Friday, April 23, 2010


So I'm sick as a dog but crawled out of bed to point out a few photo events happening this weekend. I only wish I were in shape to attend.

Check out the MOPLA calendar for Fresh Fairs on Saturday.

Saturday is also the opening of the Catherine Opie show at Regen Projects from 6-8. If you were wondering how to write a statement for what amounts to a series of sunset and sunrise photos as far as I can tell, here's how:

In the summer of 2009, Opie traveled aboard a container ship en route from Korea to Long Beach. She documented the voyage in a series of time-based photographs that captured each sunrise and sunset for the ten-day duration of the trip. The works are composed with equal registers of water and sky, broken by a thin center horizon line. This is a format Opie also used in her iconic Icehouses (2001) and Surfers (2003) series. These segmented panoramic landscapes capture the point where sky and water meet. Articulated in the title of the exhibition, the twelve-mile distance between the artist and horizon evokes notions of time, place, solitude, elusiveness, and possibility. The deliberate framing of each work places the viewer in a precise physical reference point and moment in time. Evoking a formal classicism, these beautifully elegant and masterful compositions immerse and seduce the eye. There are subtleties that reveal in the nuances of the photographs – whisper of color, shimmer of waves, and glimpse of light. These painterly, poetic, and lyrical visions of blue, grey, black, orange, and yellow resonate with oblivion, the sublime, and the unknown.

If you're over at Regen, pop over to Kopeikin for the opening of 4x4: Four Figurative Photographers.

Also at Kopeikin but on Sunday is an all female-focused edition of Slideluck Potshow, called Women's Work. Remember to bring some tasty food. These are a lot of fun.

Confirmed artists include: Lauren Greenfield, Elinor Carucci, Jodi Bieber, Phillip Toledano, Jen Davis, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Alicia Ross, Jennifer Shaw, Brenda Ann Kenneally, Alex Prager, Sari Wynne, Michael & Davida Horn, Lynette Astaire, Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Angelika Rinnhofer and more.

Here is a good intro on what to expect.

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