Splashion celebrates the unexpected eruption of the mix of water and fashion in fashion editorials spanning 60 years.
The exhibit of images by internationally acclaimed veteran photographers is featured in the new location of The Griffin Museum of Photography by Digital Silver Imaging, 4 Clarendon St., in Boston’s South End, September 29 through November 6.
An opening reception September 29, 6-8 p.m. celebrates the new gallery and Boston’s Fashion Week.
Photographers represented in this group show include Martin Mankasci, F.C. Gundlach, and Martine Franck, on loan from the Howard Greenberg Gallery.
Howard Schatz built an underwater studio to create his Underwater Studies Series featured in his book, H2O. Capturing completely submerged models, dancers, and performers his ethereally graceful and cheeky energized poses are described as "a visionary celebration of movement and form." His large format, flush mounted color images in this show are courtesy of the Staley Wise Gallery.
Also exploring the wonders of water is New York-based fashion photographer Jodi Jones. A veteran runway shooter, her ad work graces Times Square billboards, and editorials in Vogue and Vanity Fair.
Swedish photographer, Mikael Jansson has shot ad campaigns for Dior and Calvin Klein. His fall/winter Ferragamo ad campaign is featured along with select Vogue editorials.
Also included in the exhibit is the work of Bob Packert, Sadie Dayton and Conor Doherty.
J. Sybylla Smith, director of the gallery and curator of Splashion, hopes to make a splash with this fun and informative show.
Howard Schatz presents a gallery talk on Splashion October 13, 7 p.m. Copies of H2O and Schatz’s just published book, With Child, will be available for purchase at the gallery.