Wednesday, November 17, 2010

F.L.O.A.T Gallery Opens

A new gallery is opening in Brooklyn this week. Check out the opening this Friday night:

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Things Fall Apart

I'm heading off to Berlin tomorrow. Next week will be the opening  of Things Fall Apart, Curated by Amy Stein at Pool gallery. So excited to be apart of this show which also features the work of Robin Schwartz, Zoe Strauss, Amy Stein, Juliana Beasley, Lisa Kereszi and Stacy Mehrfar. I can't wait! Will also be stopping by Paris Photo next weekend.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Where I'm Calling From

Krowswork Logo
is pleased to present

Where I'm Calling From

featuring videos by Dale HoytJan Peacock
Anna Shteynshleyger, and Regina Clarkinia

and photography by Justine Reyes

Reception for the artists, Friday, November 5th, 5-9
exhibition on view October 29th-November 27th

"I won't raise my voice. Not even if she starts something.
She'll ask me where I'm calling from, and I'll have to tell her.
I won't say anything about New Year's resolutions.
There's no way to make a joke out of this."                  
-Raymond Carver, "Where I'm Calling From"

"Where I'm calling from" until relatively recently was a static
notion; the phone you were using was stationary, and more
often than not you were phoning from home to someone else
in their home. Now, the cell phone's mobility, and our general
mobility as a society, has shifted that reality and the question
of where you are calling from becomes more literal, just as it
obscures the surety of notions of "home." Each of the video
works in this exhibition employs the phone as the potent,
elliptical tool that it is and explores its simultaneous relationship
to both place and placelessness, home and distance from home.
The photography by Reyes makes palpable the honest yearning
of place through her revelatory portraits of her mother and uncle
in their home and in hotel rooms in various locales from her
series "Home, Away From Home."
Krowswork Gallery 480 23rd St. Oakland, CA 94612

Foto Week DC

I am proud to have my work included in 100 Portraits / 100 Photographers

Selections from the Archive Produced by Andy Adams and Larissa Leclair


As an added fine art component to the NightGallery projections, this screening features 100 dynamic portraits from an exciting group of contemporary photographers in all stages of their careers, each selected from the digital archive on Our decision to highlight work from this website celebrates the role that a thriving online photography community plays in the discovery and dissemination of work produced by significant artists in the Internet Era. Contemporary photo culture is marked by a continuous flow of images online, and our aim is to take a moment to recognize some of the noteworthy photographs published in this ever-expanding archive over the past four years. In this context, projected several times larger than life, these portraits look back at us and embody a louder voice in the discourse of the gaze.


Amy Elkins /Amy Stein / Andreas Laszlo Konrath / Anna Bauer /Ben Handzo / Ben Huff /Betsy Schneider / Birthe Piontek / Bob Shamis / Bradley Peters / Brea Souders / Brian David Stevens / Brian Ulrich / Bronek Kozka / Caitlin Teal Price / Carl Wooley / Carrie Will / Chris Verene / Claire Beckett / Clayton Cotterell / Daniel Ramos / Daniel Shea / Darin Mickey / Dave Jordano / David Griggs /David Maisel / David Wright / Deborah Mitelstaedt / Dina Kantor / Dorothy Deiss / Doug Dubois / Elijah Gowin / Elizabeth Fleming / Eric Ogden / Eric Weeks / Finn O'Hara / Gloria Baker-Feinstein / Graham Miller / Hector Mediavilla / Jacob Koestler /Jaimie Warren / Jane Tam / Jason Florio / Jason Hanasik / Jen Davis /Jesse Burke / Jessica Todd Harper / Jon Feinstein / Joni Sternbach /Jorg Bruggeman / Justine Reyes / Justyna Badach / Katrina d'Autremont / Keliy Anderson-Staley / Lara Pannack / La Toya Ruby Frazier / Lydia Panas /Manjari Sharma / Mary Amor / Maureen Drennan / Mickey Kerr / Mikael Kennedy / Mikhael Subotzky / Molly Landreth / Mona Kuhn / Monika Merva / Myra Greene / Nadine Rovner /Nathalie Bothur / Noah Kalina / Philip Dembinski / Phil Toledano / Rachael Dunville / Rafal Milach / Sage Sohie / Robin Schwartz / Sage Sohier / Sara Code-Kroll / Sarah Small / Sarah Wilson / Shane Lavalette / Shawn Gust / Shen Wei / Simon Roberts / Sophia Wallace / Sophie Jacobson / Steffanie Halley /Stella Kalaw / Steve Giovinco / Stewart Simons / Susan Worsham / Suzanne Opton /Tamara Dean /Tealia Ellis-Ritter / Todd Hido / Victor Cobo /Wang Yi Fei / Will Steacy / Zoe Strauss / Zwelethu Mthethwa

Foto Week DC  Nov 6th-13th 2010

2 Shows, 1 Building. Opening Tomorrow at 111 Front St

Klompching Gallery presents Jim Naughten’s first solo exhibition in the United States, featuring photographs from Re-enactors.

In this body of work, Naughten has photographed some of the thousands of people, who step out of their daily lives to transform into historical characters from the First and Second World War.

Naughten has investigated the phenomena of re-enactment culture with a formal photographic rigour, that contributes to the role of photography in reinventing history. The portraits, themselves, are mostly three-quarter profile, from the legs up and with a stark, neutral backdrop. The striking detail of each image draws attention to the exactness of the costumes being worn and to the expressions of the subjects. Titled only with reference to nationality, unit and rank — nothing of the real lives of the individuals is revealed. The viewer is compelled to look and to wonder about who chooses to play a WWI Gunner, a US Medic or an SS Officer?

Inspired by Richard Avedon’s In The American West, Naughten has stripped away the context of the participants, heightening the sense of artifice. These flawless digital prints — that include tanks and battle scenes — chromatically echo photographs of the past, yet are undoubtedly contemporary.

Jo Ann Walters  Vanity + Consolation at Kris Graves Projects
Jo Ann Walters has been practicing photography since the early 1980's. This selection of exquisite color photographic portraits from Walters' series Vanity + Consolation were made between 1985 and the present. She has been described by seminal photographer William Eggleston as "one of the few independently original photographers working in color today.” These original color prints have never been exhibited in New York. Walters uses her small blue-collar hometown, Alton, Illinois, as her continuing inspiration. Approaching her subjects through the eyes of an insider with all of the ambiguities and contradictions this implies. Walters observes the intimate moments of the women, girls, children, and families pictured within the confines of the domestic space, Walters examines the complexities and forcefulness of inner life.

Both shows run November 4th - December 18th. Join me at the openings tomorrow evening from 6-8pm.  Click here for directions.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Senate Arts Vote

Did you ever make the Honor Roll as a student? Being recognized for being in the top of your class – what an accomplishment! Well, our U.S. Senators brought home their grades and although they weren’t graded on their paintings or musical scales, some managed to make the arts Honor Roll.

The Arts Action Fund graded the members of the U.S. Senate on their support for the arts just like on those report cards that you used to bring home - except we used criteria like voting in support of the arts, joining the Senate Arts Caucus, and more. Senators had three opportunities to vote on the arts during the past two years—from including the arts in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to supporting public art along our nation’s highways to ensuring museums received federal funds. Your senators had the chance to stand up for the arts and many of them rose to the occasion.

Whether they speak out in support of the arts, are aware of the economic role the arts play and the well-being they provide in their state, or simply quietly cast their vote, each of the thirteen Senators we have featured received an A+ to B+ on their support for the arts. And they aren’t the only ones – in fact there are thirty-seven who received a B+ or above on our Congressional Arts Report Card.

Sadly, there are also many who failed in their support of the arts. You can learn more about what it means to fail the arts and who these Senators are in the Dirty Dozen feature of the Congressional Arts Report Card.

Making the Honor Roll affects more than just those Senators who find their names there. Acing the arts as a Senator means supporting the arts for the whole country. It is the support of the arts at the federal level that helps the arts in your community, and communities across the country thrive.

Take a moment to let these Senators know that while they might not receive a gold star for their A grade like they once did, their support is noticed. Share the Honor Roll via Twitter or Facebook with the links below and help get the word out. Or go one step further and support the arts year round by lending your voice to the growing grassroots movement for the arts in America.

View the grades for all members of the Senate.

View the Dirty Dozen.

View Same State, Different Story.