We are pleased to present the series, EVER ONWARD by photographer, Tice Lerner. This inaugural exhibition by Lerner at Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts features gripping street photography from in and around the Upstate community of Binghamton, NY. The images are up-close and personal snapshots of the inhabitants and inheritors of a bygone industrial economy that pervades much of the American landscape along the rust belt. The stories behind the images are as compelling as the images. The artist will be present at our opening reception to discuss and share his experiences. We invite you to join us.
My street photos for this series are taken in the area around Binghamton, New York. This area, once a well-off manufacturing town for defense during the cold war and founding city of IBM, has long been economically depressed. It was well known that in the heyday of Binghamton IBM had some of their largest factories nearby.
In that bygone era, large companies were cradle to grave multigenerational employers that were more like countries than corporations. Binghamton "IBMers" would show their pride by singing their corporate anthems daily--one of which was called "Ever Onward." IBM, like the rest of these large companies, has long left Binghamton, leaving behind chemical spills and economic disparities. These disparities are reflected by the state of the town, which seems like a time capsule from the 1970.
There are people we see every day but never greet, streets we pass but would not walk on. My impetus is to walk on those streets and interact with such individuals. Street photography is not watching a crowd, it's becoming part of the crowd. I don't think there is a better way to truly appreciate the people I photograph until I have walked on the same pavement that they have. Each photo is a glimpse of my personal experience with my subjects up-close and candid, for better or worse.
Tice Lerner was born in St. James, NY and a Binghamton, NY resident since he was five years old. When he isn't applying himself as a student in engineering, he is most likely taking photos. For Lerner, photography is a creative outlet that allows him to reconnect to the humanities. Over the years his life around the diverse individuals and communities of Binghamton have fostered his specialized love for the documentary style.
All photographs are limited edition and available in three sizes.
40 x 60 inches | Edition of 6 (Diasec Mount) | Price on Request
20 x 30 inches | Edition of 16 (Framed) | Price on Request
12 x 18 inches | Edition of 25 (Framed) | Price on Request
FRAMING: High Quality Archival Materials under Museum Glass
Images are also available unframed. Please inquire about pricing.
A NOTE ON C-PRINT PROCESSING:
Unlike conventional inkjet printing, Lightjet uses lasers to expose silver-halide photographic paper. The resulting print is then processed using the standard RA-4 photochemical process thereby creating an exceptional continuous tone chromatic print. Printed on Fuji Crystal Archive matte paper, these are true C-prints.
All works are available for sale through the gallery.
If you would like a preview of this exhibition, or for further information, please contact:
Gallery Director + Curator
tel: 607 624 3406
Gallery Hours: First Fridays, 6 - 9pm | Saturdays, Noon - 4pm | and by appointment.