Friday, September 9, 2011
I recommend that everyone check it out and submit something. Tell everyone you know and if you can stop be and be a part of the discussion and meet new people!
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Upon entering the Marianne Boesky Gallery, I was met with the familiar apathetic stares by the lackey behind the desk, a common occurence almost ritual at this point . I usually try and read the perceived success of the pieces on display by the character of the gallery employees and from their expressions I could see they were less than impressed. I however was very much impressed by the animate, voluminous sculptures at the gallery. The first piece I encountered entitled Prickly, Sickly, and Thickly, was a long tubular wooden shaft adorned with various quills and spikes from what I could only imagine are porcupines. These towering pillars seemed reminiscint of the pillars at St. Peters altar in the Vatican the artist write up describes Hienke as attempting to create inanimate life forms. The may serve as the founding pillars of his new biological Kingdom. Observed in the round the pillars are threatening, but not extensively so, it at once draws in and rejects the viewer. They appear insect like penetrating the gallery floor, like something out of a wonderfully bad Dune rip off.
The influence of Biological descriptions was extremely apparent in Heartless Ascension, here Hieke conjoins corroded iron and Bronze in the vein of Louis Bourgeois spiders. The figure however appears more languid then Bougeois' sturdy monsters on one side a long iron bar is melted to resemble a rope or a tail. The sculpture itself, according to the write up produces a corrosive energy akin to a dying battery. This may symbolize the decay inherent in modern post-industrial life, as resources dwindle. The piece, which, at some angles looks like a mosquito is for me a depiction of Ginsburg's Moloch, the terrible sprit of industry, whose methods expose the arbitrariness of matter and put (relatively) static elements through an infinite process of creation/destruction.
Hieke's third and I believe most successful work called Molting, was a series of giant skin like silver fragments on the gallery floor. According to the write-up the forms are intended to resemble the shedding of Histories baggage and the potential for new life. I find this description too simplistic. The delicate pieces, due to their location on the floor, are less prominent than his more solid sculptures. They, however, embody the ethos behind his work. Heike it seems, is obsessed with decay and time, I see Molting less a personification of change but of the cohesion of memory and time. Skin flakes are the perfect sign for memory in the face of times endless movement. OUr conception of the present is always influenced mainly by memory which appears as thin and malleable as a dry membrane.
This Conception of molting is Directly related to Battleship Potempkin, a large Photographic collage of secenes from the 1925 Eisenstein film. The Write up claims the piece is about the Postmodern struggle to combine fragments of time into cohesive historical unity. A task that is , no doubt, rendered impossible by subjectivity.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Liv Aanrud / John Almelchenko / Eileen Behnke / Caetlynn Booth / Anna Bushman / Damian Catera / Katherine DeGaetani / Erin Dunn / Megan Flaherty / Gabbe Grodin /Chris Guerra / Catherine Haggarty / Annie Hogan / Suzanne Joelson / Marketa Klicova / Gary Kuehn / Julie Langsam / Allison Lindblom / Ardele Lister / Toby MacLennan / Barb Madsen / Tony Masso / Anne McKeown / Traci Molloy / Diane Neumaier / Raphael Ortiz / Kate Pollard / Alan Prazniak / Tom Raggio / Martha Rosler / Erik Schoonebeek / Patrick Strzelec / Richard Tuttle / Betsy VanLangen / Timothy Warner / Tyson Washburn / Stephen Westfall / Shane Whilden / Wendy White / Bryan Whitney / John Yau
Monday, March 22, 2010
Hi! Interested in a summer study abroad in Berlin for Photograph? Check out this great program:
The application deadline is April 9th.
Picture Berlin, founded in 2009, is a four-week program designed for emerging artists working and using the medium of photography. Set in Berlin, a city renowned for both its tumultuous political history and its thriving contemporary art scene, this program gives participants an unparalleled opportunity to develop their individual portfolios while immersing themselves in Berlin's multifaceted culture. This unique artist-initiated program encourages participants to develop an individual approach to the photographic medium by offering close mentoring from internationally practicing artists. Picture Berlin is designed to be urban and mobile, actively encouraging the participants to use the city as a resource with a rich program of workshops exploring the city, visiting artists in their studios, lectures and film evenings. Additionally, each participant is given the option to do an internship with a Berlin-based artist during that period.
A rigorous studio practice forms the heart of Picture Berlin. Over the course of the program, participants attend photography-based workshops led by the Picture Berlin faculty. Each workshop is rounded off by a group critique led by the faculty together with a selection of artists and art professionals. The program culminates in a group exhibition of the work produced over the month.
Picture Berlin brings each participant directly into contact with the vibrant cultural scene in Berlin, offering an intense four-week insight into the international art world as well as professional exhibition experience. The program leads the participants into the art scene through the backdoor, offering them access, information, and possibilities other institutionally based programs are unable to offer.
The program is directed by April Gertler.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
See this form: Student Scholarship Opportunities for the 2010 Conference (PDF Form)
Keynote Speaker: Kip Fulbeck
Featured Speakers: Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie and Veronica Passalacqua
Featured Speaker: Dawoud Bey
Early Bird and Volunteer registration postmark deadline: January 22, 2010
Deadline for registration cancellation: January 29, 2010
Deadline for hotel registration at discounted rate: February 1, 2010
Late registration postmark deadline (register onsite after): February 1, 2010
Sunday, December 13, 2009
537 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011
Tuesday - Saturday, 11 am - 6 pm and by appointment
Saturday, December 5, 2009
History of Photography, 1900 - Today
Art History 383 Index: 68337
Prerequisites: 01:082:105 & 106 or permission of instructor: Andres Zervigon
Zimmerli Multi-Purpose Room
College Avenue Campus
This course provides an in-depth survey of photography’s history from the turn of the last century to today. Our goal will be to tease out trends in the medium’s use across a number of overlapping fields including art, journalism, science, and vernacular practices such as family portraiture. We will pay particular attention to the ways in which photography often operates as a bridge linking these various fields. Why, for example, are photographs of America’s depression-era dustbowl both government documents and works of art? How is the development of digital photography both a new means of disseminating images over the internet and an aesthetic tool? Throughout the course we will propose answers to these questions by carefully analyzing widely recognized photographs and others that have rarely received attention.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Edward Burtynsky's show "Oil" will be up until November 28th, 2009 at Hasted, Hunt & Kraeutler.
Here's a MAP
Here's a Video of the show at Corcoran from Vimeo
HASTED HUNT KRAEUTLER
537 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011
Tuesday - Saturday, 11 am - 6 pm and by appointment
Thursday, November 5, 2009
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Check out his site here.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Madonna has released an image of herself holding Mercy, the Malawian baby she hopes to adopt. It's in sepia. Why?
Choosing sepia is all to do with trying to make the image look romantic and idealistic. It's sort of a soft version of propaganda. Remember when the colour supplements used to run black-and-white pictures of famine and hardship? Some still do. They do that because they want to make it look more authentic. But it's a fabrication. You can't shoot in sepia, so converting into black and white and then into brown makes everything feel less real.
Read more on the Guardian UK website here.
Monday, April 20, 2009
I chose this artist to share because he is one of the instructors teaching at the school I am going to study abroad in the fall.
Probably one of the most important things for an artist to have present in his work is humor. Barry Whittaker sums it up well in his statement found in the 'text' portion of his website. He also has a blog.
He uses color very sparingly in his photographs, making them feel very much like every-day images. They are calm while still causing us to feel anxious in certain situations. In the Atmospshere photos there is a sense loss and confusion: where am I? who am I? how did get here? where are we going? wait, am I alone? What are we doing? As for the Precious Monsters and Pets we are frightened of the creatures and concerned for their safety at the same time. With the last three series, Accumulation and Absense, Thrift, and Preservation, we feel greatly overwhelmed and interested in the objects found.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Join this study tour and learn about sustainable agriculture, rural development and campesino/indigenous communities in Guatemala. We work with CONIC, a national indigenous and campesino social movement organization with over 120,000 members in over 300 communities Guatemala which fights for land, human, indigenous and women's rights, and promotes rural development and food sovereignty. Trip participants will: - set up computers for community members - participate in workshops with women's groups and children - live in campesino and indigenous communities - work on sustainable development projects
Cost: Approximately $1200 (including airfare, food, lodging, fees)
For an application or more information contact William Kramer at 732-589-8024 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Organized by the Farmer Solidarity Project farmersfightback.wordpress.com
Monday, April 13, 2009
Rutgers University Photography Club:
I am the president of the Rutgers University Photography Club. Please comment or email me at email@example.com if you are interested in being involved or contributing in some way. In no way must you come to every meeting-- you could simply tag along on photo trips or outings together if you so desire.
What do you guys do?
Take pictures, talk about photography, go to museums (both in NYC or on campus), and more!
I send out weekly facebook event invites and email reminders about art events on campus and photo club meetings.
Contact me, get on the mailing list and facebook group!
Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=2201418712&ref=ts
Sarah Knauff (Treasurer, right)
Portraits by Catherine Trestini
A Softer World
One of my favorite webcomics is the project A Softer World. ASW is run by my favorite modern writer Joey Comeau and delightful photographer Emily Horne. It is updated three times a week. I have aspirations to combine writing and photography; you can think of A Softer World as a close muse of mine. A personal interpretation I'd like to mention is that this webcomic is non-traditional comic, meaning it is not here to make you laugh (although most of the time it will!) ASW combines humor and sadness in their comic, and often these emotions are displayed seperately, in individual strips. Perhaps ASW is important to me because I make a connection between sadness and humor, too. Emily's way of photographing and Joey's literary response combined art form of a comic engages me.
"A Softer World is a comic that was created by Emily Horne and Joey Comeau so that people would recognize them as important artistic geniuses. Sometimes the "comic" is sad or harsh. It should be noted that this is in the tradition of George Simenon's 'romans durs' (or 'hard novels') and not in the lesser traditions of comics like Peanuts or anything else not French. Comeau is a French name. (Pronounced kuh-moe, by the way. Joey is very important, please say his name correctly. Emily is also very important but her name is easier to pronounce.)" (http://www.asofterworld.com/about.php)
View the latest comic here: http://www.asofterworld.com/
View the archive of comics here: http://www.asofterworld.com/archive.php
We're All Gonna Die -- 100 Meters of Existence
Terri B was reminded of this project by photographer Simon HogsBerg during our latest critique discussion. Check out this 100 meter long photograph project here: http://www.simonhoegsberg.com/we_are_all_gonna_die/slider.html. Don't forget to also view his website for additional projects.
I found HogsBerg's project on Stumbleupon. Stumbleupon is an add to your browser (unsure what it is compatabile with aside from Firefox and Internet Explorer) that allows you to "stumble" upon websites that it thinks you may find interesting, depending on the categories you choose you'd like to see more of. You can stumble through specific websites, like photography pages such as Flickr.
View stumble-upon here: http://www.stumbleupon.com/. Feel free to look through my personal Stumbleupon "favorites" that are stored when you click the "I like it!" button on your Stumble! browser: http://butterbee.stumbleupon.com/
I wanted to share the art project Post Secret with you as I was reminded of our class project on the Recession. In critique discussion I remember sharing that the recession affects me in a positive way often, surprisingly.
Taken from Wikipedia, PostSecret is an ongoing community mail art project, created by Frank Warren, in which people mail their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard. Select secrets are then posted on the PostSecret website, or used for PostSecret's books or museum exhibits.
Post Secret is updated weekly, every Sunday!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
This show just finished at the Robert Mann Gallery, but I still think it's worth checking out on the website. Out My Window
I fell in love when I ran into the photos and was even more in love after going to see it.
Also, she even created a blog that talks a little about the process and includes some stories of the people she included in the photos, etc. Blog Link
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Andrea Meislin Gallery
The Other Half of the Sky
May 2 - June 13, 2009
opening and book signing
Saturday, May 2 4-6pm
This show is about working women in China. I can't copy her photos, but you can see them at http://www.lilialmog.com/TheOtherHalfOfTheSky/About.html.
Although this series isn't in the exhibit, I love her "Perfect Intimacy"...it's a photo project about nuns. She is interested in the spiritual world and lifestyle these women have dedicated themselves to. While exploring this world, she comes across other prominent issues, such as where and this lifestyle fits into the environment. Here are some of my favorites.