Alexey Titarenko in ARTnews and The WSJ review

Alexey Titarenko was featured in the June edition of ARTnews. The feature, entitled "Photographer Transforms Crowds into Shadows and Black and White into Color," by Rebecca Robertson appeared in the "Studio" section. To read onliine click here

"About a Woman" exhibition was reviewed in the Wall Street Journal on June 28th. Click here to read it online. The exhibition will be up throuhg July 25th. 

About a Woman, May 21 - July 25, 2014

Nailya Alexander Gallery is pleased to announce About A Woman, the exhibition featuring photographs by Sarah Moon, Deborah Turbeville, Marcia Resnick, Grete Stern, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Alexander Rodchenko, Many Ray, Alexander Zhitomirsky, A. Tsoukker, Baron Adolf De Meyer, Ann Rhoney, Heather Evans Smith, Cirenaica Moreira, David Tippit, Steve Wilson, Jan Lauschmann, George Seely, and Alexey Titarneko.

The exhibition will open on May 21st and will run through July 25, 2014. Gallery hours are 11-6pm, Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment.

Irina Nakhova: Moscow Diary

Nailya Alexander Gallery is pleased to present “Irina Nakhova: Moscow Diary,” opening on Wednesday, April 2nd, 6-8pm, at the Fuller Building, 41 East 57th Street, Suite 704 (corner of Madison Avenue). The exhibition will run through May 17th, 2014.  Gallery hours are 11am-6pm, Tuesday through Saturday, and by appointment.

Irina Nakhova (b. 1955), an installation artist and academically trained painter, shares her home and studio between Moscow and New Jersey. She graduated from the Moscow Institute of Graphic Arts in 1978 and is a member of the unofficial artists’ group, now known as the Moscow Conceptual School. She has been a member of the Moscow Union of Artists since 1986. Nakhova achieved wide acclaim for her Rooms (1983-7), the first "total installation" in Russia.

Nakhova has been selected to represent Russia in the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015, where she will be the first woman to have a solo exhibition in the history of the Russian Pavilion. In 2013, she won Russia’s prestigious Kandinsky Prize for Project of the Year.

Our presentation will feature the installation Without a Title, exhibited at last year’s Kandinsky Prize, and shown for the first time in the United Sates. This installation uses manipulated photographs in a variety of media from Nakhova’s personal and family archive that dates from the 1920’s to the present. Also featured are Skins (2009), photo sculptures Pillows (1997) and several paintings from the installation Renovation (2012).

Nakhova has had over 30 solo exhibitions in North America, Europe, and Russia. She taught contemporary art at Wayne State University in Detroit (MI), Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh (PA), and The International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg, Austria. Her artwork is in museums and private collections in France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States.

Alexander Borodulin: New York 1970s-1980s

Nailya Alexander Gallery is pleased to present “Alexander Borodulin: New York 1970s - 1980s,” the photographer’s first solo exhibition in New York, opening on Wednesday, January 22nd, 6-8pm, at the Fuller Building, 41 East 57th Street, Suite 704 (corner of Madison Avenue).  The exhibition will run through March 8th, 2014.  Gallery hours are 11am-6pm, Tuesday through Saturday, and by appointment.

Alexander Borodulin, the son of the well-known Soviet sport photographer Lev Borodulin (b. 1923), started photographing at the age of fourteen in the early 1970s. While living in the USSR, Borodulin searched for subjects that did not confine to official Soviet ideology, following instead, ideas of dissident artists. When the family immigrated to Israel in 1973, Sasha photographed the Yom Kippur War.  The following year he moved to New York, where initially he worked as an assistant for sports photographer, Jerry Cooke, and shortly after at Time-Life publishing corporation, becoming the youngest photographer working for the company. The fact that Borodulin was a refugee helped him to befriend such renowned artists as Alfred Eisenstaedt, Arthur Rothstein, Howard Sochurek, Ernst Haas, Cornell Capa, Philippe Halsman, and Gjon Mili.

Although Borodulin photographed subjects from all corners of life, we highlight in our show some of his interpretations of the people of New York. The exhibition will cover beach scenes taken at Brighton Beach and at Coney Island, and display some of his fashion features, along with a glimpse of New York nightlife from the late 1970s and early 1980s. In 1978, American Vogue featured an eight-page spread of Borodulin’s photographs and that same year he began a tumultuous brief romance with the model, Gia Carangi. The following year, Alexander moved to France and signed a contract with the France Soir magazine. His photographs also appeared in publications such as Sports Illustrated, Time, L’Officiel, Marie Claire, Zoom, Photo Review, and Modern Photography. Borodulin returned to Moscow in 1989, on an assignment from Playboy Magazine to photograph the Women of Russia feature, which would become a collector’s item in both America and Russia when it was published in February 1990. 

Sergey Maximishin: Siberia, December 4, 2013 - January 18, 2014

 Nailya Alexander Gallery is proud to present Sergey Maximishin: SIBERIA, the photographer’s first solo exhibition in New York, opening on Wednesday, December 4th, 6-8pm, at the Fuller Building, 41 East 57th Street, Suite 704 (corner of Madison Avenue). The exhibition will run through January 18th, 2014. Gallery hours are 11am-6pm, Tuesday through Saturday, and by appointment.

Sergey Maximishin (b.1964), an important Russian photojournalist, grew up in the Crimea (Kerch, Ukraine). He served in the Soviet army as a photographer with the Soviet Military Force Group in Cuba from 1985 to 1987. In 1991, he graduated from the Leningrad Politechnical Institute with a B.A. in physics and in 1998 he finished the St. Petersburg Faculty of Photojournalism. From 1999 to 2003, he was a staff photographer for the newspaper, Izvestia. Since 2003, Maximishin collaborates with the German agency Focus. His photographs have been published in TimeNewsweekParoolLiberation,The Washington PostThe Wall Street JournalStern, and Business Week, among other publications.

Sergey Maximishin won World Press Photo awards in 2004 and 2006.  His book, The Last Empire: 20 Years Later, was published by Leonid Gusev and Mila Sidorenko Editions, in 2007.

At the opening we will host a special presentation of the book SIBERIA: In the Eyes of Russian Photographers by Leah Bendavid-Val. Published by Prestel, SIBERIA is a landmark book that  looks at how Russians have photographed their own vast, still mysterious East. Bendavid-Val draws on Russian literature and history to place in context the photography she has gathered over a decade. With 176 illustrations this book brings rarely seen and previously unpublished Russian photography to the West for the first time.


George Tice: 60 Years of Photography

Nailya Alexander Gallery celebrates the 75th birthday of renowned American photographer George Tice with the exhibition, "George Tice: 60 years of Photography," opening on Wednesday, September 18th, 6-8pm, at the Fuller Building, 41 East 57th Street, Suite 704 (corner of Madison Avenue). The exhibition will run through November 5th, 2013. Gallery hours are 11am-6pm, Tuesday through Saturday, and by appointment.

Exhibited internationally, George Tice’s work is represented in over one hundred museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Newark Museum. George Tice’s first show in New York was at the Underground Gallery in 1965. In 1972, he had a one-man show Paterson, New Jersey at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The International Center of Photography exhibited George Tice: Urban Landscapes in 2002.

Tice has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Media Museum (UK), the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, as well as commissions from the Field Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and MoMA.

He has published seventeen books, including the following that are available at the gallery: Fields of Peace (1998), George Tice: Selected Photographs, 1953-1999 (2001), Lincoln (1984), Hometowns, An American Pilgrimage (1988), Stone Walls, Grey Skies, A Vision of Yorkshire (1993), George Tice: Urban Landscapes (2002), Common Mementos (2005), Paterson II (2006), Ticetown (2007), and Seacoast Maine (2009). His forthcoming collection, Seldom Seen, will contain one hundred previously unpublished photographs in book form and will be released at the gallery opening.

Our exhibition will take place in conjunction with the exhibitions Seeing Beyond the Moment: The Photographic Legacy and Gifts of George Tice at the Newark Museum (September 18, 2013- February 2, 2014) and Without Adornment: Photographs by George Tice (September 9 – December 13, 2013) at William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ.

For more information about the exhibition please contact the gallery at ore 212-315-2211.

Jane Hilton: Precious, June 13- July 13, 2013

 Nailya Alexander Gallery presents “Precious,” an exhibition of fourteen color photographs from Jane Hilton’s recent project documenting working girls in assorted Nevada brothels. The exhibition will run from June 13th through July 13th  2013 at 41 E 57th Street, Suite 704. Gallery hours are from 11am to 6pm, Tuesday through Saturday. The opening reception for the artist will be held on June 12th from 6 to 8pm.  

In 2000, the BBC commissioned Hilton to make “Love for Sale,” a series of ten documentaries on Nevada’s legalized prostitution. In 2010, she decided to return with her plate camera to create intimate nude portraits of these girls who represent different cultural backgrounds and a variety of age groups. Hilton visited eleven brothels, including Madam Kitty’s Cathouse and Moonlite Bunny Ranch. She was able to capture her models’ dignity and strength of character while delicately challenging the societal notion of beauty and the stereotypical taboo associated with prostitution. Her entire study and detailed stories are documented in the book with the same title, “Precious,” which will be released by Schilt Publishing this month.

Jane Hilton, photographer and filmmaker, lives in London. Among her past projects exploring various aspects of American culture are “Dead Eagle Trail” (2006-2009), “God Bless America” (1994-2002), and “All Lit Up” (1999-2000). Jane Hilton’s work can be found in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Her photographs are regularly published in The Sunday Times Magazine and The Telegraph Magazine

New York: Look & Listen

Nailya Alexander Gallery is pleased to announce the first solo gallery exhibition of William Meyers, New York: Look & Listen. The opening reception for Mr. Meyers will be held on May 7th, from 6 to 8pm. The exhibition will run through June 8, 2013 at the Fuller Building, 41 East 57th Street, Suite 704 (corner of Madison Avenue). Gallery hours are 11am-6pm, Tuesday through Saturday, and by appointment. Although Mr. Meyers (b. 1938) had been a photography buff since his early teens, he only became seriously involved around fifteen years ago after a chance encounter with Phil Bloch, a director of the International Center of Photography. Prior, Mr. Meyers led a multifaceted career, including service as a Naval Air Intelligence Officer with notable involvement in the Cuban Missile Crisis and the recovery of the Gemini 2 Space Capsule. He had business operations throughout New England and investments in biotechnology. He also had a play produced off-Broadway and had poetry published in several journals.

Photographs featured in New York: Look & Listen are drawn from the Outer Boroughs as well as the Music New York and Alternate Manhattan projects. All the works share characteristic spontaneity and frankness. They represent the quotidian, unsung places where most of the city inhabitants live and work. In 2008, the New York Public Library acquired a portfolio of 86 prints from William Meyers’ Outer Boroughs: New York beyond Manhattan project for its permanent collection.

In recent years, Mr. Meyers’ photographs have been exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York, the Alice Austen House Museum, the Palatele Brancovensti (Bucharest), and several gallery group shows. Meyers’ photographs have been published in The New York Times, the New York Sun, the New York Press, ARTnews, City Journal, and elsewhere. One of his photographs is on permanent display at Ansche Chesed in New York where it serves as a memorial to those who perished in the Holocaust.  Currently William Meyers is the regular photography critic for the Wall Street Journal. From 2002-2008 he was the photography critic for the New York Sun. His writing on photography has also been published by the Weekly Standard, Commentary Magazine, and Nextbook.

The AIPAD Photography Show New York, April 4-7, 2013

More than 75 of the world's leading photography art galleries will present a wide range of museum-quality work, including contemporary, modern, and nineteenth-century photographs, as well as photo-based art, and new media, at the historic Park Avenue Armory on New York City's Upper East Side. Please come visit us at Booth #102. We will be featuring photographs by George Tice, Pentti Sammallahti, Alexey Titarenko, William Meyers, and Ann Rhoney. The Show Info


The Wall Street Journal Review, March 9, 2013

 "Here Far Away," a monograph of Pentti Sammallahti's work, was published in 2012 in six languages—a testimony to the high regard in which the Finnish-born photographer is held. The earliest of the 39 black-and-white images at Nailya Alexander is "Helsinki, Finland" (1973), a picture of two ducks relaxing on an ice floe; there is another unoccupied floe beside theirs, the body of water the ice is floating in and, in the misty background, some ships and the harbor-side town. It casts an aura of chill, but also of romantic beauty. Since then Mr. Sammallahti (b. 1950) has traveled throughout Scandinavia and Europe, as well as Asia, Africa and America. Wherever he is, he has an affinity for the local animals: the contemplative monkey on a rock under a tree in "Swayambhunath, Nepal" (1994); the stoic horse beside a stone windmill in "Gotland, Sweden" (1993); the two city birds on a sidewalk in "Houston, TX" (1998); the dutiful dog guarding a pile of used tires in "Cilento, Italy" (2000). Mr. Sammallahti's prints aren't large; many are quite small. "Signilskar, Finland" (1974) is only 3½ inches by 4¼ inches; it is a picture of a white rabbit, seen in profile, sitting in a stand of dark trees. This is an image of great delicacy. You get close to it to study its details, the way you get close to a Rembrandt etching.