Archive for April 1, 2009

April 2nd- Christina Seeley at PCNW

Christina Seeley will be giving an Artist Talk at the Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle tomorrow evening.

Informal Artist Talk & Reception: Thursday, April 2nd, 5-8 p.m.

From the website:

For millions of years only dramatic shifts in terrain informed the reading of the earth’s surface from space. Now the cumulative light from highly urbanized areas creates a new type of information and understanding of the world that reflects human’s dominance over the planet. Christina Seeley’s series Lux, titled after the system unit for measuring illumination, presents photographic portraits of the cities within the most brightly illuminated regions on the NASA map of the night earth: the United States, Western Europe and Japan. This project is inspired by the disconnect between the immense beauty produced by man-made light and the complexity of what this light represents.

These economically and politically powerful regions not only have the greatest impact on the night sky but this brightness reflects a dominant cumulative impact on the planet. Collectively they emit approximately 45% of the world’s CO2 and (along with China) act as the top consumers of electricity, energy and resources.

Public dialogue about global warming and energy consumption has increased exponentially since the inception of Lux. For most of human history, man-made light has signified hope and progress within local and global arenas. In this project, light also paradoxically denotes regression or transgression — an index of the complex negative human impacts on the health and future of the planet.

In order to suggest the interchangeability of urbanization and the unilateral impact of these cities on the global environment each photographed location in the series, is indicated by the central latitude and longitude of the depicted city and is simply titled Metropolis.

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April 3rd- Deadline Nymphoto Group Show at Sasha Wolf Gallery

The collective Nymphoto will be holding its fourth group show to be exhibited at Sasha Wolf Gallery

Deadline for entries: April 3rd, 2009

From the website:
Nymphoto is looking for the best in female contemporary and emerging photography. Work will be curated by the core members of the collective, in conjunction with highly respected curator and gallery owner, Sasha Wolf. Works selected will be included in “Nymphoto Presents at Sasha Wolf Gallery” and be on view from May 23 to June 6, 2009. Sasha Wolf Gallery is located in lower Manhattan, conveniently located and easily accessible from both Chelsea and Dumbo, two of New York’s artistic centers.

Any woman working in photography.

Click here for the details.

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