Friday, December 30, 2011

Some photos and little video from my exhibition in Las Vegas

Contemporary Arts Center in Las Vegas posted on You Tube this little video from my exhibition Garden of Eden:

I have also received some installation shots of my exhibition from Matthew Couper from Las Vegas. Thank you Matthew!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Garden of Eden portfolio published in Der Greif Magazine (Germany)

Today I've got the news that another German photography magazine included my photographs from Garden of Eden into their new issue, this time in the printed version. The magazine is called Der Greif .

Garden of Eden: Still Life with 4663(USA), 4166(USA), 4082(USA) and 4093(USA)./ copyrights Andrzej Maciejewski

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Publications about Garden of Eden exhibition in Las Vegas media

My current show in Contemporary Arts Center in Las Vegas has got some little publications here and there.

One of them is by Janessa Kenway in Las Vegas City Life :

"ANDREZEJ MACIEJEWSKI -- Garden of EdenFor dessert, dig into the sumptuous fruit fests of old Renaissance masters. Opulent, still-life compositions of classic greats such as Henri Fantin-Latour and Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio are re-created and updated by photographer Andrzej Maciejewski. But such perfection comes at a price. Through science and chemicals, fruits become larger and new hybrids emerge. Each orange, pear and pomegranate photographed is tagged or stickered, and certified by FDA produce standards. Maciejewski's images become a cautionary tale of modern modification and agricultural abundance. (Dec. 1-Dec. 31, CAC) JENESSA KENWAY "

Funny how usually my first name gets misspelled. I think this weird "z" in it is too much.

Another little note, by Mark Adams in Las Vegas Weekly

Contemporary photographer revisits style of old masters in CAC exhibit

Down the street is a place where you can purchase tomatoes engineered to grow larger than your combined fists, and seasonal fruits no matter what the weather’s like outside. It’s your local grocery store, and to Andrzej Maciejewski it illustrates our society’s naïve approach to nature.
The Ontario-based artist contends that while the neatly arranged, mass-produced and bar-coded natural bounty of the produce section might look ideal, many characteristics such as taste and humanity have been lost somewhere between seed and supermarket. 
That’s what Maciejewski hopes to demonstrate in Garden of Eden, a collection of 24 still-life color photographs on display at the Contemporary Arts Center inside the Arts Factory.
“When you look closely, or when you start tasting those vegetables or fruits, or when you look at how they are packaged and where they come from, or thinking how they are produced, it looks completely different,” Maciejewski says. “I just sort of suggest the question, ‘Are they still the same thing?’”

And another one, by Natalie Cullen in 8NewsNow :

New Twist on Old Masters
A new art exhibit has opened featuring a new take on Old World masters.
Canadian artist Andrzej Maciejewski now has a show at The Contemporary Arts Center, 107 E. Charleston Blvd. The show titled “Garden of Eden” features recreations of master art works from Dutch, French and Italian painters of the 17th and 18th century. The works have a unique and modern twist.
The show is open through January 21. This is the second solo presentation of the series. It was first featured at a gallery in Portland. After being on display in Las Vegas, the works will also visit galleries in Texas, Florida, California, and New Jersey.
The Contemporary Arts Center is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Show of Garden of Eden opens today in Las Vegas

My solo show of Garden of Eden opens in Contemporary Arts Center in Las Vegas today. Here is a little article in the Las Vegas Weekly.

  1. Still Life with 4038(USA). / copyrights Andrzej Maciejewski

Some shots from a big shipping enterprise

For last few weeks I have been busy with printing, framing, crating and shipping. I am posting below some quick shots from this process.
One of the prints during framing

The roll of bubble wrap for protective envelopes was too big to get it through the door
I had to built some crates
Does it weight less than 100 pounds? (yes, 99)
These two boxes went to Las Vegas
And these five boxes went to Europe

Friday, November 4, 2011

My works in two group exhibitions in the US right now.

Three works from my project Garden of Eden are being presented right now in the group exhibition titled Food for Thought in the Gallery Project in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The exhibition runs from November 2nd through December 11th, 2011.

One other print from Garden of Eden series and four from my most recent VIP Portrait Gallery project are participating in the exhibition titled Potato Revolution in Williamsburg Art and Historical Center , Brooklyn, NY. This exciting show of potato art is curated by Jeffrey Allen Price and ends on November 20th, 2011.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

update on being busy

Recently, I was too busy to post anything. For last two weeks I was teaching in Fleming College, Haliburton School of Arts .
Now I am printing photographs for my upcoming shows: group show in The Gallery Project in Ann Arbor, MI and for the solo show in Contemporary Arts Center in Las Vegas, NV.
It's going to be a very busy fall. I have to print 147 photographs in size 24x30 inches, dry-mount 24 of them and frame 120. And then I have to crate them and ship them, including two sets that I am sending to Europe. A little bit overwhelming, but my agent tells me I should get used to that.
Below you may see one of my VIP Portraits. Four of them (accompanied by one picture from Garden of Eden) are now participating in the Potato Revolution in WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY.

VIP Portrait Gallery: Enrique Dimitri Magnussen/copyrights Andrzej Maciejewski

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Some more snapshots from Backlight

Here you can see some more snapshots from Backlight Photography Festival in Tampere, Finland. Some of them were taken by myself, some by my friend Piotr Kurdej. I really enjoyed being in Backlight and I would like to thank all the great people, who made it possible and who made my stay there so pleasant, including Ulrich Haas, Antii Haapio and Irma Puttonen from Photographic Centre Nykyaika.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Student's feedback from my workshop in Finland

 I still didn't have time to post here more photographs from Backlight Festival but I found out that students from Tampere University of Applied Sciences posted an entry on their blog about the workshop I gave there:
TAMK Art and Media students blog

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Some photos from Tampere

I am in Backlight Photography Festival right now. My schedule is really busy, so I can only post few quick snapshots. There will be more later on.


One of the posters for Backlight
My photographs in the TR1 Kunsthalle

Monday, September 12, 2011

Some snapshots from Portland exhibition.

Here are just few snapshots from current exhibition of Garden of Eden in the Camerawork Gallery in Portland, Oregon. It's there until September 23rd, so hurry up if you haven't yet seen it.
These installation shots were taken by my great helpers and friends Bao and Kristine.Thank you, guys!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

OAC project grant

I  have received a very good news today. I have been awarded a Project Grant for Established Artists from Ontario Arts Council. This is a grant for the project titled The Seed.

The Seed will in some way compliment my recent project Garden of Eden. I plan to create ten trios of photographs. In each trio the first photograph will show one single seed, the next one – the entire plant which grew out of this specific seed, with all the fruits, leaves, roots, etc; the last one – all the seeds coming from this one plant. I will portrait following vegetables:tomato, cucumber, pepper, hot pepper, bean, peas, corn, squash, pumpkin and sunflower (it's not strictly a vegetable, but you eat the seeds or make oil of them, so it counts). I will plant them in my own organic garden in Yarker, Ontario. The single-seed photographs will be the close-ups, to show how beautiful and various the seeds are. The main photograph of the whole plant will be done in a way a bit similar to Garden of Eden, with great care about light and about the set, which will emanate the feeling of beauty and abundance. The third picture in the trio will be the simplest one – just all the seeds displayed on the white paper, to show clearly their number.

It has always amazed me that one tiny seed gives birth to a huge plant with a lot of fruits and hundreds of new seeds. It is an example how powerful and generous the nature really is. It is also amazing that such an impressive effect may be achieved using organic methods, with just a little bit of work, care and love.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Two new exhibitions next year - Oregon and Quebec

Fresh news about upcoming shows.
My Weather Report will be presented in the Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon, from March 1st to April 1st, 2012. The Garden of Eden will be exhibited in the Musee Populaire de la Photographie in Drummondville, Quebec from October 10th to December 16th, 2012.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Yesterday there was publication on my Garden of Eden in Huffington Post.
And today there is another - in Artadox.
I wish I knew about all of them, also the ones that appeared in print only and I may never find out - unless someone sends me a copy.

Andrzej Maciejewski - Garden of Eden: Still Life with 4688(Mexico), 3121(Mexico), 4689(Mexico), 4959(Peru), 4046(Mexico), 4627(USA), 4665(Canada) and 4082(USA)./copyrights Andrzej Maciejewski

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My upcoming Portland show featured in Art Knowledge

It's really nice that my upcoming show of Garden of Eden in Portland is getting so good publicity.

 Here is the link to today's publication in the Art Knowledge News

Andrzej Maciejewski - Garden of Eden: Still Life with 4329(Guatemala), 4958(Mexico), 4133(USA), 4928(USA) and 4936(USA)./ copyrights Andrzej Maciejewski

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Photographs from Garden of Eden published on Trouvailles du Jour

Today some images from Garden of Eden and info on the upcoming exhibition in Portland were published on a very nice blog Trouvailles du Jour by Evelyne Politanoff.

Andrzej Maciejewski - Garden of Eden: Still Life with 4085(Canada), 4608(China), 4672(Canada), 4094(USA), 4545(USA), 4060(USA) and 4133(USA)./copyrights Andrzej Maciejewski

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Upcoming exhibition of Garden of Eden in Portland featured in Art Daily

Art Daily is one of the best art news resources on the web. Every day they deliver new interesting stories on the exhibitions and art events from all over the world. I was very happy then to find out that in today's issue they covered my upcoming exhibition of Garden of Eden in the Camerawork Gallery in Portland, Oregon.
 This is link to the story

Also some other media kindly published the news about this show:

Hungry Eyeball - visual art news blog from Portland, OR
Radio Wisła  - Polish radio in Seattle
Polish News Seattle

Andrzej Maciejewski - Garden of Eden: Still Life with 4139(USA), 4167(Canada), 4664(Mexico), 3421(Guatemala), 4081(Mexico), 4759(Canada), 4769(Mexico), 4758(Mexico), 4943(USA), 4926(USA) and 4927(Italy)./copyrights Andrzej Maciejewski


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Preparations for exhibition in Portland, OR

The exhibition of Garden of Eden in the Camerawork Gallery in Portland, Oregon opens on August 20th. I am sending the unframed prints because they have their own, very nice display system in the Gallery, but still I had some headache with how to pack my works for shipping. The boxes available on the market are expensive and besides I didn't like any of them anyways. So I have just built my own box:

Boxes for prints
Preparing prints for packing

Monday, July 25, 2011

VIP Portraits will be presented in New York in October 2011

I was invited to participation in the group exhibition titled The Potato Revolution: Cult of Potato 2011 at The Williamsburg Art and Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY. I will be sending there four works from my recent project VIP Portrait Gallery ( Enrique Dimitri Magnussen , Teófilo Tootoo II, Sasha X and Diana Ginzborg) plus one of the photographs from Garden of Eden - Still Life with 4539(USA), 4555(USA) and 4072(USA).

Garden of Eden: Still Life with 4539(USA), 4555(USA) and 4072(USA)./Copyright Andrzej Maciejewski

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Backlight Photography Festival in Finland - I am going there

I will be going to Finland in September. The Photographic Centre Nykyaika and the Tampere University of Applied Sciences  invited me to come and give the lecture and three days workshop for the Tampere University students, in connection with presentation of my Garden of Eden project at the Backlight Photography Festival.

I am looking forward to this adventure. The Backlight Festival 2011 will host several great photographers and I think I will have a great time there.

  1. Still Life with 94816(USA), 3089(Dominican Republic), 4084(USA), 4794(Brazil), 3125(USA) and 4547(USA)./ copyrights Andrzej Maciejewski

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Garden of Eden will be exhibited in Galeria Stara in Lodz, Poland early next year

It looks that the European Tour of Garden of Eden will start in Lodz, Poland. I have just received an offer to show my Garden of Eden in Galeria Stara early next year (February/March).
  1. Still Life with 4053(USA), 4012(USA) and 4281(USA). (Copyrights Andrzej Maciejewski)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

More exhibitions in Poland

I have received some news and inquiries from several Polish galleries, it looks that more exhibitions are coming up for 2012 and 2013.
Garden of Eden and Weather Report will be presented together in the Legnica Art Gallery some time in 2013 and apart from that the Garden of Eden in the  Baltic Gallery of Art in Koszalin, probably in March 2013. I will post here the exact dates once I know them.

Copyright Andrzej Maciejewski

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Garden of Eden in Belleville next year

The Garden of Eden will be exhibited in John M. Parrot Art Gallery in Belleville, ON, Canada from July 19th to August 23rd next year. I am very pleased with this news.

  1. Still Life with 4408(China), 4890(China) and 4407(China). (copyright Andrzej Maciejewski)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New exhibitions in Poland next year (Wroclaw and Krakow)

Both Weather Report and Garden of Eden are booking well in Poland. Weather Report will be exhibited in the Agora Cultural Centre in Wroclaw some time in 2012 and Garden of Eden in Solvay Centre for Contemporary Art in Krakow from April 22nd to the end of May 2012 - right in time of Krakow Month of Photography.

  1. Still Life with 94210(Canada). (copyright Andrzej Maciejewski)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Toronto Parks in Toronto Public Library

My older project Toronto Parks will be exhibited in Toronto Public Library (Branch Mimico Centennial on Station Road) in March next year.

Toronto Parks: Etienne Brule Park, July 1995 (copyright Andrzej Maciejewski)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Garden of Eden recently published in three photography magazines

In June three various photography magazines are presenting my project Garden of Eden:

Ninja Magazine (international pdf magazine from France)
F-Stop Magazine (on-line magazine, USA)
Front Magazine ( Vancouver, printed quarterly magazine)

  1. Still Life with 4024(USA), 4025(USA), 4049(Honduras), 4410(USA) and 4026(USA).
    (copyright Andrzej Maciejewski)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Weather Report accepted for 3-persons exhibit in the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts

I have just received a message that my Weather Report project has been accepted for an exhibition in the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts in Collingwood, ON. It will be presented alongside works by two other artists: print-maker Catherine Farrell and mixed-media artist Collette Broeders. The exhibition will take place in January 2012.

copyright Andrzej Maciejewski

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Few words about upcoming exhibitions

On the right hand side you'll find a list of my upcoming exhibitions. I will try to keep it up to date and from time to time I will post some additional details in here.
For now I have several exhibitions coming for both Garden of Eden and Weather Report. The nearest one is a show of Garden of Eden in the Camerawork Gallery, in Portland, Oregon. Then, several photographs from Garden of Eden will be presented at the Backlight Photo Festival in Tampere, Finland. Then in November Garden of Eden will be in Las Vegas Contemporary Arts Center and then, from January 2012, shows of Weather Report start in Canada and probably from February in Poland.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

First entry

I decided to add a News section to my website, because recently I have got some news every week, with all these upcoming exhibitions and publications. I have chosen the blog format for my News section, because this will be the easiest thing to update.