Saturday, January 28, 2017

behind the scenes│mirrored self-portraits with dried roses and a nest, January 2017


It was hard to avoid a reflection of Prada (my first cat) in the frame while shooting mirrored self-portraits. Now, with Cassius (my second cat), it seems almost impossible not to have an imprint of either of them.

exhibitions│PHOTOWORK 2017, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA




I am very pleased to announce that three out of three submitted works of mine to "PHOTOWORK 2017: 30th Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition" at the Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, New York, U.S.A. had a lot of success during the jury selection process, and have been curated into the exhibition featuring 63 photographic works representing a range of subjects and styles that were selected from more than 800 entries.

1/"The Trembling Living World Will Congeal Into A Perfect Shape Nearly Geometrical" 
2/ "I Want To Feed You With Myself"
3/ "You Have Small Braids Like Spider Threads"

Barrett Art Center's annual national juried photography exhibition is marking 30 years of showcasing photographic talents from the Hudson Valley and across the country.

About "Photowork"

It'is an annual exhibition of contemporary photographs curated from photographers throughout the United States and jurored by leading curators, critics, and processionals in the field. The theme of the show is reinvention, wherein artists provide a juxtaposition of traditional styles and cutting-edge practices in dynamic imagery. The show celebrates photography's role as fine art and prescient social commentary. Winners in the past have spanned the gamut of photographic output from small to large format cameras, pinhole cameras, silver gelatin prints, pigment prints, chromogenic prints, and everything in between. Cash prizes are awarded.


JURORS

To mark the three decades of "Photowork" exhibitions, three jurors each selected photographic artwork for the show: juror Isaac Diggs, a photographer and faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in New York City; juror Rebecca Morse, associate curator of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and juror Robert Stevens, former photo editor of TIME Magazine and faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

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Isaac Diggs is a photographer and educator. A native of Cleveland, OH, Diggs received his B.A. in English Literature at Columbia University and his M.F.A. in photography from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. He has received support from the Asian Cultural Council, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Puffin Foundation.

His work, which is rooted in a committed exploration of the everyday, has been exhibited in the United States and Japan, and is a part of the collections of the New York Public Library, the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz, and the Walker Art Center, among others. Diggs has taught at the School of Visual Arts since 2000.

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Rebecca Morse is Associate Curator in the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art where she recently curated Larry Sultan: Here and Home. She was previously Associate Curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) where she organized Amanda Ross Ho: Teeny Tiny Woman, Cai Guo-Qiang: Ladder to the Sky, Rodarte: States of Matter, The Artist’s Museum, and Florian Maier-Aichen. She has written about the evolving relationship between photography and sculpture, contemporary photography and the hotel, and photography’s changing role in contemporary art beginning in the 1980s.

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Robert Stevens is a professor of photographic history and senior thesis at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
For over twenty years he was foreign photo editor for Time Magazine where he was named Photography Editor of the Year. While there he edited the photographs of James Nachtwey, Christopher Morris, Susan Meiselas, Alexandra Avakian, Alexandra Boulat, Anthony Suau and other international recognized photographers.
He is the author of a book of his own photographs titled "Unintentional" (2016). He was also editor of a monograph on the French photographer, Yvon, and his images of the 1920s, titled: "Yvon’s Paris".
He has written about photography for the French magazine "Paris Photo" as well as other photography publications. He has participated in photography conferences in the United States and world wide including Sao Paulo, Moscow, Paris, Berlin, Dresden, London, Edinburgh, Tokyo, and Bursa, Turkey.
He is presently photographing on the streets of Paris, France for an upcoming book titled "Paris en Flanant" as well as a book of photographs about New York City titled "Street Crimes".



The work of three local residents has been selected to join 42 other photographers representing 16 states in "Photowork 2017": Mark Lyon of Marlboro, Karl Schmitz of Poughkeepsie and Marie Triller of Hopewell Junction.

JUROR PROCESS:
Each juror selected ten images and awarded a juror's prize. The 25- 30 works with the highest cumulative ranking from all three jurors were also included.


OPENING RECEPTION

An opening reception will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 3 to 6 PM. Jurors’ awards with cash prizes for "Photowork 2017" will be announced at the reception.


For further information:
call--- 845-471-2550
email--- info@barrettartcenter.org
visit--- www.barrettartcenter.org

Sunday, January 15, 2017

exhibitions│"Celebration of Texas Art 2017", Houston, TX, USA


I am pleased to announce that my work "The Trembling Living World Will Congeal Into A Perfect Shape Nearly Geometrical" has been curated into a juried exhibition "Celebration of Texas Art 2017", the 38th annual philanthropy event presented by The Assistance League of Houston, and will be exhibited at the Williams Tower Gallery in Houston, TX, U.S.A. from Janury 18 thru March 3, 2017.
With entries open to all artists residing in Texas, 279 artists submitted a total of 715 pieces, the sixty artists were accepted for the show, and there are currently 22 artists on the waiting list.
"Celebration of Texas Art 2017" is a juried art show that evolved from a simple art exhibition over 35 years ago to showcase the work of today’s artists from all across Texas.
JURORS
Jose Esparza
Chong Cuy
Pamela Alper Associate Curator,
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
The Assistance League of Houston is a volunteer group committed to serving the educational and emotional needs of children and young adults, as well as families in crisis in the greater Houston area. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Assistance League of Houston.
The Opening Night is taking place on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with Award Presentation at 7:00 p.m. Artists will be awarded $4,000 for first place, $3,000 for second place and $2,000 for third place on the Opening Night where the juror will also provide an information tour of the art.
The Williams Tower Gallery is located:
2800 Post Oak Boulevard
Houston, TX

Friday, January 13, 2017

awards │Art Hop 2016 Georgetown Art Center, TX, U.S.




I have never received so much for nothing...

My humble thank you!
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JUROR in photography category: SARAH NATSUMI MOORE

Sarah Natsumi Moore is a commercial and editorial photographer based in Austin, Texas. Having previously worked as the in-house creative for the largest travel magazine in the Netherlands, she is now enjoying the sunny freelance life in the lone star state. Largely influenced by her nomadic lifestyle as an air force brat, she is interested in spaces and places that take her to the most remote parts of the world. She enjoys photographing the chaos of Tokyo as much as the wild nature of her current home in Texas.

To learn more about Sarah and her work, please visit http://sarahnatsumi.com/
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First place award: $500 cash + $250 in prizes (which is the gift card to Precision camera&video-Texas largest camera store) will be fully used to buy a new camera I couldn't afford so far.

http://www.georgetownartcentertx.org/2016-art-hop-winners-2/

Thursday, January 5, 2017

art shows│UPTOWN DALLAS JANUARY FIRST FRIDAY (selection of works)


hic et nunc│ January 3rd, 2017 at Acorn Lake Cabin, Bowie, TX




exhibitions│"Petit Deux" Emerge Gallery Saugerties, New York, USA



I am pleased to announce that my work "I Want To Feed You With Myself " has been curated into a juried exhibition "Petit Deux: A Group Exhibition of Smaller Sized Art", and will be exhibited at the Emerge Gallery&Art Space in Saugerties, New York U.S.A. from Janury 6th thru 30th, 2017.
The exhibition includes artwork sized under 16" x 20" of various mediums including oil, acrylic, collage, mixed media, fiber art, sculpture, photography and more. The work represents various styles from artists nationally and internationally.
The Opening Reception is taking place on January 6th, 2017, from 6 to 9 PM EST.
Artwork will simultaneously be available on-line for viewing and purchasing at www.emergegalleryny.com.
The gallery is located:
228A Main Street
Saugerties, NY
Visit the Gallery website for further information:
http://www.emergegalleryny.com/

Sunday, January 1, 2017

art shows│UPTOWN DALLAS JANUARY FIRST FRIDAY



Every first Friday, SPACES McKinney Avenue invites you to experience great art, great company, and great design-all in one place.Enjoy an inspiring evening of art, cocktail, and conversation with a community of like-minded people.