Archive for November, 2010

November 4th in San Diego: An evening with curator Carol McCusker

Join CAROL McCUSKER for a special talk on contemporary photography:

In conjunction with The Art of Photography show:
When: Thursday, November 4th 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Where: Lyceum Theatre Gallery, in Horton Plaza, Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego

Cost: Free

Carol McCusker’s talk, Know Thyself, will focus on fine art photography, specifically questions around how we develop a vision, what influences come to bear on our creative output, and the roll of galleries, museums, photo competitions and portfolio reviews. Using music as a corollary, she’ll explore how photography falls into as many different categories (folk, rock, jazz, country, world beat, classical, etc.), but how, within each category, there are equivalents of ‘Musak’ at one end of the spectrum and inspired innovation at the other. What she seeks from all creative people, including herself, is the ability to ‘know thyself,’ and to honestly know where you fit in this spectrum.

McCusker is also concerned with the use of language when photographers talk about their work, which can often confuse not just their audience but themselves and what they hope to achieve. To make her point, she’ll use examples from the current Art in Photography Show, its attending lecture series, the history of photography and a competition she recently juried.

Carol McCusker is an independent curator, writer and educator. For eight years, she was Curator of Photography at the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, where she curated over thirty-five exhibitions. She is an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego and UCSD Extension. Recently, she was Juror for the prestigious 2010 ICP/NY Infinity Award, and the 2010 Julia Margaret Cameron Award in York, UK. McCusker has review portfolios nationally and internationally, including the Lishui Photo Festival, Lishui, China; Camera Lucida, Portland, OR; Houston Photo Fest, TX; Review Santa Fe, NM; Atlanta Celebrates Photography, GA; and Review L.A. She writes for The Photo Review, B&W, Color, Communication Arts, and numerous artists’ catalogues.

Directions to the Lyceum Theatre Gallery: www.artofphotographyshow.com/lyceum.html

Parking: Park at the Horton Plaza parking structure and receive a 3 hour validation.

For more information, contact the Producer: Steven Churchill
Email: steven@artofphotographyshow.com
Phone: 619-825-5575

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November 4th in Tucson: Barbara Kasten to speak at the Center for Creative Photography

In conjunction with the exhibition The Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography, on view at the Center for Creative Photography September 4th – November 28th, 2010:

Artist’s Talk – Barbara Kasten
Thursday, November 4, 5:30 p.m.

Exhibiting artist Barbara Kasten will discuss her work, which explores the interplay between light and form. Kasten teaches photography at Columbia College, Chicago, exhibits internationally, and is represented in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Image Credit:

Barbara Kasten
Studio Construct 17, 2007
Courtesy Yancey Richardson Gallery

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