Archive for September, 2014

SLANT RHYMES: RKG at Ars Libri, Boston

September 30, 2014
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©Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb from “Slant Rhymes” exhibition, Robert Klein Gallery at Ars Libri, Boston, Oct. 3-Oct. 31, 2014

SLANT RHYMES: The Photographs of Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, Friday Oct. 3-Friday Oct. 31, 2014

“A slant rhyme is a rhyme that echoes, but does not match perfectly, as in eyes/light; wing/green

“Slant Rhymes” opening reception and book signing, Friday, Oct. 3, from 5:30-7:30 pm at Ars Libri with Robert Klein Gallery, as part of the Boston First Fridays gallery walk.  For more information follow this link.

RSVP TO THE SHOW ON FACEBOOK HERE.

RELATED SHOW: “MEMORY CITY” @ Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, thru Oct. 31, 2014.  For more information, follow this link.

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©RNW, AW, from “Slant Rhymes” at Ars Libri with RKG, Boston

 

OTHER NEWS AND EVENTS:

——NEW WORKSHOP ADDED: FINDING YOUR VISION @ MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, Monday Dec. 1-Friday Dec. 5, 2014.

——MEMORY CITY REVIEW in Fraction

——SLANT RHYMES: Interview with Teju Cole and the Webb on the New Yorker Photo Booth

——THURSDAY, SEPT. 18-November 1, 2013, “Rectangular Squares,” at Sepia Eye Gallery, NYC, a group exhibition with Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, and other photographers. Sepia Eye is located at 547 W. 27th, 6th floor.

OTHER UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS:

——FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7: CHICAGO: MEMORY CITY ARTIST RECEPTION, TALK, AND BOOK SIGNING, STEPHEN DAITER GALLERY

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©AW, RNW. “Light/Eyes” from Slant Rhymes

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MEMORY CITY at ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY

September 25, 2014
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©Alex Webb, “Fourth of July,” from “Memory City” (with Rebecca Norris Webb) at Robert Klein Gallery, Sat. Sept. 27-Oct. 31st

Robert Klein Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of work from Memory City, the latest collaboration and book project from husband and wife photographic team, Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb.

Shot in Rochester, New York, Memory City is both a eulogy and an homage to Eastman Kodak and the city that once thrived in its prosperity. Shot in both digital and film color, as well as Alex Webb’s last remaining rolls of Kodachrome (which can now only be processed in black and white), the work looks back into the city’s history, and compels the viewer to ponder the uncertainty of its future.

Join us on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 2pm to 5pm for the opening reception of Memory City. With an artists’ talk at 3:30pm, followed by a book signing with available copies of Memory City (Radius Books, 2014) in the gallery, this opening reception is not to be missed!

TO RSVP TO THE ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY EVENT ON FACEBOOK

OTHER NEWS AND EVENTS:—FRIDAY, SEPT. 26: NYC: 12:00pm, Alex and Rebecca book signing of “Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image,” Aperture booth #C05, New York Art Book Fair, PS 1, Long Island City

——NEW WORKSHOP ADDED: FINDING YOUR VISION @ MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, Monday Dec. 1-Friday Dec. 5, 2014.

——MEMORY CITY REVIEW in Fraction

——SLANT RHYMES: Interview with Teju Cole and the Webb on the New Yorker Photo Booth

——THURSDAY, SEPT. 18-November 1, 2013, “Rectangular Squares,” at Sepia Eye Gallery, NYC, a group exhibition with Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, and other photographers. Sepia Eye is located at 547 W. 27th, 6th floor.

OTHER UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS:

——FRIDAY, OCT. 3: BOSTON: SLANT RHYMES: ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB PHOTORAPHS, ARS LIBRI, 5:30-7:30PM, in conjunction with Boston First Fridays.

——FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7: CHICAGO: MEMORY CITY ARTIST RECEPTION, TALK, AND BOOK SIGNING, STEPHEN DAITER GALLERY

 

 

MEMORY CITY: Photo-Eye Review

September 18, 2014
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©Rebecca Norris Webb, “Twins,” from “Memory City,” with Alex Webb

“Photography is as intertwined with memory as it is with light, shadow and surface. The individual film or sensor choice made by the photographer determines how memory is rendered, a choice that is as important as what the photographer puts in front of their camera. In their new book, Memory City, Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb investigate Rochester, New York during the time Eastman Kodak was in bankruptcy. They explore how memory, photography, film and the book making process come together to make a statement about a place during a particular time. What does it mean to photograph in Rochester during this uncertain time? Webb chose to use his digital cameras in addition to Kodachrome that he processed as black and white. Norris Webb worked like she typically does with color negative film. These individual creative choices give the book extra meaning, and are explored further in a small booklet tucked into the back cover titled Notes on Film and Memory…”—Tom Leininger review of “Memory Ciy” in Photo-Eye LINK TO READ THE COMPLETE REVIEW ONLINE

OTHER NEWS:

——NEW WORKSHOP ADDED: FINDING YOUR VISION @ MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, Monday Dec. 1-Friday Dec. 5, 2014. For more information, including how to register: http://www.miamistreetphotographyfestival.org/#!alex-webb-rebecca-norris-webb/cm50

——MEMORY CITY REVIEW in Fraction: http://www.fractionmagazine.com/memory-city

——THURSDAY, SEPT. 18-November 1, 2013, “Rectangular Squares,” Opening reception of this group show on Thursday, Sept. 18th, at Sepia Eye Gallery, NYC, with Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, and other photographers, 6-8pm. Sepia Eye is located at 547 W. 27th, 6th floor.

UPCOMING EVENTS

—FRIDAY, SEPT. 26: NYC: 12:00pm,  Alex and Rebecca book signing of “Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image,” Aperture booth, New York Art Book Fair, PS 1, Long Island City

——SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, BOSTON: MEMORY CITY ARTIST RECEPTION AND BOOK SIGNING, ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY, 2-5PM, ARTISTS TALK AT 3:30

——FRIDAY, OCT. 3: BOSTON: SLANT RHYMES: ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB PHOTORAPHS, ARS LIBRI, 5:30-7:30PM, in conjunction with Boston First Fridays.

——FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7: CHICAGO: MEMORY CITY ARTIST RECEPTION, TALK, AND BOOK SIGNING, STEPHEN DAITER GALLERY

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©Alex Webb, Ethiopia, from “The Suffering of Light” and in the Sepia Eye show “Rectangular Squares,” thru Nov. 1

FRACTION MAGAZINE: Memory City review

September 2, 2014

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“[Memory City] it is a powerful analysis of the use of photography and the ways in which memory and history are served by images, and as such it’s one of the best photography books about photography that I have seen. Memory City is about the material life of images, and the relationship between memory and material; and it examines how our acts of looking at ourselves fold us into the world of images that surround us. It also imaginatively describes the relationship between the photographer and the act of photography, reminding us that the photograph is not only evidence that the subject was there, but that the photographer was there too. This recognition of embodied looking is something frequently addressed in prose but rarely so effectively with photography.”—Leo Hsu, Memory City review in Fraction Magazine.

THE COMPLETE REVIEW: http://www.fractionmagazine.com/memory-city

OTHER NEWS:

——NEW WORKSHOP ADDED: FINDING YOUR VISION @ MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, Monday Dec. 1-Friday Dec. 5, 2014. For more information, including how to register: http://www.miamistreetphotographyfestival.org/#!alex-webb-rebecca-norris-webb/cm50

——NIGHT CONTACT: Apply to be part of “Night Contact,” a slide show curated by Rebecca at the Brighton UK Festival this October. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: SEPTEMBER 8, 2014. FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.nightcontact.co.uk/rebecca-norris-webb-open-submissions-judge/

UPCOMING EVENTS

——THURSDAY, SEPT. 18, “Rectangular Squares,” Opening reception of this group show at Sepia Eye Gallery, NYC, with Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, and other photographers.

——THURSDAY, SEPT. 18-SUNDAY, SEPT. 21: MEMORY CITY project wall exhibition at Chicago Expo, sponsored by Stephen Daiter Gallery, book signings by the Webbs on Saturday, Sept. 20th and Sunday, Sept. 21

——SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, BOSTON: MEMORY CITY ARTIST RECEPTION AND BOOK SIGNING, ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY, 2-5PM, ARTISTS TALK AT 3:30

——FRIDAY, OCT. 3: BOSTON: SLANT RHYMES: ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB PHOTORAPHS, ARS LIBRI, 5-7PM, in conjunction with Boston First Fridays.

——FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7: CHICAGO: MEMORY CITY ARTIST RECEPTION, TALK, AND BOOK SIGNING, STEPHEN DAITER GALLERY