Get ready to focus on photography: Month of Photography 2015 is developing right now, with its biennial onslaught of spring shows. Here are three MoP exhibitions to get you started.
See Donna Altieri's fifty-year photographic diary at Ironton Gallery.
1) Donna Rae Altieri, 50 Years in Your Face
Ironton Studios & Gallery
February 27 through April 4
Opening reception: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, February 27
“Photography has kept my diary for over fifty years, and now I have the privilege of sharing some pages with you,” writes old-school veteran shutterbug Donna Rae Altieri of her retrospective at Ironton, which shows how much a person can do to manipulate imagery without using fancy technology. Altieri’s picture stories start in New York in the ‘60s and move forward into the twenty-first century, all in one big show.
Brenda Biondo, "Paper Sky 2, pigment print, 2014.
Goodwin Fine Art
Goodwin Fine Art
February 27 through April 11
Opening reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 27
Tina Goodwin at Goodwin Fine Art selected a quintet of photographers — Andrew Beckham, Brenda Biondo, Linda Connor, Binh Danh and David Maisel — who all present ongoing series works in this new show. From Biondo’s refreshingly stark architectural geometrics to Danh’s modern daguerreotype images of Yosemite, each sector of the exhibit is a study in time, place and texture.
An image by Cocaineiagua for Strangers I Know.
Cocaineiagua, Dateline Gallery
3) Strangers I Know
February 28 through March 24
Opening reception: 7 p.m. Saturday, February 28
Dateline enters the MoP fray with Strangers I Know, a group show from the members of Nighted, a Bay Area-based national collective that also publishes rogue zines and quality books of members’ works. Curated by Denver’s Mario Zoots, who also participates in the show, Strangers is a no-holds-barred look at 35mm images from young artists working in California, Washington and Colorado. Spencer Foreman will DJ at Saturday’s opening, and a limited-edition exhibition zine will be available for $10.
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