Archive for the ‘Artists’ Category

CAPTURE

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

I will have two new images included in the CAPTURE: 50 Photographic Artists show at the new Maine Museum of Photographic Arts near Portland. The opening will be on April 2 from 5:00 – 7:0 pm, and features work from artists such as Cig Harvey, Jonathan Laurence, Brenton Hamilton, Matt Bagwell, William Wegman, and Joyce Tenneson, to name a few. The work I will be showing is from a new series which I will be revealing in it’s entirety soon, most likely with a 2011 show at Asymmetrick Arts. So stop by the MMPA for a sneak peak! Or just take a look at the two images I’m posting below…

The MMPA is launching itself with the CAPTURE show. The gallery itself has begun a fundraising campaign for their website and other startup expenses which I would encourage any Maine photographer to contribute to. Maine is a state with a great community of photographers and artists, and it will be nice to have another serious venue for photography.

SEATTLE SUSPECTS

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Seattle Suspects cover

David Brommer has just released his book Seattle Suspects, and also launched a new website, both of which I designed. The book has already gotten some great press, including a nice feature on the Blurb blog including an interview with David about the project.

David is offering the book for $60, with a limited edition set that includes a silver gelatin print for $200. Check them out!

Seattle Suspects spread

Heart in the Wound

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Heart in the Wound, a multimedia piece that I edited, will be screened at the Boston International Film Festival on Monday, the 19th. The project was shot and directed by Lisa Kessler, and centers on the clergy abuse scandal in Boston.

Here is the write-up from the festival:
Heart in the Wound is a gripping odyssey through the clergy sexual abuse crisis, as seen through the lens of photographer Lisa Kessler and the voices of three survivors. This short film weaves behind-the-scenes imagery of Cardinal Law, church insiders, lay people, protesters, victim-survivors and the media into a psychological tableau, revealing the forces of power and shame at the heart of sexual abuse, and the transforming potential of speaking truth to power. Often the focus is on the abuse of young boys, but as we experience from the story of Kathy, the lives of women have been greatly affected.

Heart in the Wound will be screened on Monday, April 20th at 3:30 pm during the Boston International Film Festival. The screening will be held at the AMC/Loews Boston Common at 175 Tremont Street. Click here to buy tickets.

PULSE Art Fair & Mr. Mann

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Art Fair season is among us! Unfortunately I will be heading back to West Virginia tomorrow to begin a new project, so I won’t be able to make it to all the shows, but I did get a chance to see the Pulse show at pier 40. Sally just happened to be working there, so not only did I get an exclusive tour, but some VIP espresso as well!

The work on display was extremely varied and overwhelming, with 101 exhibitors representing artists from 26 countries. There was far too much to take in on a quick visit, and certainly too much to write about. I would like to mention that some of Curtis Mann‘s work was on display at the Kusseneers Gallery area. Curtis and I worked together my very first summer at the Workshops in Maine and he has remained a good friend. His work involves taking found photographs and running them through a process that combines enamel clear-coat and bleach to selectively remove areas of the image. The resultant images transform the original photographs from specific situations and moments into fantastic and otherworldly scenarios. The humans in the photos become lost in this new and unsettling space, bringing further attention to their original places in landscapes scarred by war and conflict, which they also don’t belong in.

Curtis’s work is featured at Kusseneers Gallery’s space: Booth G-07. Pulse is taking place at Pier 40 on West Houston Street, and will be going on until March 8. Tickets are $20.


Curtis Mann, Attempt, connection (somewhere, Israel series), 2007
acrylic varnish and graphite on bleached found photographs


Curtis Mann, Wanderings – DETAIL, 2008