Elinor Carucci on Bust.com

A great review of Elinor Carucci's Mother series on Bust.com. Carucci’s work will be included in the upcoming show Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood at the Museum of Contemporary Photography. She will also be part of a book signing and gallery talk on April 23.

Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood
April 18 - July 13
Reception: April 24, 5:00 pm
Book signing & Gallery Talk: April 23, 4:00 pm
MoCP
600 South Michigan Ave

All images from the series Nocturnes by S. Gayle Stevens

 By W. Tanner Young

A big congrats to S. Gayle Stevens on recently the acquisition of her work through the Fraction Magazine Acquisition Fund. Stevens taught a collodion-process workshop at the 2012 Filter Photo Festival, as well as attended reviews during the 2013 festival, where Fraction Mag’s editor, David Bram was reviewing. Her work will be donated to the University of New Mexico Art Museum. Additionally, Stevens’ work is currently up at Chicago’s Schneider Gallery through April 26, with work from Christian Weber.

In this series, Stevens uses pinhole cameras and the wet-plate collodion process to create dark and surreal seascapes. Sinister structures loom high as shadows extend their reach across the sand, the waves roll in and out incessantly, and the moon burns strange thoughts into the mind of the beholder. These dark mediations that take hours to make, rendering the night as day and the moon as sun, creating a tension and eeriness within the scene that becomes almost palpable.

At the AIPAD Photography Show, Bits of Museum Shows, Past and Present

Scene Report: Contemporary lens-based media and conceptual photography are making a strong showing at the 2014 AIPAD Photography Show. This is also apparent in this article, which strongly features Chicago’s Catherine Edelman Gallery and represented artist Gregory Scott’s moving-photo video pieces. Traditional and vintage photographic prints are still in the majority, and the above article also mentions Chicago’s Dawoud Bey at the Stephen Daiter Gallery.

Do we have any Chicago friends out there for the show? Field Reports, please!

artslant:

Douglas Gordon, Roni Horn, Jim Lambie, Pipilotti Rist ‘19th Biennale of Sydney – You Imagine What You Desire’ at Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
http://www.artslant.com/ew/events/show/322088-19th-biennale-of-sydney-you-imagine-what-you-desire

artslant:

Douglas Gordon, Roni Horn, Jim Lambie, Pipilotti Rist ‘19th Biennale of Sydney – You Imagine What You Desire’ at Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

http://www.artslant.com/ew/events/show/322088-19th-biennale-of-sydney-you-imagine-what-you-desire

newyorker:

Read about the emerging photographer Sara Cwynar’s unique method of constructing tableaux from stock imagery in such a way that intentionally confuses the viewer’s perception: http://nyr.kr/1i7FVOb
Above: “Gum Display Stand, No. 64 CONS H. 8 1/4” W. 24” D. 16 1/2” ” (2014). Photograph courtesy of the artist and Foxy Production.

newyorker:

Read about the emerging photographer Sara Cwynar’s unique method of constructing tableaux from stock imagery in such a way that intentionally confuses the viewer’s perception: http://nyr.kr/1i7FVOb

Above: “Gum Display Stand, No. 64 CONS H. 8 1/4” W. 24” D. 16 1/2” ” (2014). Photograph courtesy of the artist and Foxy Production.

greatleapsideways:

"The work of Ansel Adams is a romantic fiction, an extreme idealisation, a magnificent lie – so magnificent that many have persuaded that it is indeed the truth. Its ironies, which might be appreciated by the image sophisticate and were certainly not lost on its creator, are not intended for general consumption. The tens of thousands who visit Yosemite each year, lured in part by Adams’ images, can miraculously ignore what lies before their very eyes and see the Valley through the master photographer’s optimistic vision, a spectacle of God given magnificence, untrammelled nature as pure as the water cascading down Bridal Veil Falls. For Richard Misrach, however, God is less of an immediate issue than the purity of the water cascading down Bridal Veil Falls. Just how pure is it? Is it the tainted residue perhaps of acid rainfall? Is it perhaps contaminated by industrial waste which has leached into the aquafis? For Misrach’s recent investigations have taken him far beyond the transcendent legacy of Adams, far beyond the untidy domesticising of the landscape with tract developments and industrial sheds, theme parks and golf courses. The kinds of interventions which caused Ansel Adams to beat his breast in horror, while hardly insignificant and not exactly celebrated by Misrach, may pale in comparison to those legacies of the Fission Age, which may be invisible but might be visited upon future generations like the Mark of Cain."
— “In Photographica Deserta – The Desert Cantos of Richard Misrach" by Gerry Badger, from Creative Camera (1988). Photographs by Ansel Adams and Richard Misrach respectively.
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greatleapsideways:

"The work of Ansel Adams is a romantic fiction, an extreme idealisation, a magnificent lie – so magnificent that many have persuaded that it is indeed the truth. Its ironies, which might be appreciated by the image sophisticate and were certainly not lost on its creator, are not intended for general consumption. The tens of thousands who visit Yosemite each year, lured in part by Adams’ images, can miraculously ignore what lies before their very eyes and see the Valley through the master photographer’s optimistic vision, a spectacle of God given magnificence, untrammelled nature as pure as the water cascading down Bridal Veil Falls. For Richard Misrach, however, God is less of an immediate issue than the purity of the water cascading down Bridal Veil Falls. Just how pure is it? Is it the tainted residue perhaps of acid rainfall? Is it perhaps contaminated by industrial waste which has leached into the aquafis? For Misrach’s recent investigations have taken him far beyond the transcendent legacy of Adams, far beyond the untidy domesticising of the landscape with tract developments and industrial sheds, theme parks and golf courses. The kinds of interventions which caused Ansel Adams to beat his breast in horror, while hardly insignificant and not exactly celebrated by Misrach, may pale in comparison to those legacies of the Fission Age, which may be invisible but might be visited upon future generations like the Mark of Cain."

— “In Photographica Deserta – The Desert Cantos of Richard Misrach" by Gerry Badger, from Creative Camera (1988). Photographs by Ansel Adams and Richard Misrach respectively.

Everything You Hate About Advertising in One Fake Video That's Almost Too Real

This week’s #weekendreading is replaced with a #weekendwatching. What happens when you mix sarcasm, capitalist satire and an enormous supply of stock video? You get Stock Video company Dissolve’s tongue-in-cheek, hilarious, and thought-provoking video. Oh, the irony of advertisement!

danielshea:

Available as a 5x7” print edition.

Also be sure to check out Daniel Shea's show opening at the Andrew Rafacz Gallery on April 5. Welcome back!And for the hordes of east-coasters that will be making the trip to see his show, make sure to stop by The Myers School of Art at The University of Akron to see Shea’s work along with Jeff Rich and Lynn Whitney in the show Contemporary Views, curated by UA Professor and former Columbia MFA grad, Melissa Stallard.

danielshea:

Available as a 5x7” print edition.

Also be sure to check out Daniel Shea's show opening at the Andrew Rafacz Gallery on April 5. Welcome back!

And for the hordes of east-coasters that will be making the trip to see his show, make sure to stop by The Myers School of Art at The University of Akron to see Shea’s work along with Jeff Rich and Lynn Whitney in the show Contemporary Views, curated by UA Professor and former Columbia MFA grad, Melissa Stallard.

Playing Jeopardy - NO CAPTION NEEDED

More great reading from Northwestern Professor Robert Hariman and Indiana U Professor John Louis Lucaites on the No Caption Needed blog.