Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Photo Pet Peeve

Don't use an image in two separate series. It only really fits in one and odds are your series need editing down anyway.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Catherine Opie Talk & Opening @ LACMA

Coinciding with the sure-to-be-excellent Thomas Eakins show, local great Catherine Opie's Figure and Landscape, which deals with American Football opens on Sunday. Well, not an actual opening (you need to be someone to attend one of those and usually someone with cash) but it opens to the public that day.

Opie will also be giving a free talk, or rather a conversation with Eileen Myles about the project on Sunday at 2pm in the Bing theater, with tickets available one hour before.

Since 2007, Opie has surveyed America's high school football at sites including Ohio, Hawaii, and Los Angeles. She captures the diverse landscapes in which this symbol of America and masculinity is literally played out and, in her portraits of the young football players, the resilience and fragility of male youth.

Also, there's lot's do on Saturday.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Naked Truth @ Hous Projects West

Copyright Marylin Minter

The somewhat newly opened west-coast version of Hous Projects will be showing The Naked Truth, curated by Reuben Natal-San Miguel through September 23rd. I really like how most or all of the images in the show can be viewed on their site, though this of course doesn't replace viewing actual prints by any means. There will be an opening tonight, from 6-8pm.

In addition to the opening, Reuben and gallery owner Elizabeth Houston will be doing portfolio reviews to look for work to be featured in an upcoming portraiture show titled East vs. West. The reviews cost $75 and get you one-on-one face time with both. Call 310-294-8577 to schedule.

Review times:

Friday July 23 -9:00- 5:00 PM
Saturday July 24- 12:00- 6:00 PM
Monday July 26- 9:00- 5:00 PM

Pacific Design Center 8687 Melrose Avenue, Suite B222 West Hollywood, CA 90069

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


I just realized there's one more of significance at Regen you won't want to miss:

Picture Industry (Goodbye to All That)
Organized by Walead Beshty
Regen Projects
July 17 - August 21
Reception Saturday, July 17, 6-8pm

Participating Artists:

Tauba Auerbach
Thomas Barrow
Carol Bove
Troy Brauntuch
Tony Conrad
Abraham Cruzvillegas
De Rijke / De Rooij
Liz Deschenes
Isa Genzken
Wade Guyton
Robert Heinecken
Karen Kilimnik
Imi Knoebel
Michael Krebber
Glenn Ligon
Erlea Maneros Zabala
Albert Oehlen
Manfred Pernice
Seth Price
Richard Prince
Josephine Pryde
R.H. Quaytman
Eileen Quinlan
Miljohn Ruperto
Michael Snow
Cosey Fanni Tutti
Charline Von Heyl
Kelley Walker
James Welling
Christopher Williams
Christopher Wool

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

This Week!

I'm headed to Chicago for the next week so there won't be any posting but I wanted to let you know about some upcoming shows of note that I'll sadly be missing:

July 15 - Sept. 4
Reception Thursday, July 15, 7-9pm

Copyright Geof Kern

Brent Humphreys - Le Tour (This project took my breath away when I first saw it)
July 17 - Aug. 1
Reception Saturday July 17, 6-9pm

Copyright Brent Humphreys

Reuben Cox - River Pictures
July 17 - August 14
Reception Saturday, July 17, 6-9pm
533 S. Los Angeles St. 6th floor

Copyright Reuben Cox

Summer Mix: Images by Members of LACMA's Photographic Arts Council
Through August 14
Reception Saturday, July 17, 6-9pm as part of the Miracle Mile Art Walk
6020 Wilshire

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Quote of the Week - Paul Graham

"And hopefully I will carry on, and develop it, because it is worthwhile. Carry on because it matters when other things don't seem to matter so much: the money job, the editorial assignment, the fashion shoot. Then one day it will be complete enough to believe it is finished. Made. Existing. Done. And in its own way: a contribution, and all that effort and frustration and time and money will fall away. It was worth it, because it is something real, that didn't exist before you made it exist: a sentient work of art and power and sensitivity, that speaks of this world and your fellow human beings place within it. Isn't that beautiful?"

- Paul Graham