Archive for February 7, 2010

February 11th in Tucson: “Working The Line” David Taylor Artist Talk and Exhibition Reception at University of Arizona

From the University of Arizona School of Art website:


Artist Talk and Reception: February 11, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Exhibition is currently on view through February 26, 2010 at the Joseph Gross Gallery on the U of A Campus

“Through David Taylorʼs lens, the boundary between the US and Mexico straddles a heroic, romantic, and heavily politicized desert. In Working the Line, Taylorʼs uninflected photographs allow us to glimpse into a world of restricted access, where the border becomes a complex segregate emotionally, physically, and nationally. His work documents patrol agents surveying and tracking temporary inhabitants in a terrain freckled with landmarks that allude to the iconographic notions of the West. These images reveal the idealized splendor of the west while simultaneously exposing the reality of this highly contested space. We are left to question our awareness of liberty, humanity, marginal space, and abandonment.

David Taylor is an Associate Professor in the Art Department at New Mexico State University, where he teaches photography. His works have been shown in exhibitions at 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM; El Paso Museum of Art; SF Camerawork, San Francisco; Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO; and Northlight Gallery at Arizona State University, Tempe.

Taylorʼs documentation of the U.S./Mexico border has been supported by a 2008 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 9am-5pm

The Joseph Gross and Lionel Rombach Galleries are located on the University of Arizona campus between the Museum of Art and the Center for Creative Photography. Parking is available on 2nd Street, east of Park Avenue or in the parking garage north of Speedway on Park Avenue.”


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Reminder: Today is the deadline to apply for PhotoEspana Madrid

The PhotoEspana website is Spanish-language; you can click ENGLISH on the top right if preferred.

Festival PhotoEspana, runs from June 9 – July 25, 2010 in Madrid.

The portfolio review component of Festival PhotoEspana is called “Descubrimientos PHE” and has been held annually since 1998.  The dates for 2010 Reviews are June 10 – 12.  “Descubrimientos offers photographers the opportunity to show their work in individual sessions to eight curators and editors specialized in the field.

A jury will select seventy photographers to participate in the portfolio review, who will also present their work in a collective exhibition at the Complejo El Águila and will opt for the Descubrimientos PHE Award, which consists in an individual exhibition in PHotoEspaña 2011.

Some of the reviewers in 2010 are: Olivia Gideon Thomson Director, WE FOLK, London; Alessandra Mauro Editorial director, Contrasto, Milan; Yossi Milo Director, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York; James Reid Photography Editor, Wallpaper, London; Sandra Philips Senior Curator of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.”

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