Thursday, November 14, 2013

Photography collectors’ show opens tonight at Silver Eye

Posted By on Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Arriving past our deadline was word of Pittsburgh Collects, an exhibition of 75 images contributed by three local collectors.

Abelardo Morells Isabella in the Little Salon.
  • Gardner Museum, 1998. Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, and the Anonymous Collector
  • Abelardo Morell's "Isabella in the Little Salon."
The show opens with tonight’s free reception at 6 p.m., at the South Side gallery.

The collectors represented are Evan Mirapaul, Graham Shearing an an anonymous collector.

Mirapaul, though known locally as founder and director of the Pgh Photo Fair, is also co-chair of the library committee of the International Center for Photography. Shearing, a curator and consultant, has written art criticism for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Pittsburgh Quarterly.

According to the Silver Eye press release, the images in the show reflect both photographic history and current trends, from silver-gelatin prints to digital prints. Minor White and Josef Sudek are among the widely famed artists whose work is included. Local photographers whose work is represented include Sue Abramson, William D. Wade and the late Aaronel deRoy Gruber.

The exhibition is organized by Brian Lang, curator of the BNY Mellon Corporate Art Collection (and Silver Eye’s board chair) and Marcia Rosenthal, an independent art consultant, fine-art appraiser (and Silver Eye board member).

The show continues through Jan. 11. Silver Eye Center for Photography is located at 1015 E. Carson St., on the South Side.

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