Picture Farm Gallery is proud to present “FIRING : Women Photograph” a photo and video exhibition featuring the work of female photographers and filmmakers who’ve spent part or all of their artistically formative years in the New York area who document surfing. A rare group show of all female voices, presenting distinct styles and perspectives on coastal culture.

The Lineup:

@julia.briere @alexandrauzik @_lizmagee @elisabates @katrinadelmar @andreeawaters @ninachoiphotography
@surfistafotografa @jianca_lazarus

Exhibition will be showing for two weeks with an opening on Friday, January 5th from 6-9 PM in the PF Gallery space in Brooklyn.

Picture Farm Gallery
338 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222

The Show Preview & Press Release




Picture Farm Gallery announces Forgotten Lands, an upcoming art exhibition to raise relief funds for hurricane stricken communities in the Caribbean and Puerto Rico. Featuring artists from Jamaica, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Mainland USA, the show will include large scale work as well as 8 x 10 photographic print work for sale.

Museo de Arte Contemperáneo de Puerto Rico Community Art Program
The St. Croix Foundation for Community Development

Featured Artists
Lipton G Thompson Jr / Melvin Martinez / Jaime and Javier Suárez / Karlo Andrei Ibarra / Lorna Otero / Migdalia Luz Barens / Omar Obdulio Peña-Forty / La Vaughn Belle / Niarus Benjamin / Camille Rouzaud

Small Print Artists
Chis Gregory / Eliud Echevarria / Erika P. Rodriguez / Ibrahem Hasan / Imran Stephen / Cory Bishop / Don Brodie / Ivar Wigan / Kris Merc / Manuel Velez / Nikol Burgos / David Berg / Rashad Martínez / Rosaura Rodriguez / Sergio Vazquez / Stephanie Segarra / Raquel Pérez Puig / Omar Velázquez / Marie-Elle Vivaldi

With support from Milk DGTL


Opening reception will be on the evening of Friday December 15th from 6-9 PM, with open doors through that weekend of the 16th/17th.

It is a wonderful opportunity to buy holiday gifts and support rebuilding efforts.

Forgotten Lands
Hurricane Relief Art Auction
Opening Reception & Auction Kick Off
Dec. 15 6-9 PM
Picture Farm Gallery
338 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, New York


Picture Farm Gallery is proud to present Erica Reade’s Beach Lovers series, a photographic project we’ve been watching develop over the last few years. We are excited to finally be able to give this artist a spot on our walls starting with a reception on Friday August 11th, from 7-10pm in our Williamsburg gallery space.

Born and raised in Montreal, Brooklyn based photographer Erica Reade is self-taught, employing both analog and digital formats. Winner of a 2017 Nikon Scholarship and 2015 National Natural Eye Scholarship at the Santa Fe Photography Workshops, Ms. Reade is a member of of the SohoPhoto Gallery and founder of Camera of the Month Club, a NYC photography collective, working in the fields of anti-violence, youth development, women’s empowerment and human rights, both locally and internationally, using the media arts to spread a message of non-violence.

“Beach Lovers is a collection of intimate moments shared by couples observed at NYC beaches, with a focus on Rockaway, Fort Tilden and Coney Island. This series is about the small moments of tenderness and intimacy between couples, whether sharing a picnic, long laughs, or a lazy limb-entwined nap on a beach blanket. These photos illustrate romance and lust in their purest state.”

5% of all sales will be donated to the Surfrider Foundation.

Picture Farm Gallery is proud to announce our upcoming pin-up exhibition, “Numb” the launch of the third volume of the Tabula Rasa fashion magazine.

The opening reception is scheduled for July 7th 2017 from 6-9 pm in the PF Gallery space at 338 Wythe Avenue in Brooklyn.

“Tabula Rasa Magazine is a non-profit organization that encourages photographers, stylists, and writers to examine fashion photography as art.

Like its title, the publication serves as a blank slate operating outside a producer-consumer relationship, stripped of advertisements and constraints based on current trends or seasons. We want to return to the magic inherent in both fashion and photography: to evoke the wonder of the darkroom, an idea expressed and then transformed, emerging to fill an empty, white page; to recall the power of clothing to carry history or convey personal narratives; to give artists a more transparent presence in the work they envision and produce.

Our mission is to continue to give maximum visibility to the artists that inspire us, and in turn, foster a community.

 The founding members are Editor In Chief Sabrina Banta, Design Lead Estee Kim, and Production Manager Hunter Abrams. Co-founders and ongoing collaborators include Fashion Creative Director Louise Borchers and Editor Sabrina Tamar.”


Volume III

Five senses. This is how we are taught to group ways of perception. Some argue there are more or fewer. Within these universal five, such as taste, some cultures subcategorize them differently. In certain places, people call green and blue the same thing, considering them as variations of the same shade. If we cut off one sense, we are told others can heighten. Perception, sensing, is a capricious thing, as powerful as it is subjective.

What of the lack of sensation? Numbness. To be blind, to be deaf, does not imply one does not feel. But numbness—physical, cerebral, or psychological is a nuanced thing. Subject a limb to extreme cold, fail to move your arm for hours, damage a nerve—numbness, as expected, will ensue. But what of the numbness of overexposure? With a scroll of the wrist or finger, nearly second nature, we tumble down a rabbit hole of worlds we may not know but see everyday: the real violence of war, the violence of callous comments on social media, ever-growing, interchangeable material addictions, photoshopped ideals, sex, on demand, of every kind and extreme variation, instant company, virtual dating. Our world’s access to experience is unlimited, but our ability to feel has never been less. What is the threshold between knowledge and numbness? In a society that saturates our senses, what does it mean to truly feel?

Issue III of Tabula Rasa invites its contributors to tackle the spectrum of numbness, from source to sensation, visualizing its implications and manifestations.

— Photographers include Adam Kremer, Boru O’Brien O’Connell, Brian William Green, Carolyne Loreé Teston, Charles Caesar, Clément Pascal, Danielle Ezzo, Eli Schmidt, Ian Baguskas, Keisuke Otobe, Peter Funch, Ryan James Caruthers, Sam Rock, Sergiy Barchuk

An immediate after-party will ensue at Freehold, just around the corner, featuring a screening of Diane Russo’s film Scorpion, Butterfly.

Yuri Shimojo Sumi & Shu : Picture Farm Gallery Film

Picture Farm’s Toddy Stewart has a particular affinity for other people’s creative process. Having helped to establish and curate Picture Farm Gallery, he has sought to make as many films as possible about the artists to whom we open our exhibition space.

Yuri Shimojo is a longtime Williamsburg resident, living for years only a block away from the Picture Farm Brooklyn space.

Yuri Shimojo was born 1966 in Tokyo. She is the last descendant of her samurai lineage. In her youth she practiced the Japanese traditional arts of the tea ceremony, flower arrangement, and Kabuki and Noh theatrical dance performance. She lived and worked in NY and Hawaii between 1988 to 2014 and currently lives in Kyoto. –

For the past three years she has made it her annual tradition to paint a mural of the matching Chinese astrological sign in our foyer.

In 2016, PF Gallery hosted a solo show of her work, a series of painting made in the traditional, or semi-traditional in Yuri’s case, Sumi & Shu technique.

Over the course of the days that it took to paint the year’s mural update and hang the show, Yuri and Toddy found time to shoot a little documentary about her thought process. The ten minute film,”Sumi & Shu : In Conversation with Yuri Shimojo,” shot in just a couple hours while Yuri worked in her journal with American inks, pulls insight from a two hour long conversation Toddy recorded. The transcript from the full interview would then fill out the catalogue that Yuri, Toddy and PF assistant producer Emily Lalande would design for the show.


The Picture Farm Gallery Mural

For three years, Yuri has painted a mural in the PF Brooklyn space foyer depicting her translation of the year’s Chinese Astrological sign. Year of the Horse, Ram and Monkey (so far.)

Toddy Stewart and Jamie Lansdowne have documented Yuri each time.

You can read the full interview transcript here.