’s work you can check out our Bokeh exhibit page at the John Cleary Gallery website here or please feel free to stop in or give us a call with any other questions.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Salt of the Earth


This past summer I had the pleasure of working for an organization in western Michigan before going on tour and on one of the rare occasions I got to get away from camp to run into nearby Muskegon I passed a giant mount of sand (?) salt (?) something (?) and was instantly reminded of the work of one of the gallery’s artist, Tom Hawkins.

My poor imitation (it’s the sincerest form of flattery, right?):

2011-06-15 11.37.32


The real deal:

Salt Mound Bonaire

Salt Mound, Bonaire



Salt Harvest #5, Bonaire


Salt Harvest No 3- Bonair

Salt Harvest #3, Bonaire


For information about Tom Hawkins or to see more of his work, check out his website here or contact the John Cleary Gallery here!