arting’ around.

contemporary art

IMG_4573 (1)Jackie Mock, Paint collected from Various New York City Subway Stations, 2013 @ the Spring/Break Art Show. artist website here. 
nam june paikNam June Paik, Video Chandelier X, 1990 @ James Cohen Gallery.
IMG_0150Gerhard Richter, 11-Scheiben (11-Panes) (886-3), 2003 @ High Museum of Art in Atlanta. 
IMG_4418Janet Cardiff, The Forty Part Motet, 2001 @ the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. 
yossi miloAssaf Shaham, installation view of Division of the Vision @ Yossi Milo Gallery. 
photoshowclose up of photographs from Social Photography IV, a collection of cell phone photographs @ Carriage Trade
phillip stearnsPhillip Stearns, Fragmented Memory, 2013 @ Onishi Gallery with Partner, NYFA. 
ps1Samara Golden, The Flat Side of the Knife, 2015 @ MoMA PS1.
IMG_0144Chris Olfili, Installation view of Night and Day @ New Museum.
also this.

elemental phenomena

Photography

Matthew Brandt’s artist website here. Screen shot 2014-10-28 at 5.30.11 PM

Matthew Brandt, Big Bear Lake CA A1, c-print soaked in Big Bear Lake Water 2011. Screen shot 2014-10-28 at 5.27.33 PM

Matthew Brandt, Wilma Lake CA 1, c-print soaked in Wilma Lake water 2008.

Screen shot 2014-10-28 at 5.29.01 PM

Matthew Brandt, Alcova Reservoir WY 2, c-print soaked in Alcova Reservoir water 2008.

“If experimenting with the processing and surfaces of photographic prints seems like a relic in the digital age, it’s far from it. If anything, today’s predominance of screen-only interaction has made the importance of the photo as object more beguiling to both emerging and established photographers.” – Lori Fredrickson from American Photo. Read more about this series here. 

Replaced.

Photography

Unfortunately, these jpegs don’t do justice the physical presence of Marco Breuer’s works currently at Yossi Milo Gallery. Large, aggressive and featuring prominent gestures that are usually associated with abstract painting, these large photographs challenge every notion of what constitutes a modern image.

large-marco_breuer-untitled-fuse_dayMarco Breuer, Untitled (Fuse/Day) 1999. Gelatin Silver Paper, exposed/burned.large-marco_breuer-untitled-c-1228Marco Breuer, Untitled (C-1228) 2012. Chromogenic Paper, burned.large-marco_breuer-untitled-c-596

Marco Breuer, Untitled (C-596) 2006. Chromogenic Paper, exposed/scratched.large-marco_breuer-untitled_c_1379

Marco Breuer, Untitled (C-1379) 2013. Chromogenic Paper, burned/scraped. large-marco_breuer-untitled-c-659

Marco Breuer, Untitled (C-659) 2006. Chromogenic Paper, exposed/embossed/scratched. large-marco_breuer-spin-c-856

Marco Breuer, (Spin C-859) 2008. Chromogenic Paper, embossed/scratched.

large-marco_breuer-untitled-fuseMarco Breuer, Untitled (Fuse), 1995. Gelative Silver Paper, burned.

As the idea that everyone is a photographer (thanks, iPhones) spreads and photographs become merely images that are viewed on a screen, (talking about you, instagram) is it not wonderful to see the photograph reduced back to its most primal form? The Photograph as object, as evidence of a single event; created through the chemical reaction generated from destruction of a photo paper that is slowly becoming archaic.

Like this work? You might like Chris McCaw’s Sunburn series too.

what they needed

Art, Photography

more Julie Cockburn here.
large-julie_cockburn-party_houseJulie Cockburn, The Party House, hand embroidery on found photograph 2013.

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Julie Cockburn, Landscape with Mountain, hand embroidery on found photograph 2013. large-julie_cockburn-merry_widow-1Julie Cockburn, The Merry Widow 1, altered found photograph 2013.

large-julie_cockburn-the_favourite_childJuile Cockburn, The Favourite Child, hand embroidery on found photograph 2013.

large-julie_cockburn-my_ex_best_friendJulie Cockburn, My Ex-Best Friend, altered found photograph 2013.

large-julie_cockburn-girl_in_a_pearl_necklaceJulie Cockburn, Girl in a Pearl Necklace, hand embroidery on found photograph 2013.

large-julie_cockburn-love_at_first_sightJulie Cockburn,  Love at First Sight, hand embroidery on found photograph 2013.