Daile Kaplan Curates Photography Exhibition
Opening Tomorrow, May 28th

Contemporary Expressions
Photography Exhibition

May 28th - June 28th

Untitled 3, Quietly Living Series by Kasey Hembel

Curated by Daile Kaplan
of Swann Galleries
Opening Reception
Thursday, May 28th

9/11 by Gabriele Roos

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.

Founded over 115 years ago, The Pen & Brush, Inc., is an international non-profit organization for women in the visual, literary and performing arts. Our rich history is a chronicle of persistence, passion, dedication, and a commitment to equal opportunity. Some of the countless inspirational women in our number include Eleanor Roosevelt, Pearl S. Buck, Ida M. Tarbell and Jessie Tarbox Beals.

While honoring the ideals and contributions of the women from our vibrant past, The Pen and Brush serves as an open, diverse, global forum, and cultural resource for its members, non-member participants, the professional arts community, and the general public. Our exhibitions, competitions and programs are open to women artists internationally.

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