Sumner Wells Hatch (b. 1984, New Hampshire)
Rebecca at Longfellow, 5:00 AM, 2013, from the series Private Ground
Gelatin silver print, printed by the artist
​Edition 1/10
20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)

Sumner Wells Hatch (b. 1984, New Hampshire)
Untitled (Hands), 2016, from the series Private Ground
Gelatin silver print, printed by the artist
Edition 1/10
16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)

Sumner Wells Hatch (b. 1984, New Hampshire)
Untitled (Kristin), 2012, from the series Private Ground
Gelatin silver print, printed by the artist
Edition 1/10
16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)

Sumner Wells Hatch (b. 1984, New Hampshire)
The Three Sisters, 2010, from the series Private Ground
Gelatin silver print, printed by the artist
Edition 1/10
16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)

Sumner Wells Hatch (b. 1984, New Hampshire)
The Old Oak, 2009, from the series Private Ground
Gelatin silver print, printed by the artist
Edition 1/10
16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)

Edward Steichen (1879-1973)
Dana Steichen ("The Blue Sky"), Long Island, New York, 1923
Palladium print, printed c. 1923
9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (24.1 x 19.1 cm)
Titled and dated with annotations in pencil on print verso

George Tice (b. 1938, Newark)
Porch, Monhegan Island, Maine, 1971
Platinum/palladium print, printed 2015
14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm)

George Tice (b. 1938, Newark)
Mennonite Meeting House, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1990
Palladium print
5 x 7 1/4 in. (12.7 x 18.4 cm)

Pentti Sammallahti (b. 1950, Helsinki)
Kemiö, Finland (hammock), 1996
Gelatin silver print
7 5/8 x 7 7/8 in. (19.4 x 20 cm) image
11 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. (29.8 x 24.1 cm) paper
Signed and dated on recto

William Meyers (b. 1938, Providence)
Riverdale, Bronx: May 4, 1999, from the series Outer Boroughs
Gelatin silver print
8 ¾ x 12 ¾ in. (22.2 x 32.4 cm)

Alexey Titarenko (b. 1962, St. Petersburg)
Lake near Ozerki Metro Station, St. Petersburg, 1999
Gelatin silver print, printed by the artist
16 x 16 in. (40.6 x 40.6 cm)

Alexey Titarenko (b. 1962, St. Petersburg)
Birch Trees, Lake near Ozerki Metro Station, St. Petersburg, 1999
Gelatin silver print, printed by the artist
16 x 16 in. (40.6 x 40.6 cm)

Ann Rhoney (b. 1953, Niagara Falls)
Light Breeze, 1997
Gelatin silver print, printed by the artist
6 x 6 in. (15.2 x 15.2 cm) image
10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm) paper

Ann Rhoney (b. 1953, Niagara Falls)
Water Wish, 2001
Gelatin silver print, printed by the artist
6 ¼ x 9 ¼ in. (15.9 x 23.4 cm) image
8 x 10 in. paper

Marcia Lippman (b. 1944, New York)
Tuileries, Paris, 1981
Vintage gelatin silver print, printed 1987
AP 3/3
16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)

Ann Rhoney (b. 1953, Niagara Falls)
Dancers, 2015
Gelatin silver print with hand-applied oil paint

Photograph made during the performance and installation "And all directions I come to you," a Creative Time commission for Drifting in Daylight by Lauri Stallings and glo. For more information, please visit these links:

Creative Time: Lauri Stallings + glo
Drifting in Daylight: Lauri Stallings + glo on Vimeo

Nicholas Hughes (b. 1963, Liverpool)
#11 from the series The Relentless Melt, 2017
C-print
Edition of 8
16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)

Press Release

Nailya Alexander Gallery is pleased to present Infinite Summer, on view Thursday 29 June through Friday 28 July 2017. Please join us for a reception at the gallery on Thursday 6 July from 6:00 –8:00 PM. Gallery hours for the summer are Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and by appointment. Please note that the gallery will be closed from Saturday 1 July through Tuesday 4 July for the Fourth of July weekend.

Infinite Summer features work by seven contemporary artists, all of whose work is deeply anchored in place and steeped in the singular moods and ambiance of summer. The delicate play of light and shade casts a hallowed glow over otherwise quotidian moments in the platinum/palladium prints of George Tice (b. 1938, Newark) and in an exquisite piece from Pentti Sammallahti (b. 1950, Helsinki); while in the masterful gelatin-silver prints of Sumner Wells Hatch (b. 1984, New Hampshire), sunlight filters through water and foliage, bringing to life a magical world in which time seems to be suspended. In the work of Alexey Titarenko (b. 1962, St. Petersburg), city-dwellers flock to St. Petersburg’s urban lakes in tableaux that evoke Georges Seurat’s famous depiction of Parisians in summertime in La Grande Jatte.

Also featured in the exhibition are photographs by Marcia Lippman (b. 1944, New York), William Meyers (b. 1938, Providence), and Ann Rhoney (b. 1953, Niagara Falls). Together, the artists’ work provides a visual counterpart to what Marcel Proust, hearing the buzzing of flies in the heat of the French countryside, called “the chamber music of summer…born of sunny days, and not to be reborn but with them, containing something of their essential nature, [which] not only calls up their image in our memory, but gives us a guarantee that they do really exist, that they are close around us, immediately accessible.”