The photographs in this gallery are produced in editions of twelve in variable sizes. This artist’s practice is to frame each print in either a refurbished vintage frame or an artist-made frame (made in a wood shop that is next door to his photo lab). The prints are also available without the artist’s frames. Sizes are available upon request but customarily range from between 5 x 7″ to 20 x 30″
JEFFERSON HAYMAN employs nostalgia, resonance, memory and common symbols to create beautifully crafted photographs rooted in that medium’s history. His hand crafted silver gelatin, platinum and archival pigment prints are paired with contemporary artist-made or vintage frames that make each artwork a unique statement. His work can be found in many private and public collections, most notably The Museum of Modern Art Library, The New York Public Library, President Bill Clinton, Robert DeNiro, The Boston Athenaeum and Ralph Lauren. Jefferson will present new photographs in unique artist made and restored frames.
FRANCIS W. OLSCHAFSKIE has exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art, Paris; the Isentan Museum, Tokyo, the Greek Ministry of Culture, Athens, the Tisch School at NYU, New York, the Robert Hull Fleming Museum in Vermont, the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, the Fine Arts Work Center and artStrand Gallery in Provincetown, MA.
In 2014, Francis Olschafskie’s work was exhibited in the “Message and Means” exhibition at Columbia University. The exhibition is a review of the work of the influential MIT Media Lab’s Visible Language Workshop. In 2011, as part of “Paris Photo”, Francis’s work was featured in an exhibition entitled EXPOSITION ÉCLATS DE PHOTOGRAPHIE at le musée Adrien Mentienne , Bry-sur-Marne.
In March of 2009 Francis’s work was included in the exhibition ‘Artists Books as Culture’ at the Center for Book Arts in NYC. In 2007 he was honored and presented an honorarium at the state of the city address by the mayor of Bry Sur Marne in France for his work at the Daguerre Association. In 2008 Olschafskie’s photographs were placed in the Special Collections of the Bodleian Library at Oxford University.
Mr. Olschafskie did his graduate work at the Media Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his undergraduate studies in Photography at Massachusetts College of Art. He has been a faculty member at New York University, the School of Visual Arts, in NYC, The International Center of Photography in NYC, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Boston University where he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Photography, Art History and Digital Technology.
These prints are available in three sizes: 16 x 20″/ 24 x 36″/ 30 x 40″/and 40 x 60″
Born in Havana, Cuba, ADRIAN FERNANDEZ studied visual arts at the San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy (2004) and later at the Superior Institute of Arts (2010) in Havana. From 2010 to 2012, he trained in documentary photography and film making at The Ludwig Foundation of Cuba and New York University, Tisch School of the Arts Special Programs. His work originates in the use of black and white photography with a documentary perspective, evolving in later years towards studio photography and the use of digital media, as well as color photography. He currently works as a visual artist and a lecturer on Documentary Photography for New York University, Tisch School of the Arts Special Programs and a visual arts projects specialist for the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba. His solo work has been exhibited in Cuba and the United States, including the Houston Center for Photography in Houston, Texas, and the Center for the Development of Visual Arts and the Juan David Gallery at the Yara Movie Theatre Cultural Center, both in Havana, Cuba. His group exhibitions have been viewed in international venues such as the Art Public Contemporain in France, Paseo de la Reforma, Bosque de Chapultepec in Mexico, and the Paix Foundation of Guatemala.
23 x 23 in / Limited edition of 5 + 1 PA
39 x 39 in/ Limited edition of 5 + 1 PA
59 x 59 in / Limited edition of 1 + 1 PA
A native of New York City, PAULA KOTIS studied psychology at Hunter College, graduating in 1943. She learned photographic skills from her father in his Upper East Side portrait studio. Immersing herself in this work and eventually taking charge of the studio, Kotis began to produce and receive notice for her own pictures. Ms. Kotis studied the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson and others and commenced to produce a powerful body of photographs taken in New York and throughout Europe.
She was a gifted photographer whose magazine assignments brought her to post-war Europe and Israel in 1948-49, where she documented the dramatic changes taking place during that period. Her acclaimed photos from that time include images documenting the journey of Jewish Holocaust survivors from displaced persons camps near Famagusta, Cyprus to the port of Haifa in northern Israel. In the 1950s, Ms. Kotis collaborated on projects with the novelist James Baldwin and the poet Frank O’Hara, and photographed jazz greats including Sarah Vaughan and Charlie Parker. Her work has appeared in Vogue, Mademoiselle, Ebony, Arts, Evergreen Review and U.S. Camera.
Ms. Kotis had numerous exhibitions of her photography at the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown, a major retrospective at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum in 2010, and exhibitions at the Museum of Jewish Heritage (2001), and the Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery in New York City (2000). Her work can be found in numerous private and public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and The Provincetown Art Association and Museum. During her years in Wellfleet, Ms. Kotis was a mother, a real-estate agent, sold antique posters and, much to her joy, saw her photographic work rediscovered and appreciated.
KAHN & SELESNICK
RICHARD SELESNICK and NICHOLAS KAHN have been collaborating as Kahn & Selesnick since 1988 on a series of complex narrative photo-novellas and sculptural installations. They were both born in 1964, in New York City and London respectively. They met at Washington University in St Louis in 1982 where they collaborated informally as photography majors. After several of years of showing their art separately, they migrated to Cape Cod to work on an evolving series of photo-based projects involving fictional attributions, narratives, sculpture, and painting.
Kahn & Selesnick’s works are tactile and bodied, offering sleight of hand and the quicksilver flash of inspiration as interruptions to our habitual ways of seeing, instead encouraging us to feel the Earth and its history and to know our part in its unfolding story. The results are masterfully executed non-linear tales that appear to dream themselves.
Kahn & Selesnick have participated in over 100 solo and group exhibitions worldwide and have work in over 20 collections, including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Houston Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institution. They have also performed artist’s residencies at Provincetown’s Fine Arts Work Center and 20 Summers, Toni Morrison’s Princeton Atelier, the Lux Art Institute, the Djerassi Foundation, and the Addison Gallery of American Art. In addition, they have published 3 books with Aperture Press: Scotlandfuturebog, City of Salt, and Apollo Prophecies. Their latest book, 100 Views of the Drowning World, was published by Candela Books in 2017. They have received grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Provincetown Arts Council, and have been featured in documentaries produced by Voom! and PBS.
Kahn lives in Brittany, France and Selesnick in Truro, MA. They have been making photographs on Cape Cod for over 30 years.