in case of emergency

contemporary art

visit Jackie Mock’s artist website here. 
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.
goldencassetteJackie Mock, In Case of Emergency , 2010.
Mixtape found on Bleecker Street, gold leaf, custom wooden frame, glass.

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


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



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?

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
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. 


My Photography

ebehind 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. 

the nature of things

contemporary art

visit Caroline Augusta’s website here. 
Screen Shot 2015-06-08 at 10.08.36 PMCaroline Augusta, Claim Jumper
Screen Shot 2015-06-08 at 10.09.17 PMCaroline Augusta, Parched, Hand Cut Paper Collage.

Screen Shot 2015-06-08 at 10.08.53 PMCaroline Augusta, But don’t you dream always?
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Caroline Augusta, City of Dreams

gentle density

contemporary art

Cynthia Daignault’s artist website here.
View more work by Cynthia Daignault here. 
5513ec6c2aabc02fea71ac8d40a78d0a-jpg-1500-1500-falseCynthia Daignault, I love you more than one more day. 2013.

2f6eee7577f4ee02d4e173d12a996b3c-jpg-1500-1500-falseCynthia Daignault, Do we mean love, and when we say love?, 2012.

1caa79943b9038b14a254a15efe38e96-jpg-1500-1500-falseCynthia Daignault, Screen Test: No Signal and Screen Test: Test Screen, 2011.

782de1c2dca27d85ed9f1918f554796a-jpg-1500-1500-falseInstallation view: Cynthia Daignault, CCTV Monitor, 2012.

6c3869efa7167a2bb450bc1e0c31014d-jpg-1500-1500-falseCynthia Daignault, CCTV Monitor, 2012.

b10f8b729660c24504af7a386ae7ba8f-jpg-1500-1500-falseCynthia Daignault, CCTV Monitor, 2012.

705d778de3823c7468c9d9d1a9681d3a-jpg-1500-1500-falseCynthia Daignault,The one I shall now describe, if I can… 2011.

8247e2d03d8f6a045835027aa2a3eb2c-jpg-1500-1500-falseCynthia Daignault, Das Tauschregal [Installation View: Day 1] 2014.

b38f9c3da3f82c599f411c8c42b05758-jpg-1500-1500-falseCynthia Daignault, Das Tauschregal [Installation View: Day 10], 2014.

shades inbetween


Visit Alex Boyd’s artist website here. 

Alex Boyd




04-Dun-Briste-2012-wet-plate-collodion-Digital-print-1m-x-0.75all works Alex Boyd, Untitled from The Point of Deliverance. 

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


dismantle it


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

69ce973815fc76d7bfbabd26d1f5307cLewis Baltz, Tract House no. 22, From the series The Tract Houses, 1971.

385badf5c24a831944c99a4e94ee0a37Lewis Baltz, Tract House no.6, From the series The Tract Houses, 1971.

49263938ed581bd97b763bf53b9cfa2aLewis Baltz, Tract House no. 5, From the series The Tract Houses, 1971.

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



My Photography


city totem





Read this article discussing the impact the camera phone has had on society and watch the trailer for the documentary, Brave New Camera. 

Standard – Artist Who Make Pieces


Visit Jeff Brouws’ website here.
Jeff Brouws, Surveillance Cameras  from Typologies series. 
trucks2Jeff Brouws, Partially Painted Pickup Trucks from Typologies series. 

signsJeff Brouws, Signs without Signification from Typologies series.  storageJeff Brouws, Storage Units from Typologies series.

semioticsJeff Brouws, Semiotics Vernaculus from Typologies series.  malls2Jeff Brouws, Strip Malls from Typologies series.

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


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. 

large-alison_rossiter-defender_argo-expired_september_1911-processed_2014-5Allison Rossiter, Defender Argo, expired September 1911, processed 2014 From the series Landscapes, Gelatin Silver Print.


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

large-alison_rossiter-sears_roebuck_darko_rough-exact_expiration_date_unknown-ca_1930s-processed_in_2011-4Allison Rossiter, Sears Roebuck Darko Rough, exact expiration date unknown, ca. 1930s, processed in 2011, Gelatin Silver Print.

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


Go to Dana Buhl’s website here. 





ReciprocityOfLooking-004[all images] Dana Buhl, Untitled from The Reciprocity of Looking, 2014

Explore Dana Buhl’s exhibition space, The Table here. 


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.
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


My Photography


washington square park

Wilson Ave

madison square post office


bryant parkPhotography is not as much a witness of history as a destruction of history. – Claudia Sohrens