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.

 

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.

a-sequence-in-which-a-protester-throws-back-a-smoke-bomb-while-clashing-with-police-in-ferguson-missouri-version-iii-b-240-750x569Lisa Oppenheim, A sequence in which a protester throws back a smoke bomb while clashing with police in Ferguson, Missouri (Version III), 2015, Silver gelatin photograph exposed and solarized by firelight.

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.

46.-The-Sun-is-Always-Setting-Somewhere-Else-10-750x498Lisa Oppenheim, The Sun is Always Setting Somewhere Else, 2006.

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

finding it

contemporary art
Visit Oliver Laric’s website here.
Oliver Laric, 2000 Cliparts 2011. Oliver Laric, Versions 2012. 
Oliver Laric, Versions 2010. 
Oliver Laric, Versions 2009. 
 http://oliverlaric.com/domains.htm
Oliver Laric, Domains

Some of my favorite artworks and movies have only been described to me. A description can generate new work while acting as a portrait of the person retelling the idea, plot, etc. –
Oliver Laric

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

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. 

Michelle Rawlings

contemporary art

Michelle Rawlings’ artist website here. rawlings_1

Michelle Rawlings, Yearbook Tapestry 2011.

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Michelle Rawlings, (self-portrait) 2014. 

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Michelle Rawlings, Naomi Campbell 2012.

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MIchelle Rawlings, Digi-collage 2013.

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Michelle Rawlings, LIght Blue 2014.

Watch Michelle Rawlings, Artmaking, HD transfer of 16mm ektachrome film, 7 min., 2012 here
and view her collection of rainbows here. 

Acts of God

Photography



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Hiroshi Sugimoto, Lightning Fields 168, 2009.

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Hiroshi Sugimoto, Lightning Fields 220, 2009.

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Hiroshi Sugimoto, The Last Supper (Acts of God) 1999/2012

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Hiroshi Sugimoto, The Last Supper (Acts of God) 1999/2012 (detail view)

Read about the process of creating this monumental photograph here and see more work by Hiroshi Sugimoto here. 

Roxy Paine

Art

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Roxy Paine, Facade/Billboard 2010.

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Roxy Paine, second to last scene from Incident/Resurrection 2013.One Hundred Foot line-6

Roxy Paine, One Hundred Foot Line 2010.

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Roxy Paine, Intrusion from Carcasses 2014. Sydney, MCA Museum art installation Neuron by Roxy Paine NSW, Australia.

Roxy Paine, Neuron 2010.

See more work by Roxy Paine here.

in the wick

Art, canon s95, My Photography

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Sidewalk Talk

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Live like July!

Art


view The Miranda July Purse here. 

+ get Your Future twice a week. 

Replaced.

Photography

Unfortunately, these jpegs don’t do justice the physical presence of Marco Breuer’s works currently at Yossi Milo Gallery. Large, aggressive and featuring prominent gestures that are usually associated with abstract painting, these large photographs challenge every notion of what constitutes a modern image.

large-marco_breuer-untitled-fuse_dayMarco Breuer, Untitled (Fuse/Day) 1999. Gelatin Silver Paper, exposed/burned.large-marco_breuer-untitled-c-1228Marco Breuer, Untitled (C-1228) 2012. Chromogenic Paper, burned.large-marco_breuer-untitled-c-596

Marco Breuer, Untitled (C-596) 2006. Chromogenic Paper, exposed/scratched.large-marco_breuer-untitled_c_1379

Marco Breuer, Untitled (C-1379) 2013. Chromogenic Paper, burned/scraped. large-marco_breuer-untitled-c-659

Marco Breuer, Untitled (C-659) 2006. Chromogenic Paper, exposed/embossed/scratched. large-marco_breuer-spin-c-856

Marco Breuer, (Spin C-859) 2008. Chromogenic Paper, embossed/scratched.

large-marco_breuer-untitled-fuseMarco Breuer, Untitled (Fuse), 1995. Gelative Silver Paper, burned.

As the idea that everyone is a photographer (thanks, iPhones) spreads and photographs become merely images that are viewed on a screen, (talking about you, instagram) is it not wonderful to see the photograph reduced back to its most primal form? The Photograph as object, as evidence of a single event; created through the chemical reaction generated from destruction of a photo paper that is slowly becoming archaic.

Like this work? You might like Chris McCaw’s Sunburn series too.

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Art

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Spencer Finch, The Moment When Three Dimensions Become Two Dimensions (Apple Tree, 7/3/10, 9:38 P.M.)02_02_01Spencer Finch, Rest Stop for Extraterrestrials 2002.
Installation in Gattieres, France (UFO Capital of the Riviera). The color of the paint is the average color of all stars in the universe.

2014-05-2273616-1Spencer Finch, Passing Cloud (After Constable) 2014.

Spencer Finch, Biennale 2009 Venedig, ArsenaleSpencer Finch, Moon Dust (Apollo 17) 2009.

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Spencer Finch, Berlin Light Study (Afternoon Becomes Morning, Morning Become Afternoon) 2013.

Spencer Finch’s Website.

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Art, exhibitions

art from my trip to nyc. plydohJeff Koons, Play-doh 1994-2014 on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

pinkCOST & ENX and Jerkface //Bushwick Collective. corner of Morgan Ave. and Knickerbocker Ave.

dan grahamDan Graham with Günther Vogt, The Roof Garden 2014 @ the Met.  

edruschaEd Ruscha, Honey, I Twisted Through More Damn Traffic Today 2014 on the high line. 

IMG_2054Kara Walker, A Subtlety line @ Domino Sugar Factory 2014.

koonsparkJeff Koons, Split-Rocker 2014 @ Rockefeller Center

IMG_2046Isa Genzken’s “Rose II” 2007/2008 @ MoMA. 

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heartJeff Koons,  Hanging Heart 2006.

Progressive

Photography

Visit Bill Owen’s website here. 
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Screen shot 2014-07-14 at 8.57.51 PMBill Owens, Untitled from Best Photos

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Screen shot 2014-07-14 at 8.57.31 PMBill Owens, Untitled from Best Photos

Screen shot 2014-07-14 at 8.58.24 PMBill Owens, Untitled from Best Photos

Screen shot 2014-07-14 at 8.58.18 PMBill Owens, Untitled from Best Photos

Screen shot 2014-07-14 at 8.58.10 PMBill Owens, Untitled from Best Photos

Screen shot 2014-07-14 at 8.57.51 PMBill Owens, Untitled from Best Photos

Screen shot 2014-07-14 at 8.58.04 PMBill Owens, Untitled from Best Photos