May 4, 2016
Northern Lights is the premiere exhibit in New York for Simeon Posen and Johnathan Ball presented at the Ivy Brown Gallery by Liss Gallery from Toronto, Canada. Both artists have a distinctive style, each other by taking you to their own world’s. They will take you on a graphic and otherworldly journey.
Simeon Posen is a landscape and architectural photographer with work spanning more than four decades. He studied photography with Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock and Brett Weston in California, and architecture at Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School, all of which contribute to the unique perspective evident in his black and white photographs. He works with 8×10, 4×5 and mid-size negative formats, hand developing the film materials and printing on silver fibre-based papers. His ideas are expressed in the subtlety of black and white.
He works with 8×10, 4×5 and mid-size film negative formats, hand developing the film materials and printing on silver fibre-based papers, which gives his photographs its fullness and depth of tone. He can also provide work with Giclee printing.
Johnathan Ball is a multi-disciplinary artist working primarily in the mediums of painting and photography. Neo-futuristic abstract expressionism best describes the genre of Johnathan’s work; colorful and evocative, his paintings create powerful visual discourses about the relationships we form with pop culture and its most iconic characters.
A self-described sci-fi nerd, Johnathan grew up in the era of Star Wars and Star Trek, and remains fascinated by space and the future of the universe. As a teenager, he was a dedicated comic book collector and an active graffiti artist. Such painters as Jean Paul Riopelle, Francis Bacon, and Salvador Dali have inspired his work. As such, the lines in Johnathan’s paintings are both rooted in abstract realism, as well as reminiscent of the angular forms of graffiti and the detailed penmanship of a graphic illustrator.
LISS GALLERY: Established in 1983, Liss Gallery is located in the heart of Toronto and is a leader in the promotion of Canadian and International art. The gallery features contemporary fine art including original paintings, photography, sculptures and limited edition prints. www.lissgallery.com contact: firstname.lastname@example.org