A little about ART
I could say The Gallery, but that's cliche.
These are the seven photos that were exhibited in a group show at Museumsakademie in Berlin.
A shot of me at the opening.
Geisto opening - 14. November 1997
These were hung as and are meant to be viewed as a series. The above image gives you some sort of idea of the installation.
West 1997, C print, 30"x 40"
Grass 1997, C print, 30"x 40"
Tracks 1997, C print, 30"x 40"
Senior 1997, C print, 30"x 40"
Uncut 1997, C print, 30"x 40"
Wig 1997, C print, 30"x 40"
Crane 1997, C print, 30"x 40"
These are pieces that never really materialized. They were experiments that led me to new things, I just never printed them.
These are all just working titles too.
This piece was printed - the culmination of the above pieces.
Untitled 1996, C print, approx. 84"x 30"
I graduated from the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with my Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1996. I learned everything I know about photography from my two professors, Don Anderson and Suzanne Mitchell. They introduced to me to photography as an art. They also taught me that photography has no boundaries. Their work and my own seem to be about pushing photography into new areas. My Statement of Purpose for graduate school says more about my history of art and philosophy.
My senior show consisted of five mural-size photographs.
Too Close To The Flame 1996, C print, 72"x 30"
Latin Club President 1996, C prints, 60"x 84"
Momma 1996, C print, 84"x 30"
True Love 1996, C prints, 156"x 90"
Reverse 1996, C print, 30"x 60"
I am currently pursuing my masters of Fine Arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I am doing the same type of photography. The challenges for me are in the craft and manipulation of the images. Most of my peers and faculty seem to think my photos look like Wired or Mondo 2000 images - a little too mainstream for them. But I take it as a compliment. I am also interested in digital imagery and installation art. I do a little of that here and there but nothing I'm terribly excited about.
Here are a few more pieces from undergraduate school.
Zack 6 1995, C print, 20"x 24"
Zack 9 1995, C print, 20"x 24"
Zack 11 1995, C print, 20"x 24"
Zack 12 1995, C print, 20"x 24"
Holly Roberts is an artist I was first introduced to in a history of photography class and by just by looking around I would run into her photographs. Her work is interesting in that she paints on top of photographic images. See my book-report style paper on her for more information about her process.
I appreciate her artwork because she has truly pushed photography into a new area. She is a kind, gentle woman whom I was privileged enough to interview in 1995. This interview contains lots of questions about grad school (keep in mind that I hadn't applied at the time and was unsure if I wanted to).
This is an article by Thomas McEvilley about an ancient Greek who could possibly be called the first "performance artist". His views on life and living are very interesting. This article was originally published in Artforum.
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