Back to top

Hello Amy Friend,

“What is a photograph? What is its’ material quality, what does this material mean? and how does our relationship change with photographs over time?” These questions precede Amy Friend’s lyrically incandescent series Dare Alla Luce, which in Italian means: “to give to the light”

imageWe Are The Spirit Rappers, from the series  Dare alla Luce, 2012

In response to a collection of seemingly lost-and-found photographs Amy acquired, the images are literally brought back to the life. Alluding to the analog photographic process, the series evokes a transient mood of yesterday greeting today.

imageWhat is done in the darkness, 2012

The cycle of light is reintroduced through hand-manipulated interventions, breaking through the surface both literally and metaphysically. Aged images are suddenly transformed into pulsating memories of shimmer and ephemeral glow.

imageMy Sister, 2012

Commenting on the the fragility of the photographic object, the process also explores the equal fragile state of our lives and history. Amy delivers the series as one of the same, they are lost, and hence then reborn.

From The Album, 2011
Melodically haunting yet playful,  each photograph is anchored with a reappropriated title, introducing it as something familiarly new in its static state.
imageThe Time I was In Cape Breton, 2012
The elegance of Amy’s series, lies in the mystery it lends. What will each of us leave behind? Will is pass through the inquisitive hands of an Artist like Amy Friend? Who will bring it to the light…Dare alla Luce.
imageAfterglow, 2010


Amy hails from Ontario, Canada. She received her BFA from York University,Toronto as well as her MFA from the University of Windsor. Her work has been featured in many publications such as the The Walrus, EnRoute Magazine, LENS magazine (China), and Rooms Magazine. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. Recently Amy received a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Her most current exhibitions include; The Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography and Mois De La Photo-OFF in Paris, France.

imageFrom The Series Eb, 2009

To see more of Amy Friend go here: {}

We are super excited to be featured in this amazing pop-up gallery in St. Petersburg, Russia. It’s the reincarnation of MEGABODEGA, curated by Victoria Yee Howe at Family Business Gallery last summer in New York. 


Excited to announce that our edition of Old Man and Sea by Joy Drury Cox is included in 1XX, a group exhibition at F18. If you are in New York City this weekend, head over to the opening tomorrow night, Saturday, June 1st from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. 

Launch F18 is delighted to present 1XX, a group exhibition curated by Sam Trioli. The exhibition opens Saturday, June 1st from 6:00 - 8:00 PM and will remain on view until Saturday, July 27, 2013.


In the May 2011 issue of Frieze magazine, Ronald Jones wrote an article titled Whatever Works, a discussion on design methods and the integration of systems thinking in the 1950s. In the article Ronald quotes Jack Burnham from a 1968 issue of Art Forum, in which he writes: “In the past our technologically conceived artifacts structured living patterns. We are now in transition from an object-oriented to a systems-oriented culture. Here change emanates, not from things, but from the way things are done.”


1XX discusses this very concept within the parameters of the artist book and the forum in which this medium has been used on the contemporary art stage. Collectively, the work within the exhibition addresses the diversity of design and social structure that has reshaped the cultural standard of the medium, allowing for it to become more than only a product of simply purpose. As a result, many believe that the medium will slowly vanish as technology advances and the idea that printed matter could become obsolete to functional form. However, is this very idea merely a shift in design, as Burnham discusses, rather than being a truly undesirable product? 


Within 1XX this thought is explored as it traces through a range of styles, printings, functions and techniques. Each of the works examines the function and identity of the art publication by delving further into its text, at a page, its binding and the cover. The books are experienced, not just through sight, but with the rare pleasure of tactile stimulation that is often missing from fine art exhibitions. At their roots, these works are relatives to a medium that traces back to the 27th and 26thcentury BC, which through its history has been continuously redefined and re-designed.


Participating artists and works by or on them include: Joshua Abelow, Ross Bleckner, Joy Drury Cox, f.ART magazine, Dianna Frid, Gypse Eyes, Johanna Heldebro, Sean Lamoureux, McDermott & McGough, Isca Greenfield-Sanders, Adam Stennett and Peter Young. A selection of books will be traveling to the Sharon Art Center in September for the exhibition con(TEXT) which is being curated by Tim Donovan.

Sam Trioli is a artist, curator and musician based in New York City.

June 2 - July 27, 2013

F18 Gallery

373 Broadway*, Fl 6
New York, NY 10013

Between White Street and Franklin Street*

For More Information, visit:


Roe Ethridge, Old Phone and Neon Rainbow, 2006

“As I write this correspondence, the blind is down, covering the window to the right of my desk. The window is open and the screen projects a moiré-patterned shadow onto the fabric of the blind. This image fluctuates in and out of focus as it breathes with the wind. The lattice outside the opposite window is bending, warping under the weight of nature. And at this late, subterranean time of day the distinction between the orderly framework of the lattice and the entangled labyrinth of Wisteria vines is unclear. The two structures are blending into one another, forming a solid inky mass outside the bay window of my studio. This impression lasts for a few moments before sinking into the night. Focus. The screen is a filter – a grid maintaining repetition, order and control. Folded, warped and tangled, it creates visual noise, disturbances and interference. It becomes a dragnet, a visualization of chance-based actions within a repetitious structure. The grid is a lattice, a support system for nature; being constantly broken and sculpted by the persistent and omnipresent activity of the natural order.”

Bryan Graf, on Broken Lattice






” Pine Tree Ballads is a poetic vision of land, family, and time. A small farmhouse on Gray’s Point is surrounded by a dark forest of ancient pines struggling against the incessant nor’easter gusts of the Atlantic Ocean. History creaks in the swaying limbs of this land where generations of my family have discovered moments of wisdom, adventure, fear, and the miraculous. In this place, stories have arisen from the mouths of both the young and old, and over time have become the essence of a family’s identity. Pine Tree Ballads offers one of many poetic interpretations of my experience on this homestead. It is a unique memoir weaving the magical aura of an ancient, shared, historical record with the mysterious dreams met on dark moonless nights when one does not know if their eyes are open or closed.”

Pine Tree Ballads marks the third show organized as part of the Conveyor Exhibition Grant, an annual opportunity which awards one photographic-based artist with the unique opportunity to produce and exhibit a recent project with the curatorial, print and production resources of Conveyor Arts. This year the panel of jurors included Sam Barzilay, Creative Director of United Photo Industries; artist and photographer, Hannah Whitaker; photographer and previous Conveyor Exhibition Grant recipient Andrew Frost; as well as Jason Burstein and Christina Labey, founders of Conveyor Arts. 

Paul Thulin is a photographer whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, in venues including: Miami Scope, Candela Gallery, Chicago Art Fair, and the Toronto Art Fair. He is represented by Modernbook Gallery in San Francisco, California, and ADA Gallery in Richmond, Virginia. He currently lives in Richmond, Virginia and works as the Graduate Director of the Department of Photography and Film at Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Conveyor Arts is an organization dedicated to supporting photographic-based artists through production, exhibition and publication of new work in the medium. For further information about the exhibition, please contact Christina Labey at For information about the Conveyor Exhibtion Grant visit

United Photo Industries is a Brooklyn-born, art-presenting cooperative dedicated to identifying, harnessing, and occasionally conjuring unexpected exhibition opportunities. All in the name of fostering conversation, championing new directions in photography, and cultivating ties within an ever-expanding, globe-trotting community of photographers.

Pine Tree Ballads
Photographs by Paul Thulin 

On view through Saturday, May 18th

111 Front Street, Suite 204
Brooklyn, New York  11201

Monday - Friday 12:00 - 6:00PM
Saturday - Sunday 12:00 - 5:00PM

Conveyor Magazine Issue No. 5

Our sense of wonder and fear is most palpable when our visions are fleeting…

In the forthcoming issue of Conveyor, we will be searching for moments when the properties of a spectre, that which dissolves from our sight, and a spectrum, a continuum or perfection of vision, overlap and counterbalance each other. The trespassing of these apparitions between the material and immaterial worlds can be equally thrilling and terrifying, amorphous and yet revealing.

We’re looking for absorbing and unexpected sights - phantom or prismatic images, atmospheric phenomena, news from a secret admirer or an absent friend - things that remind us of sidelong glances, illusory dreams, primal discoveries, and ghosts in the machine. They can appear abruptly or be gently delivered; they can range from electrified vision to muted whisper, from stark revelations to those that bleed together.



- 10 jpgs maximum (1000 pixels each on the longest side)
- List of Images (include Title, Year, Media, Dimensions for each image)
- Short statement (150 words) + Artist’s CV



- Proposal (350 words) for an article or essay on the theme of Spectre//Spectrum
- CV and Bio
- Writing Sample


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 19th, 2013 at Midnight PST

Conveyor Magazine is a publication that traverses the junction of photography, philosophy, and the metaphysical. Within each issue, images and ideas surrounding a chosen theme come together in a series of new projects, interviews, articles, and essays by contributors who strive to bring new ideas on photography to light. The publication is printed and bound at Conveyor Arts.

Andrew Phelps
We are building a new home for our publication projects, come visit:

For the next issue of Conveyor Magazine, themed Spectre // Spectrum, we are seeking photographs, prints, stories, and essays, that share ideas and images of the color spectrum. This month, Design*Sponge is also investigating the idea of color, below are a few excerpts from their Color of The Day series. 

Making Books, Printing Prints, Building Stuff for our table at PPAC Book Fair.
Making Plans. Making Books.
Watch Out for a New Series of Artist Books to be publishing in conjunction with the Spectre // Spectrum issue of Conveyor Magazine… More Details. Soon. 
Helmut Smits, How to Make a Rainbow. Acrylic Paint,  2010
Photos by Lotte Stekelenburg