Viridian Artists' 3rd International Juried Photography Competition
Nat Trotman, Curator, Soloman R Guggenheim Museum
February 5 - February 23, 2013
Opening reception Saturday, February 9th, 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Danielle Austen*Zel Brook*Jodi Concepcion*Manuel Cosentino*Lindsay D’Addato* Lauren Dishinger *John Eaton*Taylor Firestein*Roger Generazzo*Aimee Hertog* Matthew Kaelin*Klaus Knoll*Jennifer Lin*Misha Macaw*Timothy Macy*DeeDee*Maguire*Mark Dorf*Freja Mitchell*Robert Moran*Ida Roden*Noah Rabinowitz*Chip Rutan*Jordan Sibley *Stafford Smith*Judith Stuart
Chelsea: Viridian Artists Inc. is pleased to present their 3rd International Juried Photography Exhibition. Curated by Nat Trotman, Associate Curator, Guggenheim Museum, New York. The exhibition opens February 5th and continues through February 23rd, 2013. In celebration, a special reception will be held on Saturday, February 9th, 4:00-7:00pm.
This exhibition is a diverse gathering of twenty-five photographers from the United States and abroad. They share a common interest in capturing a specific moment and situation using the photographic image as a starting point with a variety of ending goals. First, second & third prize winners are Roger Generazzo, Jordan Sibley and Mark Dorf.
Viridian Artist, Robert Mielenhausen, chair of the committee that organizes the Juried Photographic Competition at Viridian, invited Nat Trotman to serve as the Curator for Viridian Artists third annual competition. Trotman joined the curatorial staff of the Guggenheim in 2001 as curatorial assistant and holds an M.Phil. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where he focused on performance, photography, and time-based art. In his role as Curator of the photography competition at Viridian Artists, he spent many long hours viewing over 500 images sent to Viridian from around the world.
In his curatorial statement, Trotman states: “Whether through their stylistic refinement, conceptual clarity, emotional power, or sheer beauty, these images offer a brilliant glimpse of what photography has to offer today”.
As part of Viridian’s mission is to give exposure to outstanding under-known artists, the gallery’s director, Vernita Nemec, selected the images of thirty-one photographers to be shown in an ongoing Power Point presentation during the exhibition. She states: "the multiplicity of creative expression in photography today is staggering – being uniquely creative in today’s digital & virtual worlds is no easy feat." “Director’s Choice” Winners include:
Geoffrey Agrons*Juliette Argent*Danielle Austen*Robin Becker*James Bell*Deborah Cahn* E.M. Castonguay*Virginia Coleman*Gregory Colvin*Jodi Concepcion*Pierre Cook*Mark Dorf* Megan Douglas*Miska Draskoczy*John Eaton*Taylor Firestein*Cynthia Fleury*Erika Gagnon Miranda Gatewood*Roger Generazzo* Barbara Habenstreit* Flora Hogman* Jennifer Lin * Robert Moran*Marc Newton*Noah Rabinowitz* Jane Rothman* Mark Savoia * Jeanette Serrat Priscilla Smith*Denise Tarantino
Gallery hours: Tuesday throughSaturday 12- 6 PM