We first met Zak Bush when he showed up at our doorstep on the immediate heels of Hurricane Sandy with Mikey DeTemple, Lisa Myers & Ty Breuer to start our Sandy recovery efforts. And ever since one of his gorgeous, environmental surf photographs popped up on our walls for Within Sight, we’ve been trying to lock down a time for him to do a solo show. That time is May 2014.
Zak’s photographic journey starts in the cold, clear north of Nova Scotia and the reaches of coastal Canada, and has continued around the world in warmer climes, coming to settle, for the moment, in New York. His process and inspirations have shifted over that time, but his natural talent has persevered. As photographic Swiss Army Knife for Saturdays, Zak has been continually bombarded with new input and fresh visions and the resulting show of instigation and progress is an invigorating comment on an artist in full motion.
Opening Reception on May 2nd form 6-10pm at the gallery!
“New York City-based photographer Zak Bush is proud to present his first solo exhibition, Revisions. Exploring the contesting aesthetics of rural Canada and urban New York City, Revisions chronicles the drastic environmental change Zak underwent in his journey from life in the corner of North America to its center.
Finding grounding elements in each environment, Revisions compares and contrasts imagery from both landscapes respectively, from the jagged coastlands of Nova Scotia to the grid-like streets of New York City. His collection of work not only zeros in on the features that polarize these two regions, but also highlights the qualities that bind them.
Canadian-born photographer Zak Bush developed his art after an injury kept him out of the water for several months. In desperate need of a preoccupation, Zak borrowed a camera and began framing the setting around him. Now residing in Brooklyn, Zak continues to capture the texture and feel of his surrounding environment, whether in bustling Lower Manhattan or a nearby beachside town.
Zak’s work has been featured in The Surfers Journal, Saturdays Magazine, Bergdorf Goodman’s 58th and 5th, Surfer Magazine, Surfing Magazine, Transworld Surf, Australian Surfing Magazine, Slide Magazine, Foam Symmetry, as well as other surf and lifestyle publications around the world. Zak is currently the in-house photographer at Saturdays NYC.”
Great review of the Emily Chatton show at PF Gallery.
Our spiritual compatriots, sister gallerists and production partners Huck Magazine have this habit of making beautiful comments on art.
In 1984, French street art legend Thierry Noir painted the Berlin Wall. Thirty years on, he exhibits a career retrospective in Shoreditch, London.
The Forge River isn’t the most dramatic ecological disaster you’ll hear about. It wouldn’t be splashed along the headlines like an oil spill or fracking contamination or the run-off from a strip mine. The Forge River is a far more staid affair, spanning generations of mundanity. Ducks shitting downstream. Cesspools seeping slowly into the bogs. It’s a bit like the raw beauty of Long Island itself, going unnoticed, unremarked upon, unknown. Johnny Panessa is a prodigal son of the Mastics, returning some eight years ago to his childhood home. For the last few years he’s been documenting the culture around the river, a place he refers to as the “one of the last places Long Island still feels like Long Island.” Along the Forge is a photographic essay about ecological degradation amidst the magic of dock culture.
Opening Reception Friday April 4th from 6-10 PM at PF Gallery.
Picture Farm is super excited to host “It doesn’t Not Work” on May 3rd & 4th with Imaginary Surf Co. & S.M.A.S.H.
As far as we can tell, the state of wavecraft design has never been so interesting. Theories on hydrodynamics, alternative materials and the tools to make them meet have never been so accessible. This is as relevant a folk art cum design community as you’ll find!
Submissions are being accepted until the middle of April. Send in photos or designs. A board you’ve shaped or an interesting or alternative shape you own. This includes all forms of hydrodynamic wavecraft.
On Friday night we are opening Pilita Garcia’s beautiful solo painting show at Picture Farm Gallery. An incredible feat, overcoming the unimaginative stolidity of the greyer of urban pressures, Pilita’s colorful sensibilities make for a violent incursion into our mundane winter slog.
On offer at the Along The Forge opening tomorrow night will be a gorgeously printed zine with selected images from the project. A percentage of proceeds from both zine and artwork sales will go right into the operating coffers of Peconic Baykeeper, an active and important ecological watchdog on Long Island.