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. 

Caught in this

Photography

visit Jasmine Rayne Clark’s website here. 
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37_4x5_040215_019_1000pxlAll images Jasmine Rayne Clark, Untitled from In Progress, 2015

obstruction

Photography

I am looking forward to hearing Jen Davis give an artist lecture tonight at ICP. 


Obstruction 001

Jen Davis, Obstruction 2002

Picture 001

Jen Davis, Ethereal 2003

vestage 001Jen Davis, Vestige 2003

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Jen Davis, Untitled No. 36 2010

Jen Davis’s Artist Website Here. 

wait out this storm with me.

Art, Photography

Jason Lazarus is a Chicago based artist and part time teacher at Columbia College. I featured his series, Orion over Baghdad last year which explores issues about the war, collective experience and the way the internet connects. I’ve also talked a bit about his interest in truth, memory and re-exploring moments in time through his photography series, Nirvana which asked people to share where they were when they first heard the band Nirvana. These photographs I am sharing today come from the 2004-present section of his website. The first two images I thought were so compelling because they seem to encapsulate everything that is important to that person. Eggleston, the light, composition and rawness of it all, and with Becklin’s the sheer  immense-ness of him. The last two again, revisit the past and position it in a new life, revealing even. Lazarus has always been (in my opinion) one of the  most interesting photographers of today and I hope you take the time to discover his site for yourself HERE!!Jason Lazarus, Untitled, William Eggleston at his first American retrospective 2010

Jason Lazarus, Eric Becklin, first human to see the center of our galaxy 2010

Jason Lazarus, Above Sigmund Freud’s Couch 2008

Jason Lazarus, The top of the tree gazed upon by Anne Frank while in hiding (Amsterdam) 2008

whose that girl?

Art, Photography, Poetry

todays photograph search led me to the girl. bored in thought. trapped. trained in vanity. and tortured when lonesome.

Clemens Fantur, 10/01/2011

Clemens Fantur, 02/06/2012 artistwebsite.

Melissa Ann Pinney, Untitled from Society Page.

Melissa Ann Pinney, Untitled from Girl Ascending 2010  artistwebsite. 

speak less

Art, Photography

http://www.zacksabin.com/lake.html

a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains

Art, Photography, Websites

I have been seeing this series Retail, by Brian Ulrich everywhere lately and I can’t argue.. it’s quite good. Why is it I love almost every single artist that comes out of Columbia College’s MFA Photography program? hmm…I  don’t know but I can’t help but adore how every single shopper looks like a zombie and that pink, puffy toddler using the imac at the Apple store.. thats good. 

 Please check out the full series HERE. I promise you won’t be sorry.

Brian Ulrich, Chicago, IL 2002

Brian Ulrich, Kenosha, WI 2003