David Ottenstein PhotographyDavid Ottenstein Photography

Uncategorized

Join me for City Wide Open Studios at Erector Square Oct. 6 and 7!

September 28th, 2018

Please join me for City Wide Open Studios at Erector Square, Saturday Oct. 6 and Sunday Oct. 7. I’ll be showing brand new work from my my recent western trip (it’s color and quite different from work I’ve exhibited before). I’ll also be signing copies of my book “IOWA: Echoes of a Vanishing Landscape.” From noon to 6:00 pm on both days I’ll be in Building 7, 2nd floor, Studio 1.

Major Beinecke Library exhibit on view now

September 13th, 2018

Opening Celebration for

Eye on the West: Photography and the Contemporary West

Beinecke Library, Yale University

I’m excited to be a part of this major exhibition. I hope you can join me for the opening reception featuring a keynote address by Eric Paddock, Curator of Photographs for the Denver Art Museum, on Friday September 21 at 4:30, followed by a reception at 5:30 on the mezzanine

On Saturday, September 22, the public is invited to three panel discussions with the photographers at 9:30 – 10:45 am, 11:15 am – 12:45 pm, and 2:00 – 3:15 pm. I will be on the 11:15 panel discussing “Capturing traces of a disappearing past”

The show is currently on view and runs through December 16, 2018

Additional information about the exhibit here

Connecticut Launch of my new book in New Haven

November 10th, 2017

IOWA: Echoes of a Vanishing Landscape

I’ve returned from my book tour in Iowa. Please join me in celebrating the Connecticut launch of my new book!

Iowa Book Tour – Upcoming Events

October 5th, 2017

I’m heading to Iowa shortly to do book talks about IOWA: Echoes of a Vanishing Landscape, my new book. Here are my scheduled events to date. I’ll update the list as more locations are added. I hope you can join me at one!

Prairie Lights bookstore, Iowa City – Monday 10/16, 7:00pm

Vino209, West Des Moines – Tuesday 10/17, 6:00pm
-Cosponsored by the Olson-Larsen Galleries
Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque – Wednesday 10/18, 5:30-7:00pm
-Sponsored by River Lights Bookstore
Davenport Public Library, Eastern Avenue Branch – Saturday 10/21, 1:30pm
Blanden Art Museum, Fort Dodge – Wednesday 10/25, 6:00pm
The Stew/Grinnell Area Arts Council, Grinnell – Thursday 10/26, 7:00
-Sponsored by the Center for Prairie Studies, Grinnell College
______________________________________________

Radio interview with Daniel Fitzmaurice on Artbeat

February 20th, 2017

Daniel Fitzmaurice interviewed David Ottenstein and Robert Lisak about their current exhibit “Capitol America” at the New Haven Museum. The program, Artbeat, aired February 15th, on WNHH Community Radio. You can listen to the interview here

 

 

Capitol America Opening Reception

February 19th, 2017

The well-attended opening reception for Capitol America at the New Haven Museum was a lot of fun. The exhibit will remain open through June 30, 2017.

The photos below are ©Defining Studios

Second floor of the Museum rotunda

David Ottenstein, left, with Robert Lisak

 

 

Capitol America at the New Haven Museum

January 27th, 2017

Capitol America, my photographic project with colleague and friend, Robert Lisak, is the newest exhibit at the New Haven Museum. Featuring 18 of our black and white photographs along with a digital presentation of another 160 or so images, the show is hanging in the museum’s beautiful 2-story rotunda and on view through June 2017. New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave, New Haven, 203-562-4183

Richmond, Virginia

 

Review of current National Parks exhibit

December 16th, 2016

The New Haven Independent’s Arts editor, Brian Slattery, has written a thoughtful and informative review of The National Parks Seen: Two Views, my current show with Robert Lisak at the EleMar Gallery in New Haven. Read the review here.

“The National Parks Seen: Two Views” is on exhibit at the gallery at EleMar New England, 2 Gibbs St., through Jan. 14. EleMar is open Mon. through Thurs., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sat. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free.

Swiftcurrent Lake, Glacier NP, 2013

Swiftcurrent Lake, Glacier NP, 2013

Opening Reception for The National Parks Seen: Two Views

November 22nd, 2016

The National Parks Seen: Two Views

Photographs by David Ottenstein and Robert Lisak

OPENING RECEPTION Sunday December 4th, 2:00 – 5:00pm

 

The Gallery at EleMar, 2 Gibbs St, New Haven, CT   203-782-3544

December 4, 2016 – January 14, 2017

M-Th 9:00am – 4:30pm, Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm, Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm

Two Views_mail version_

David Ottenstein and Robert Lisak’s photographs in The National Parks Seen: Two Views, capture the beauty of our national parks and also explore the attempts to reconcile the lofty goals our national parks embody – the desire to preserve pristine nature, to accommodate thousands of visitors, and to reflect the meaning of the American character.

 

The National Parks Seen: Two Views, next exhibit coming soon!

November 1st, 2016

My next photo exhibit is another joint effort with Robert Lisak. We’ll be showing our work from National Parks at the Gallery at EleMar New England in The National Parks Seen: Two Views. The Opening Reception is Sunday, December 4 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. The Gallery is in New Haven at 2 Gibbs St. The show will be up through January 14, 2017