Under Construction – New Positions in American Photography is a very interesting show of young photographers at the huge Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation. The exhibition originated at the Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam  better known across the pond as Foam. Looks like the the still life and constructed image is alive and well…

Group exhibition featuring works by Joshua Citarella, Jessica Eaton, Daniel Gordon, Matthew Leifheit & Cynthia Talmadge, Matt Lipps, Matthew Porter, Sara Cwynar, Kate Steciw and Sara VanDerBeek

ON VIEW: March 14 – April 26, 2015

 

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Via: http://pioneerworks.orgFotografiemuseum Amsterdam

 

Foam devoted an entire magazine to the show. You can see a preview here:  http://issuu.com/foam-magazine/docs/08-081_underconstruction_issuu_elis

 

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via Foam

 

Under Construction – New Positions in American Photography

All you need to know about every different photographic process before digital can now be found in this labor of love titled, The Atlas of Analytical Signatures of Photographic Processes. There is a reason they call it an Atlas…  Brought to you by the very smart folks at the Getty Conservation Institute.

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via  http://www.getty.edu/conservation/publications_resources/pdf_publications/atlas.html

The Atlas of Photographic Processes

March means it’s Month of Photography in Denver and my Animalis Images will be on view at Visions West Gallery along with Nine Francois.

 “Messengers and Promises is inspired by John Berger’s essay Why Look at Animals. In the last few centuries animals have been gradually disappearing from contemporary life. We live without them and mostly apart from nature. Animals first entered the human imagination as sacred, as messengers and promises. There was a spiritual quality to them. Our ancestors fueled their imaginations with animals and animals offered explanations to many things in the world. Today, animals and the natural world have a ghostly presence in most lives around the globe.”

 

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Exhibition: Messengers and Promises

 

Seinabo Sey Live

February 27, 2015 — Leave a comment

In less than a year Seinabo Sey went from bedroom demo tape recordings to Grammy award winner! Now she is the darling of the music industry. Find out why.

If you don’t have 14 mins then start at 5:06

via https://www.youtube.com/user/CultureboxFTV

Anyone in a Fine Arts program in the last 3 decades would eventually have came across the work of Barbara Kasten. Seeing her work for the first time taught me that a photograph could be so much more than just a document. Part performance, sculpture, still life and abstraction – her work blends varied traditions from multiple mediums. There are many who have explored photography this way but they all owe Kasten a nod for mining this territory so well and thoroughly.

This is the first retrospective of her work at ICA and not to be missed.

 

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Barbara Kasten: Stages is the first major survey of the work of artist Barbara Kasten. Widely recognized for her photographs, since the 1970s Kasten has developed her expansive practice through the lens of many different disciplines, including sculpture, painting, theater, textile, and installation. Spanning her nearly five-decade engagement with abstraction, light, and architectonic form, this exhibition situates Kasten’s practice within current conversations around sculpture and photography. Kasten’s interest in the interplay between three- and two-dimensional forms, her engagement with staging and the role of the prop, her cross-disciplinary process, and her new approaches to abstraction and materiality are all intensely relevant to the present artistic moment, resulting in a new generation of artists who have drawn inspiration from Kasten’s aesthetic and method.

Kasten’s work has roots in the unique and provocative intersection of Bauhaus-influenced pedagogy in the US, the California Light and Space movement, and postmodernism. Taking its cue from the multiple ways in which Kasten herself has staged her work, both in the studio and on site, the exhibition makes links between her more well-known photographic series of studio constructions and architectural interventions and her earliest fiber sculptures, mixed media works, cyanotype prints, and forays into set design. In addition, Kasten will create a new site-specific installation in the ICA galleries.

Organized by Alex Klein, the Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber (CHE’60) Program Curator. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated publication that includes a biography of the artist, new scholarly essays by the curator as well as by art historians Alex Kitnick and Jenni Sorkin, and a conversation between Kasten and artist Liz Deschenes.

 

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via ICA and barbarakasten.net

 

 

Exhibition: Barbara Kasten at ICA