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Artists presented
by Phillip S.Block

LUCAS FOGLIA

Lucas Foglia’s work looks at our changing relationship to the ‘land’ as we enter the second decade of this new millennium. He tells stories through communities of people whose lifestyle reflect their commitment to a different way of life often outside of and at odds with the mainstream. His pictures and stories are generous in their embrace and feel as much like collaborations as they do direct documents. Yet they belie a taught rigor, a strong sense of insight and a broad reach beyond the particular subjects, speaking rather to a more universal and essential concern - our place in a changing world, our stewardship of the earth and the many roles we can play in the politics of change.


SAM FALLS

Sam Falls’ quirky photographs of everyday things remind one of the descriptive nature of the medium and how, through the advent of multiple new technologies, it has become. His are casual, often incidental singular images which build serial stories in celebration of the everyday life. The true mystery that unfolds for the viewer grows from the intersection of painting, photography, printmaking and book making - and, of course, the endless energy of Falls’ and his lively visual images.


HANNAH WHITAKER

Hannah Whitaker is a photographer who builds meaning from the spaces in between her photographs. Photographing disparate subject matter, in a manner that is decidedly unmannered she produces visual metaphors which ask more questions than provide answers. Her pictures speak at once to the history of representation and photography, while conjuring a natural world startling real, yet ambiguous at the same time. Not without humor, her work challenges each viewer to discover the meaning they glean from making associations and careful viewing. Her ambiguity of meaning is both intentional and welcome.

Phillip S.Block

Born in 1951 in Westfield, Massachussetts, United States.

Lives and works in New York.


Phillip S. Block was Director of Light Work from 1972 to 82. During this period, he curated over 61 exhibitions and designed a residency program that has become the model for statewide sponsorship. From 1975 to 79, he served as Adjunct Curator of Photography at the Everson Museum of Art, where he organized exhibitions with catalogues, including On the Offset Press, Three from the Thirties: Brandt, Brassai, and Bravo; and Alternative Imaging systems. In 1982, he was appointed Associate Director of Education at the International Center of Photography, then Director of Education (86) and Deputy Director for Programs (98). He has served on the Board of Directors of Photographers and Friends United Against AIDS, The Guild of Book Workers, The Kodak Education Advisory Council, The W. Eugene Smith Foundation and The Society of Photographic Education, and as as advisor to The Gallery Association of New York State, The Center for Book Arts and the New York State Council for the Arts. In addition, he has acted as a juror for numerous grants and awards, such as the Manhattan Borough President's Art Awards JGS Awards and the Overseas Press Club Awards among others.