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About Eric Kunsman

Eric T. Kunsman is a photographer and book artist based out of Rochester, New York where he has returned to pursue his personal work. Eric is a Lecturer for the Arts & Imaging Studies Department in the National Technical Institute for the Deaf and also teaches for the School of Photographic Arts & Sciences both of which are housed at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He was formerly an Assistant Professor at Mercer County Community College where he was also the coordinator of the photography program. He has nationally taught workshops, lectured on digital printing. Eric holds his MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and holds an MS in Electronic Publishing/Graphic Arts Media, BS in Biomedical Photography, BFA in Fine Art photography all from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. His photographs and books have been exhibited internationally and are in several prominent collections throughout the United States. He currently owns Booksmart Studio, which is a fine art digital printing studio specializing in numerous techniques and services for photographers and book artists.

“Washington to Washington” by Joel Wellington Fisher

Coming in January along with our “In-Habitation” Exhibition we will be showing a series of photographs by Joel Wellington Fisher entitled “Washington to Washington”. This series deconstructs distinctly American landscapes of significance to the D.C. Sniper shootings that took place in 2002. Fisher’s landscapes show seemingly mundane spaces that give a feeling that something has gone terribly wrong and in a post 9/11 world this work is a look into fear and terror in our recent history that hits close to home and has become a common element in today’s society.

Tacoma Washington

Bowie, MD, Location of Shooting Victim # 20

We are very excited to show this body of work along with our “In-Habitation” exhibition which is focused on looking at different aspects of the American landscape and the cultural society within it.
We hope you can all make it out for the opening!

Gallery Opening will be January 7th from 6-9pm

 

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Recap of November Gallery Shows

We had a great turnout at our openings for “A Life Reviewed: George Eastman Through the Viewfinder” and “Eat a Peach”  last Friday!  Thank you to everyone who came!  If you missed the show it will be up in the galleries at Booksmart until January.

The Galleries looked great! Both Emma and Lisa worked hard all week to get everything together by Friday.

November Gallery Openings!

The First Friday of November will consist of two different shows in both of our galleries.

Gallery Kunstler will house Emma Powell’s work “A life Reviewed: George Eastman through the Viewfinder”.  The Rochester Pin Up Gallery will house Lisa Adamucci’s work “Eat a Peach”.   Emma and Lisa are both current graduate students at Rochester Institute of Technology and both galleries will be showcasing their thesis work here at Booksmart Studio.

 

A life Reviewed: George Eastman through the Viewfinder”

Photographs by, Emma Powell

A life Reviewed: George Eastman through the Viewfinder” is an exhibition of photographs that look back on the life of Kodak’s founder George Eastman. The show consists of 25 color photographs by Emma Powell that cover different facets of Eastman’s life and legacy. This work serves as both photographic biography as well as an artistic gaze into the past.  “I wanted to find a way to look back in time, through a window into the past, to visualize temporal distance,” Powell said. “I needed a turn-of-the-century device that could speak to the technological advancements of the industrial revolution. I needed a time machine. Instead, I used cameras.”

Eat a Peach”

Photographs by, Lisa Adamucci

” I have to be a mean son of a bitch so you kids don’t miss me when I’m gone.”  My father didn’t bother to explain this comment as I sat in the passenger seat waiting for some gesture to indicate that he was just kidding. I stepped out of his truck, smiled, and watched him go.

For the past three years I have been developing a project that focuses on the members of my immediate family and each individual’s relationship to our small southern New Jersey peach farm.

Growing up, I never gave the farm much thought, treating it as a place where my family lived and nothing more. Being a girl excused me from doing just about anything one could think of on the farm. Almost daily one of my brothers: Carmen, Tony, Tommy, or Mikey would vehemently demand my parents to answer the same incriminating question, “But why doesn’t Lisa have to do anything?” When I was five, my dad pretended to spank me just so my four brothers could listen from the other side of the bathroom door: he would clap his hands together while I pretended to cry.

When I began photographing the members of my family the farm took on a life of its own, like a long-lost family member I wanted to get reacquainted with. I became more curious about the business, history, and daily routines of the farm. I wanted to understand it, to uncover the reason for its allure. And now, it has captured me as well, becoming a near obsession.

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A Life Reviewed: George Eastman through the Viewfinder” & “Eat a Peach”

Opening receptions
Friday, November 5th, 2010
6-9PM

Gallery Kunstler & The Rochester Pin Up Gallery
(inside Booksmart Studio)
250 North Goodman St.
Rochester, NY 14607

www.booksmartstudio.com

Emma Powell
info@emmapowellphotography.com
www.emmapowellphotography.com

Lisa Adamucci

lisaadamucci@yahoo.com

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Call for Entries Deadline Extended

CAll For Entries For “IN HABITATION” EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 10TH

Get Your Submissions Together for our juried exhibition entitled  “In Habitation“.  The juror for the show will be David Wright, an editorial photographer based out of Maine.  David’s series “Alebtong, Uganda, 2009″ is very well known and he was also the co-founder of the project and exhibition called “Pause to Begin.”

ThemeIn Habitation” is looking for photographs that help explore the landscape and infrastructure of America, the population responsible for it, and the symbiotic relationship between the two.  This exhibition explores the ways in which our urban and rural centers operate and fluctuate, creating a uniquely American dynamic of experience.  This exhibition will ultimately present a socio-graphic interpretation of America- a mapping of people and place.

Juror: David Wright, www.davidwrightphoto.com

David Wright is a photographer based in Maine. He has always learned about the world and himself through photography.

In January and February 2009 David spent 2 months in northern Uganda photographing for A River Blue, a school providing psychosocial counseling and intense vocational training in topics like tailoring, agriculture, and arts to vulnerable youth.

His series “Alebtong, Uganda, 2009″ was selected as 1 of 3 winners in the 2009 Conscientious Portfolio Competition and was exhibited at Anastasia Photo in New York from February 5 – April 14, 2010.

David’s editorial work is represented by Redux Pictures and his Uganda work is represented by AnastasiaPhoto. Most photographs on this website are available as licensed images and edition prints.

 

Call for Entries Deadline: November 10th, 2010

Opening Reception: January 7th, 2010

Download the prospectus form here

Please send your CD/DVD or files with a completed prospectus to:

Booksmart Studio

Gallery Call for Entries

250 North Goodman Street, 1st floor

Rochester, NY 14607

$25 for 3 entries, $35 for 5 entries, $5 for each additional entry and a limit of 10 entries total.

Image restrictions: 1000 pixels max on the largest dimension, jpeg, 100 dpi, no file larger then 3 megabytes please.

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Open Call for Entries for 2011 Exhibition Schedule

Due December 30th, 2010

Posted on October 5, 2010, 5:00 pm

The Kunstler Gallery at Booksmart Studio, Rochester, New York, is inviting slide/CD submissions from artists/photographers who are interested in holding individual exhibitions during 2011. For consideration, submit slides or CD of your work (maximum of 20); an image list with name, medium and dimensions; resume and artist statement; and SASE (must be provided to return slides). The Kunstler Gallery at Booksmart Studio is not responsible for lost or damaged slides.

Send all materials to Kunstler Gallery, Booksmart Studio, 250 North Goodman Street, Rochester, NY 14607.

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“The Worst is Yet to Come”- The Unfortunate Decay of Communication & Culture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE WORST IS YET TO COME
The Unfortunate Decay of Communication & Culture
New works by Mark Penxa and Don Pendleton

1975 Gallery, in conjunction with BookSmart Studio’s Gallery Kunstler, presents THE WORST IS YET TO COME,collaborations between Don Pendleton and Mark Penxa, two artists/designers highly regarded for their work in the skateboard industry with companies including Alien Workshop, Element, DC Shoe Co., and Girl skateboa…rds.

THE WORST IS YET TO COME explores the modern decay of interpersonal communication and a culture in overall decline. Both artists will be in attendance.

THE WORST IS YET TO COME
September 3 – 25, 2010

Opening reception
Friday, September 3, 2010
6-9PM

1975 at Gallery Kunstler
(inside Booksmart Studio)
250 North Goodman St.
Rochester, NY 14607

For more information:
www.1975ish.com
www.theworstisyettocome.net

Artist Sites:
www.elephont.com
www.markpenxa.com

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Fall Workshop Schedule

Fall is coming! You know what that means… Workshops! This fall we have an entire lineup of workshops in the making for you to attend.

 

September 11, 2010 Metal Printing Workshop (1 day) This is a one-day workshop for printing on Booksmart Fine Art metals. The workshop will discuss printing & finishing techniques many of our customers have utilized.

September 16th- October 14th (Thursday nights)- Digital Imaging 101 (5 days) Topics that will be included are Photoshop preferences, tools, layers, tonal & color correction techniques, image workflow, and file basics.

September 25, 2010- Digital Darkroom Workshop (1 day) The workshop will teach you how to apply the techniques digitally that one used in either a B&W or color darkroom.

October 20, 2010- Intro to Fine Art Inkjet Papers (1 day) FREE! This workshop will help your decide what the best inkjet paper is for your work.

October 23rd-24th- Fine Art of Digital Printing (2 days) This workshop will cover the many controls we have for creating fine art digital prints

October 23rd- 24th 2010- Print to the Bookshelf: Bookbinding (2 days) This workshop will teach artist several methods for binding books with an emphasis on traditional binding techniques. A few hours will be designated towards discussing alternative binding structures.

November 6, 2010- Metal Printing Workshop (1 day) This is a one-day workshop for printing on Booksmart Fine Art metals. The workshop will discuss printing & finishing techniques many of our customers have utilized.

November 20, 2010- Nik Software Workshop (1 day) Learn about Nik Software’s latest photo enhancement plug-ins and filters for Photoshop, Aperture and Lightroom with former Nik Software Product Specialist, Sean Dyroff.

November 21, 2010- Black and White Digital Printing Workshop (1 day) This workshops will teach you the different controls and options for creating B&W prints that rival the quality of silver gelatin prints.

Just go to www.booksmartstudio.com/store/workshops-classes and sign up for any or all of these workshops today!

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Recap of the “In Process” Exhibition

In Process opened in the Kunstler gallery last Friday, August 6th.  In Process is an exhibition of the employee’s at Booksmart Studio, Dylan Knapp, Mark Nacey, Sean Dyroff, David Ohl and Alex Broderick.  We had a good turn out and want to continue to invite guests to come check the show out!  It will be up for a month until Friday September 3rd and we are open Monday-Friday 9-6 every week.  Here are some images from the opening.

In Habitation: Call for Entries

Exhibition Opportunity at Booksmart Studio-Call for Entries

Booksmart Studio is seeking submissions for our exhibition “In Habitation”.  The juror will be David Wright who is an editorial photographer based out of Maine.  David’s series “Alebtong, Uganda, 2009” is very well known and he was also the co-founder of the project and exhibition called Pause to Begin.

“In Habitation” is looking for photographs that help explore the landscape and infrastructure of America, the population responsible for it, and the symbiotic relationship between the two.  This exhibition explores the ways in which our urban and rural centers operate and fluctuate, creating a uniquely American dynamic of experience.  This exhibition will ultimately present a socio-graphic interpretation of America- a mapping of people and place.

Juror: David Wright, www.davidwrightphoto.com

David Wright is a photographer based in Maine. He has always learned about the world and himself through photography. In January and February 2009 David spent 2 months in northern Uganda photographing for A River Blue, a school providing psychosocial counseling and intense vocational training in topics like tailoring, agriculture, and arts to vulnerable youth. His series “Alebtong, Uganda, 2009” was selected as 1 of 3 winners in the 2009 Conscientious Portfolio Competition and was exhibited at Anastasia Photo in New York from February 5 – April 14, 2010. David’s editorial work is represented by Redux Pictures and his Uganda work is represented by AnastasiaPhoto. Most photographs on this website are available as licensed images and edition prints.

 

Call for Entries Deadline: October 10th, 2010

Opening Reception: December 3rd, 2010

Download the prospectus form here

Please send your CD/DVD or files with a completed prospectus to:

Booksmart Studio

Gallery Call for Entries

250 North Goodman Street, 1st floor

Rochester, NY 14607

$25 for 3 entries, $35 for 5 entries, $5 for each additional entry and a limit of 10 entries total.

Image restrictions: 1000 pixels max on the largest dimension, jpeg, 100 dpi, no file larger then 3 megabytes please.

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