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Justyna Badach​ has done what few artists can with this new series of appropriated ISIS film stills which are all printed by hand and made with gun powder. Yes, these are very unique photographs that could possibly be a first in the history of photography because they have incorporated gun powder with a photographic emulsion to tell the story of war and indoctrination. These haunting dichromate photographs are literally made with the very substances that propel all wars. Run don’t walk to see this exhibition by an artist at the top of her game who combines a refugee’s personal narrative with a global feminine and most importantly; human perspective on men, war, religion and ultimately the brainwashing of young minds.

Justyna Badach Exhibition: Land of Epic Battles

January 16 – March 2, 2018
Kathleen O. Ellis Gallery
Gallery Talk: Thursday, February 1, 6pm
Reception: Thursday, February 1, 5-7pm

The Master finally gets his really big show (and lives to see it).

“Stephen Shore encompasses the entirety of the artist’s work of the last five decades, during which he has conducted a continual, restless interrogation of image making, from the gelatin silver prints he made as a teenager to his current engagement with digital platforms.

One of the most significant photographers of our time, Stephen Shore (American, b. 1947) has often been considered alongside other artists who rose to prominence in the 1970s by capturing the mundane aspects of American popular culture in straightforward, unglamorous images. But Shore has worked with many forms of photography, switching from cheap automatic cameras to large-format cameras in the 1970s, pioneering the use of color before returning to black and white in the 1990s, and in the 2000s taking up the opportunities of digital photography, digital printing, and social media.”

 

Great behind the scenes look at putting together this huge exhibition.

 

 

 

 

Steven Shore at The Museum of Modern Art

Eclipse 2017

August 21, 2017 — Leave a comment

Great day today. The clouds were a worry but ended up really making the shot…

 

 

I get lots of question regarding my “Entropic” process I use in my developing process to make my unique black and white prints. Most folks think Entropy is only about the Second Law of Thermodynamics. But for me it’s the fundamental law of the universe that affects everything in the universe including time.  Thanks to the folks at minutephysics who give a very quick, fun and easy explanation of why this is true and why this plays such a huge part in my darkroom process which you can see here and here. It’s important to understand my prints look the way they do only because of Entropy as the silver particles are being torn to bits by the time I am done with them. My prints are literally getting destroyed in the very act of creating them. They are all but small maps of the universal constant we all experience every day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Entropy Is at the Heart of my Art

Werner Herzog is a legend and unique in film making. His documentaries and films are always astounding and even mystical at times. Even if you don’t make films his process will help you create anything. The folks at www.masterclass.com are putting together a great roster of instructors. Check it out.

 

 

 

 

Take A Film Class with Werner Herzog