Archive for June 11, 2009

June 16, NYC: Lyle Rexer lecture and book signing at Aperture

from the Aperture event webpage:

“Abstraction in Photography, Lyle Rexer
Lecture and Book Signing

Tuesday, June 16, 2009
6:30 pm


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

Join author Lyle Rexer as he discusses the role of abstraction through the history of photography, as discussed in his new Aperture publication The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography (2009). From the beginning, abstraction has been intrinsic to photography, and its persistent popularity reveals much about the medium. The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography is the first book in English to document this phenomenon and to put it into historical context, while also examining the diverse approaches thriving within contemporary photography.

Lyle Rexer is a New York—based independent writer and critic. His previous books include Photography’s Antiquarian Avant-Garde (2002) and How to Look at Outsider Art (2005); he contributed an interview with Chuck Close and Bob Holman to A Couple of Ways of Doing Something (Aperture, 2006).”

The  exhibition The Edge of Vision is on view at the Aperture Gallery through July 9th.

From the Aperture Blog EXPOSURES:

“Coinciding with the exhibition now on view at Aperture Gallery, The Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography, a series of interviews will be posted every Thursday on the Aperture blog for the duration of the show. For the premiere, watch a video clip of curator Lyle Rexer speaking about how the project came about and explaining his curatorial choices. The exhibition gathers the work of nineteen international contemporary photographers who base their practice in some form of abstraction from highly conceptual to more documentary approaches.  Rexer also explains his ground breaking photography exhibition encourages the viewer not to look at the photograph as a window but rather “to understand the relationship between the image and the surface.  The second video clip presents artist Charles Lindsay included in the show, speaking about how he started working with his unique carbon emulsion process, his inspirations and the combination of his photographic, video and sound works.  Upcoming video clips include artists Bill Armstrong, Carel Balth, Ellen Carey, Manuel Geerinck, Barbara Kasten, Seth Lambert, Jack Sal, Penelope Umbrico, Silvio Wolf.”


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June 13: Gallery Course at The Getty Museum, “Paul Outerbridge: An American Modernist”

There is an expansive exhibition of over 100 photographs by PAUL OUTERBRIDGE (1896-1958) on view through August 9th at The Getty Museum in Los Angeles.  In conjunction with this show, on June 13th the education department is offering a special two-hour course with independent curator Graham Howe as well as a public gallery talk with Reece Vogel.

from the “Command Performance” exhibiton events webpage:

Paul Outerbridge: An American Photo Modernist
Join independent scholar Graham Howe and learn about the photographs of Paul Outerbridge, one of America’s earliest modern masters and a pioneer in the art of color photography.

Participants are invited to join in a complimentary gallery discussion of Outerbridge’s work with photographer Reece Vogel at 2:30 p.m.

Course fee $20.

Saturday, June 13, 2009, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall

To learn more about the accompanying exhibition catalogue, click here.

Don’t miss this addition exhibition continuing at The Getty through August 9th:

Jo Ann CallisWoman Twirling”

To learn more about the accompanying exhibition catalogue, click here.

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June 13: FotoFest 2010 Meeting Place Q&A at the Houston Center for Photography

FotoFest 2010 -Meeting Place Q & A at the Houston Center for Photography

Those of you within driving distance of HCP – how lucky for you to be able to attend this important informative session about THE MEETING PLACE that will be held during the FotoFest 2010 Biennial!

Registration for The Meeting Place is open through July 13th; when you register you will be asked to select which of the four 4-day review sessions you prefer to attend, and an alternative.  The lottery to select participants will begin on July 14th

From the HCP event webpage:

Saturday June 13, 2009, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

“Come learn how you can participate in next year’s FotoFest Meeting Place. FotoFest Meeting Place directors, Marta Sánchez Philippe and Sarah Craig, and Exhibition Coordinator Jennifer Ward will provide a crash-course in preparing for “The Meeting Place” upcoming portfolio review during FotoFest 2010.

Learn how to apply, what you need to bring, who you want to see, and how to present your work in the best possible way, in this hour-long discussion.

Participants are encouraged to come with specific questions and a review-ready portfolio for advice on presentation (content will not be discussed).”

For details on this event at HCP click here.

And, to read my recent post about the value of attending portfolio reviews, click here.

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