Time: November 5, 2009 at 6pm to December 22, 2009 at 8pm
Location: Umbrage Gallery
Street: 111 Front Street, Suite 208
City/Town: DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York
Website or Map: http://umbragebooks.com
Phone: 212. 796. 2707
Event Type: reception
Organized By: Umbrage Gallery
Latest Activity: Nov 4, 2009
Umbrage Editions presents the work of Dreamboats Collective, a new agency specializing in fine art and editorial from four young photographers—Adam Golfer, Joe Leavenworth, TJ Proechel, and Daniel Shea—who founded and direct the collective collaboratively.
As a group, Dreamboats adds to the growing disambiguation between working personally and working editorially. Members of the collective, who met at Maryland Institute College of Art, are primarily engaged in contemporary fine art and social documentary practices, but their professed intention is to circumvent the traditional photographic establishment to create a self-sustaining network of distribution and support for the creation of new photographic works. The works selected for the exhibition are from each artist’s recent body of work: Adam Golfer’s series, Kin*, Joe Leavenworth’s Pictures from Home, TJ Proechel’s Dream House, and Daniel Shea’s Untitled (Baltimore).
The exhibition will be on view from November 5th through December 22nd, Monday through Saturday 11–6 pm. A special preview will be shown on, Thursday October 22nd 6-8PM. As a special holiday feature, each artist will make available a limited edition 8”x10” and 11”x14” affordable print series (ranging from $35 to $200) for sale at the gallery.
Umbrage Editions strives to be a leader in the presentation of contemporary visual arts and to provide a voice for emerging photographers internationally. So we are especially pleased to be supporting the Dreamboats on their maiden voyage. In our history, in addition to works by masters and accomplished midcareer artists, we have published the first books and or curated launch exhibitions of numerous photographers whose reputation has soared, such as Taryn Simon, Lillian Bassman, and recently, Tim Hetherington. This opening and multifaceted event is one of many Umbrage projects to highlight the expanding photography community and recognize those that are forging new paths as innovators.
For more information about the Dreamboats exhibition, please contact Ashley Singley, Director of Exhibitions, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 212.796.2707