Robin Rice is pleased to present Summertime 2007, an annual exhibition
of photographs by artists represented by The Robin Rice Gallery.
An opening reception will be held July 18th, 2007 from 5:30 to 8:30pm.
The show runs through September 9, 2007.
“Summertime 2007 presents my esthetic vision,” says Rice. “It is
the one occasion during the year that offers me the opportunity
to present strong works of new artists as well the gallery’s stable
of artists.” Hung salon style, Summertime 2007 offers something
for everyone. “I have been organizing Summertime shows for 12 years.
The exhibition takes days to install. Each image featured is very
strong in itself. Most images were used in individual solo shows
and chosen for their invitation. Putting the show together is like
arranging a beautiful complicated puzzle. However, all the images,
large and small, color, black and white, work extremely well together.
I never want to take it down. There are 50 photographers in the
show and I’ve selected one or two works per artists. It’s amazing
how 80 to 100 photographs can fit together so well. It feels like
a personal collection.”
Like this year’s invitational piece, "Airplane, Denver", by Bill
Phelps, the images included in Summertime 2007 bring to mind thoughts
of travel and leisure. Phelps graphic, portrait-like warm toned
image of a jet idling on a tarmac (shot with an 8 x 10 camera) focuses
on shadow and light, rendering the plane in all its majestic pre-flight
glory. The show also includes carefree and blithe work: Beach scenes,
ocean views, landscapes and cityscapes, backyard cookouts and front
yard smooches. These images inspire recollections of good times
spent with friends old and new, And while some of the images are
not specifically summery, all are narrative in nature, storytelling
shots that are representative of each individual artist. They are
images that are meant to evoke a, smiles, warm feelings, nostalgia
and a sense of wonder.
Robin Rice Gallery is located at 328 W. 11th Street, between Greenwich
and Washington streets. Telephone: 212-366-6660. Fax: 212-366-6664.
Hours are Wednesday through Sunday 12pm. to 7pm.
Private dealing in Bridgehampton, NY. 631-537-1002. To view images
by the artists included in the Summertime 2007 exhibition, please