Contemporary Color Photography
magic interferes with reality"
June 1 - July 1, 2001
June 1, 7:00-9:00pm
Alan D. Entin, Ph.D., is a pioneer in the use of photographs and albums in psychotherapy to understand family relationships.
Entin has written numerous professional and popular articles on family
photography, including a column on for the Associated Press and a
catalogue essay for the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, VA, on The Family as
Subject: Photographs by Emmett Gowin and David Levinson. In
conjunction with the exhibition "Imagining Families: Images and Voices"
at the National African American Museum of the Smithsonian Institution
he delivered a lecture "Documenting Existence: The Importance of Family
Photographs." His work has been featured in the New York Times,
Washington Post, LA Times, Richmond Times-Dispatch and most recently in
Family Style, Richmond, VA, and First for Women. His photographs have
been published in a number of books, newspapers, and magazines.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 1990 - PRESENT:
Society for the Photographic Arts, Crestar Bank Gallery, Richmond, VA.
Juror: Stephen Perloff, editor, Photo Review, Philadelphia, PA.
Collage Invitational Exhibition, Jewish Community Center,
Richmond, VA. Curator: Chuck Scalin, Virginia Commonwealth University
(VCU), Richmond, VA.
2nd APA Art Exhibit of Psychologists' Work. American
Psychological Association Executive Office and Reception Area,
Washington D.C., May, 1995 - May, 1997. Jurors: Mary McCoy, artist and
art critic, Washington Post, Andrea Pollan, director of the McLean
Project for the Arts, and Komei Wachi, director and owner of Gallery K,
Fires InSpires. One Person Exhibition. Hill Cafe and Gallery, Richmond, VA.
The Second Collage Invitational Exhibition. Jewish Community Center, Richmond, VA. Curator: Chuck Scalin, VCU, Richmond, VA.
Annual Small Works Juried Show, Best in Show (Tied), On the
Hill Gallery, Yorktown, VA. Juror: Janet Gilmore - Bryan, Art
Foundation Program, VCU, Richmond, VA.
Virginia Society for the Photographic Arts Portfolio
Exhibition, Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA. Juror: Brooks
Johnson, Curator of Photography, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA.
Peninsula Fine Arts Center Juried Exhibition 1996,
Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA. Juror: Sondra Freckelton,
Large Photos by the Winners of the Small Works Show, with Brenda Wright, On The Hill Cultural Arts Center, Yorktown, VA.
Virginia Society for the Photographic Arts Portfolio Show,
Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA. Juror: Carla Hanzal,
Curator, Contemporary Arts Center of Virginia.
Judaic Show, Shooting Star Gallery, Suffolk, VA.
Invitational Miniature Exhibition, Jewish Community Center, Richmond, VA. Juror: Chuck Scalin, VCU, Richmond, VA.
Annual Holiday Show with Richmond Craftsman's Guild and Artspace, Artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA.
Artspace Thinks Small, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Cheap Shots: Fine Art Photography from Toy Cameras, Jewish Community Center, Richmond, VA. Curator: Pam Shelor.
Artspace Council Invitational Show, Artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA.
The forthcoming exhibition (June 1 - July 1, 2001) will include
images taken in Paris with a Holga Camera. A Holga camera, being a
plastic toy camera with a plastic lens, yields a dreamlike,
impressionistic imagery that is befitting Paris, the City of Lights.
Light leaks, flair, distortion, fuzziness and double exposures,
intentional and otherwise, are inherent in the photographs taken with a
Holga. In a Style Weekly (February 8, 2000) review of the show Cheap
Shots, Deborah McLeod wrote "France is a place where magic constantly
interferes with formality..." I hope that the photographs represented
in this exhibit will once again demonstrate the magic of Paris.
|Click on pictures for larger image
Read the show press release from
May 18, 2001
More of Dr. Entin's ideas are available on Artzites.com
SEEING FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS