Monday, July 23, 2012

Announcement: New Call For Entry!

The Unreal
Deadline: September 18, 2012
Exhibition: October 31 - December 1
Opening Reception: November 2

Our dreams combine the ordinary and the seemingly nonsensical, where rules of physics and logic do not apply. Artists exploring this realm depict remembered fantasies or create new ones from their waking imaginations. Their work is a distortion of reality, making everyday objects and environments alien and magical. In photography, optical illusions and modern digital tools have allowed artists to create new visual worlds that blur the line between the real and fantastic. For The Unreal, The Kiernan Gallery seeks images that explore the surreal and otherworldly.


For this exhibition, juror Ken Rosenthal will select up to 30 images for display in the main gallery, and up to an additional 40 to be included in the online gallery. All images will be reproduced in an exhibition catalogue available for purchase. A Juror's Choice and Director's Choice will also be announced.

About the Juror

Ken Rosenthal received a BA in still photography from the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television, and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1993. His work is represented by KLOMPCHING Gallery, Etherton Gallery, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, and De Santos Gallery. Rosenthal's photographs are in many public and private collections internationally including but not limited to Southwest and Mexican Photography Collection, which recently established a major collection of his work.

Since 2002 his work has been featured in more than 150 solo and group exhibitions internationally. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Centro Cultural Recoleta, El Cabildo de la Ciudad de Cordoba, Espacio Foto, Etherton Gallery, Wall Space Gallery, De Santos Gallery, and KLOMPCHING Gallery. Rosenthal's first monograph,Ken Rosenthal: Photographs 2001-2009 was released in 2011. His work can be viewed here

For more information and to see submission guidelines visit: www.kiernangallery.com

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