Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

Alex Prager: A Face in the Crowd at Lehmann Maupin

Alex Prager. Face in the Crowd, 2013; installation view, Lehmann Maupin, New York City. Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin.

Alex Prager’s first exhibition at Lehmann Maupin makes a blood pact with the myth of cinema. The gallery’s downtown location hosts large-format stills from Prager’s newest film, A Face in the Crowd, alongside highly staged photographs taken from slightly different angles than those represented in the film. Lehmann Maupin’s Chelsea gallery features more of these beautifully rendered, high-quality stills, as well as a viewing room[.....]

Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video at Cantor Arts Center

Carrie Mae Weems. Afro-Chic, 2010 (video still); DVD; 5:30. Courtesy of the Artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. © Carrie Mae Weems.

Today from our partners at Art Practical we bring you a review of Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. Author Danica Willard Sachs writes, “Weems’ main project is to raise questions about the relationship between an artist and her history, and the ethics of representing that history.” Though the exhibition closed a few days ago, Daily[.....]

Best of 2013 – With Cinder Blocks We Flatten Our Photographs at Romer Young

Regular contributor Randall Miller selected With Cinder Blocks We Flatten Our Photographs for today’s edition of Daily Serving’s Best of 2013. Of his selection, Miller says, “Right now it feels like there is a sea change going on in photography. This past year, I noticed quite a few photographers who are exploring really thought-provoking conceptual territory, while pushing the formal boundaries of the medium in exciting[.....]

Shotgun Reviews: Sean McFarland at Stephen Wirtz Gallery

Shotgun Reviews are an open forum where we invite the international art community to contribute timely, short-format responses to an exhibition or event. If you are interested in submitting a Shotgun Review, please click this link for more information. In this Shotgun Review, Danica Willard Sachs reviews Sean McFarland’s Glass Mountains at Stephan Wirtz Gallery in San Francisco. For Sean McFarland, there’s no such thing as a straight photograph. In[.....]

Tracey Moffatt: Spirit Landscapes at Tyler Rollins Fine Art / Spectrum Queer Media at New Parkway Theater

AS I LAY BACK ON MY ANCESTRAL LAND NO. 2, TRACEY MOFFATT, 2013
DIGITAL PRINT
49 X 72 IN. (125 X 184 CM), EDITION OF 8

Shotgun Reviews are an open forum where we invite the international art community to contribute timely, short-format responses to an exhibition or event. If you are interested in submitting a Shotgun Review, please click this link for more information. This week, we have two Shotgun Reviews for our readers! In the first, Bansie Vasvani reviews Tracey Moffatt’s Spirit Landscapes at Tyler Rollins Fine Art in New York City. In the second, Felicia Hayes[.....]

Fashion Photographer Treats Old Negatives With Chemicals To Create Surreal Distortion

High Society,

From our friends at Beautiful/Decay, today we bring you a look at the chemically manipulated photographs of Rohn Meijer, whose work combines happy accidents with a trash-to-treasure approach to art making. Author Jené Gutierrez notes: ”Meijer claims that 90 percent of each batch he creates is trashed, but apparently he has a large arsenal of film that he doesn’t mind tossing, as they were most likely going to end up[.....]

Clarissa Bonet’s Somber Reconstructions Of The Urban Landscape

Clarissa Bonet. City Space, n.d.; photograph, 24×30, edition of 6. Courtesy of the artist.

Today from our friends at Beautiful/Decay we bring you the photography of Clarissa Bonet. Author Victoria Casal-Data notes, “One of the most interesting elements in this body of work is [Bonet's] ability to transfer what would seem to be a mundane act on the streets to a scene that speaks of the human psyche, and emotion in general.” This article was originally published on October[.....]