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May 17th, 2013
May 16th, 2013
“White Swirl,” 2013 © Yvette Meltzer
“Multiple Exposures” showcases work by members of a critique group hosted by Chicago fine art photographer Jane Fulton Alt. The exhibition ranges from dramatic studies of nature to scenes of contemporary urban life. Curated by Alt and Lelde Kalmite, artists include Jane Fulton Alt, Susan Annable, Ilze Arajs, Nelson Armour, Art Fox, Mary Rafferty, Alan Leder, Janet Mesic-Mackie, Yvette Meltzer, Neil Spinner and Jessica Tampas.
“Multiple Exposures” opens today, Friday, May 17th with an opening reception from 7-10PM at the Bridgeport Art Center (BAC) in Chicago and runs through June 14, 2013.
May 14th, 2013
“Talking to Ants 3.” All Images © Stephen Gill, courtesy of the artist
The exhibition, “Best Before End,” by the British photographer Stephen Gill incorporates a number of photographic series that Gill made in and around the London Borough of Hackney over the past fourteen years. His processes include burying photographs, making exuberant flower collages, placing objects inside the camera so that their traces could be encapsulated within the film emulsion thus adding confusion of scale. Gill’s most recent series, entitled “Best Before End,” resulted from part processing negatives in energy drinks, bringing forth the most fantastic, abstract and vibrantly coloured works that somehow reflect the intensity of modern inner city life.
This exhibition opens at the Foam Gallery in Amsterdam May 17 and runs through July 14, 2013.
May 13th, 2013
Scenes from Aziz Ansari’s adventure in Tokyo with David Chang and and James Murphy. All Images © Ture Lillegraven.
In late 2011, photographer Ture Lillegraven traveled to Tokyo with captains of their industries – comedian Aziz Ansari, chef David Chang, musician/producer James Murphy and GQ writer Brett Martin. Avid Twitter-user Ansari posted that he and his pals should go to Tokyo with the caveat that someone else should pay for it. GQ answered, and obliged. The photographic result was a smattering of energetic, fun and colorful Lillegraven images. It’s safe to say they had a good time. Lillegraven compiled outtakes from the Tokyo shoot in a promo book he sent out earlier this year, simply called “TURE: Three Photographic Projects from Ture Lillegraven” that included this adventure, Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon photographed in rural Wisconsin and the band Milo Greene shot in Big Sur, California.
Aziz Ansari is currently on tour. Check him out tonight at the Palace Theatre in Albany, NY.
May 10th, 2013
“The Harvest of Death, v2, Plate I.” All Images © Karl Burke.
Roger Fenton is the first known photographer to capture battlefield scenes. He made wetplate collodion photographs during the Crimean War in 1855. But it was Timothy H. O’Sullivan’s 1863 photograph of the Union dead on the field at Gettysburg, “A Harvest of Death,” that inspired Karl Burke’s project, “The Harvest of Death” (created between December 2011 and January 2012) which puts a contemporary spin on these historic war photographs. Burke played video war games, eventually taking screen grabs and then re-photographing them with 19th century lenses and techniques. “I realized I could use the wetplate collodion technique combined with computer-generated first-person perspective war-type imagery to simultaneously talk about the history of war photography and the present and future of our use of remote imagery/images of virtual realities for both entertainment and warfare purposes.”
Burke, along with 500 artists from all over the world will compete for the Grand Prix during the 2013 FotoFestiwal in Łódź, Poland, June 6-16.
“Richard Serra, Film Portrait,” (1977-2009). © Babette Mangolte, courtesy of the artist and Broadway 1602, New York
Babette Mangolte, originally from France, is an experimental filmmaker and photographer in New York City who has been in the art, film, dance, theater, performance scene since the 1970s. The above image of sculptor Richard Serra was shot on film (digital transfer from 16mm shot in 1977, edited in 2007). A year earlier, Mangolte, using her early experimental narrative formats, made the short film “Richard Serra Film Portrait” (1976).
Mangolte’s work is represented by Broadway 1602, one of several galleries representing contemporary art (not just photography) that will be exhibiting at the Frieze Art Fair starting Friday, May 10, through Monday, May 13 from 11am-7pm on Randall’s Island in New York City. Check out Frieze New York for more information.