Tableau Vivant opens Friday September 12 at Gallery Imperato

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Tableau Vivant: Bromoil prints by photographer Joy Goldkind

September 5 – October 18, 2008
Opening Reception: Friday, September 12, 7-10pm

ta·bleau vi·vant n. pl. tab·leaux vi·vants (t_-bl_’ v_-vä_’)
A scene presented on stage by costumed actors who remain silent and motionless as if in a picture. [French : tableau, picture + vivant, living.]

Joy Goldkind was 50 years old before she took her first photography class, though her background was always based in the fine arts. Despite an unusually late start, Goldkind’s career as a fine arts photographer has progressed rather rapidly. Her photographs of nude dancers, geishas, drag queens, ballerinas, circus performers, etc. have not gone unnoticed. Shot with Polaroid type 55 films her subjects are soft in contrast yet strong in spirit. Sometimes inspired from a fantasy world, the use of double exposures and slow shutter speeds help Joy to change what is true and expected into a more surrealistic scene. The old world beauty and quality they possess is in no doubt influenced by a deep interest in art history.

Goldkind 2With the use of the historic Bromoil process as a tool to express her fine art portraits, Joy adds a layer of mystery to her photographs. The Bromoil process is a printing method that was very popular in the early 1900’s. It was favored by pictorial photographers who used it to add a more artistic rendering to their work. Each piece is individually inked by hand, therefore no two prints are identical.

Joy Goldkind currently resides in St. James, NY. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC in 1963. She has exhibited in numerous locations across the country. She recently had a solo show at the Museo Nationale Della Fotographia in Italy, where a permanent collection of her work is now housed. Her photography is also included in corporate collections in NYC, as well as in private collections across the globe.

Goldkind’s photographs have graced the covers of international publications and magazines such as SilverShotz and Eyemazing. Her work has also been featured in the New York Times, B&W Magazine, Zoom Magazine, and View Camera Magazine.

Please join us for a reception on September 12, 7-10pm. Meet the artist and enjoy special performance art throughout the evening. It’s not exactly the Moulin Rouge, but this will be a night to remember!

Gallery Imperato
921 E. Fort Ave. Suite 120
Baltimore, MD 21230

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