Earth Dialogue featuring Seth Resnick and Peter Bremers

Earth Dialogue, an exhibition of photography by award winning photographer Seth Resnick and glass sculptures by Peter Bremers, comes to Sohn Gallery in Lenox, MA, from September 30 – November 6 and Schantz Galleries in Stockbridge, MA, from October 7 – October 30.

Earth Dialogue featuring Seth Resnick and Peter Bremers

Earth Dialogue, an exhibition of photography by award winning photographer Seth Resnick and glass sculptures by Peter Bremers, comes to Sohn Gallery in Lenox, MA, from September 30 – November 6 and Schantz Galleries in Stockbridge, MA, from October 7 – October 30.

Earth Dialogue is a collaborative exhibition between the two Galleries with work by both artists on view at both Galleries, with Sohn Fine Art featuring primarily Resnick and Schantz Galleries featuring primarily Bremers. The exhibition and events are part of Sohn Fine Art’s 2016 Master Artist Series Program (MAS). The annual MASTER ARTIST SERIES program offers innovative experiences with world class artists. Sohn Fine Art gives the local community and visitors the opportunity to meet and learn from master photographers while hosting them in the Berkshires. Photographers are featured in a series of events that include exhibitions and receptions at Sohn Fine Art Gallery, book signings, public presentations and workshops.

Seth Resnick's images from Namibia and the Arctic are so contrasting. On one wall of the gallery is Cape Tuxen #164, a massive 30-story tall Iceberg that looks like a misplaced arch from the US West. The fact that it is ice and not stone is abundantly clear as you study the image and the shimmering surface of the water that serves as the base of this amazing piece of nature. Seth's stories are as amazing as his art. This image was taken at roughly 2:30 in the morning as day and night blend together in these locales.


Seth Resnick at Sohn Fine Art in Lenox, MA with Cape Tuxen #164 and a matching sculpture by Peter Bremers

On the opposite wall is Deadvlei #61, my favorite of the Namibian images in the show. The beare, twisted trees stand out against swirling, light streaked sand. Resnick said the guides had cancelled the trip out to the location because of the storm. "I told them we had to go," he said. "You couldn't see ten inches in front of your face most of the time. Even after showering, the sand was so embedded in your skin, you could still rub it off."

He will be back in Namibia in three weeks. Follow him on Facebook. It's woth it.
 

ABOUT SETH RESNICK

Seth Resnick has marked the world of contemporary Photography by a prolific career spanning fine art, education, editorial, stock and commercial work, as well as entrepreneurial contributions to the education of digital workflow through D-65. Chosen as one of the 30 most influential photographers of the decade by Photo District News Magazine, Seth is greatly in demand for his beautiful graphic images in both natural and created light. Resnick has been published in the world's most prestigious magazines. His credits expand over 2500 publications worldwide including The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, Forbes and National Geographic, and his clients constitute a virtual list of Corporate America.

©Seth Resnick
©Seth Resnick

"The things that stimulate me are color, design, light, texture, and gesture," says Resnick, who has a unique ability to seamlessly merge these elements together, capturing scenes in ways not normally seen. His signature photographs reveal vibrant colors coupled with graphic elements that encompass soulfulness and grandeur. “For me it is all about the patterns of waves from water, ice and sand and I find them mesmerizing… My images are a journey into the personal space of my subject. I believe that photography is not just a record of a physical presence but a documentation of the encounter between me and the energy of my subject.  This encounter is often beyond my verbal ability to explain, yet my camera captures it without effort. I want my viewers to see my photographs as an opportunity to consider the larger, unseen realities that contribute to the energy and uniqueness of my subjects. In formal terms, my work is an exploration of a packed frame typically filled with layers in the form of light, texture and color… Photography is a highly creative form of communication that attracts me because of its challenges.  I photograph because it is like capturing a moment in time you know you will never be able to get back.  Capturing these moments in time has probably never been more important than now. Our environment is under ever-increasing pressure from mankind’s presence.  I hope that my images will help foster a sense of intellectual curiosity and concern for our natural world, even as they give us a moment’s joy to reflect on the deliciously diverse, wild and colorful palette of our beloved planet.”

Resnick is at the forefront of digital innovation working with Adobe, NEC, Nikon, Xrite, Epson, Lacie and others to help them formulate more useful products for photographers. He is a member of the prestigious X-rite Colorati program as well as The Ilford Masters Program, and Alpha/Beta and feature consultant for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. He travels extensively presenting the various aspects of photography, and is also the former Founding President of Editorial Photographers, a trade organization dedicated to the promotion of sound business practices for editorial photography. Resnick is also a partner of PixelGenius developing Photoshop plug-ins and software and a regular contributing columnist to a variety of trade publications.  He has given hundreds of lectures to industry organizations such as American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), Advertising Photographers of America (APA), Professional Photographers of America (PPA), Advertising Photographers of New York (APNY), colleges and universities. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Photojournalism from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in May of 1979.

ABOUT PETER BREMERS

In many non-Western cultures it is customary to perform small daily rituals to pay homage to nature, insure good harvests, propitiate the weather gods, pacify the ocean or give thanks to Mother Earth through music and dance. In the Western world, it would appear that our sense of intimacy with nature and wonder at its beauty is being submerged amid mounting anxiety about global warming and the dramatic impact of possible future climate change. We see the natural world as something separate from  ourselves, exploit its gifts without restraint for economic gain, and by doing so turn it from an age-old friend into a hostile force. We show little trace of gratitude and seem to forget that we are ourselves merely part of nature.

The Last Iceberg by Peter Bremers
The Last Iceberg by Peter Bremers

I can only say that, for me, the overwhelming emotion I felt when a mother whale with her calf swam alongside our boat and looked me long and hard in the eye was a life-changing experience. As was my sense of insignificance in the face of the savage energy of the oceans and of delight at the sight of yet another majestic sunrise over a flawless snow-covered landscape.

How can I express my gratitude for this inexhaustible source of inspiration other than by trying to depict the awesome power and majesty of nature in my sculpture? Not aiming to imitate or equal it, but simply to express my sense of wonder as a human being and an artist.

SOHN GALLERY

Sohn Fine Art was founded in 2011, by photographer, Cassandra Sohn. The Gallery specializes in showing primarily contemporary photography and is dedicated to the development, promotion and exhibition of innovative contemporary artworks by international and local artists. Sohn Fine Art exhibits Sohn's work and represents emerging and living artists. It is the company's mission to promote broader understanding of, and community engagement with photographic mediums through exhibitions, lectures and workshops at 69 Church Street, Lenox, MA

SCHANTZ GALLERIES

As those familiar with the region are already well aware, the Berkshires boast some world-class museums, with Chesterwood, The Clark, Mass MoCA and the Norman Rockwell Museum being standouts in particular. For those who have been to the household names before or for anyone looking to experience the arts scene in a slightly different way, Schantz Galleries in Stockbridge is a gem.

Schantz Galleries is a museum in everything but name; inside, visitors can experience the work of 50+ internationally recognized glass artists, including some of the best known in the world. The artistic contributions cover a remarkable range of styles and subjects, giving guests plenty to see in one afternoon at  3 Elm Street    Stockbridge, MA