Archive for December 6, 2007

Miami Beach – ART CITY!

It’s all happening at the Beach – Miami Beach!

The big party has begun with multiple art fairs occuring simultaneously.

Check out these links to find out what is going on:

from ARTINFO, which will be posting daily on their website

and this additional ARTINFO link too;

And the Wall Street Journal.


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“Young Collectors Panel at Aperture NYC, December 11th

From the Aperture website:

“Young Collectors” Panel Discussion

Tuesday, December 11, 2007
6:30 p.m.

Free Admission

Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
New York, New York
(212) 505-5555

Moderator: William Hunt, Hasted Hunt Gallery

Panelists: Gael Zafrany, David Kronn, Michael Hoeh, Todd Oldham, and others

At what stage does one go from being an avid fan of photography, making occasional purchases of prints, to defining oneself as a “collector”? What are the joys and pitfalls of evolving a collection? What do you need to know and at what stage does it matter? Esteemed collector and dealer William Hunt moderates a discussion with a varied group of collectors who will share their experiences and answer audience questions.

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Johanna Drucker Lecture at SVA in NYC on December 11

From the “Art In The First Person” School of the Visual Arts Fall 2007 Lectures

Johanna Drucker
A pioneer in the study of artist books, artist and art historian Johanna Drucker is Robertson Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia and the author of Sweet Dreams: Contemporary Art and Complicity (University of Chicago, 2006) and The Century of Artists’ Books (Granary, 2004).  Presented by the MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department.

209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor
Free and open to the public.

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Photo Nola, The Month of Photography in New Orleans, Continues!

As my readers know, the 2nd Annual “Month of Photography in New Orleans” kicked off with Portfolio Reviews on December 1 & 2.

If you haven’t checked the schedule of events, do so by clicking here and you’ll learn of upcoming lecture (December 7) and workshop (December 8 & 9) by Keith Carter and more! More favorites of mine Louviere and Vanessa and Jen Shaw have public presentations coming up, book signing with A. J. Meek and more! Check out the calendar by clicking here.

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MARCO BREUER with CHRIS McCAW at San Francisco Art Institute, Friday December 7th

From the PhotoAlliance website:

Marco Breuer and Chris McCaw

Date:  December 7, 2007  Time:7:30 pm

Location:  San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall,  800 Chestnut Street (Chestnut at Jones)

Ticket Information: General Admission: $10.00 Students with ID: $5.00   All tickets available at the door

“Marco Breuer uses an extensive and continually evolving range of processes to extract abstract and visually compelling images from photographic paper. Whether it involves placing burning coals on the photographic paper or repeatedly slicing into it or sanding away at the emulsion until holes appear, Breuer’s work eviscerates the usual expectations of the cameraless image. The end results are exquisitely gorgeous and minimalist…” From an essay by Mark Alice Durant in Marco Breuer:Early Recordings (Aperture, 2007)

About Marco Breuer:  Marco Breuer, born in 1966 in Landshut, Germany, received his academic training at the Fachhochschule Darmstadt (1988-92) and the Lette-Verein Berlin (1986-88) in Germany. He has exhibited widely throughout the United States and Europe and his work is in numerous collections, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo; the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University in Cambridge; the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston; the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the New York Public Library; the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart, Germany. Marco Breuer is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (2006), a Japan-US Friendship Commission/NEA Creative Artists Exchange Fellowship (2005), a Carriage House Residency at the Islip Art Museum (2004), a Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant (2000) and three MacDowell Colony residencies (2003, 2001, 2000). His publication SMTWTFS received wide critical acclaim and a photo-eye Award for Best Photography Book of 2002. In 2007 Aperture published a monograph of Breuer’s work titled Early Recordings. Breuer lives in Upstate New York.

San Francisco-based artist CHRIS McCAW will open the evening, speaking on his beautiful images utilizing alternative processes. “In this process the sun burns its path onto the film base. The sky as a result of the intense light exposure reacts in an effect called solarization. The resulting negative literally has a burnt hole in it with the subject in complete reversal. I then take the negative and contact print it in hand coated platinum/palladium.”Chris McCaw

I met Chris and saw his work at Photo Lucida this past April and can tell you it is stunning!

Click here to read the article on Sunburn in View Camera Magazine.

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