Abstract – The Alternative Exhibition

Ryuten Paul Rosenblum – Japan Temple Wall – Nanzenji

The Southeast Center for Photography (SEC4P) had a recent call for Abstract (photography), juried by Blue Mitchell.  The exhibition call was looking for non-representational imagery from found objects in nature, man-made or figurative works and images that do not attempt to represent external reality, but seek to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and texture. Not everyone who submitted were juried into their exhibition, thus this pop-up exhibit is an Alternative exhibition space for those who were not juried in.

This pop-up mini-exhibit is not meant to be inclusive of everyone who were not juried into the SEC4P Abstract exhibit. So as word of this pop-up is disseminated I expect the exhibition may grow a bit more, which is a nice thing about a blog, it is not static like a printed book. This exhibition will be available for some time versus a transitory Facebook post. This on-line exhibition will continue from October 25, 2020 on-ward as a permanent virtual exhibit.

As the curator of this pop-up exhibition, I also needed a lead-in and promotional image, so in what might be considered my favorite of this Abstract exhibition, I selected Japan Temple Wall – Nanzenji by Ryuten Paul Rosenblum as a very intriguing image that represents Abstract photography. I believe that the essence of Abstract art is that it engages the imagination.

The SEC4P exhibition will not include the following artists, but whose work is included in The Alternative Exhibition, an on-line show arranged in alphabetic order by last names for the 27 participating artist, who include:

Kathy Friedman, Robert Quance, Ryuten Paul Rosenblum, Sandy Rothberg, JenniferMcKinnon Richman, Eric Saunders, Susan Saudek, Don Scott, Wil Scott, Bruce Schlein, Kimberly Schneider, Petra Senn, Carl Shubs, Bill Shumaker, Paula Shur, Robert Silance, Gwen Small, Isaac Stackell, Douglas Stockdale, Roi Tamkin, Bob Tanner, Jim Trivelpiece, Karen Vander Ven, Richard Walker, Karey Walter, Rowene Weems, Bernice Williams & Beamie Young.

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Kathy Friedman ‘pulse’  kathykomments@gmail.com

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Robert Quance ‘Windsor Window’

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Ryuten Paul Rosenblum ‘Japan Temple Wall – Nanzenji’

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Sandy Rothberg ‘Solarized Moon’ 

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Jennifer McKinnon Richman ‘Nature’s Petrified Cities: Pacific Ocean Spray’ 

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Eric Saunders ‘Pavement Art No. 9’ esaunders@nc.rr.com

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Susan Saudek ‘Reflections’ IG @Saudeksusan 

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Don Scott ‘Relevant Reversal’

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Wil Scott ‘Glyph-2’

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Bruce Schlein ‘Glasswork’

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Kimberly Schneider ‘Holding (Fist and Flowers)’ 

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Petra Senn ‘Breaking Loose’ 

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Carl Shubs ‘SMB28-1’ carl@carlshubsphotography.com

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Bill Shumaker ‘Ladyslipper’

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Paula Shur ‘Just Floating’ 

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Robert Silance ‘Red Dirt’ silancr@clemson.edu

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Gwen Small ‘Tail light 1’  ghsbiz@yahoo.com

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Douglas Stockdale ‘LSTa7422-2’ (Quantum Elements) 

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Roi Tamkin ‘Rock Abstract’ roiboi@bellsouth.net

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Bob Tanner ‘Traces #2’ 

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Jim Trivelpiece ‘Battle of Madison Square’ jim.trivelpiece@gmail.com

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Karen Vander Ven ‘Untitled 6’ IG @karenvandervenphotography

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Richard Walker ‘Devil’s Courthouse’ maxandjojo@gmail.com

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Karey Walter ‘Isabella’

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Rowene Weems ‘Oversea’ 

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Bernice Williams ‘No Exit’

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Beamie Young ‘Etching’

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Isaac Stackell “Shattered #2”

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Host: Douglas Stockdale (American) is a multi-media artist, author/educator/coach, occasional curator and the Editor of PhotoBook Journal, the contemporary photobook magazine. He is represented by Fabrik Projects (Los Angeles) and Adjunct Faculty for Los Angele Center of Photography (LACP) and Medium Photo (San Diego). He will sometime magically appear on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter as well as on this art blog, Singular Images.

Articles and photographs published on Singular Images may not be reproduced without the permission of the Singular Images staff and the photographer(s).

3 thoughts on “Abstract – The Alternative Exhibition

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  1. Interesting collection of work. A clear demonstration of how subjective the selection of work can be.
    I am grateful to be included in the Salon des Refusés

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