Friday, October 29, 2010
Deanna Templeton: Scratch My name On Your Arm
Lara Jo Regan: Drive-Thru
Eggleston @ LACMA
Then, on Tuesday, Eggleston's own film, Stranded in Canton screens at Cinefamily at 8pm.
All details for both here.
Quote of the Week - Bruce Lee
- Bruce Lee
Yes, that Bruce Lee.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Opening Thursday - Josef Hoflehner @ Stephen Cohen
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Opening Thursday at Stephen Cohen from 6-9 pm:
The Stephen Cohen Gallery is pleased to announce Sublime, Josef Hoflehner’s most recent black & white photographs from both his Jet Airliner series, and the urban landscapes for which he has become well-known. Many of the images from the exhibition are included in his publications, Jet Airliner, and Unleashed 3, which will be available for purchase. A reception for the artist will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2010 from 6 – 9 p.m.
Hoflehner’s project, Jet Airliner was shot on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten, where the Island’s famously short landing strip requires commercial jets to fly low over sunbathing tourists, and airplane enthusiasts, capturing fantastic images of what appear to be digitally manipulated scenes. The photographer’s urban landscapes of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Russia, Venice, Italy, and Rio de Janeiro, all shot within the last year, highlight man’s hand on the natural setting.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Quote of the Week - Johan Croneman
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Opening: Herb Ritts - 25 Years @ Fahey Klein
Herb Ritts - 25 Years - Fashion opens tonight at Fahey Klein from 7-9 p.m.
"The Herb Ritts Archive has been stored in a vault since his untimely passing in 2002. All of the photographs on view are original prints made during his lifetime. Many of the photographs in the exhibition have seldom, if ever, been seen by the public. A limited number of prints exist of each image, and in some instances, only one print is available for sale. This exhibition represents an overview of Ritts’ influential and expansive output in the world of photography."
Opening Sat - Michal Chelbin @ M+B
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The opening for Michal Chelbin's The Black Eye is this Saturday at M+B from 6-8 pm. Think of it as a nice segue from Catherine Opie's football players that just came down at LACMA.
The Black Eye recalls classical images of athletes, but with a twist. Unlike traditional pictures of wrestlers that exalt the physical form and seek to reveal some transcendent ideal, Chelbin's formally composed photographs are grounded in their nowness. The subjects—young Eastern European athletes of professional wrestling schools—are exhausted, sweaty, bruised and bored, photographed in their first few minutes of recovery. This moment, when the sitters discard public personae, is when Chelbin releases the shutter, revealing the disunion between fantasy and reality. Foregoing digital manipulation or cropping, Chelbin's photographs reveal a measured intimacy within a genuine timeline.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Anyone need a gig? - Photo LA
- Production assistance in planning the opening night benefits- including VIP programming
- Helping to secure food sponsors for the opening night benefits
- Exhibitor services support- managing requests
Friday, October 8, 2010
From this article by the AP:
A piece of artwork denounced as obscene by church members and allegedly ripped up by a Montana woman using a crowbar won't be returned to display because of safety concerns, city officials said Thursday.
Kathleen Folden, 56, of Kalispell, Mont., was arrested Wednesday on a charge of criminal mischief. Witnesses told police that she used a crowbar to smash glass shielding the print at the Loveland Museum Gallery and then tore part of it up.
Folden, a truck driver, told police that she drove from Montana and bought a crowbar in Loveland before going to the museum to destroy the artwork, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by The Coloradoan in Fort Collins.
Police said the damaged part includes what critics say was a depiction of Jesus Christ engaged in a sex act.
So this nutcase (the t-shirt she was wearing read "Tough as Nails") was released on $350 bond and faces penalties of up to $2,000. Who's willing to bet a religious group will happily help her out with that? In fact, her bail was posted anonymously.
So, not so bad for her. And the government gets some revenue.
And what happens to the artist, Enrique Chagoya, who is a professor at Stanford? His work gets pulled and he doesn't get reimbursed for its loss. Way to enable, Loveland Museum Gallery. So much for free speech.
If you'd like to see another, uncensored piece of Chagoya's, his Uprising of the Spirit, pictured above is on display now at LACMA.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Cartier-Bresson @ Peter Fetterman
Peter Fetterman Gallery presents Henri Cartier Bresson:
When Peter Fetterman founded his gallery in 1990, Henri Cartier-Bresson was one of his cornerstone photographers along with Cornell Capa, Willy Ronis, Eduard Boubat and Sebastião Salgado. Fetterman launched his collection with Cartier-Bresson’s famous image Sringar. He eventually went to Paris to meet the master. Fetterman built a personal relationship with the photographer that lasted fourteen years until Cartier-Bresson’s passing but continues today through his wife Martine Franck. Fetterman was given this unique opportunity and through it he was able to encourage Cartier-Bresson to print images that had never been printed before including Queen Charlotte’s Ball and Bolshoi Ballet.
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010
William Wylie @ Hous Projects LA
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William Wylie's show, Carrera is currently on view at Hous Projects LA at the PDC through Nov. 11th.
Image.Architecture.Now @ Woodbury U.
This Saturday at Woodbury University's Julius Shulman Institute, what looks to be an excellent panel on the relation of images to architecture or vice verse will take place. Later that day, an exhibition curated by Audrey Landreth of works by 10 photographers whose work deals with "documenting the experience of space" opens from 6-9pm. The show runs through Oct. 23.
Sze Tsung Leong
Click the flyer for details.
Reminds me of this conversation between Herzog and Wall, that I own.
Quote of the Week - Wendell Berry
- Wendell Berry