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Solo Exhibit at Gallery 417, DTLA

Posted by RichardSChow in exhibits, Gallery, Photo

I feel honored and blessed to have the solo show at Gallery 417, sponsored by Metro 417, a boutique residence in a historical building in DTLA.

Attached here is the flyer produced by Gallery 417, these are posted in each elevator in the building – so cool. The opening reception was on May 11, thank you to each one of you who came by on opening night, and also came by later during the month long exhibit. You rock and thanks!

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10 Jun 2017 no comments / READ MORE

Photo Independent 2017

Posted by RichardSChow in curator, exhibits, Gallery, Photo, Photo Book

 

April 21 to 23 – Collaborated with Expo Contemporary and Festival of Photography at The Reef, DTLA.

So very happy we had a great turnout at our Booth#127.

Photo Independent was a fabulous fair and I totally enjoyed every minutes. Thanks to all who came out and the great chats I had with you all. I have always enjoyed meeting new friends and catching up with old friends – it’s lot better than emails, chat, FB or even phone call. I do appreciate the opportunity to connect with you.

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01 May 2017 no comments / READ MORE

Common Threads group show – my first curatorial exhibit

Posted by RichardSChow in curator, exhibits, Gallery, Photo

Very grateful and Thank You to both Art Share L.A. and Month of Photography LA Lucie Foundation!

Art Share L.A. presents COMMON THREADS

Eight photographers, each unique in their artistic approach, choice and presentation – comes together in Common Threads – an exhibit that may require you to see beyond the image, and attempt to create your own narrative. We believe each image has some form of abstraction, whether visually or subconsciously.

The exhibit is sponsored by Art Share L.A. and a featured event for MOPLA (Month of Photograhy L.A.) by the Lucie Foundation. It is curated by Richard S. Chow.

Featured photographers are:

Brandy Trigueros |  http://www.brandytrigueros.com/
Glen Wexler |  http://www.glenwexlerstudio.com/
James Walker |  http://www.jwalkerimagery.com/
Jonas Yip |  http://www.jonasyipphotography.com/
Linda Kunik |  http://www.lindakunik.com/
Lori Pond |  http://www.loripond.com/
Richard S. Chow |  http://richardschow.com/
Sara Hadley |  http://sarahhadley.com/

http://www.monthofphotography.com/events-2017/2017/2/9/common-threads-a-group-show

 

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13 Mar 2017 no comments / READ MORE

Artshare LA – Perimeter Gallery

Posted by RichardSChow in curator, exhibits, Gallery, Photo

At the Opening reception at Artshare LA’s Perimeter Gallery, showcasing the Distant Memories series.

For this installation, it was two sets of 3×3 grid, looks okay I think. Exhibit dates are Dec 10 to Jan 7, 2017.

Also note that Artshare is a non-profit and it does so much to support the arts and artist communities in Los Angeles, and the team there is fab!

Artshare LA Perimeter Gallery

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14 Dec 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Upcoming Exhibits Winter 2016 – Happy Holidays to you and Yours!!!

Posted by RichardSChow in exhibits, Gallery, Photo

What I thought to be a sleepy’ish Winter is now filled with art events and photography!

Please see the below for exhibits and other events and I hope you could see some whenever feasible. Each of the events would likely have a FB event page, therefore please check out my FB or feel free to contact me directly, don’t be shy! :)

One of the biggest is PHOTO LA 2017 in January. I really hope to see some of you in person at the Fair!

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06 Dec 2016 no comments / READ MORE

CA 101 – annual Exhibit in 2016 at the South Bay Galleria

Posted by RichardSChow in curator, exhibits, Gallery, Photo, Photo Book

What a great exhibit CA 101! And a fabulous location which is the South Bay Galleria!

My image is from the Urbanscape series. I was so honored to be selected, among all renowned artists. I also made it into the Catelog which in itself a collector’s item.

Thanks to Nina Zak Laddon and Dens Richardson and the team!

#ca101 #southbay #art #photography #la #galleryatthemall

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23 Aug 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Human Rights Project Exhibit at The Gallery Presents (Phantom Gallery LA)

Posted by RichardSChow in exhibits, Gallery, Photo

Human Rights Project at TGP – July 2 to Aug 21

Richard S. Chow

Title: Home Street Home

Medium: Fine Art Photography, framed 16×24”, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 3.

Artist Statement:

Without hesitation, when I heard about the initiative, it is clear that I would create and submit to the show and be part of a movement that promotes awareness of Human Rights. I am proud to be one of the advocates and lend another voice to its importance. To further improve the gaps that exist globally, one must admit there is a problem – I hope this exhibit would highlight many facets of human rights issues and to encourage a dialog.

My image deals with the fundamental right to adequate shelter. One would think that homelessness is not as big as an issue in the U.S. but it is… As recently as 2015, Los Angeles elected leaders declared a ‘state of emergency’ on growing homelessness and committed over US$100M funding towards housing and other services for the homeless.

 

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23 Aug 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Solo exhibit review by Joseph Hazani, Art Critic and Podcast host

Posted by RichardSChow in curator, exhibits, Gallery, review

 

Hello all:

I am grateful to receive a solo-exhibit review and very glad to have met Joseph Hazani on opening night, thank you Joseph!

The solo exhibit entitled Distant Memories, the same name as the fine art series, was held at The Gallery Presents (Phantom Gallery) in Hawthorne, California. The exhibit was shown from March to June 2016, and curated by Duce Stein.

It was also a featured event, by Lucie Foundation’s MOPLA, Month of Photography LA.

 

Solo Exhibit Review

by

Joseph Hazani

(Art Critic, Podcast Host on Fine Arts/Photography)

Distant Memories by Richard S Chow

Distant Memories is a completely new and evolutionary ensemble by the award-winning photographer Richard S Chow. He is known most prominently for his ability to photograph color, whereas here he escapes pigmentation completely, opting for black and white glances at everyday life. The choice to abstain from filling his compositions with color accentuates his evolution of a photographer toward creating compelling narrative within the frames. He, in other words, does not want the viewer to be distracted by the natural visceral beauty which can be accidentally stunning when he snaps his camera. Instead, he wants us to concentrate on the humanity on display.

There are probably two dozen or so of these frames that were aligned linearly, as is commonly found in family homes which roll-out the family members and the ancestry of the residents. Here, however, we don’t always see human life and activity; there are still photos of the aspects of such life which nevertheless are a part of our very fabric which go unnoticed – like the air we breathe. And yet, how needed such air is, much like our footwear which Mr. Chow photographs, and how unconcerned we are for this necessity until it is taken away from us. Even something as discomforting as a missing shoe before we leave the house can be infuriating, and yet, why do we not say a prayer every day when our footwear and apparel are exactly where we need them to be?

This is the definitive message Mr. Chow wishes his audience to meditate upon: why do we not have more gratitude in our lives? Why do we take for granted as inhabitants of Los Angeles, for instance, being so close to the Pacific Ocean, when there are those who live their entire lives thousands of miles away from it, and will chart an expedition just to touch its waters? Why do we not appreciate more deeply the preciousness of being with our children? Of even the pregnant gestation of life itself? Just because something is ordinary and unexceptional, as is the case of the instances I just mentioned, does not make them meaningless. Indeed, the beauty of drawing out the meaning from mediocrity, as Mr. Chow does here, is to reveal that such goodness can be had so easily and abundantly by everyone with equal standing. These are universal possessions which transcend age, race, class, and gender.

And yet many in life neglect their attainment. Many concentrate their focus on negativity. Mr. Chow’s intentional inclusion of the interior view of a camera lens frame in his photographs indicates, much as a director of a film, an intention for the viewer to focus on the good things in life. And these things will always transcend the material medium which snags and weighs so many downward, toward a persistent attitude of ingratitude. Learning to need what one has, and to be grateful for what it gives, leaves a person much healthier than a person in persistently, disappointingly, pursuit of temporary bliss.

21 Jun 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Group Show at 1650 Gallery in Echo Park

Posted by RichardSChow in Competition, curator, exhibits, Gallery, Photo

A Juried Exhibit at the 1650 Gallery in Echo Park, address 1650 Echo Park Ave. Opening was Sat Feb 20th 2016. I met these guys at Photo l.a. last month! Theme of the show is “Reflections”. I have two pieces in the show. 

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26 Mar 2016 no comments / READ MORE

photo l.a. 2016

Posted by RichardSChow in exhibits, Gallery

Very happy to be exhibit at Photo l.a. 2016 in association with OPEN SHOW LA!
It was a whirlwind 3.5 days of photography fair, and very grateful to see old friends and meet new ones.

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26 Mar 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Curator project for LA Photo Curator

Posted by RichardSChow in Competition, curator, Gallery, Photo
  • Curating project “Memories” – am honored to be the curator for the November exhibit at LA Photo Curator. Winners have been selected, please see LA Photo Curator website for 1st, 2nd and 3 honorable mentions. Congratulations to the winning photographers.

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CURATOR RICHARD S. CHOW: ”Each submission in this open call is unique and compelling. Photographers offered their interpretations of “memories” with a wide variety of quality images. I immensely enjoyed reviewing each entry, and I’d to mention that the margin of placement were tiny.

For the first place winner, I have selected Samanta Aretino, whose image offers many layers of complexities for the viewers to contemplate. Aside from being aesthetically compelling, in the image I see a gamut of sentiments… joy, sadness, indifference, steady gaze, and last of all a sense of secrecy, an unanswered and enigmatic mystery. This image plays well with the theme of memories, often not so distinct and with seemingly unconnected fragments.”

Chow askes Aretino, “How does this image, Memories in Motion, relate to your own unique memories, and how was that manifested?”

SAMANTA ARETINO: ”My image “Memories in motion” is related to my own memories because it express the way my memory travels, shifts, moves towards moments of my life, both in adolescence and childhood, where different emotions are mixed.
The image generated by this movement is not static, it is not defined. I can´t see it completely because it is distorted by the same memories and the new experiences.”

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Read more about first place winner Samanta Aretino:
Gifted with a strong affinity for cityscapes and color, many of Aretino’s photographs focus on women, children, and urban landscape.

However, her work never comes off as something simply dedicated to a cause.
She explores multiple techniques and subjects.

With clever and skillful framing, Aretino forces her viewers to care about her subjects and take an interest in them.
Although they appear frequently isolated, there’s an implication of the world around them that makes them more than lonely, existential figures.

Aretino emigrated from Buenos Aires, the country of her birth, to Spain in 2001. She says this experience greatly affected her work and made her look at the world in a different way, with the knowledge that there are many ways to live, create, express, feel, and relate to people. Aretino’s photographs reflect this understanding: they’re an exploration of the world and how people navigate through it. www.samantaaretinophoto.com
10 Dec 2015 no comments / READ MORE

Awarded Honorable Mentions in 3 categories at 2015 IPA competition

Posted by RichardSChow in Competition, Gallery, Photo

 

IPA 2015 honor mention cert

Very excited to receive awards for Honorable Mention in 3 categories – at the 2015 IPA International Photography Awards! Thanks to all 117+ jurors in this year’s competition and of course the Lucie Foundation. Apparently they received 17841 submissions from over 230 countries.

The 3 categories for recognition are:
- Deeper Perspective
- Fine Art
- Special Category

Click to see the images at IPA website, and check out the other winners with all compelling stuff!
You can see the rest of the series at my website here.

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13 Oct 2015 no comments / READ MORE

Gallery photos for my solo exhibit “Memories Redux”

Posted by RichardSChow in exhibits, Gallery

The opening night was jammed packed, and didn’t really take any photo during that night. WHAT! I am not a photographer, right!?

I felt bad that I could not speak to everyone. Thanks to a lot of my peeps who came out. And even some iconic photography figures – you know who you are and thank you both for coming out to see and the positive feedback!  :)

The debut of my newest series Distant Memories was exciting.

And thanks to Cause Gallery!

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27 May 2015 no comments / READ MORE

Exhibit displays for EARLY WORKS – C4FAP Colorado & UARTS Philadelphia

Posted by rchow in exhibits, Gallery, Photo

At the Center For Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins Colorado. A big thanks to Hamidah Glasgow, Exec director C4FAP.

My image is the second column from the left, the single picture.

The feedback for this group exhibition has been fabulous and it is becoming a nice travelling show. Stay tuned for the next venue.

 

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It was very cool to be part of the show at UARTs – University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Below is the exhibition display. I have the lower left side image.

 

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30 Jan 2015 no comments / READ MORE

OPEN SHOW @ photo l.a.

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Good to keep track of fellow finalists!!

EVENT:  EMERGING FOCUS Competition Finalists @ photo l.a.
SHOW DATE:  January 18, 2014 (Sat) 5:30pm
VENUE:  EMERGING FOCUS EXPO @ photo l.a. L.A. Mart 1933 Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
COST: Free (with purchase of general admission to photo l.a.)

FEATURED FINALIST PRESENTERS

Richard S. Chow | www.richardschow.com
David Morse | www.davidmorsephotography.com
Juliet Deissroth | www.julietdeissrothphotography.com
Kevin Krupitzer | kevinkrupitzer.com
Walt Jones | www.waltjones.com
Michele Zousmer | michelezousmer.com
Robby Cavanaugh | www.robbycavanaugh.com
Chris Panagakis | www.chrispanagakis.com
Stephen Krupnicktravelswithstephen.com

We are excited to start the New Year with a bang at photo l.a. where it will be at its new location downtown in the LA Mart.  Open Show LA proud to continue our partnership with EMERGING FOCUS to hold a special event that will feature artist talks for theEMERGING FOCUS photo contest. The contest winners will be announced on Friday night at photo l.a. and we will host an artist talk event on Saturday afternoon with the winners and finalists.

28 Feb 2014 no comments / READ MORE

Early Works at The Center of Fine Art Photography c4fap.org

Posted by RichardSChow in Gallery

So glad to be included in this exhibit. On-going now until March 1.

There are so many compelling stories and images.

 

Early Works contains photographs taken by many notable photographers when they were children; each paired with a personal narrative from the photographer recalling the memory of the experience and how it affected them.

 At c4fag.org 

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16 Feb 2014 no comments / READ MORE

IPA International Photography Award mentions

Posted by RichardSChow in Gallery

It is so nice of IPA (International Photography Awards) to tag me! I’m grateful for the social media promote, also done via Twitter, no less!

 

 

 

IPA COMMUNITY:CONGRATULATIONS to RICHARD CHOW, 2013 Winner in the Architecture: Cityscapes Category, Non-Pro.Richard’s work is now being represented at photo LA by Duncan Miller Gallery, the Artist’s Corner Gallery and Emerging Focus!

OPEN SHOW LA in association with EMERGING FOCUS will also present Richard as he talks about his work at the seminar held on January 18, 2014 at 5:30pmhttp://www.emergingfocusphoto.com/seminars.php#open

To see the entire series of winning images, please visit:http://www.photoawards.com/en/Pages/Gallery/zoomwin.php?eid=8-61877-13&uid=80379&code=Cityscapes

Photo: IPA COMMUNITY:</p><br />
<p>CONGRATULATIONS to RICHARD CHOW, 2013 Winner in the Architecture: Cityscapes Category, Non-Pro.</p><br />
<p>Richard's work is now being represented at photo LA by Duncan Miller Gallery, the Artist's Corner Gallery and Emerging Focus!</p><br />
<p>OPEN SHOW LA in association with EMERGING FOCUS  will also present Richard as he talks about his work at the seminar held on  January 18, 2014 at 5:30pm  http://www.emergingfocusphoto.com/seminars.php#open</p><br />
<p>To see the entire series of winning images, please visit: http://www.photoawards.com/en/Pages/Gallery/zoomwin.php?eid=8-61877-13&uid=80379&code=Cityscapes
13 Feb 2014 no comments / READ MORE

photo l.a.

Posted by rchow in Gallery

You are cordially invited to the 23rd annual photo l.a. which takes place from Jan 16 to 19 at the LA Mart in downtown LA. It looks to be the biggest show and fantastic programs to-date since outgrowing the Santa Monica Civic space last year. www.photola.com

 

I am both honored and excited to be exhibiting in 3 galleries/booths in photo l.a., as well as an artist talk presented by Open Show. Please see details below. Hope to see you there!

 

Thanks!

 

EMERGING FOCUS [COMPETITION] @ PHOTO L.A. 2014
January 16-19, 2014 | L.A. MART | 1933 Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Juried by Ken Gonzales-Day, Peter Frank, Susan Spiritus and Brian Clamp

· Launch Party | Friday, January 17th, 6pm-8pm | photo l.a. EMERGING FOCUS Exhibition space. Jurists will announce the Grand Prize, Second, and Third Place winners from 20 finalists.

 

ROUND HOLE, SQUARE PEG | A NEW LGBT VISUAL AESTHETIC FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
January 16-19, 2014 | photo l.a., Artist’s Corner Gallery and Book exhibition space. Juried by Paul Bridgewater, Rick Perez, Valda Lake and Phil Tarley

· At the Artists Corner Gallery booth at photo l.a. Booth #121

· Also exhibiting at the Artists Corner Gallery in Hollywood, the month of February and March.

 

 

DUNCAN Miller Gallery, Daily Photogrpah
January 16-19, 2014 | photo l.a., Juried by Daniel Miller. At the Duncan Miller Gallery Daily Photograph Booth #521.

 

 

Open SHOW, in association with Emerging Focus – Artist talk
January 18, 2014 at 5:30pm | photo l.a., at the EMERGING FOCUS Exhibition space. Selected finalist will present a series of images, as well as artist talk about the work.

 

 

 

14 Jan 2014 no comments / READ MORE