re-connected futurity

Art, Photography

Visit Judy Natal’s website here.

431__550x550_hard-hat_dsc1884Remains, Commissioned by Center for Energy & Environmental Research in the Human Sciences (CENHS) at Rice University, Another Storm is Coming © Judy Natal 2016

438__550x550_salinity-gates_dsc1722Sea Sky Water Salt, Commissioned by Center for Energy & Environmental Research in the Human Sciences (CENHS) at Rice University, Another Storm is Coming © Judy Natal 2016

427__550x550_digging-out-water_dsc1659Water, Commissioned by Center for Energy & Environmental Research in the Human Sciences (CENHS) at Rice University, Another Storm is Coming © Judy Natal 2016

414__550x550_alligator-bone-pile-2_dsc1188_0Bone, Commissioned by Center for Energy & Environmental Research in the Human Sciences (CENHS) at Rice University, Another Storm is Coming © Judy Natal 2016

355__550x550_statue-w-mossdsc04078Moss, Commissioned by Center for Energy & Environmental Research in the Human Sciences (CENHS) at Rice University, Another Storm is Coming © Judy Natal 2016

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Levee, Commissioned by Center for Energy & Environmental Research in the Human Sciences (CENHS) at Rice University, Another Storm is Coming © Judy Natal 2016

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Burn, Commissioned by Center for Energy & Environmental Research in the Human Sciences (CENHS) at Rice University, Another Storm is Coming © Judy Natal 2016

I was first introduced to Judy Natal’s work when my college professor invited her to come sit in on one of our classes. She was living at the Biosphere 2 outside Tucson at the time, participating in an artist-in-residencies program she helped found. She gave our class a sneak peek of what she was working on, which turned out to be her series, Astral Projections, in its very early stages. I recently stumbled back into her website and was so happy to find new work. Her work explores the environment, harmful industrial impact and the impending future.

Read about Judy Natal’s work from when she lives in the Biosphere 2 in Arizona here. 

lately

My Photography, nyc

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“Like all photographers, I depend on serendipity… I pray for what might be referred to as the angel of chance.” – Sally Mann 

represent the world

Photography

Visit Lisa Oppenheim’s website here.

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Lisa Oppenheim, Calendar, 1763-1818, 2013. Silver gelatin black & white photographs exposed and solarized by fire light and toned photograms.

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44.-The-Sun-is-Always-Setting-Somewhere-Else-1-750x498Lisa Oppenheim,The Sun is Always Setting Somewhere Else, 2006.
Looped slide projection of 15 slides, 35mm Kodak Ektagraphic Slide Projector.

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Lisa Oppenheim, The Sun is Always Setting Somewhere Else, 2006.

You got religion

Photography

I suppose my interests are relatively the same now: to fix an image outside time – although I discovered after years and years of working that photography was akin to poetry. The best poetry communicates through mental images, much like an evolving set of photographs. And those images can be pushed and pulled to contain metaphor. They can be threaded together; individual connotations are woven to form deeper meaning. – Mike Lundgren, on photography from this interview in Fotografia.

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Screen Shot 2015-09-07 at 9.51.35 PM[above images] David Soffa, Untitled from works 1.

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[above images] David Soffa, Untitled from works 2. 

Look at more masterfully sequenced photographs at David Soffa’s website here. 

natural graffiti

Photography


All images by David Alekhuogie. To see more visit his website here. 5487880_orig

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one and one

Photography

Visit Chloe Sells artist website here.

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Every Afternoon from Closer Than Known, Unique Analogue C-type Print.

Detritus SpectrumDetritus Spectrum from Closer Than Known, Unique Analogue C-type Print.

Pheonix ReclinataPhoenix Reclinata from Closer Than Known, Unique Analogue C-type Print.
FieldField from She Said What, Analogue C-type montage.

of unexplainable nature

Photography

Visit Grant Gill’s website here.
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in the hood

contemporary art, Photography

visit Rafael Fuchs website here.
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better capture it

Photography

Visit Lee Towndrow’s website here.
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in case of emergency

contemporary art

visit Jackie Mock’s artist website here. 
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Jackie Mock, Soil Samples from Every State in the United States Collected via Craigslist, 2011. Soil samples in glass bottles displayed in order of state population from greatest to least as stated in the 2010 U.S. Census Report in a handmade cabinet constructed from an antique barn door with a metal tag bearing the name of each state. one-puddle
Jackie Mock, One Puddle, One Year, 18th Street and 7th Avenue, New York City, 2015. Box containing photographs chronicling the life of one puddle throughout one year. europeanwaterJackie Mock, Water from American Places with European Names, 2010-11. From left: Glasgow, KY Portsmouth, RI Newport, RI Berlin, NY Scotland, PA Manchester, NH Versailles, KY Hamburg, PA Glasgow, WV Paris, KY.
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Mixtape found on Bleecker Street, gold leaf, custom wooden frame, glass.

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Jackie Mock, Pigeon Footprint Found in Snow, 2009, Found on Minetta Lane, New York City.
last-wordJackie Mock, The First Word of Every Book I Own, 2013. Text pasted on paper, handmade frame.

Caught in this

Photography

visit Jasmine Rayne Clark’s website here. 
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Revisitation

Photography

There was a time when I was constantly looking through Tina Barney’s Theater of Manners because I was also thinking about how to justifiably and unbiasedly photograph family life (She is grappling with it whether she wants to acknowledge it or not.) It’s been a couple years since I’ve thought about that series, so I welcomed the news that four decades worth of images by Tina Barney were on view at Paul Kasmin GalleryBetter than the show though, is that she now also has a website with each series’ gallery deep of images. This is a big upgrade from how I used to few her work back in 2009. Eitherway, looking through I had a few thoughts; Titles are important but can seriously detract too. How did Brian Williams get in there? and Is there anyone else out there making large-format portraits that feel this much like a snapshot?

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Tina Barney, The Orange Room fromThe Europeans1996.
BAR139+2003+The+HuntTina Barney, The Hunt fromThe Europeans2003.
BAR138+2003+The+HandsTina Barney, The Hands fromThe Europeans2003. BAR114+1996V+Three+GenerationsTina Barney, Untitled fromThe Europeans. BAR103+1996R+The+BreakfastTina Barney, The Breakfast fromThe Europeans,1996. BAR106+1996R+The+Fencing+LessonTina Barney, The Fencing Lesson from The Europeans, 1996. 
BAR112+1996V+The+FoyerTina Barney, The Foyer fromThe Europeans, 1996. BAR102+1996R+The+TapestryTina Barney, The Tapestry fromThe Europeans, 1996
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Tina Barney, The Bust fromThe Europeans, 2003
BAR153+The+Antique+ShopTina Barney, The Antique Shop fromThe Europeans, 2003.

Tina Barney’s artist website here.
Read more about Tina Barney’s work here and here. 

lately

My Photography

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sundown
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train
subway gleaming – swinging gently to and fro, peaked sun blinding faces allowing
only the dust to shine through,
particles of every matter that builds this city 

of skyscrapers and scum.