Ann Prochilo
First Look 2023
Feb 1 – Mar 31, 2023
Panopticon Gallery
Boston, USA

Every photograph tells a story. When part of a body of work, the photograph takes on new meaning, becoming part of a bigger and more complete narrative. A portfolio allows the photographer to explore the complexities of their subject, and provide context that gives it richness and meaning that is more than the sum of its parts. Panopticon Gallery is pleased to share First Look 2023, our annual juried portfolio showcase, where five portfolios have been selected for exhibition on view from February through March 2023.

Austin Cullen, “A Natural History (Built to be Seen)”
A Natural History (Built to be Seen) catalogs the various ways the western natural world is presented and reconstructed within museums….

Porter Gifford, “Lingua Arborum”
Lingua Arborum deconstructs the visual expression of the beech tree, one of the most expressive of the great trees of the forest. The profound connection between humans and trees began eons ago when our ancestors lived in and among their branches….

Owen McCarter, “Three Eyed Fish”
I remember when we made our own fishing rods and caught trout in the bend by the old church. We returned home beaming, holding their lifeless bodies like treasured silver….

Ann Prochilo, “This Is Water”
It is inspired by a story shared by David Foster Wallace in a commencement speech: “There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, ‘Morning, boys. How’s the water?’…

Catherine Panebianco, “Anima Fabula”
Powerful animal connections have been a part of my life since I was a child. Using metaphor and symbolism, this series explores those intimate connection through the interpretation of animal and human spirit….

Juried by Alexa Cushing & Connor Noll

  • Lars Harmsen: Collision

    Collision by Lars Harmsen is the collision of intuition and the human experience. A visual journey of photographs, design, and ideas. With this publication, the author mercilessly settles accounts with the last 10 years of his creative work. Numerous pieces and creations, from Slanted, PosterRex and 100for10 to freelance works and other projects have been destroyed, cut up and reassembled. A maximum of carnage. With a minimum of diplomacy. (more…)

  • Gertie Fröhlich: (In)Visible Pioneer
    Sep 13, 2023 – Mar 3, 2024
    Wien, Austria

    The artist Gertie Fröhlich (1930–2020) was in the background and yet still the focal point of the activities of the Viennese avantgarde.While studying at the Academy of Fine Arts, she made contact with young artists of all disciplines, became the “moving spirit” of the Galerie nächst St. Stephan [Gallery near St. Stephan’s Cathedral], and her apartment at Sonnenfelsgasse 11 was soon a meeting place for creative people (more…)