2016 Annual Juried Competition and Exhibition at Baxter St Camera Club New York
By Mariajosé Fernández-Plenge
Baxter St Camera Club Of New York is presenting the 2016 Annual Juried Competition and Exhibition featuring the top three winner artists: First Place Winner Travis Brown, Second Place Winner Danielle Eliska Lyle, and Third Place Winner Marc Ohrem-Leclef.
This year the competition was juried by the New York-based artist Mickalene Thomas. Thomas work is based on her art history studies, along with classical genres of portraiture, still life, and landscape, which she uses to create a dialogue about what it means to be a woman and the common definitions of beauty.
Although the three elected winners offer a different vision with their work, the result is a cohesive exhibition. Brown shows photographs of West Tennesse (portraits, still-life, landscapes), Lyle’s work combines portraits and a video of actresses to speak about insecurity and sexism, and Ohrem-Leclef exhibits work on the residents of favelas in Rio de Janeiro who were displaced by the Olympic Games.
Established in 1884, Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York is a non-profit organization supporting emerging lens-based artists. Baxter St at CCNY receives support from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, Kodak, and Fujifilm.
The exhibition is will be open until September 3rd, 2016 at 126 Baxter Street, New York. Baxter St at Camera Club of NY is open Tuesday to Saturday, 12 P.M. to 6 P.M.