North Shore Photography Lecture Series

co-sponsored by

Sweethaven Gallery

and

Firehouse Center for the Arts


 


CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

 


Newburyport ArtWalk — Nov. 4, 11–6pm

OPENING RECEPTION – MEET THE ARTIST – 1–6PM

light refreshments will be served

25L Inn Street — Newburyport, MA

978-465-7656

www.sweethavengallery.com

This show runs from November 1 – December 3


Born in Rio de Janeiro to a French mother and a Portuguese father, both working in the printing and publishing industry, Vincent Lemonnier Ferro followed his family to Paris at the age of 11 and lived in some of the prettiest areas of Paris for 25 years.


His fascination for Photography started around that age with a strong focus on Paris “street photography”, quickly influenced by Cartier-Bresson, Kertesz and  Brassaï. He developed skills in darkroom printing techniques, and made a point to quickly install a darkroom wherever he lived throughout the years.


He wanted to capture what he loved about Paris, but it’s hard to photograph the place where you live. “I was not interested in photographing the immediacy of the objects in front of me and the people rushing to work, but instead, to capture the very substance of the city.” He started using a camera from the 40s that had belonged to his grandfather, and remembers the first print that emerged from the chemical baths in his darkroom in 1997; an image was slowly forming under his eyes that he could not recognize at first: a beautiful view of the Seine appearing through a tinted window. “I had the print Man Strolling along the Seine, with Dog still wet in my hands, and I was perplexed at how this photograph, taken a couple of days before, could look so old and profound to my eyes. I stood frozen in my darkroom with a large smile across my face and water drops still coming out of the print. A door had opened. It was a magical moment. I had found a way to reveal the latent images I wanted to show!

Full of regained energy, he started a quest for over 2 years, going scrupulously every week to the same spots he had chosen for his project. He also decided to minimize the number of signs that could reveal the age of some photographs, leaving them in the background, or avoiding them altogether. His new photographs had now a certain patina; they looked more composed, much better balanced, prettier, more interesting. Closer to the very substance he had been wanting to capture of his town, Paris.

“I am very happy to be presenting this almost timeless body of work that I called “Time in Paris” at the Sweethaven Gallery; with this show a new era is opening for these photographs.”

In 1999, a Software company invited Vincent to join their New York offices, but he eventually moved to Newburyport, where he lives today.


Vincent has exhibited in public locations in Paris and London, and in Newburyport at The Firehouse Center for the Arts in 2016.


 

 


25L Inn Street, Newburyport, MA

978-465-7656

greg@sweethavengallery.com

By the fountain – down the stairs


 


North Shore Photography Lecture Series

co-sponsored by

Sweethaven Gallery

and

Firehouse Center for the Arts


 

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS


 


AUGUST  16 – SEPTEMBER 17

OPENING RECEPTION — MEET THE ARTISTS

Saturday, August 19, 1 – 6 p.m. during Newburyport ArtWalk

Light refreshments will be served


25L Inn Street, Newburyport, MA

978-465-7656

greg@sweethavengallery.com

By the fountain – down the stairs


Aug 01, 2017

 



By cosmic design, two of the paintings that have sold are now neighbors in the suburbs of Dallas in the great state of Texas!

DIVERGENCE

NOW – AUGUST 13



 

DIVERGENCE – SHOW EXTENDED


NOW – AUGUST 13


UNTITLED (Plum Island Inspiration #4) — by Paul Neverette

Oil on canvas – 8 X 10 — $325 

 


At Sweethaven Gallery

25L Inn Street

Newburyport, MA

greg@sweethavengallery.com  |  978-465-7656


 

Oil on canvas – 9 x 12

$1100


NOW – JULY 16


25L Inn Street, Newburyport, MA

978-465-7656

greg@sweethavengallery.com

By the fountain – down the stairs


 

 

 


    Art has been my most passionate endeavor since my early days studying graphic design at Greenfield Community College.

    I am not tethered to one particular style or medium, perhaps because of what may influence my approach on any given day. This influence comes from many sources such as, nature, music, relationships, other artists, weather and where I am in the world. I may bring out the palate knife, begin with a drawing, a wash of color or use just my fingers resulting in something figurative, a landscape, an abstract piece, a collage, or a mixture of all of the above. My inspiration is constantly evolving.

    My ultimate goal is to render a piece that is evocative and gives the viewer pause. In the end, I am trying to create something that is visually interesting, graceful and gratifying to my art soul.


JUNE 14 – JULY 16

OPENING RECEPTION — MEET THE ARTIST

Saturday, June 17, 1 – 6 p.m. during Newburyport ArtWalk

Light refreshments will be served


25L Inn Street, Newburyport, MA

978-465-765

greg@sweethavengallery.com

By the fountain – down the stairs


THE SESTOS

5 MORE DAYS

This show ends JUNE 11 at 5pm

PLEASE NOTE – the gallery will close 2 hours early on June 10 at 3pm

Paintings, digital collages and photographs by Cameron Sesto.

$28 – $1200

Photographs by Ezra Sesto. $350 – $625.

Small art cards by Ezra Sesto, $18.00.

Silver Gelatin photographs & screenless lithographs by

Carl Sesto. $650 – $750.