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Show review – Brittany Davis Gallery with Richard S. Chow

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Written by Joseph Hazani of dilettante.ccom, click for the website.  Mr.Hazani is a prolific writer, as well as a respected art reviewer of all art disciplines.

Sunlight 1′. Courtesy of the artist & Brittany Davis Gallery

THINKING OF YOU ART SHOW @ BRITTANY DAVIS GALLERY

March 18, 2021 

Out of the cabin rambunction of Los Angeles pandemic containment, the Brittany Davis Gallery’s Thinking of You Art Show demonstrates jovial relaxation in the artists efforts to permeate the sunlight once again. Stupendously, we have an overwhelming wallop of positivity versus melancholy, as this unfortunate natural catastrophe has invoked in many.

Most outstanding to see was the ambition of Richard Chow and Stacy Solodkin. These artists demonstrated a confidence in mastering their own particular compositions; serendipitously enough, in the aims to extend their treatment of materials. Ms. Solodkin, for instance, was fastidious in her acrylic canvasing of Green and Red. Each, almost lionized by the portraitures, of what in the artist’s mind is the barest uncloaking of each color with Amphibious Rorschach tests harkening us to enjoy the minute inkage. It is satisfying to see the stark gradient of color in each composition, to represent the fullest form of these primaries in our celebration of vividness.

Richard Chow’s Visible Light 1 is a wonderful aim at melding a mastery of technique with idea. The cosmic blending, which occurs organically from the Cyanolumen photo-chemical processing to give us Mr. Chow’s own rendition of a “starry night”, scintillates when it lands directly on top of a humble prairieland farmer’s barn. This is veritably a natural formation, of the artists playfulness with light, but also confidence with the uncontrollable reactions which occur chemically. Perhaps this is where fine art photography continues to pave its way – diverging from the amateur toward demanding in the artist’s mind’s eye more and more danger and adventure in representing what can be gleaned from natural light. If only the size was much larger to deliver us more of an awe-inspiring burst!

 

 

 

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IPA 2020 Awards

Posted by RichardSChow in Competition, exhibits, Photo

Very honored to win awards from IPA 2020! Received 4 Honorable Mentions with 3 submitted portfolios.

International Photo Awards continues to be a premier contest with stiff competitions and a continued force in promotion of photographic arts. For 2020, more than 13000 entries were submitted from around the world.

2020 will make the 7th year that I have received awards from IPA.

Click here for more… IPA awards 2020 

 

https://www.photoawards.com/winner/zoom.php?eid=8-204328-20

https://www.photoawards.com/winner/zoom.php?eid=8-204319-20

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Art Exhibits at the time of Covid 2020

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

Upcoming or current group exhibits. These are normally onsite, but they are also now available online as well, please go to the viewing rooms. A huge thank-you to the galleries/museum for continued support and maintaining the art momentum.

 

  • From May 23 to June 28. MOAH Cedar, Museum of Art and History Lancaster, 35th annual All-Media juried exhibit, 5/23-6/28. Reception on 6/28 evening. Juried by Nathaniel Ancheta, April Bey and Betty Brown. Generously supported by Robert Benitez.
  • See the Online 3D exhibit in the meantime, see Gallery#1. Entitled Polaroid The Valley.

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  • From June 1 to July 15. LA Center of Photography, 5th annual Creative Portrait Exhibit, juried by Paul Kopekin of Kopekin Gallery in Los Angeles. A total of 150 different photographers from around the world submitted for the exhibition, representing 1,022 photographs. From these, Paul selected 40 images.
  • Please check out the winners and participating artists. Online Gallery. From the Distant Memories series.

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  • From June 12 to 30th. OUT THERE exhibit, at LAAA Gallery 825, juried by Bert Green, of Bert Green Fine Arts in Chicago. This annual curated exhibit is special, and to collaborate with the City of West Hollywood, to celebrate the LGBT experience during Pride Month.
  • Online Gallery. Entitled Silent.

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Now may be a good time to check out fine art photography on line while we are more active at home or on line. Please click the following links to view his online portfolios and current sales.

Artsy.net – by UPA Gallery

Gestalt Projects Gallery / bG Gallery

Saatchi Art - “Find Art You Love” online Art Gallery

 

 

10 Jun 2020 no comments / READ MORE

LAAA Open Show 2019 – curated by Ade Omotosho PAMM

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Happy to be in this annual signature survey exhibition (LAAA Open Show 2019) juried by Ade Omotosho, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). From Dec 14 to Jan 10th, 2020. See below, where one comes from my Road Less Travelled series. And check out all the great art and photography!!

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Seven Best fine art photographers in Los Angeles!

Posted by RichardSChow in Competition, Photo, review

I am extremely honored and grateful to have received the award “Seven Best fine art photographers in Los Angeles”. A huge THANKS to Peerspace. See the full story here and check out the other 6 photographers!

The editors at Peerspace says:

Widely acclaimed for his Distant Memories series, done in black and white, Richard’s work is nostalgic and almost wistful. He plays in shapes, making each shot visually uncomplicated while staying interesting to the eye. He says, “With this series, Distant Memories, I capture the childhood that I could have experienced, those weekend forays to museums, outings to the water’s edge, with family, friends and a picnic basket filled with the ingredients for a perfect day. Like finding shells on the shore, I am collecting visual memories.” Each of Richard’s photographs feels like a glimpse through the viewfinder into the past of a transcendent moment of beauty.

 

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Seven Best fine art photographers in Los Angeles

 

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Secret Message – Art review by Joseph Hazani of A Dilettante

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Very grateful for this….

Art review by Joseph Hazani of  A Dilettante

 

SECRET MESSAGE BY RICHARD CHOW

July 16, 2019 

In a further expansion of fine art photographic elasticity, Richard Chow presents a provocative monolithic abstraction to challenge our sense of time with his Secret Message. The similarity to 2001: A Space Odyssey cannot go unnoticed, in this precise meditation of time in space. Gazing upon the sleek blackness provides a friendly disarming immobility; it is zen-like in its pacific embrace. Here, therefore, is Mr. Chow’s artful schism from the story’s imagination of a timeless space being presented to contemporary minds which are accustomed to constant change. In this manner, we can’t help but find sentimentality in the naturally beautiful setting in the art work and its eons of cosmic motion which have finally rested upon this small parchment of geographical wonder.

Is there a sense of fear or danger or ominousness to the composition? The placid setting calms our nerves to simply reflect. And what is that secrete message we receive? It’s a poetic scientific gesture for Mr. Chow to illuminate a black body which ideally emits the light it absorbs. Here, there is then an expression of the superb beauty of Nature and its engrossing solar details – a communique on how negligent we are in appreciating the sunlight in our daily lives.

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Secret Message

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FOCUS Photo L.A Competition – 1st Runner up Award

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Very honored to receive the First Runner Up award, in addition to being one of 20 finalists, who will exhibit the winning images at Photo L.A., at the Barker Hanger Santa Monica, from Jan 31 to Feb 3.

Thanks to the judges Eve Schillo, Susan Spiritus and Andy Romanoff, who tirelessly reviewed hundreds of images and have given me this amazing honor.

Click here to see the FOCUS Photo l.a. winners. (2018 Winter)

 

 

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FOCUS Photo L.A. win

20 Jan 2019 no comments / READ MORE

Brooklyn New York – Holiday Show by Feature Shoot + Print Swap

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Extremely pleased to be in the holidays exhibit by Feature Shoot / Print Swap! Opening night Thur Dec 13th from 6pm, at Brooklyn New York!! At the Root Studios Brooklyn.  I have 3 pieces in the show, please see post card image.

  • Abstracts series
  • URBANSCAPE series
  • Road Less Travelled series

#happyholidays #Root Studios #Feature Shoot Media,  #printswap#richardschow.com

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20 Dec 2018 no comments / READ MORE

Artsy.net !

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Very pleased to have work offered at ARTSY.net – it is the site for all things ART! Thanks to Fabrik Project Gallery for the representation! Yay!!

Please check it out, hit the FOLLOW button to track me down and be informed of new stuff. I currently have the portfolios for “Distant Memories” and “Into The Light“. Cheers!

https://www.artsy.net/artist/richard-s-chow

 

07 Jun 2018 no comments / READ MORE

Art Review – Richard’s Solo Convergent Evolution

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Hello Friends!

Very pleased and honored to receive another art review on my Solo Exhibit “Convergent Evolution”, which took place at the infamous Neutra Institute Museum Gallery at Silver Lake, California. Exhibit ran from Aug 29 to Sept 17.

Please take a read… below. Click here to go the Joseph Hazani’s adilettante.com, Thank you!

 

TRANSCENDING ARCHITECTURE W/RICHARD CHOW @ NEUTRA

Richard Chow’s latest opening was a phenomenal chance to see his evolution as an artist, toward his current status of invoking in a Promethean manner new structural conceptions. He was able to do so in a sublime manner of capturing realistic geometries but through photographic magic birthed a dreamy, almost Platonically-inspired, form of the triangle with his Into the Light | Windows. It is a great service to articulating what art ought to be. In simple terms, it is this.

It is taking a rubber eraser around the pencil-thinned lines of human limitations to experience, which are treated as industrially cemented walled bricks, and providing to the subject a gentle entryway through the odiousness of the subjects’ natural constraints to their everyday peripheries. This sacred portal may or may not create a moment of awe – the greatest works of art tick that box – but they universally expand the horizon of human finitude.

Irrespective of the multitude of creative expressions that can accomplish this task, the Mr. Chow has approached it through architecture. And perhaps architecture is an overlooked constraint on being human – our habitat literally shapes us and so to confront us with it in an artistic manner is welcoming. But what he accomplishes in his work in general is this profoundness in the geometries that bind us.

Mr. Chow almost brutishly forges his, for lack of better phrase, sacred geometrical triangles with the aforementioned Into the Light | Windows, and this is understandable given his artistic instrument of the camera. This forcefulness gives his newly presented works an air of bravado in the wake of the act of creation. Not the creation of an artwork, but more: the creation of a new geometrical element for the mind to conceive of. A genuine artistic accomplishment.

 

01 Oct 2017 no comments / READ MORE

Art Review – on Richard’s Solo “Convergent Evolution” by Diversions LA

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Hello Friends!

Very pleased and honored to receive another art review on my Solo Exhibit “Convergent Evolution”, which took place at the infamous Neutra Institute Museum Gallery at Silver Lake, California. Exhibit ran from Aug 29 to Sept 17.

Please take a read… below. Link here to go the DIVERSIONSLA, Thank you!

 

Get ready to evolve. Convergent Evolution, a solo show by photographic artist Richard Chow at the Neutra Gallery in Silver Lake is a beautifully evocative mix of black and white images and a vivid color palette that show a wide and evolutionary range of Chow’s work.

Exhibiting images from radically divergent bodies of work, Chow takes bold risks in presenting disparate images that transcend beauty or social commentary, stimulating, challenging, and engaging the viewer in dialogue with the art.

Curated by Dulce Stein along with Chow,  the work here features predominantly black and white images, making the vibrant full color photographs in Chow’s “URBANSCAPE” series a striking focal point.

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“A New Angle,” above, is a strong example the artist’s exploration of how color and form can be reimagined within the construct of the urban landscape. Bold use of color is an essential component here, and it seems as if Chow is painting with his camera, using his surroundings as a palate.  The intense colors and tight compositions that are characteristic of this series create compelling, dynamic images with an abstract modern aesthetic.

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In sharp contrast, images from Chow’s more recently developed body of work, “Distant Memories,” are an ethereal black and white, crafted by inserting secondary lenses between the subject matter and the camera.  In the series, the artist acts as curator of visual memories, questioning how they influence our individual humanity. Although the images, like the recollections they depict, are softy diffused and rely heavily on the use of light to convey emotion, the compositions are classic and strong.

“Memories,” Chow says, “are the result of a subconscious sifting through life experiences filtered through our emotional response. This process leaves them fragmented, somewhat indistinct.” The works, set against backdrops that are fertile ground for memories, explore subject matter that spans the emotional spectrum, triggering the viewer’s own memories.

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Chow’s most recent body of work, “Into the Light,” returns to his architectural roots, but features black and white photography. These images, frequently larger in scale and devoid of color, allow the artist to plumb the depths of light, form, and function, exploring the urban landscape in relationship to those who inhabit it. While the series shares subject matter with its architecturally based predecessor, “URBANSCAPE,” here the photographer uses light, not color, to convey tone, atmosphere, and context – resulting in compelling images with an abstract modern aesthetic. No less vibrant and engaging for the absence of color, these images show Chow’s  progression as an artist, the works becoming more experimental in nature. Chow makes extensive use of geometry to add structure and organization to images that are more abstract than his earlier works. These compositional techniques allow him to quite literally lead viewers into the light.

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The exhibition closes Sunday, so add it to your weekend list. The Neutra is located at 2379 Glendale Blvd. in Silver Lake.

  • Lisa Broadway with Genie Davis; photos courtesy of artist

 

 

 

 

01 Oct 2017 no comments / READ MORE

Richard S. Chow Fine Art Photography Exhibits Convergent Evolution

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Press Release for upcoming solo show — hope you can attend on Sept 2.

 

Award-winning fine art photographer Richard S. Chow exhibits curated selections from multiple bodies of work at the Neutra Institute Museum Gallery from Aug. 29 – Sept. 17. Opening reception Sept. 2, 6 – 10 pm.

Los Angeles, CA, August 23, 2017 –(PR.com)– Fine art photographer Richard S. Chow exhibits a curated selection from his diverse body of work in a solo exhibit at the iconic Neutra Institute Museum Gallery. The exhibit includes selected works from several bodies of work including his URBANSCAPE and Distant Memories series and will debut new work. The exhibit is augmented by a comprehensive online portfolio at www.richardschow.com.

The artist has crafted a portfolio with distinct series that appear dissimilar in aesthetic, concept, and message but structurally they rely on strong composition, technical precision and a recurring commentary by the artist on social and cultural ideology with an artistic intent to engage the viewer in a dialogue with the art. It is these analogous structures with similar form applied to divergent bodies of work and subject matters that are the hallmark of the artist’s work.

The artist reception will be Sept. 2, from 6-10 pm. In addition to light refreshments, there will be an opportunity to meet the artist who will be signing his limited edition books.

Richard S. Chow is an award-winning fine art photographer based in Los Angeles, California. He has widely exhibited in solo and juried exhibits across the U.S. His work has been internationally published and is featured in several private and public collections including a recent acquisition by the American Hotel in Los Angeles. Richard is also represented by the following galleries – Gallery 825/LA Art Association, Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts, and Beyond The Lines Gallery.

The Neutra Institue Museum Gallery is housed in the iconic Neutra Office Building, owned and designed by Modernist architect Richard Neutra in 1950. It served as the studio and office for Neutra’s architecture practice from 1950 until Neutra’s death in 1970. The building has been declared a Historic Cultural Monument and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The gallery is located at:

The Neutra Institute Museum Gallery
2379 Glendale Blvd., Silver Lake, CA 90039
Exhibit curators are Dion Neutra and Dulce Stein

Opening Reception Sept. 2, 6-10pm
On View Aug. 29 to Sept. 17

Gallery Hours, Tue & Thur 4-8pm
or by Appointment via 1-818-350-3101

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Exhibit Review – on Richard’s Solo at Gallery 417, DTLA

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A tremendous thank-you to Mr. Joseph Hazani for this artful and insightful review on my Solo Exhibit at the 417 Gallery at Metro 417 in Downtown Los Angeles. This gives me encouragement to continue with my work and to explore new territories.

Actual review can be found here. I’d recommend you to follow Joseph as he reviews all forms of art including performances. He is also an acclaimed author and please check out his work at http://adilettante.com

 

May 27, 2017 

The beautiful thing about Richard Chow’s photographic art is that it makes such a perennial, concerted effort, to reveal to us the beauty that’s missing in our lives. He could be one of those exciting photographers which act as a continuum with the Classics in rendering a reality that is stunningly gorgeous, to unleash his imagination of what reality can possibly be, impregnating the human imagination thereby expanding the realm of possibility. But Mr. Chow performs a much more serious and challenging task: finding the beauty in the life we are given.

He continues with this raison d’etre in his URBANSCAPE artwork. Not satisfied with the ornamentation of color in architecture as he was before, he challenges himself further in reducing the perfunctory, the quotidian, the downright ignored around us, to reveal majestic geometries that could not otherwise be perceived unless we took the painstaking time to search for them. Mr. Chow does this charitable work for us, foraging around the city of Los Angeles, turning over architectural stones to reveal hidden gems abound.

And by gems, we mean objects of beauty we could not possibly apprehend unless it was filtered and titrated by the laboratory scientist that is Mr. Chow. His distillation takes ho-hum federal buildings and turns them into points of intrigue. Imagine that: the most blasé, bromidic, and brutish architecture can be not simply re-imagined but reborn to gives us an awe of wonder and henceforth gratitude for there being such beauty in even the most frankly ugly representations of bureaucratic girth. This successful artisanal effort must be praised.

And it’s actually paradoxical, then, that Mr. Chow is at his weakest when he captures the most architecturally inspiring work of Frank Gehry’s Disney Concert Hall. It isn’t that his work and its magisterial demonstration of contour, concentrated in such an exceptional minimalist format, is not provocative. But the fact that Mr. Gehry’s genius is so domineering makes it impassably consistent with Mr. Chow’s vision; we immediately know what building this is, because that is just how resplendent the Concert Hall is, thereby distracting us from concentrating on its aesthetic reduction. Beauty cannot be distilled because it is already there in its elemental form.

Speaking of contour, and of lines and of geometries, this is the technical epicenter of Mr. Chow’s work. We can hand-wave about the beauty that is shown, but full articulation is necessary. And it is that these photographs are beautiful because they give a sufficiency, a completeness and uniformity, to the man-made forms. It is all too easy for us to conduct a sense of awe when we look at the effortless beauty found in nature. When we look to our own man-made creations, there is an expectation that the effort cannot match the designs of natural phenomena.

The human being is too imperfect a creature to match it. Thus, to perceive such raw rationality in form, such overt intelligibility in the design due to the active hand of the use of reason in materializing a creation, is wondrous. These harmonies in lines and shapes with their modest completeness are inconceivable to be found as children born by Mother Earth. She enjoys almost scattered splashes of order which incidentally appear to us as magnificent. In a sense, then, Mr. Chow is capturing for us a plan of action that went accordingly! A marvel indeed for humanity! And above all else, a sense of appreciation of what mankind can potentially create. To commend mankind’s ability to create is just as fundamental to this terrific series. For it is indeed vital to be reminded how precious a gift it is.

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Solo Exhibit at 417 Gallery

 

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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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Common Threads group show – my first curatorial exhibit

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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

News for 1Q 2017 – PHOTO LA + MOPLA

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Happy New Year!To work off those extra holiday calories, I hit the ground running in 2017 with a flurry of activities.  The first quarter is filled with a lot of great opportunities to enjoy fine art photographs from Photo LA fair, that also kicks off the Month of Photography LA… to my first curatorial effort! There are also Open Show presentations, a book exhibit, and plans are underway for a soft opening of my exhibit at Groundwork Coffee in Venice.

I hope to see you at some of these great venues!

PHOTO LA at The Reef, Los Angeles, Booth 830  | Jan 12-15Open Show LA at The Reef | Jan 14

MOPLA book exhibit + Reading Room at Venice Arts | Jan 21 reception

COMMON THREADS group show at Angel City Brewery | Feb 9 reception

PHOTO LA 
This coming weekend marks the 26th year of Los Angeles’ premier photo fair, with lots of exciting exhibits and events. The gala opens on Thursday,  Jan.12th at 7pm. This is the can-not-miss event for photography fans! Please see us Open Show LA at Booth #830, where I will be showing new work in the Urbanscape portfolio along with other Open Show alumni.
The Reef / The Mart - 1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Open Show LA
Open Show LA is kicking off 2017 with a break out session at the FOCUS booth at the Fair. We’ve lined up five fantastic winners from the annual FOCUS competition, including a rare opportunity to hear many who are from out of town. I am excited to see and hear more from the presenters. Please come hear their narratives and inspirations on Saturday,  Jan. 14th at noon, at The Reef.

MOPLA Book Exhibit + Venice Arts Reading Room 
Join me at the first annual book exhibit by MOPLA (Lucie Foundation Month of Photography LA) in partnership with Venice Arts Reading Room as part of the 2017 Converge program. I feel humbled to be included along with amazing photographers around the globe and their imaginative monograms in all formats from soft cover to large, coffee-table size volumes. My self-published book on the “Distant Memories” portfolio will be shown, along with a couple pieces on the wall. The opening event features book signing opportunities and book talks.

Venice Arts - 1702 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Opening – Jan 21, 3-6pm
Runs from Jan 7-21

COMMON THREADS group show, at Angel City Brewery – sponsored by Artshare LA, a featured MOPLA event
The group show is curated by yours truly! I am very honored to be able to contribute opportunities for the public to enjoy the photography arts that I love. Hopefully you can join us at the opening on Thursday, Feb. 9th during the monthly DTLA Art Walk or at a later time as the exhibit runs thorough March 2.

Angel City Brewery - 216 Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA
Opening – Feb 9, 6-9pm
Runs from Feb 2 – Mar 2

In addition to these new events, you can still see my work at these exhibits:

Current exhibits:

    •    Beyond the Lines Gallery at the Bergamot Station in Santa Monica at 2419 Michigan Ave, G#8. Hours vary, please contact the gallery. OCEAN is the January exhibit and if you love the beach you don’t want to miss this. The closing party will be Saturday, Jan. 28, 5-8pm.

    •    Groundwork Coffee presents the Urbanscape series at the Venice location, Abott Kinney & Rose Ave, 671 Rose Ave, Venice. The show runs thru March, 2017.

The above events showcase two very different bodies of work - Urbanscape and Distant Memories. If you have any comments, please feel free to contact me via #FB, #IG or email at richard@richardschow.com

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Urbanscape II Series - new work @ PHOTO LA

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MOPLA Book exhibit +
​Venice Art Reading Room

Reading Room transforms Venice Arts into a space for exploration and engagement with a wide variety of work by photographic artists working in the book form. From bookworks independently published by artists to interactive book installations and fine press publications, Reading Room brings together the centers and margins of the world of the photo book today, and offers audiences a space to contemplate and investigate the photographic book form. Anchored by an interactive installation by Ara Oshagan, the exhibition includes work by Nancy Baron, Richard S. Chow, Genevieve Coutroubis, Clay Lipsky, Kevin Lynch, Marjorie Salvaterra, and Aline Smithson.The MOPLA Photo Book Exhibition is a juried, submission-based exhibition featuring both independently and commercially published books by emerging and established photographers around the world.

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 ​Distant Memories Series - @ Venice Arts and MOPLA Book show

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common threads
Group show at Angel City Brewery,
​curated by Richard S. Chow
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.

  • sponsored by Artshare LA
  • featured MOPLA event

More details soon, please watch for FB invites

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TIFA – Tokyo International Foto Awards

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Very honored and blessed to receive 3 winning awards from the 2016 TIFA (Tokyo International Foto Awards). They are from three separate series and placed Gold, Silver and Bronze. I’d like to thank all of 25 jurors who are from all parts of the globe.

Gold – Urbanscape I in Architecture

Silver – Distant Memories in People

Bronze – Urbanscape II in Architecture

Please also check out the TIFA website to browse the other winning images, I am impressed as to the level of creativeness of the competition and feel lucky to be among them. It is indeed a good gift for the holidays times.

Cheers to all.

 

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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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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!!!

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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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exihibits winter 2016

06 Dec 2016 no comments / READ MORE

2016 IPA International Photography Awards – 4 awards

Posted by RichardSChow in Competition, exhibits, Photo, review

 

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Very Appreciative to receive 4 Honorable Mention awards  on my two series.

Urbanscape BW - Architecture, Categories of a)Cityscape,  b)Buildings, c)Architecture

Distant Memories – Special Category

Thank you IPA and the 114 judges for this year’s competition. 

See the entire series here.

 

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   The entries for Urbanscape 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distant Memories series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The entries for Distant Memories series

 

 

 

 

 

 

19 Oct 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 at THE GALLERY PRESENTS – Distant Memories series

Posted by RichardSChow in Photo

April is the Month of Photography LA (MOPLA) and sure is busy around this time of year! 

I am honored and thrilled to be engaged in two upcoming exhibits:

Solo Exhibit – Distant Memories
The Gallery Presents in Hawthorne,
curated by Dulce Stein
A featured event of MOPLA

opening reception on April 30, 6-9pm.
Exhibit runs thru June 11.
12609 Hawthorne Blvd, Hawthorne.
Parking in the back or streets.

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Photo Independent Art Fair

Raleigh Studios in Hollywood

 VIP Opening on April 29, 7-10pm
Fair run thru May 1
@ the LACP booth (LA Center of Photography)
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Note: If you like complimentary Fair tickets for April 30 and May 1, please let me know.

24 Apr 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

Slideluck HONG KONG

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10 Dec 2015 no comments / READ MORE

Producer for OPEN SHOW Los Angeles

Posted by RichardSChow in Competition, exhibits, Photo

Beginning immediately I will be a Producer for Open Show Los Angeles Chapter!

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We just had our event #31 on Oct 14 at Venice Arts*, Venice CA.

Los Angeles is second, only in terms of events, to San Francisco where it originated.
Open Show is a global initiative with the unique goal of local engagement.There are so many benefits for visual artists – opportunities to present/dialog on your portfolio, obtain feedback, fine tune, and connect with the art communities.
Click to Like (OS LA) on Facebook and see previous shows & presenters.

Jonas Yip and I are both co-producers and we are working towards to the next show, which will be a special event partnered with photo l.a. 2016. Save the date on January 23.

If you know of or can offer an venue for hosting Open Show LA, please let me know :)

Mission:
Open Show focuses on locally organized events that create a powerful feedback loop between the public, partner organizations and creators (photographers, filmmakers and multimedia producers).

A few points that guide our organization on both the local and global level:
Get great work seen
Engaged storytelling
Conversation creates community
Learning at every level
Appreciation leads to support

A big Thanks to Venice Arts for hosting our last show!
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10 Dec 2015 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.

International Photography Awards ‪#‎photoawards‬

Lucie Foundation
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Month of Photography Los Angeles ‪#‎richow‬ ‪#‎memories‬ ‪#‎BW‬ ‪#‎events‬ ‪#‎psyche‬‪#‎emotion‬ ‪#‎selective‬

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13 Oct 2015 no comments / READ MORE

Curator for the November exhibit at LA Photo Curator – “Memories”

Posted by RichardSChow in Photo

 

I feel very honored to curate the November exhibit for LA Photo Curator. Really looking forward to have a look at the entries and to dialog on a few winning images. A winner, second place and a few honorable mentions are in the plans.

Check out the prospectus below and pass it on… Thx.

CLICK here for more details. Submit your entries by Oct 27.

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CALL FOR ENTRY
Memories

Everyone has them and they influence who we are at the most fundamental level. How the human brain sifts through our collective life experiences to cull over only selective moments to retain remains a mystery, however insight into the formation and retention of our earliest memories suggests that peoples’s memories often begin with significant personal events infused by their nature with emotion. This month’s juried exhibition encourages the photographer to explore the notion of how memories are retained and played back in the psyche of the person who holds them, and to represent the artistic interpretation visually. For the purpose of this theme, please try to focus on early memories in your life, however, feel free to adjust or create as you see fit. There are no specific rules except that they are your photographs and most importantly they are your imagination. Supplementing your visuals with an artists statement is encouraged.

L.A. Photo Curator is proud to have Richard S. Chow as this month’s curator for the theme of “Memories.” Chow is a fine art and documentary photographer that has exhibited in galleries and online across the United States and internationally. Chow’s solo show in downtown L.A. earlier in 2015, “Memories Redux”, brought lots of high praise. Chow has also placed twice in the prestigious Lucie Foundation International Photography Awards.

For more info about Chow please go to:
http://www.richardschow.com

A percentage of artist fees will go to Chow’s charity http://www.createnow.org

Submit work: September 29- October 27, 2015 (Midnight PST)

Opening date for show and online review: November 2 , 2015
Show closes and is archived on website: November 30, 2015

 

 

 

 

06 Oct 2015 no comments / READ MORE

Slideluck Los Angeles 2015 – SPACES and FACES

Posted by RichardSChow in Photo

So glad to be participating in this one-night only show “Spaces and Faces“. Slideluck is a great organization. Please come out to support them and have some fun, great desert to boot. 

To rsvp or info, please visit  https://www.facebook.com/events/642878495888936/    The cost is $5.00

Slideluck is a 501c3 non-profit arts organization dedicated to building and strengthening community through food and art. Since 2000, Slideluck has been bringing events that combine a multimedia slideshow with a potluck dinner to over 85 cities and communities all over the world. To learn more about Slideluck, please visit their website here.

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09 Sep 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.

 

UARTS show view Early works

30 Jan 2015 no comments / READ MORE