October 12 - November 19, 2017
440 Gallery is pleased to present Metropolis, a solo exhibition of photography by David Stock. Stock's recent photographs explore many facets of New York, including its hardworking storefronts, its street life, and its unintended visual puns. In Metropolis, he exhibits formal black and white studies of the city's imposing architecture and infrastructure.
Printmaking is an important aspect of Stock's work. He prints using highly-permanent pigmented inks on fine art watercolor paper. His black and white prints are made using three densities of carbon-based black ink, supplemented with small amounts of color ink to obtain a subtle tint.
Stock started walking the streets of New York with a camera at the age of 14, quickly falling in love with both photography and the city. After a long hiatus living in Boston and Los Angeles, Stock moved back to New York in 2001. "New York has changed tremendously since I left in the 1970s," Stock says, "but it's still a great, multi-layered city--and still a wonderful place to walk with a camera."
David Stock's photography has been widely exhibited in museums and galleries in the U.S. and abroad. Venues include Fogg Art Museum, California Museum of Photography, Museet for Fotokunst (Denmark), Long Beach Museum, Blue Sky Gallery, Santa Monica Photography Gallery, University of Sinaloa, Kerckhoff Art Gallery, Casa da Fotografia Fuji (Brazil), Angels Gate Cultural Center, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, to name a few.
Stock's photographs have been reproduced by diverse publications including The New York Times and The Boston Phoenix. His work was featured on the covers of Z Magazine, Canon Chronicle, Long Beach Museum Quarterly and Arts Rag. Portfolios of Stock's work have been featured in arts magazines including Blue Sky, La Fotografia Actual (Spain) and Fotopozytw (Poland).
In the Project Space: "Scintilla"
Fred Bendheim’s new watercolors were made as studies for his signature shaped paintings. Bendheim combines color, line and shape in three-part harmonious compositions with themes of desert and ocean, figures and ground.
Gail Flanery presents an energetic, experimental series of works on paper that she created this past summer as a resident artist at the Women’s Studio Workshop in Scotland. Here, Flanery builds on the unique encounters she found through the use of new ideas, techniques and imagery.
Nancy Lunsford’s Circle Series began as a playful experiment reworking a few panels left over from earlier works. Having recently spent an extended time writing, Lunsford searched for inspiration to get back into painting. She discovered the circle-as-image from a previous series of paintings and began making new versions, this time experimenting with a burn tool and adding other media. “Art has infinite possibilities and this fact alone is often daunting to me,” says Lunsford. The motif and simplicity of the circle acts for Lunsford as an anchor in a crisis and has helped focus her to create new pieces.