In Review: Gallery 339

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In Review

Kyohei Abe, Peter Ainsworth, Gabriel Benaim, John Chervinsky, Chang Kim, Joel Lederer,

 Isa Leshko, Hannah Price, Dustin Ream, Philip Toledano


June 18 – September 4, 2010

Opening Reception: Friday, June 18, 6-8pm


From June 18 through September 4, Gallery 339 is pleased to present In Review, a group show featuring 9 artists:  Kyohei Abe, Peter Ainsworth, Gabriel Benaim, John Chervinsky, Chang Kim, Joel Lederer, Isa Leshko, Hannah Price, Dustin Ream, and Philip Toledano.  The show will open at Gallery 339 the evening of Friday, June 18, with a reception from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Over the past six months, Gallery 339 has had the opportunity to participate in a series of portfolio review sessions, which introduced us to the work of many artists from around the world.  None of these sessions were juried, which made the events inconsistent at times, yet exciting in their diversity.  Without the filter of a gallery, a curator, an editor, or a selection committee, the sessions seemed to offer a messy yet more complete view of what is happening in contemporary photography.  The work that we saw suggested a dynamic and inventive landscape, where artists are making creative use of new and old technologies and are exploring ideas and subject matter that are both current and substantive.  We, of course, are now applying our own filter to present an exhibition, yet our intent is to preserve a sense of the depth and variety that we saw, ranging from Philip Toledano’s compelling and unsettling explorations of beauty to Isa Leshko’s affecting portraits of older animals to Gabriel Benaim’s crisp, layered views of Tel Aviv.  Collectively, the works of the ten artists in In Review suggest a medium that is engaged in a lively, complex, and intelligent dialogue about meaningful issues.

Gallery 339 is located at 339 South 21st Street (at the corner of Pine Street) in Center City, Philadelphia.  The Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, and Sunday and Monday by appointment.  For more information, contact Martin McNamara at 215-731-1530 or