PH GALLERY + STUDIO

PH GALLERY + STUDIO The mission of the Artist Exhibition Program at PH GALLERY + STUDIO is to provide an on-going platform for the creative output of photographically based visual artists.
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First, we would like to thank @adrianwhitephoto for an amazing week to sit with his words and work. Thank you!🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾...T...
06/14/2020

First, we would like to thank @adrianwhitephoto for an amazing week to sit with his words and work. Thank you!🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
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Then we are pleased to welcome @kjohnsonbowles1 to our feed this week. Johnson is currently one of @phgallerystudio ‘s Summer Solo exhibition artists. You can check out her show “Veronica’s Cloths” online. The link is in our profile.
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Please meet K. Johnson Bowles. She has exhibited in more than 80 solo and group exhibitions nationally. Feature articles, essays, and reviews of her work have appeared in 50 publications around the country including SPOT (Houston Center for Photography), Sculpture, Fiberarts, and the Houston Post. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Fellowship and a Houston Center for Photography Fellowship. Recently, she served as a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst, VA and at the Visual Studies Workshop (Rochester, NY). She received her MFA in photography and painting from Ohio University and BFA in painting from Boston University.
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#fiberarts #mixedmediaart #mixedmediaartist #mixedmediacollage #photobasedmixedmedia #mythology #visualstorytelling #smallartgallery #virtualartexhibition

Thank you so much @phgallerystudio and @vphotoblogger_themindfulrunner for allowing me to share a part of my life with y...
06/13/2020

Thank you so much @phgallerystudio and @vphotoblogger_themindfulrunner for allowing me to share a part of my life with you. It was a pleasure. These past two weeks have been historic and I wanted to leave you with images that reflect my feelings and emotions right now. A quote by Gordon Parks I’ve seen quite a bit lately that I’ve always felt described my artistic process. “I picked up a camera because it was my choice of weapons against what I hated most about the universe: racism, intolerance, poverty. I’ll end with this image of @xo20mo20xo leading a protest in downtown Los Angeles last week. See you in these streets!!!

I took a DNA Test a couple years ago to find out more about my bloodline with African Ancestry. In January of 2019, I co...
06/13/2020

I took a DNA Test a couple years ago to find out more about my bloodline with African Ancestry. In January of 2019, I continued my journey to Badagry, Nigeria to see it with my own eyes.
My journey became the performance. I went there to visit the place where my ancestors were stolen to learn more. I documented my experience and that sparked the fire for me to travel all over the world telling the story of other people of the black diaspora. As I was there, the sound of waves filled my soul as I stood on the shore, and reached my hand into the sand as a way of me touching my family’s past. I stood on the shores of “The Point of No Return,”and I felt the history. I remember them telling me, once you stand on these sands, you do not come back. I was haunted. It felt mystical. I took a few moments to catch my breath. #nigeria #pointofnoreturn #blm #blacklivesmatter #blackandwhitephotography #blackandwhiteisworththefight #blackcurators #blackphotographers #yearofthereturn

I carried that huge box of seamless paper everywhere I went.  The seamless and me were inseparable for a while.  I carri...
06/12/2020

I carried that huge box of seamless paper everywhere I went. The seamless and me were inseparable for a while. I carried that huge box on trains as I went around Harlem, Brooklyn and the Bronx meeting folks in the neighborhood. I wanted to focus on the person. It was my way of understanding the city by meeting and talking to the people of the city. Still love this project because it was a way to figure out a way to eliminate my subject’s barriers. Cameras make people nervous. Somehow the white background makes people more comfortable. Academics may call it a spectacle. Most people just want to understand why? Why did you put that white piece of paper up in my neighborhood? At the end of the day, I really just want to tell black peoples’ stories…………because they have been silenced for so long. #blackstories #narrative #blacklivesmatter #blackandwhitephotography #blackcurators #blackphotographers #blackcuratorsmatter #blackphotographersmatter @ Harlem New York

Four Harlem Boys 2018. Follow me @adrianwhitephoto #blm #blacklivesmatter #street #blackandwhitephotography #harlem #new...
06/11/2020

Four Harlem Boys 2018. Follow me @adrianwhitephoto #blm #blacklivesmatter #street #blackandwhitephotography #harlem #newyork #blackcurators #blackphotographers

My brother’s keeper, 2018. I am my brother's keeper.  This is my brother Jerome.  I call him Jody.  I don't know why.  I...
06/10/2020

My brother’s keeper, 2018.
I am my brother's keeper. This is my brother Jerome. I call him Jody. I don't know why. It's just what we've always done. He's five years older than me and I want to talk about the blessing of big brothers. Little brothers are annoying and want to get as close as possible to the big version of themselves and soak up as much knowledge as possible. I ain't no different. And for that, Jody, I apologize. He was one of my first teachers. He gave me my first fighting lesson. We were country boys. We did country stuff like make ramps in the backyard to do tricks with our bikes and we set booby traps for each other in the woods. Mama made a mistake and got us BB guns for each other one Christmas. Boy, did she regret that. I'll save that story for later. Jody made me tough. I think about these childhood interactions--these stories and how much they actually shaped me. As we got older he would always yell "Am I my brother's keeper?" I would yell back "I am my brother's keeper!" That sign threatens my brother. I don't like that sign. Sometimes. Sometimes. I swear the world is messing with me. Follow me @adrianwhitephoto #blm #blacklivesmatter #portrait #south #northcarolina

06/09/2020

“My visibility is my weapon.” #blm #blacklivesmatter #blackcurators #blackphotographers

The Matriarch, 2018. I can hear my mama on the first pew of the church screaming out , “Amen. Preach.” As the choir sing...
06/09/2020

The Matriarch, 2018. I can hear my mama on the first pew of the church screaming out , “Amen. Preach.” As the choir sings and the preacher delivers his sermon. The mothers and deacons of the church moan as the spirit touches them. Religion guided us. I look back at our past and life was littered with obstacles. We overcame because of the strength and love of our ancestors. “Mama.” There is power in a name. I remember calling Mama’s name when I got in wrestling matches with my older brother. He was five years older than me, but I was scrappy. That’s who we call when we need safety. Mama keeps us safe. She keeps us healthy. She makes everything alright. #Mama #family #religion #church #portrait #blackcurators #blackphotographers #northcarolina @ Stantonsburg, North Carolina

06/08/2020

I wrote this poem after taking a writing workshop with @_honeyandsmoke_ here in Los Angeles. The founders are @revasanto and @eileen.itzel.mena. You should absolutely check them out and participate in their dope programming. How do you access the souls of black folk? How do we tell our ancestors’ stories? I think whether we are simply remembering or listening to dreams we all have the ability to communicate with the past. Once we get the words down on the page, the language always leads to other art pieces. Recently, I’ve been fascinated with language. Roland Barthes said once language has been released in the world it can’t be taken back. “Speech is irreversible; that is its fatality. What has been said cannot be unsaid, except by adding to it.” Language is the link to the next art piece for me. What do the words tell me to do? Check out @_honeyandsmoke_ at https://www.honeyandsmoke.com/origins. Follow me @adrianwhitephoto #language #blm #blacklivesmatter #blackcurators #blackartists #poem #poetry #words #photography

PH GALLERY + STUDIO's cover photo
06/08/2020

PH GALLERY + STUDIO's cover photo

The first image is of my grandmother, my mother and her two brothers. The archive is a major component of my artistic pr...
06/08/2020

The first image is of my grandmother, my mother and her two brothers. The archive is a major component of my artistic process. A fingerprint, an old photograph, words someone once spoke , a memory, a dream. Those are all the stuff of me. They tell my story. When I tell my story, I tell my people’s story. I believe photographers have an internal clock that is constantly speaking to you “Get out and create.” Photographers who archive have two clocks. They have to have the tough conversations and connect with family members to uncover the past before it’s too late. @ North Carolina

Before I head out to the protests in downtown Los Angeles for the night I want to leave you with this image “Trinidad Bo...
06/07/2020

Before I head out to the protests in downtown Los Angeles for the night I want to leave you with this image “Trinidad Boy” that I shot in Trinidad & Tobago Cardinal in 2018. This image leads me to tonight’s question. Why photography? Photography is experiential. My camera/my relationship with my camera takes me places and forces me to live. In a weird way, my camera is like the cricket from Pinnochio. It is my conscience. It tells me. I listen. So much of my project is about the black body. Where I go, my story goes. I am the representation of blackness. As I navigate the world, the viewer can see what it means to be black. As I study my archive and I photograph my experiences, I am documenting the black experience. My autobiographical journey is one of the stories of the black experience. I don't just create photographs. I study my archive. I create video installations and sculptures. I write poems. I am creating the experience when I create art. I use all of these as tools or weapons used for expression in my arsenal.

I photographed these images of my younger brother Brandon in the field next to my childhood home. I think about what tho...
06/07/2020

I photographed these images of my younger brother Brandon in the field next to my childhood home. I think about what those fields looked like hundreds of years ago. Those fields are symbolic. They embody how hard my people have worked. They sweat and they bleed. They profited on the backs of my ancestors. @ Stantonsburg, North Carolina

We have faced our fears as the world evolved around us. As evidence of how, when and where black bodies existed is erase...
06/07/2020

We have faced our fears as the world evolved around us. As evidence of how, when and where black bodies existed is erased, the remnants persist. My visibility is my weapon. Photography for me becomes a ritual. And so, I create new memories with my family. There’s a quote from James Young I often come back to. “At some point it may even be the activity of remembering together that becomes the shared memory, once ritualized, remembering together becomes an event in itself that is to be shared and remembered.”

My name is Adrian White @adrianwhitephoto. At 9:00 pm on June 3 we were told to shine a flash light for eight minutes an...
06/06/2020

My name is Adrian White @adrianwhitephoto. At 9:00 pm on June 3 we were told to shine a flash light for eight minutes and forty-six seconds outside to remember George Floyd. After we participated, I turned the flashlight on us. #georgefloyd #breonnataylor #ahmaudarbery #blackdiaspora

Are you ready for another Artist Takeover??? Please welcome @adrianwhitephoto to our feed. ...Adrian White is one of @ph...
06/06/2020

Are you ready for another Artist Takeover??? Please welcome @adrianwhitephoto to our feed.
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Adrian White is one of @phgallerystudio ‘s Summer Solo Artists. He is a graduate of @parsonsschoolofdesign ‘s MFA program in Photography and Related Media. Based in NY and LA., Adrian creates portraiture primarily dealing with memory, trauma and history from the perspective of people of the African diaspora. His goal is to connect with his ancestors by remembering the past, documenting the present while imagining a utopian future..
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Please welcome Adrian White to the feed. You can also view Adrian’s work by clicking the link in our bio.
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#artisttakeover #artistsoninstagram #documentingmemory #documentingmemories #utopia #africanamericanartist #history #perspective #memory #visualstoryteller #virtualexhibition #smallartgallery

#that is all #blackouttuesday
06/02/2020

#that is all #blackouttuesday

Tomorrow! @adrianwhitephoto ‘s Pickled Memories and @kjohnsonbowles1 Veronica’s Cloths open online tomorrow!...Also you ...
05/29/2020

Tomorrow! @adrianwhitephoto ‘s Pickled Memories and @kjohnsonbowles1 Veronica’s Cloths open online tomorrow!
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Also you can still check out CODE/SWITCH online! Links to our online galleries are in our bio!
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#onlineartgallery #visualstorytelling #fiberart #collage #myth #legends #ancestors #past #present #future #photobased #photobasedmixedmedia #mixedmediaart

Please welcome @carladortic to our feed! We’re excited to have her share her work with throughout this upcoming week!! E...
05/24/2020

Please welcome @carladortic to our feed! We’re excited to have her share her work with throughout this upcoming week!! Enjoy!!
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Also check out their work in the online gallery for CODE/SWITCH. Link is in our bio!
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#artistsoninstagram #artisttakeover #look #smallartgallery #onlineartgallery #concepts #visualart #visualartists

Please welcome @lordjoshuabyron to our feed! We’re excited to have them share their work with throughout this week!! Enj...
05/18/2020

Please welcome @lordjoshuabyron to our feed! We’re excited to have them share their work with throughout this week!! Enjoy!!
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Also check out their work in the online gallery for CODE/SWITCH. Link is in our bio!
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#artistsoninstagram #artisttakeover #look #visualstorytelling #visualstorytellers #nonbinaryartist #queerartist #queeringart #smallartgallery #onlineartgallery

©️K. Johnson Bowles, Veronica’s Cloths...K. Johnson Bowles K. Johnson Bowles has exhibited in more than 80 solo and grou...
05/14/2020

©️K. Johnson Bowles, Veronica’s Cloths
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K. Johnson Bowles

K. Johnson Bowles has exhibited in more than 80 solo and group exhibitions nationally. Feature articles, essays, and reviews of her work have appeared in 50 publications around the country including SPOT (Houston Center for Photography), Sculpture, Fiberarts, and the Houston Post. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Individual
Fellowship and a Houston Center for Photography Fellowship. Recently, she served as a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst, VA and at the Visual Studies Workshop (Rochester, NY). She received her MFA in photography and painting from Ohio University and BFA in painting from Boston University.
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Show opens online, May 29, 2020. #photobasedart #photobasedmixedmedia #creativephotography #mythsandlegends #visualmythology #photoartist #photobasedartist

©️Adrian White, Pickled Memories...About AdrianNew York, Los Angeles and North Carolina based photographer Adrian White ...
05/14/2020

©️Adrian White, Pickled Memories
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About Adrian

New York, Los Angeles and North Carolina based photographer Adrian White
creates portraiture primarily dealing with memory, trauma and history from the perspective of people of the African diaspora. His goal is to connect with his
ancestors by remembering the past, documenting the present and imagining a utopian future.
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White was born and raised in the small tobacco and cotton town of Stantonsburg, NC. He studied at North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC (BA, 2002),
Brooks Institute of Photography (BFA 2014)and his MFA in photography, video and other related media from Parsons School of Design. “My photographic process places as much an emphasis on preserving memories as it does creating images. Memories have the power to heal. We just have to pay attention to what they’re trying to tell us.”
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Show opens online May 29, 2020
#photography #visualstoryteller #visualstorytelling #memories #documentingmemories

We are so excited to announce two Solo Exhibitions opening May 29 @phgallerystudio ONLINE. The poster for each show will...
05/13/2020

We are so excited to announce two Solo Exhibitions opening May 29 @phgallerystudio ONLINE. The poster for each show will follow!
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K. Johnson Bowles, Veronica’s Cloths
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Adrian White, Pickled Memories @adrianwhitephoto
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#mixedmedia #photobasedartist #photobasedmixedmedia #soloexhibition #visualambassadors

Please meet @jossalynn_rose! CODE/SWITCH Exhibition Artist selected by @blk_amanda!...Jossalynn HarrisJossalynn Harris i...
05/11/2020

Please meet @jossalynn_rose! CODE/SWITCH Exhibition Artist selected by @blk_amanda!
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Jossalynn Harris

Jossalynn Harris is an artist who pushes the limits of what is always turning in her mind.
Her work takes on many mediums like painting, sculpture, and performance art, and has
been exhibited throughout the Capital Region of New York. She continues to reside in
her hometown of Naugatuck, Connecticut. She is currently a senior attending the Sage
Colleges to complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Extended Media with a minor in psychology in May of 2020. Jossalynn has also illustrated two children’s books and designed numerous album covers, as well as organized exhibitions on and off campus showing fellow students’ work as well as her own. She works hard to take every opportunity that comes her way and looks forward to not only continuing her artwork but
also seeing where her career takes her.
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#photobased #photobasedartist #photobasedmixedmedia #mixedmedia #artandlovetakecourage #onlineartgallery

Please meet @karenfaris_art_and_photography. CODE/SWITCH exhibition artist selected by juror @blk_amanda....Karen FarisK...
05/08/2020

Please meet @karenfaris_art_and_photography. CODE/SWITCH exhibition artist selected by juror @blk_amanda.
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Karen Faris

Karen Faris is a poet, writer, performer, and mixed-media artist in Rochester, NY. Her literary works include the poetry and art chapbook The Death of Compassion (aaduna, 2020), Before There Was Yonder, illustrated by Katherine Weston, 2018, and Grumbles the Novel (Whimsical Publishing, 2014). She has been published in various literary journals and participated in the
2019 Rochester Fringe Festival with her poetry-driven piece Aliens Like Us.

Her visual work can be seen in an upcoming exhibit at Genesee Valley Arts Council, November 2020. Laundry, was accepted into the Politics and Photography exhibit at Flower City Arts Center. She has several permanent fabric and poetry window panels at Before Your Quiet Eyes Bookstore, Rochester, NY and she has participated in many group exhibits in Rochester, NY.
Other work includes a solo exhibit for Cayuga Museum’s Emerging Artist Series, 2019.

She believes that compassion can save the day and that the day needs saving
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Karen’s work is on view now in the ONLINE CODE/SWITCH gallery! The link to view her work is our bio! All work remains ©️Karen Faris.
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##photobasedartist #poet #writer #visualstoryteller #rocoartist #rochesterartist #troyartists #troyny #onlineartgallery #onlineart #artandlovetakecourage

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PH GALLERY + STUDIO opened its Troy, NY location in September 2014. The gallery features contemporary, photo based works of art through a yearly artist exhibition program. The mission of the artist exhibition program at PH GALLERY + STUDIO is to provide an ongoing platform for the creative output of photo-based visual artists. We do this by providing an intimate, accessible, innovative exhibition space for their artistic works and projects to be seen and shown. We present photo-based artists whose work is, whether through concept or through method and process, pushing the boundaries of the photographic medium. Currently, we are particularly interested in work created by African American, Afro Caribbean, Afro-Latinx and Queer Folx. We offer one juried group exhibition in the Winter/Spring and three curated solo exhibitions which take place in Summer, Fall, and Winter.

PH GALLERY + STUDIO is currently open by appointment only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Contact Director Pilar Arthur-Snead for an appointment.

August 2019 - January 2020

Tuesday: BY APPOINTMENT

Thursday: BY APPOINTMENT

Friday: BY APPOINTMENT

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Hey Pilar! Is your studio open past 5pm any nights? I would love to come check out your current artist!