Join bG Gallery for a dialog between female photographers united by their unique treatment of the nude and the environment.
When: Exhibit runs online until July. Second Event Sunday, 2nd 1:00pm (PDT)
Where: RSVP here for exhibit updates.
Artists include: Zoe Wiseman, Renee Jacobs, Teresa Flowers, Calethia DeConto, and Sarah Abramson.
Zoe Wiseman | Los Angeles
“Zoe Wiseman is a photographer and former model from Los Angeles, California. She spends her artistic endeavors globetrotting with a band of like minded photographers and models making community surrounding fine art nude photography.
In 1997 she launched the first online magazine for fine art nude photography at ARTnudes www.artnudes.com, as the internet evolved so did her endeavors so the very first fine art nude photographic community for models and photographers was born at Community Zoe, www.communityzoe.com, which in turn evolved into a prolific artist retreat and festival, Zoe Fest www.zoefest.photo.
The 10 day event is held all over the world in places in the US, Australia, Mexico… Attendee’s works spill over into publications, collections and exhibitions worldwide. Zoe’s work is collected, published and exhibited internationally and nationally within the US.”
Calethia DeConto | Los Angeles
Calethia DeConto was born in 1980 in Enid, Oklahoma. She was raised in about 15 different places across the US and abroad, traveling often with her military father. Currently, she lives and works in Los Angeles. In her work, she explores existentialism, identity, sensuality and beauty. She likes to think of herself as an anthropologist taking notes with her camera. Moreover, she uses imagery to shout into the void and just keep on keepin’ on.
DeConto examines light and movement through the relationship between form and environment. Revealing a juxtaposition of rich darks and lights, both artists are able to evoke a sense of surreal beauty and dreamy sensuality. The physicality and sexuality of the female body are not only explored, but glorified. The photographs communicate a bold and dramatic sentiment, while managing to remain elusive and mysterious.
Sarah Abramson | California
“Sarah Elise Abramson resides at the intersection of poetic and unsettling, creepy and beautiful, subversive and classically Romantic. Her work is ethereal, demonstrating an inquisitive and appreciative love for nature, eccentric characters, and discarded objects that serve as windows into dreamlike visions of other people’s lives. Abramson often assigns meaning to the alchemical productions of the human psyche through the mode of photography, offering us a view into a normally intangible and magical realm that tends to get lost in our mundane affairs.”
Teresa Flower | Oregon
“For the past 7 years, I have worked as a professional multi-media artist. I have experience working on location and in the studio creating large bodies of work.
My projects have brought me all over the world, including New York Fashion week. I have also been hired by independent fashion designers to produce designs. Through these projects, I have gained valuable experience.
In addition, I have worked for print publications such as City Weekly. My artwork has also been used by emerging musicians and radio stations for their promotional materials and has been produced on shirts for clothing lines such as Ambiguous.”
Renée Jacobs | France
Renée Jacobs began her career as a photojournalist. Her numerous photojournalism assignments included The New York Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer . She received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Outstanding Coverage of the Disadvantaged and her work is in the permanent collection of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. Her first book, Slow Burn: A Photodocument of Centralia, Pennsylvania was originally published in 1986 and re-issued in 2010 to favorable reviews in The New York Times Review of Books and photo-eye . Renée’s work has been exhibited and published around the world.
“Renée Jacobs’ work is the result of a very personal vision and interpretation of women. The female form is her intimate sketchpad. Life is a dream and Renée treats us to exquisite images that are a magical feast for the eyes of the beholder….[With her work, you] are walking past an open door and witnessing beauty … Apparitions and fantasies, their story is left to our imagination . . . Leafing through the pages, you become a voyeur; you experience aguilty pleasure, un léger frisson, catching a glimpse of forbidden private moments.”
— Douglas & Francoise Kirkland, from the Introduction to Reves de Femmes