Know the difference

Photography

Charles H. Traub’s Website here.

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All images Untitled, from the series, Still Life in America by Charles H. Traub.

 

The Do’s
-Do something old in a new way
-Do something new in an old way
-Do something new in a new way, Whatever works . . . works
-Do it sharp, if you can’t, call it art
read the rest of Maxims from the Chair (2004), by Charles H. Traub here.

 

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

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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. 

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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[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.

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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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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. 
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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. 

shades inbetween

Photography

Visit Alex Boyd’s artist website here. 

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Every moment of light and dark is a miracle– Walt Whitman

 

dismantle it

Photography

more work by Lewis Baltz here. faa6b12a2191578a1f91a7dff487c2e7Lewis Baltz, Tract House no. 24, From the series The Tract Houses, 1971.

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I used photography to distance myself from a world that I loathed and was powerless to improve. – Lewis Baltz

 

Standard – Artist Who Make Pieces

Photography

Visit Jeff Brouws’ website here.
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Jeff Brouws, Surveillance Cameras  from Typologies series. 
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driveins_cJeff Brouws, Drive-ins (Color) from Typologies series.

gas2 gas1Jeff Brouws, Twentysix Abandoned Gasoline Stations; Portfolio I and II from Typologies series.

I travel a lot, but I don’t come away with new inspiration. – Edward Ruscha

overlooked relics

Photography

Allison Rossiter’s artist website here. Alison_Rossiter_Darko_Sears_Roebuck_expired_May_1928_processed_201_5688_417Allison Rossiter, Darko (Sears Roebuck), expired May 1928, processed 2011, Unique Gelatin Silver Print. 

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Allison Rossiter, Columbian Cyko, exact expiration date unknown, ca. 1910, processed 2012 – Sold Out, Unique Gelatin Silver Print.

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Read more about Allison Rossiter and see her show on view at Yossi Milo Gallery.