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John Paul Caponigro’s Exhibit | Open Studio | New Work 2015 is open to the public for one weekend only – August 1st and 2nd from 10 am to 5 pm with gallery talks by the artist at 2 pm. (Afterward, visits by appointment are available.)

Be among the first to see new works from artist John Paul Caponigro’s classic series Alignment, where lines drawn into natural environments draw the viewer into closer alignment with nature. Ranging from petroglyphs to walking paths, a variety of pan-cultural interactions with land are celebrated. Made on five continents – Europe, North America, South America, Africa, and Antarctica – they offer a truly global perspective. Environmental art in virtual space, these altered images are land art produced without altering the land. The artist’s visionary landscapes drawn from and for the mind’s eye heighten our physical, emotional and spiritual connections to nature.

Also on display are a wide variety of related studies including drawings, paintings, iPhone sketches, appropriated satellite imagery, time-lapse videos and more.

This is a rare opportunity to view the artist’s new work presented in his own private studio / gallery. Come enjoy prints, drawings, paintings, books, and conversations with the artist during this very special event. Many of these items have never been seen before and some are often not made public.

For more information including previews, reviews, statements, audio, video, and presskit email info@johnpaulcaponigro.com.

Click here for directions.

View the slideshow here.

View my featured series Alignment here.

View catalogs here.

View ebooks here.

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Thursday March 26 at 6 pm I’ll present a Canon sponsored lecture at the Taubman Museum in Roanoke, Virginia.

I’ll discuss the creative process from many angles in a set of interrelated short lectures, sharing my thoughts on photography, telling the stories behind some of my classic images, and demonstrating the techniques I use.

The concurrent exhibits Generations (father / son) and Process will be on display until March 28th.

Find details and directions here.

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The Exhibit

February 27 – May 10, 2015
The Southeast Museum Of Photography
Daytona, Florida

In 2008, the Southeast Museum of Photography was one of 183 institutions designated to receive a selection of Warhol’s photographs through the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program in honor of the Warhol Foundation’s 20th anniversary. In the spring of 2014, an additional donation of nine photo screen-prints were donated through this program. Through highlights from both donations, this exhibition showcases Warhol’s Polaroids, black-and-white prints, and photo silk-screens to provide a glimpse into the inner workings of this iconic figure in 20th century American art and his complicated relationship with the medium of photography.

The Opening

Friday, February 27, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Lecture, Book Signing and Exhibition Opening Reception with Catherine Zuromskis, author of Snapshot Photography: The Lives of Images.

“An avid photographer, collector and photographic subject, Warhol incorporated photography into almost every aspect of his aesthetic and social experience.” – Catherine Zuromskis from Snapshot Photography: The Lives of Images, 2013

Learn more about this exhibit here.

Learn more about the Warhol foundation and their programs here.

Explore quotes by Andy Warhol here.

Watch a BBC documentary on Andy Warhol here.

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Sebastiao Salgado’s must see exhibit Genesis is on display at ICP (NYC) September 19 – January 11, 2015.

“Genesis is the third long-term series on global issues by world-renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado (born Brazil, 1944), following Workers (1993) and Migrations (2000). The result of an eight-year worldwide survey, the exhibition draws together more than 200 spectacular black-and-white photographs of wildlife, landscapes, seascapes, and indigenous peoples—raising public awareness about the pressing issues of environment and climate change. ICP is proud to be the first U.S. venue of this momentous exhibition, which is curated by Lélia Wanick Salgado.”

View Salgado’s TED talk here.

View Salgado’s talk The Photographer As Activist here.

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June 14, 2014 – January 18, 2015

“This exhibition represents the most comprehensive assessment of photographer Wynn Bullock’s (American, 1902-1975) extraordinary career in nearly forty years. Bullock worked in the American modernist tradition alongside colleagues and friends Edward Weston, Harry Callahan, and Ansel Adams. This show presents the rare opportunity to see over 100 works of art by this innovative photographer.

The arc of Bullock’s innovative achievements is surveyed in Wynn Bullock: Revelations through more than 100 prints, from his early experimental work of the 1940s, through the mysterious black-and-white imagery of the 1950s and color light abstractions of the 1960s, to his late metaphysical photographs of the 1970s. Wynn Bullock: Revelations coincides with a major gift from the Bullock Estate to the High Museum, making Atlanta one of the largest repositories of Bullock’s work in the country.

Bullock’s work was guided by an intense interest in the mid-twentieth-century dialogue about the structure of the universe and humanity’s place within it. Drawn to the spirit of experimentation that marked scientific and philosophic endeavors of his day, Bullock used knowledge about quantum physics, special relativity, and the space-time continuum as a reference point for his own intuitive and deeply personal explorations of the world. Photography for Bullock was a way of meditating on the frightening and exhilarating idea that there is much more to the world than is commonly understood through ordinary perception, and he was passionate about conveying that revelation to others through his work.”

Find out more about this exhibit here.

Find out about the book Revelations here.

A concurrent exhibit Radiant Energy in Atlanta at Lumiere Fine Art Photography Gallery  features contemporary prints from three Collector Edition Portfolios produced by Lumiere in cooperation with the Bullock family estate – Classic Black & White, Color Light Abstractions, and Seascapes.

Find out more about this exhibit here.

Read a collection of quotes by Wynn Bullock here.

Find out more about Wynn Bullock here.

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Aug 6 – Sep 1

Aug 28 4- 6 pm  Gallery Talk

Maine Media Workshops, 18 Central Street, Rockport, Maine, 04856

“The works of father and son Paul Caponigro and John Paul Caponigro are featured in the photographic exhibit “Two Generations”.  Over twenty images by each artist highlight the two careers of this family of artists. Responding to interest in seeing their work together the show “Two Generations” was assembled and first exhibited in Rockport Maine at CMCA. Now it returns to Rockport at MMW fully updated.

The juxtaposition of traditional darkroom images and the more contemporary digital photographs may seem startling at first.  Both artists utilize a different medium and a different vision. Paul is a traditional straight shooter and John is a process artist. After careful inspection what is more apparent are the similarities, the vestiges of the fact that this is the work of father and son. it is apparent each artists work influences the other and many of their key interests are the same. Both artists share a deep reverence for nature, a love of stone, a fascination with the subtle palettes of the natural environment, and a strong dedication to their craft.”

Find directions and contact info here.

Preview the ebook Two Generations here.

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John Paul Caponigro’s Open Studio | New Work 2014 is open to the public for one weekend only – August 2nd and 3rd from 10 am to 5 pm with a talk by the artist at 2 pm. (Afterward, visits by appointment are available.)

This annual event unveils new highlights from the artist’s recent international travels north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle with stops along the way in Iceland, Argentina, Morocco, and Namibia. Amid images of glowing auroras, crashing glaciers, colliding icebergs, thundering waterfalls, smoldering volcanoes, shimmering salt flats, shifting dunes, you’ll find the oldest desert, the largest salt flat, the windiest continent, the fastest moving glaciers, the wildest seas and more, all portrayed through the eyes of this unique artist.

This is a rare opportunity to view the artist’s new work presented in his own private studio / gallery. Come enjoy prints, drawings, paintings, books, and conversations with the artist during this very special event. Many of these items have never been seen before and some are often not made public.

For more information including previews, reviews, statements, audio, video, and press kit email info@johnpaulcaponigro.com.

Click here for directions.

View the slideshow here.

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Enjoy two inspiring exhibits by internationally acclaimed artist John Paul Caponigro - Around The World & Process.

Around the world unveils new highlights from his recent international travels north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle with stops along the way in Iceland, Argentina, Bolivia, and Namibia Amid images of glowing auroras, crashing glaciers, colliding icebergs, thundering waterfalls, smoldering volcanoes, shimmering salt flats, shifting dunes, you’ll find the oldest desert, the largest salt flat, the windiest continent, the fastest moving glaciers, and more, all portrayed through the eyes of this unique artist.

Process displays many aspects of the artist’s creative process, both analog and digital – writing, drawing, painting, photography. John Paul shows how each discipline contributes to the completion of his finished works of art. This exhibit shows how artist’s get there is just as important as where they arrive and reveals that the creative process is a never-ending journey of discovery that offers many insights along the way.

The book Process is now available in print and electronically. It shows many more works than can be displayed and shares the personal insights of the artist. Preview it online at johnpaulcaponigro.com/store.

John Paul Caponigro’s Annual Exhibition 2013: Around The World and Process is a rare opportunity to view this artist’s work presented in his own private studio / gallery. The exhibit is open to the public for one weekend only – August 3rd and 4th from 10 am to 5 pm with a talk by the artist at 2 pm.

Come enjoy prints, drawings, paintings, books, and conversations with the artist during this very special event.

Preview select new works online here.

For more information including directions, previews, reviews, statements, audio, video, and press kit visitwww.johnpaulcaponigro.com or email info@johnpaulcaponigro.com.

Get directions here.

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See more images here.

Mentor Exhibition Invite

Artists learn and hone their craft in many ways, but perhaps no relationship is more instructive and lasting than one built with a mentor. Sharing a lifetime of knowledge with another artist—from favorite techniques and tools of the craft to inspiring self-criticism and deeper motivation—mentors can propel an artist forward, illuminate new creative territory and serve as a guide through periods of self-doubt.

For 40 years, Maine Media has fostered relationships between emerging and established artists through its intense and immersive courses, building bonds between teachers and students that have lasted decades and spanned the globe. Maintaining their relationships long after the lessons have ended, many of our students have gone on to become masters in their own right, and now pass on their knowledge to a new generation of emerging artists.

As part of the yearlong celebration marking our 40th anniversary, we are thrilled to announce the upcoming exhibition,Mentor: 40 Photographers, 40 Years, in partnership with the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. The exhibition will feature the work of some of Maine Media’s best-known master teachers alongside the work of their students, who continue the connection with Maine Media through teaching and mentoring.

Curated by Bruce Brown and Brenton Hamilton, Mentor will be on display from July 27 to September 22, 2013 at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art here in Rockport. We hope you will join us at the opening reception on July 27, or at the alumni reception on August 10 to celebrate the spirit of creative collaboration that is at the heart of everything we do here at Maine Media.

Find out more about the Mentor Exhibit here.

Learn about my Annual Exhibit here.


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