The Silver Eye Center for Photography is pleased to present Future Forward, our first annual members’ exhibition juried by Darren Ching, owner of Klompching Gallery in Brooklyn, New York, and creative director of Photo District News, the award-winning monthly magazine for the professional photographer.
The exhibition is on view from March 22, 2011 through May 7, 2011. The opening reception takes place on Friday, March 25, 2011 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Silver Eye galleries on Pittsburgh's South Side, 1015 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, 15203. Admission is free and open to the public.
Future Forward attracted more than 100 national and international photographers who submitted over 1,000 individual images for consideration. From this extremely impressive pool of artists, Darren Ching selected six photographers for this inaugural members’ exhibition. They are: Susan A. Barnett (New York, NY); Hope Guzzo (Laurel, MD); Nic Lyons (San Francisco, CA); Leigh Merrill (Dallas, TX); Monika Merva (Brooklyn, NY); and Stephen Strom (Sonoita, AZ).
“The six photographers in the exhibition are as diverse in their concern with subject, and approach to photography, as the wide scope of entrants from which they were selected,” said juror Darren Ching. “As different as they are, they do share a common denominator—top quality of execution in their work, well-formed ideas and a high level of uniqueness.”
Ellen Fleurov, Silver Eye’s Executive Director, added: “Future Forward is a testament to the incredible depth of talent that exists within our membership, which includes artists from 36 states and two foreign countries. I’m especially pleased to see that the six photographers range across generations and backgrounds, and that several are just beginning to build their national reputations. Supporting emerging artists is an important part of Silver Eye’s mission and programs.”
About the Juror, Darren Ching
Darren Ching’s involvement in the photography industry spans more than a decade. He is the creative director of Photo District News as well as owner of Klompching Gallery in the Dumbo district of Brooklyn, New York. The gallery’s focus is contemporary photography by emerging talent, as well as under-recognized work by established photographers. Its exhibitions have been reviewed in publications such as The New Yorker, Hotshoe, New York Magazine, ArtReview, New York Times, The British Journal of Photography, The Architect's Newspaper, and Modern Painters.
Silver Eye Center for Photography
1015 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, noon – 6 pm
admission is free