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The Halide Project, Gravy StudioIryna Glik, Untitled, cyanotype on watercolor paper

Exhibition of Contemporary Analog Photography Features Artists

Selected from an International Open Call

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Halide Project is pleased to announce its second annual juried exhibition of traditional and alternative process photography entitled Living Image, which will be on display at Gravy Studio & Gallery in Northern Liberties from October 6-29, 2017.

Selected from an international call for entry by juror John Caperton, the works on view in Living Image demonstrate the breadth, depth, and delight of contemporary analog photography. Showcasing an array of traditional and alternative photographic methods, Living Image serves to reconnect viewers with the handmade aspects of photography that have largely been disassociated from the medium in the digital age.

The Halide Project, Gravy StudioTodd Birdsong, Abandonment Issues, Goodman 428 #1, Gelatin Silver Print, Heat Exposure, Chemical Contamination

This year’s Living Image features the work of 23 artists from the Philadelphia region, across the U.S., and beyond including Michael Ast, Todd Birdsong, Mike Browna, Bob Carnie, Devon John Chebra, Cora Cluett, Anne Eder, Iryna Glik, Susan M. Gordon, Haley Hasen, Mike Hoover, Lucang Huang, John Jackson, Roger Matsumoto, Kathleen Nademus, Shaina Nyman, Denise Ross, Patricia Scialo, Craig Scheihing, Andrew Tershakovec, Amanda Tinker, Angela Franks Wells, and Rick Wright.

The work will be on view Thursdays through Sundays from Noon to 6:00pm, or by appointment, throughout the duration of the show.

Opening weekend events include a public preview on First Friday, October 6th, 5–9PM, an Artists Reception on Saturday, October 7th, 5:00 – 9:00pm with Juror’s Talk by John Caperton, and Philadelphia Open Studio Tour hours on Sunday, October 8th, 12:00 – 6:00pm.

The Halide Project, Gravy StudioCraig Scheihing, Marisol, C-print

Interactive and educational programming presented in conjunction with the exhibition includes an Informal Group Critique on Thursday, October 19th, 6-9PM at Gravy Studio & Gallery where visitors can present and discuss their own work; a Polaroid Transfer Workshop with Matt Ashby on Sunday, October 22nd, 1-4PM, at Gravy Studio & Gallery, with a $10 materials fee; and a Wet Collodion Tintype Demo with CJ Harker on Sunday, October 29th, 1-4PM, at 1627 N. 2nd Street, with a $10 materials fee.

A full calendar of Living Image events detailing event and registration information can be found on The Halide Project’s website: www.thehalideproject.org.

The Halide Project, Gravy StudioAmanda Tinker, Untitled, from series Small Animal, Platinum/Palladium Print

Living Image Supporters and Sponsors

Living Image has been generously supported by a grant from the Penn Treaty Special Services District. Opening Reception refreshments are provided by Russet. Exhibition Prizes are sponsored by Indie Photo Lab, The Photo Review, and Velvet Glove.

About The Halide Project

The Halide Project was founded in Philadelphia in 2015 to foster the traditional photographic arts. Its mission is to be a local and global resource for artists working in film and alternative processes, as well as to (re)introduce the public to the beauty and magic of pre digital photographic techniques. Current and prospective programming includes photography exhibitions, workshops, a community darkroom workspace, mobile darkroom outreach, and an artist residency focusing on film and alternative process photography.

About The Juror

John Caperton currently serves as the Jensen Bryan Curator at The Print Center in Philadelphia, a nonprofit gallery that has been serving the printmaking and photography community for over 100 years. He has curated more than forty exhibitions for The Print Center since 2007 and was on the curatorial team and in the publication of Philagrafika 2010: The Graphic Unconscious, a citywide contemporary art festival. Caperton oversees a number of The Print Center’s public programs, including its Artists-in-Schools Program, which places teaching artists in classrooms in Philadelphia public high schools. He moderated the keynote panel for the 2010 Southern Graphics Conference and participated in the Curatorial Intensive program of Independent Curators International. Caperton received his BA in Art History at the University of Chicago. He was the Exhibitions Coordinator at Locks Gallery in Philadelphia and has also held positions at the Association for Public Art and the Anderson Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The Halide Project, Gravy StudioAngela Franks Wells,Wispy, Chromoskedasic Sabattier Print


What: Living Image, a juried art exhibition featuring traditional and alternative process photography by 23 artists selected by juror John Caperton

WhereGravy Studio & Gallery, 910 N. 2nd St. Philadelphia, PA 19123

When: On view October 6th – October 29th, 2017

Reception and Juror’s Talk: Saturday, October 7th, 5-9PM

Regular viewing hours: Thursdays – Sundays, 12:00 – 6:00pm or by appointment

Contact: Dale Rio

Email: info@thehalideproject.org Tel: (919) 599-2899


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Of Metal and Light, Gravy Studio and GallerySage Lewis, sliver gelatin print

Photography Exhibit Of Metal and Light, Featuring Work By Lisa Elmaleh, Sage Lewis, and Lucretia Moroni On Display At Gravy Studio During March

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Halide Project is pleased to announce its upcoming photography exhibition entitled Of Metal and Light, which will be on display at Gravy Studio & Gallery in Northern Liberties from March 3rd – 26th, 2017.

Of Metal & Light features work by three artists who explore the elementary nature of photography, both chemically and conceptually. Their work demonstrates how choice of material and process is an important—and too often overlooked—factor in image creation.

West Virginia-based artist Lisa Elmaleh will be exhibiting prints from her Everglades series, which celebrates an ecosystem that shaped her personal history as a native of South Florida. Her use of the historic wet plate collodion process, with its slow rendering of light, captures images that show the passage of time.

Vermont-based Sage Lewis painstakingly constructs architectural models and then crushes them, photographing the ruins from various vantage points in order to show divergent views of the same structure. Her evocative, high-contrast gelatin silver prints draw viewers into these constructed worlds and invite them to question just what it is they are seeing.

Lucretia Moroni (based in New York and Italy) approaches photography from a background in the decorative arts, a form that she has practiced for over thirty years. Experimenting with cyanotype and platinum palladium prints made on traditional gold and platinum leaf, her work reflects the interplay between art historical traditions and the more modern tradition of photography, firmly anchoring Lucretia in both realms.

The work will be on view during open gallery hours on Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 6pm, or by appointment, throughout the duration of the show. The exhibition will open with a reception and artist talk on on First Friday (March 3rd, 6 – 9 PM, talks beginning at 7:30). In conjunction with the exhibit, The Halide Project will be hosting a variety of interactive events, including guided tours, a hands-on photography workshop, an informal group critique, and a trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s study room. Most events are free and open to the public, though some incur a small materials fee. Registration is required for the events and can be made through The Halide Project’s website at www.thehalideproject.org.

Of Metal and Light was made possible by a grant from the Penn Treaty Special Services District. Additional funding was provided by Project Stream, a grant initiative of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts that is regionally administered by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. Additional support for Project Stream is provided by PECO.

Of Metal and Light, Gravy Studio and GalleryLucretia Moroni, Untitled, platinum/palladium print on gold leaf

About The Halide Project

The Halide Project was created in 2015 by Alexandra Orgera and Dale Rio in order to promote the continued practice and appreciation of traditional and alternative photographic processes. Run by a volunteer board of artists, The Halide Project produces two annual exhibitions: a small group invitational and a call-for-entry show, as well as affordable workshops, photographic study sessions, and other casual events throughout the year. Plans for future programming include artist residency opportunities and a dedicated darkroom workspace for community use.

About The Artists

Lisa Elmaleh’s work is an exploration of rural America. Using a portable darkroom in the back of her truck, Elmaleh photographs using the nineteenth century wet plate collodion process. Elmaleh is a West Virginia-based photographer and educator, teaching at the School of Visual Arts and the Penumbra Foundation in New York City. She has been awarded the Aaron Siskind Foundation IPF Grant, PDN’s 30, the Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Grant, the Tierney Fellowship, and The Everglades National Park Artist Residency. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently featuring her American Folk project as a solo show at the Appalachian Center, Berea College in Kentucky, and her Everglades project in a group show, Imaging Eden: Photographers Discover the Everglades at the Norton Museum. Elmaleh’s work is in the collection of the Norton Museum, the Ogden Museum, and other private collections.

Sage Lewis is interested in the connections between material process and concept and works through drawing, sculpture, prints, and photography to translate images into multiple outcomes. She recently completed a Project Space Residency at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York and 10-month Artist-in-Residence Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar. While in Qatar she set up a darkroom for students to learn analogue processes and received a faculty research grant to study and teach the process of carbon printing. Recent exhibitions were held at the Denison Museum in Granville, Ohio, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Hamad bin Khalifa University Art Gallery in Doha, Qatar. Lewis holds an MFA in Painting & Drawing from The Ohio State University and a B.F.A. in Painting and Art History from Maine College of Art. She is currently based in Vermont.

Lucretia Moroni was born in Italy and attended the renowned Van der Kelen School in Brussels and continued her training in Interiors with the Renzo Mongiardino architecture firm in Milan. After working with Franco Zeffirelli, she moved to New York in the early 1980’s and has since worked on a large number of private and public projects, including painting 24 Murals at Bethesda Fountain, commissioned by Central Park Conservancy and New York Landmark. After studying photographic processes at International Center for Photography, she is currently experimenting in work that combines photography and the decorative arts.

Of Metal and Light, Gravy Studio and GalleryLisa Elmaleh, Slash Pines, gelatin silver print (from glass wet plate negative)


What: Of Metal and Light, a photography exhibition highlighting the work of three artists using chemistry-based practices.

Where: Gravy Studio & Gallery, 910 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

When: March 3rd – March 26th

Regular viewing hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 6 PM

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, March 3rd, 6:00 – 9:00pm (talks begin at 7:30)

Related educational events (information available at www.thehalideproject.org):

Guided tours of the exhibit

Hands-on Traditional Photography Workshops

Visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art Study Room

Informal Group Critique

Registration and more info: www.thehalideproject.org

Thank you to The Halide Project for the content of this post.

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