Michael Massaia - Deep in A Dream-Central Park-4am London Plane Trees
Michael Massaia
Deep in A Dream - Central Park - 4am London Plane Trees
Platinum/Palladium photograph on Somerset Satin Rag Paper
2009
42 x 32 inches
Signed, titled, dated and AP (from an edition of 5) on verso.
Michael Massaia - Deep in A Dream - Central Park - Central Park Moonrise
Michael Massaia
Deep in A Dream - Central Park - Central Park Moonrise
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2009, Printed 2014
40 x 30 inches
Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 10) in pencil on verso.
Michael Massaia - Afterlife - New Jersey - Moby Dick & Swing Ride
Michael Massaia
Afterlife - New Jersey - Moby Dick & Swing Ride
Selenium Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2009, Printed 2015
30 x 40 inches
Signed, titled, dated and editioned on verso. Signed and # 1/10 on recto.
Michael Massaia - In The Final Throes, New Jersey, Somers Place
Michael Massaia
In The Final Throes, New Jersey, Somers Place
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
1999
32 x 42 inches
Signed, titled, dated numbered (edition of 5) in pencil on verso
Michael Massaia - Afterlife - New Jersey - The Dino Cafe
Michael Massaia
Afterlife - New Jersey - The Dino Cafe
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
2008
32 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 5) in pencil on verso

Michael Massaia - In The Final Throes, New Jersey, Oradell Home
Michael Massaia
In The Final Throes, New Jersey, Oradell Home
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
1999
42 x 32 inches
Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 5) in pencil on verso
Brassai - La Grosse Fille de Joie, Quartier Italie
Brassaï
La Grosse Fille de Joie, Quartier Italie
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1932, Printed after 1967
15 3/8 x 11 inches
Signed, notations 'PP. 333', annotation 'page 93' in pencil and copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp (on the verso).
John Dugdale - An Inseparable Companion
John Dugdale
An Inseparable Companion
Cyanotype Photograph
2009, Printed 2009
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/6 on verso

John Dugdale - The Oversoul
John Dugdale
The Oversoul
Cyanotype Photograph
1998, Printed 2009
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/6 on verso.

John Dugdale - Vespers
John Dugdale
Vespers
Cyanotype Photograph
1999
8 x 10 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/12 on print verso

John Dugdale - Self Reliance
John Dugdale
Self Reliance
Cyanotype Photograph
1998
10 x 8 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 3/12 on print verso

John Dugdale - My Spirit Tried to Leave Me
John Dugdale
My Spirit Tried to Leave Me
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1994, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/6 on verso.

John Dugdale - Nameless Lissisitude
John Dugdale
Nameless Lissisitude
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1999, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/6 on verso

John Dugdale - I Could Not See to See
John Dugdale
I Could Not See to See
Gelatin Chloride Photograph
1994, Printed 2007
14 x 11 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 1/12 out of an edition of 12 on verso

Neil Folberg - Ballistra
Neil Folberg
Ballistra
Archival Pigment Photograph
2000
24 X 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/5 on recto

Neil Folberg - Machtesh Katan
Neil Folberg
Machtesh Katan
Archival Pigment Photograph
2000
24 X 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/5 on recto

Neil Folberg - Ancient Synagogue, Gush Halav
Neil Folberg
Ancient Synagogue, Gush Halav
Archival Pigment Photograph
1997
24 X 31 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/5 on recto

Neil Folberg - Olive Tree
Neil Folberg
Olive Tree
Archival Pigment Photograph
1997
24 X 31 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/5 on recto

Neil Folberg - Rosette Nebula
Neil Folberg
Rosette Nebula
Archival Pigment Photograph
2001
24 X 28 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/5 on recto

Neil Folberg - Scorpius Milky Way Rising
Neil Folberg
Scorpius Milky Way Rising
Archival Pigment Photograph
1997
24 X 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/5 on recto

Neil Folberg - Starry Grove
Neil Folberg
Starry Grove
Archival Pigment Photograph
1997
20 X 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/5 on recto

Neil Folberg - Starry Night
Neil Folberg
Starry Night
Archival Pigment Photograph
2001
24 X 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/5 on recto

Michael Kahn - On the Morning
Michael Kahn
On the Morning
Archival Pigment Photograph
1998
40 X 40 inches
Signed and numbered 2/10
Michael Kahn - Treasure Hunt
Michael Kahn
Treasure Hunt
Archival Pigment Photograph
2002
40 X 40 inches
Signed and numbered 8/10
Michael Kahn - Romance
Michael Kahn
Romance
Archival Pigment Photograph
2001
40 X 40 inches
Signed and numbered 1/10
Michael Kahn - Becoming
Michael Kahn
Becoming
Archival Pigment Photograph
2006
40 X 40 inches
Signed and numbered 2/10
Michael Kahn - Journey
Michael Kahn
Journey
Archival Pigment Photograph
2011
40 X 40 inches
Signed and numbered 1/10
Michael Kahn - Three Dories
Michael Kahn
Three Dories
Archival Pigment Photograph
2011
40 x 40 inches

Signed and numbered 1/50

Michael Kahn - Glacial Erratic
Michael Kahn
Glacial Erratic
Archival Pigment Photograph
2010
40 x 40 inches

Signed and numbered 1/10

Brett Weston - Untitled (Rock Formation, Monument Valley)
Brett Weston
Untitled (Rock Formation, Monument Valley)
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1984, Printed later by the artist
11 X 14 inches

Estate authentication stamp with Christian Keesee's signature on verso. Weston's signature in pencil on mount's recto

Brett Weston - Untitled (Landscape and Clouds, Hawaii)
Brett Weston
Untitled (Landscape and Clouds, Hawaii)
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1984, Printed later by the artist
10 1/2 X 13 3/4 inches

Estate authentication stamp with Christian Keesee's signature on verso. Weston's signature in pencil on mount's recto

Brett Weston - Untitled (Monument Valley)
Brett Weston
Untitled (Monument Valley)
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1984, Printed later by the artist
10 1/2 X 13 1/4 inches

Estate authentication stamp with Christian Keesee's signature on verso

Kimiko Yoshida - The Torero Bride with a Black Suit of Lights, Remembering Picas
Kimiko Yoshida
The Torero Bride with a Black Suit of Lights, Remembering Picasso (Self-Portrait)
C-Type Color Photograph
2006
47 1/4 X 47 1/4 inches
Edition # 6/10. Signed documentation accompanying photograph. Archival Color Photograph mounted on Diasec.
George Lewis - Self Portrait in the Arabian Empty Quarter
George Lewis
Self Portrait in the Arabian Empty Quarter
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2010, printed 2012
23 1/4 X 36 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/5 on verso.

Self Portrait in the Arabian Empty Quarter
George Lewis
Self Portrait in the Arabian Empty Quarter
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2010
21 5/8 X 33 inches, each

Face mounted on ultra non reflective acrylic - set of four

George Lewis - Self Portrait in the Arabian Empty Quarter

At Night: Images in The Half Light

02/11/2012 - 03/10/2012

INSTALLATION IMAGES

The camera was originally known as a 'dark chamber' in which latent images appeared inverted and in darkness. Ever since the birth of the medium, photography has been defined as a gathering of light and a bringing light out of darkness.

"At Night: Images in the Half Light" is an exhibition that plays on both the literal aspects of night and the metaphoric concept of darkness. Night can be a time of great mystery and hidden meanings. In Michael Massaia's platinum landscapes of Central Park, abandoned houses, and closed amusement parks light takes on an eerie, incandescent quality. The exposures are made between 2:00 and 5:00 A.M. with a large format camera that records and defines the light that comes out of darkness. His is a world akin to the theatrical pictures of Atget, in which the dramas of the day are given a respite. In Neil Folberg's "Celestial Skies" the heavens and the earth are displayed as thousands of points of light. We are brought into a photographaphic world inspired by the awe and timeless mystery of biblical landscapes. Folberg has used a scientific, high speed film to shed light into a world that literally expands into infinity. In the photographic work of Michael Kahn the waxing and waning light dissolves day into night. He has produced large, beautiful, expressionistic landscapes that are steeped in a mood of nostalgia.

Photography derives from the Latin, "drawing with light." Night serves as the backdrop in which the photographer can record, or draw, an almost infinite patterning of light and create a world either real or invented. On a metaphoric level night is a time of darkness which , by its nature, conceals objects, people, and locations. A shifting continuum between revealing versus concealing allows for multiple investigations into the mysteries of human behavior. Dovetailed to this is the quest to explore the division of public versus private lives. Under the mantle of darkness the secret passions of life escape public scrutiny. In Brassai's photographs from "The Secret Paris of the 30's" a private nightlife of Paris was recorded for posterity. This was the first body of photographic work that brought to the public the illicit human dramas that unfolded in the streets and private chambers of Parisian nights. In the photographs of George Lewis the private lives of the privileged elite in the Middle East are recorded. Behind veils, abbayahs and burqas Lewis examines the private lives of men and woman whose behavior is steeped in mystery and unwritten rules. As ultimate voyeurs, we in the West have an insufficient background to interpret their codes and mores. In some of Harry Benson's most memorable pictures night time, private clubs and extravagant parties allow him a chance to bring into light a world that otherwise would remain invisible to us. He shoots life in 'real time' with events that only happen once and vanish forever.

In summation the photographs in "At Night: Images in the Half Light" blur the lines between day and night, dark and light, public and private, universal and personal. Night is a time of mystery but photography helps bring these mysteries into light and give meaning to the rich fabric of our collective lives.