Claire Rosen's IMAGINARIUM

IMAGINARIUM: The Process Behind the Pictures By Claire Rosen

Claire Rosen's IMAGINARIUM


To celebrate her recently published book, "IMAGINARIUM", United Photo Industries present artist Claire Rosen at the DUMBO gallery with an opening reception and book signing on Thursday, December 7, 2017, from 6PM to 9PM, with the exhibiton continuing through January 27, 2018.

Rosen's elaborate photographic tableaux constructions of whimsical anthropomorphic animals, archetypal heroines, and symbolic still lives evoke the aesthetics of classical painting. The transportive images captivate with a fascination of the natural world and ideals of beauty.

Claire Rosen is an award-winning artist named twice to Forbes “30 Brightest under 30” list for Art Design and recognized by Communication Arts, International Photography Awards, Graphis, PDN, a five time feature on the Photoville Fence, Photolucida, and Prix de la Photographie. Her work has been featured in Creative Quarterly Journal, Direct Art, Fast&Co, Feature Shoot, Juxtapoz, NPR, Refinery29, Slate and The WPO. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design in 2006 with a BFA in photography and received a liberal arts degree from Bard College at Simon's Rock in 2003.


IMAGINARIUM: The Process Behind the Pictures By Claire Rosen



Imaginarium: The Process Behind the Pictures is a compendium of practical advice and information covering the photographic process—from idea cultivation through execution. The guidance in this book is written with an understanding of the nature of artists at their core and explores the science of how ideas are born, the conditions that facilitate the productive creation of art, and the elements necessary to make creative work. This compendium is applicable across genres, for individual artists and for those working in a commercial capacity. It brings together strategies and tools to help readers generate compelling ideas and create unique images. From the simplest idea to the most fantastical, you will learn brainstorming, concept development, pre-visualization, pre-production, problem solving, and execution steps in the creative process, including practical tools and ideas for overcoming obstacles and achieving success.

Contributors: Beth Taubner Mercurylab, Alessia Glaviano Vogue Italia, Rebecca Manson The Post Office.

Interviews with: Maggie Steber, Roger Ballen, Sara Lando, Gabriela Iancu, Robin Schwartz, and Eleanor Macnair.




About the Gallery

The United Photo Industries gallery showcases a wide spectrum of compelling photographic work, from street photography to social documentary projects. UPI welcomeS and consider artists with streamlined series of works to present their portfolios for upcoming gallery shows during regularly announced calls for new work.

United Photo Industries is a New York based art-presenting organization that works to promote a wider understanding and increase access to the art of photography.

Founded in 2011 by Sam Barzilay, Dave Shelley, and Laura Roumanos, United Photo Industries has rapidly solidified its position in the public art landscape by consistently showcasing thought-provoking, challenging, and exceptional photography from across the globe. Proudly devoted to cultivating strategic partnerships, creative collaborations, and community spirit, United Photo Industries has presented hundreds of exhibitions and public art installations across the United States and worldwide in partnership with numerous festivals, city agencies, and not-for-profit organizations.