The Pen & Brush proudly presents Contemporary Expressions, Photography curated by Daile Kaplan of Swann Galleries in conjunction with our 63rd Annual Sculpture Exhibition curated by Ellen J. Landis of Grounds For Sculpture. The juxtaposition of photography and sculpture entices the viewer to consider inherent qualities within both mediums. Through alternative and traditional approaches referencing figural, organic, and structural forms these 150 works offer an extensive view of contemporary art.Curator of Contemporary Expressions, Photography, Daile Kaplan is vice president and director of photographs at Swann Galleries, Inc., New York City's oldest specialty auction house, where she is also an auctioneer. She is a photographs expert on "Antiques Roadshow" in addition to appearing on the History and Discovery Channels, HG- TV, Art-TV, and Plum-TV. Ms. Kaplan has written extensively about vernacular photography and visual literacy, and is a collector of decorative and functional 3-d folk objects highlighted with photographs. She coined the term "pop photographica" to describe this new genre. Ms. Kaplan is the author of Pop Photographica, Photography's Objects in Everyday Life 1842- 1969 (Toronto, Canada: The Art Gallery of Ontario, 2002). In addition she wrote a monograph about the Roaring '20s photographer Albert Arthur Allen entitled Premiere Nudes (Sante Fe: Twin Palms Publishers, 2001) and two books about America's pre-eminent photojournalist, Lewis W. Hine. She's on the Board of Directors of the Appraisers Association of America, the Alexia Foundation, Fifty Crows Foundation and is a member of ArtTable.
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16 East 10th Street, New York, NY 10003