Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Works by Lejo - Johannes Lechner. "...In the early 1990s, Lejo began collecting photographs from estates, and copying excerpts onto large formats. The pictures’ titles are quotes of taxi passengers’ statements, which he gathered in his cab-driving days. In 2007, he proceeded to produce collages from the photographs, some of which were over 100 years old. His compositions are highly detailed and captivating in their subtle approach, formal sophistication and discretely ironic humour."
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Lens Culture... Rodeo Girls - photographs and text by Ilona Szwarc. "...Rodeo Girls is an ongoing portrait project about young girls from Texas who compete in rodeos. These individuals have a fundamentally different idea about their femininity and a contrasting attitude towards gender roles. They are engaged in activities that traditionally were reserved for men; they possess great physical strength and demonstrate their dominance over animals. I am interested in the limitation these girls face in expressing their femininity and the transference of it onto animals." More... Works by Ilona Szwarc at her personal site.
Jim Widmer's 'Spirit of Rural Wisconsin,' Part II
Jim Widmer's 'Spirit of Rural Wisconsin,' Part II at the WHS. "...As a young man, Jim Widmer could see that Wisconsin's rural landscape of rolling hills dotted with family farms was under pressure from agricultural industrialization, automobiles and suburbanization. Traditional rural culture was shifting as mass media broadcast urban ways into farmhouses and modern roads connected farmers, markets, tourists and the countryside."
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The Residents: Twenty Twisted Questions (1972-1991)
The Residents: Twenty Twisted Questions (1972-1991) at UbuWeb Film & Video. "...Twenty Twisted Questions is a 1992 Laserdisc by American avant-garde group "The Residents". It is a compilation of the band's history up to Freak Show, their then multimedia project. The LaserDisc was released in Europe as a PAL VHS without the LaserDisc features."
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Eugene Von Bruenchenhein
Eugene Von Bruenchenhein at the Foundation for Self Taught Artists. "...A sculptor, ceramist, painter, photographer, poet, amateur botanist, and evolutionist, Eugene Von Bruenchenhein was a veritable Renaissance man. He may have learned painting from his sign-painter father or his stepmother, a philosophical writer and hobbyist painter, but that was merely one facet of the secret creative impulse that this longtime greenhouse employee and bakery worker harnessed to overfill his small Milwaukee home with reams of writing and artwork. Von Bruenchenhein’s work may be considered in three categories: photographs, paintings, and sculptures."
Select at Kinz + Tillou Fine Art. "...Select is a selection and online viewing of some of our available inventory, presented here in three classic art genres of landscape, portraits and the nude."
The Chicago Project V: Selections from our Online Gallery
The Chicago Project V: Selections from our Online Gallery at Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago, IL. "...2013 marks the ten-year anniversary of The Chicago Project. Started in 2003, The Chicago Project was created as an online only gallery, devoted to unrepresented photographers in the Chicagoland area. In an effort to promote local talent, Catherine Edelman Gallery put out a call for submission to all local photographers to submit work on an ongoing basis. To date, the site has featured more than 80 photographers whose photographs range from traditional black & white landscapes to color narratives. The goal of the online gallery is to expose local artists to our ever-increasing audience, which includes curators and collectors worldwide."
Thursday, July 04, 2013
Takuma Nakahira: Circulation: Date, Place, Events
Takuma Nakahira: Circulation: Date, Place, Events at Yossi Milo Gallery. "...Takuma Nakahira (Japanese, b. 1938) is a writer, critic, political activist and photographer with a legendary past who radically changed Japanese visual culture. By shooting stark, black-and- white images that are purposely blurry and grainy, Nakahira broke with Japan’s photographic history of social realism and allowed elements of uncertainty and expression into his work. Nakahira bases his photographic practice in the act of seeing and attempting to capture 'pieces of reality cut out by means of the camera,' a statement made by Nakahira and critic, Kōji Taki in the first issue of Provoke."
Chris Habib / Visitor
Chris Habib / Visitor - Videos of and collaborations with Kim Gordon, Richard Kern, Sonic Youth, Spencer Tunick (1985-2003). "...Chris Habib has worked under a number of names in a variety of media for the past 18 years. Known mostly for his collaborative projects with musicians, galleries and artists, he keeps the good stuff to himself and presently shows only in museums and artist bookstores. While you'll find none of the work that matters most to him online, he's always busy.