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Anahata

John Singletary - Anahata, James Oliver Galleryclick for large images

John Singletary – Anahata, James Oliver Gallery

James Oliver Gallery, 723 Chestnut Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106

215-923-1242 (office)

267-918-7432 (mobile)

jamesolivergallery@gmail.com

May 6th – June 9th, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 6th, 6:00 -10:00 PM

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Friday 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm – 8:00pm

John Singletary - Anahata, James Oliver GalleryDetail of “Providence, 30′ x 5′, Photography Based OLED Installation.

Philadelphia native, John Singletary, is a fine art photographer and multi-media artist.  His educational training includes both Drexel University and The University of the Arts. He has exhibited at The Pennsylvania State Museum of Art, LG Tripp Gallery and Gallery 1401. As well, his work is represented in the permanent collections at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Center for Fine Art Photography and The Free Library of Philadelphia.

Anahata is a photographic exhibition that uses its mode of presentation to transcend the limitations of the medium in a multi-disciplinary installation experience. Photographs are animated through multiple state-of-the-art organic LED panels used as electronic canvases. The technology is synchronized to create joined, large format displays, some forming 8′ x 8′ luminous squares or a 30′ Greco-Roman frieze-inspired compositions. Images materialize out of walls and recede back into darkness, as would apparitions in this oddly familiar living space. These and other works are set to original music composed by John Singletary and Matt Hollenberg. In addition, the show will feature a live performance by dancers Amber Malmstadt and Megan Hannon.

John Singletary - Anahata, James Oliver GalleryDetail of “Providence“, 30’x5′ Photography Based OLED Installation.

While the ambition in Singletary’s presentation is of distinct merit, it’s not mere technology doing the real work. The photographic quality in his highly ornamented images demonstrates a conscious and masterful use of the medium. Influenced by a production approach found in theater and cinema, Singletary and his crew built a black box studio in a Victorian house in Germantown, PA as a set for the photography in Anahata. This long term collaborative project enlisted dancers, theater performers, costume designers, make-up artists, choreographers and set technicians. And, in this black box studio, the dream-like imagery, extracted from mythology, symbolism and mysticism directs the narrative in Anahata as it explores human relationships and their connection to the divine.

John Singletary - Anahata, James Oliver Gallery“The Dance of Hades”, 5’x3′ Photography Based OLED Installation.

In John Singletary’s inventive world of Anahata, the artist commands an ancient cry from demons and gods in spear-decorated headdresses and cocoon-like webs that conquer and connect us. From there, he uses an advanced understanding of technology to take us seamlessly forward into a hyper-lit future. With his sensitivity in making this unique grand scale production personal and his exacting print work, the fantasticality in Anahata becomes very real.

John Singletary - Anahata, James Oliver Gallery“Clarise”, 8’x8′ Photography Based OLED Installation.

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Synthesis

Synthesis, Photographs by John Singletary

Synthesis – Photographs by John Singletary included in group show at the LG Tripp GallerySynthesis #2, Pigment Print from 4 x 5 Negative, 54″ x 40″

LG Tripp Gallery, 47 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, 215.923.3110

RSVP 2014 Exhibition through August 16th, 2014. Gallery Hours: Wednesday 12:00-5:00 PM, Thursday-Saturday 11:00-6:00 PM, Tuesday by appointment only. The Gallery is open to the public free of charge.

Philadelphia based photographer John Singletary will be showing work as part of the R.S.V.P. 2014 group exhibition at the LG Tripp Gallery.

Synthesis, Photographs by John Singletary

Synthesis – Photographs by John Singletary included in group show at the LG Tripp GallerySynthesis #8, Pigment Print from 4×5 Negative, 44″x40″

“Synthesis” is a series of large scale pigment prints created by combining darkroom chemistry with more exotic elements in solutions and using a 4×5 view camera to photograph the often unpredictable reactions that unfold. The resultant images are gestural, calligraphic forms whose textures and fractal-like patterns are reminiscent of the endlessly repeating structures in nature that exist on multiple scale levels from the sub-atomic to the universal; a reflection of the complex architecture of our universe.”

John Singletary is a Philadelphia based photographer who trained formally at Drexel University and the Community College of Philadelphia and has exhibited work in the Pennsylvania State Museum, The Center for Fine Art Photography, The Photo Review, University of the Arts Gallery 1401, The Seeds Gallery, The Perkins Center for the Arts and other venues.

Synthesis, Photographs by John Singletary

Synthesis – Photographs by John Singletary included in group show at the LG Tripp GallerySynthesis #17, Pigment Print from 4 x 5 Negative, 55.5″ x 40″

RSVP4, LG Tripp Gallery

RSVP4, LG Tripp Gallery

Each summer LG Tripp Gallery is pleased to mount its summer invitational, RSVP. The selected artists share technical maturity and a commitment to abstraction. Working in diverse media with individualized processes and styles, and coming from different levels of exhibition experience, art education and artistic career, their pursuits take many forms. Their works hang throughout the gallery in a focused but lively conversation.

RSVP 2014 showcases thirteen artists from Philadelphia and the surrounding regions. Twelve are exhibiting at LGTripp for the first time. On exhibit are paintings by Lynn Denton, William DiBello, Karen Freedman, Albert Fung, and Tim Ruffin; installations by Raphael Fenton-Spaid (solo 2011) and Laura Sallade; sculpture by Lori Evensen; prints by William Phelps Montgomery and Kenneth Schiano; photographs by Lori Evensen, Stuart Lehrman, John Singletary, and Andrew Tomasulo.

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