PhotoArt N*des

A Juried Selection by Ann Aptaker, Independent NY Curator

October 2012

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Waiting by Gabriel Sanchez
All your husbands by Gabriel Sanchez
Smurfy dreams by Gabriel Sanchez
Deja vu by Gabriel Sanchez
RedLuna by Corrie Ancone
TaraMai by Corrie Ancone
Modern Times by Guenter Knop
Eva_B_12-03-11--12AB by Dan McCormack
Papayo by Tony Lee
The Eagle by Tony Lee
Vibraciones by Tony Lee
Waiting by Janet E Gorman
Curve by Guenter Knop
Orbs Amid Vertical Lines by BlindWolf Photography, T. F. McDonald
Berlin Salon #6 by Joseph Mays
Sarah_M_8-12-11--07AC by Dan McCormack
Ying by BlindWolf Photography, T. F. McDonald
LUSCIOUS SCENT by Corrie Ancone
Katie_W_6-09-11--11AD by Dan McCormack
Funny Seal by BlindWolf Photography, T. F. McDonald
Night Post by Joseph Mays
Goddess by Janet E Gorman
Abstract Chests by BlindWolf Photography, T. F. McDonald
X-Male by Tony Lee
Untitled by Matthew Smith
Flowing by BlindWolf Photography, T. F. McDonald
Beautiful by Janet E Gorman
Dance in a Whisper by Anthony Gordon
Karissa_G_6-08-11--05AB by Dan McCormack
Hold me like the sun by Guenter Knop
ASPECTS OF NARCISSUS NO. 2 by William Thierfelder

Outing Truth—Barebrush guest curator for October 2012 is an independent NY curator and adjunct professor of Art History at NY Institute of Technology. In selecting the photography for the October Photo Art N*des, she made the point that photography gets the artist directly to the image more quickly than painting, drawing or sculpture. For that reason, telling the truth requires more than just capturing an image or imposing a set of props on a scene. For Ms. Aptaker, truth is not about making a pretty picture—or a shocking one. There are three related aspects: first, that photography is the reality. It is the truth. Second, that photography tells us about the photographer as an artist, the photographer’s truth. Finally, this truth must be important, not trite, not trivial. Then the viewer is looking at a photograph worth seeing.

On selecting each photograph, Ms. Aptaker’s most frequent comment was, “I respect that.” To launch October, Ms. Aptaker selected Waiting by Mexican artist, Gabriel Sanchez. She also chose several others by Sanchez, especially enjoying, All Your Husbands. Another artist whose work she respected is a German ex-pat working in New York City, Guenter Knop. About Modern Times, Knop’s photo of a woman suspended in a scene of huge gears, she said, “Art Deco, Charlie Chaplin, 1930s.... That’s his reality. He lives there. I respect that.”

A third photographer also impressed Ms. Aptaker in this way. Choosing four photographs by Tony Lee of Panama, she commented. “He’s totally up front and honest, brutally honest. It may not be my aesthetic, but he is committed to it. I have to respect that.”

The retirement list is long and international: All Your Husbands by Gabriel Sanchez; three by Guenter Knop: Modern Times, Hold Me like the Sun, and Curve; Glow Dancer I by Anthony Gordon of Toronto; Luscious Scent by Corrie Ancone of Sydney, Australia; two by Dan McCormack of upstate New York, Katie_W_6-09-11--11AD and Eva_B_12-03-11--12AB; Goddess by Janet E Gorman of Long Island, NY; and Flowing by BlindWolf Photography, T. F. McDonald of Kentucky. Artworks and photographs in three calendars are retired from competitions to keep the galleries fresh and the competions lively. Enjoy!

The 31 artists represented in October, 2012, in day order are: 1 Gabriel Sanchez, 2 Gabriel Sanchez, 3 Gabriel Sanchez, 4 Gabriel Sanchez, 5 Corrie Ancone, 6 Corrie Ancone, 7 Guenter Knop, 8 Dan McCormack, 9 Tony Lee, 10 Tony Lee, 11 Tony Lee, 12 Janet E Gorman, 13 Guenter Knop, 14 BlindWolf Photography, T. F. McDonald, 15 Joseph Mays, 16 Dan McCormack, 17 BlindWolf Photography, T. F. McDonald, 18 Corrie Ancone, 19 Dan McCormack, 20 BlindWolf Photography, T. F. McDonald, 21 Joseph Mays, 22 Janet E Gorman, 23 BlindWolf Photography, T. F. McDonald, 24 Tony Lee, 25 Matthew Smith, 26 BlindWolf Photography, T. F. McDonald, 27 Janet E Gorman, 28 Anthony Gordon, 29 Dan McCormack, 30 Guenter Knop, 31 William Thierfelder.

Each of the artists selected for the calendar receives two (2) complimentary listings for each artwork included in this calendar. Viewers can also vote for “My Favorite PhotoArt N*de,” a poll which includes all of the art in the calendar. The top three artworks in My Favorite PhotoArt N*de win one (1) complementary listing for their artists. Winners announced November 1st.

The Barebrush Provenance for each artwork is viewable by clicking on the calendar thumbnail (above) or on the caption under the artwork from each artist’s Barebrush Gallery page. The Barebrush program of retiring artworks that have been selected for three calendars is designed to encourage all artists to show their best new work and keep their online galleries fresh and interesting.

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