technologic magic

contemporary art
View more work by Brian Bress here.
BB_Nevio_WEBBrian Bress, Still from Nevio de Zolt’s Window 2013.
brian_bress_alex_960x640Brian Bress, Alex, 2010.
Screen shot 2015-03-19 at 8.23.58 AMBrian Bress, still from (Firemen #2 on blue, green and purple lines) 2014. view video here. 
BB_SoldiersOcean_WEBBrian Bress, Still from Soldier’s Ocean (Luca) 2013.

this and that

Photography
Joe JohnsonJoe Johnson, Untitled from Other Pictures. Joe Johnson’s website here. 
Matthew LeifheitSam Clarke, Untitled. Sam Clarke’s artist website here. 

 

Artists’ Aura

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Arnold Newman’s portraits of the most loved and known artists of the 20th century, caught my eye at Howard Greenberg Gallery‘s booth at The Art Show
Visit Arnold Newman’s artist website here. Louise_Nevelson,_New_York,_NY,_1972
Arnold Newman, Louise Nevelson, New York, NY 1972.
Donald_Judd,_New_York,_NY,_1973Arnold Newman, Donald Judd, New York, NY 1973.
Claes_Oldenburg,_New_York,_NY,_1967Arnold Newman, Claes Oldenburg, New York, NY 1967.
I.M._Pei,_New_York,_NY,_1967Arnold Newman, I.M. Pei
Marcel_Duchamp,_New_York,_NY,_1966Arnold Newman, Marcel Duchamp, New York, NY 1966
Ansel_Adams,_1975Arnold Newman, Ansel Adams 1975. 
Henri_Cartier-Bresson,_New_York,_NY,_1947Arnold Newman, Henri-Cartier Bresson, New York, NY 1947. 
Salvador_Dali,_New_York,_NY,_1951Arnold Newman, Salvador Dali, New York, NY 1951.
Spent the past week strategically catching as many of the art fairs and art happenings around NYC. Through the nearly constant side-stepping to dodge being an extra in someone’s art selfie or instagram post, I can’t help but wonder how many of the artists that fill the booths today will actually make it into the history courses and how many are leftover having their moment now that is just as fleeting as the flash on the camera that comes between today’s viewer and any true experience with art.

arting’ around.

contemporary art
IMG_4573 (1)Jackie Mock, Paint collected from Various New York City Subway Stations, 2013 @ the Spring/Break Art Show. artist website here. 
nam june paikNam June Paik, Video Chandelier X, 1990 @ James Cohen Gallery.
IMG_0150Gerhard Richter, 11-Scheiben (11-Panes) (886-3), 2003 @ High Museum of Art in Atlanta. 
IMG_4418Janet Cardiff, The Forty Part Motet, 2001 @ the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. 
yossi miloAssaf Shaham, installation view of Division of the Vision @ Yossi Milo Gallery. 
photoshowclose up of photographs from Social Photography IV, a collection of cell phone photographs @ Carriage Trade
phillip stearnsPhillip Stearns, Fragmented Memory, 2013 @ Onishi Gallery with Partner, NYFA. 
ps1Samara Golden, The Flat Side of the Knife, 2015 @ MoMA PS1.
IMG_0144Chris Olfili, Installation view of Night and Day @ New Museum.
also this.

as dust alights

My Photography

Although I am not quite ready to regularly post content again I was informed it’s my five year anniversary of publishing this site and for that, I celebrate with a new round of photographs. 
Lately. 

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And finally, above all else, it is about leaving a mark that I existed: I was here. I was hungry. I was defeated. I was happy. I was sad. I was in love. I was afraid. I was hopeful. I had an idea and had a good purpose and that is why I made art. – Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Harvest Moon

Uncategorized

Some big changes, means a lack of posting recently.
I’ll be back with new things for the site after the new year.
Until then this is what I’ve seen, lately. delancy danceofhimetviewfromherebushwickequalizerleavesinparkjust someone looking out
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. - Ansel Adams

swans amputees

Art

Erica Baum’s artist website here. EB.Investigation.2014.PH.1859.site

Erica Baum, Investigation (Naked Eye) 2014. EB.KentState.PH.1759.2014.site

Erica Baum, Kent State (Stills) 2014. EB.198.Towel.2009Erica Baum, Towel (Naked Eye) 2009.

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Erica Baum, Interrogation (Stills) 2014.

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Erica Baum, Taxi (Naked Eye) 2014. 
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Erica Baum, Next (Stills) 2014.

beyond photographic

Art, Photography

Visit Barbara Weissberger’s artist website here.
IMG_8987Barbara Weissberger, rock and red stripes from Collage Formation 2014.

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Barbara Weissberger, double pencil from Collage Formation 2014.

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Barbara Weissberger, silver sail from Collage Formation 2014.

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Barbara Weissberger, Hollywood Stars Show Off their Favorite Pillows from Collage Formation 2014. cfwhitepaper

Barbara Weissberger, white paper from Collage Formation  2012.

stacked and wrapped — harmoniously, improbably, united in their disparity. – Sherrie Flick

A study.

Photography

See more work by J Bennett Fitts here.
IVJ Bennett Fitts, Untitled from 8 photographs of dead palm trees. 

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J Bennett Fitts, Untitled from 8 photographs of dead palm trees.  III

J Bennett Fitts, Untitled from 8 photographs of dead palm trees.  VIII

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J Bennett Fitts, Untitled from 8 photographs of dead palm trees. 

If you like this series, you might also like Saguaro Portraits by Mark Klett here. 

Expanded Field

Photography

Kyle Ford’s artist website here.10. 37¡42'54.66"N 119¡40'35.49"W

Kyle Ford, 37°42’54.66″N 119°40’35.49″W from An American Road Trip.

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Kyle Ford, 36°02’52.39″N 112°05’39.00″W from An American Road Trip. 

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Kyle Ford, 36°38’22.55″N 108°49’32.72″W from An American Road Trip.  12. 37¡43'14.00"N 119¡38'54.50"W

Kyle Ford, 37°43’14.00″N 119°38’54.50″W from An American Road Trip.  4432-05.9722N 11048-06.5322W_800

Kyle Ford, 44°32’05.97″N 110°48’06.53″W from An American Road Trip. 

4843-36.5722N 11343-26.9122W_800Kyle Ford, 48°43’36.57″N 113°43’26.91″W from An American Road Trip. 

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Kyle Ford, 37°44’23.23″N 119°34’15.80″W from An American Road Trip. 

Critical consensus would have it that the problem today is not that just about anything image-based can now be called photographic, but that that photography itself has been foreclosed, cashiered, abandoned – outmoded technologically and displaced aesthetically. – George Baker, “Photography’s Expanded Field”

Angel of Chance

Photography

view more work by Sally Mann here. ds_5

Sally Mann, Untitled 1971.

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Sally Mann, Untitled 1978-1980.lewis-law-5

Sally Mann, Untitled 1974-1976.

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

All I ask

Photography

More work by Lewis Baltz here.0ab0b68ffba8cf33050bb5f175d1f317

Lewis Baltz, Centre Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire, Geneva, Switzerland 1989-1991. e55b01029366cf458ef76c583484bbfdLewis Baltz, Unoccupied office, MItsubishi, Vitre (FR) 1989. f8e34c5b7af55821da900f0c71f73f5e

Lewis Baltz, Corso dei Lavoro 1992.

lately

My Photography

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By sight and observation and thought, with the help of the camera, and the addition of the date of the year, we can hold fast the history of the world.  – August Sander

Getting Scorched

Photography

Martin Parr’s artist website here. Parr3

Martin Parr, Belgium, Knokke from Life’s a Beach 2001. Parr5

Martin Parr, Italy. Lake Garda from Life’s a Beach 1999. 

I wish I could have gone to the lecture at ICP tonight but am thankful for their live feed.
watch along @ 7pm EST

elemental phenomena

Photography

Matthew Brandt’s artist website here. Screen shot 2014-10-28 at 5.30.11 PM

Matthew Brandt, Big Bear Lake CA A1, c-print soaked in Big Bear Lake Water 2011. Screen shot 2014-10-28 at 5.27.33 PM

Matthew Brandt, Wilma Lake CA 1, c-print soaked in Wilma Lake water 2008.

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Matthew Brandt, Alcova Reservoir WY 2, c-print soaked in Alcova Reservoir water 2008.

“If experimenting with the processing and surfaces of photographic prints seems like a relic in the digital age, it’s far from it. If anything, today’s predominance of screen-only interaction has made the importance of the photo as object more beguiling to both emerging and established photographers.” – Lori Fredrickson from American Photo. Read more about this series here.