“Alejandra Regalado‘s project, In Reference To is a photographic project about Mexican female immigrants across the U.S. In Reference To explores issues of cultural identity, femininity and the relationship between these themes and personal objects. When completed in 2014, In Reference To will be a five-part series: New York, Idaho & Oregon, Texas, Illinois and California. Each will feature 100 Mexican women who immigrated to the United States at different points in their lives, alongside the 100 personal objects each woman chose to represent their most personal connection to Mexico and the lives they left behind when they immigrated to the U.S.” To learn more about this project read The Blue Review’s article.
The exhibition will be on view October 27, 2013 – February 7, 2014.
571 – 575 Walton Avenue
(btwn 149 & 150th St, one block west of the Grand Concourse)
Bronx, New York
October 24th, Portland: Talk by Shelley Socolofsky “Artist Reproductions: Textiles and the Analogue to Digital”
Blue Sky Gallery
Talk by Shelley Socolofsky: Artist Reproductions: Textiles and the Analogue to Digital
Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Free and open to the public.
“In this lecture, Shelley Socolofsky will talk about the long history of translating artist’s work into textiles, including the origin of the innovative Jacquard loom used to create Chuck Close’s remarkable Tapestries on display at Blue Sky this month.
Shelley Socolofsky is an artist and educator living and working in Portland. Informed by long histories of textile production with its orientations to pattern, decoration, and association with ‘low arts,’ her work explores the material, conceptual, and poetic nuances of craft through a hybrid practice incorporating both digital technology and analogue hand processes.”
Blue Sky Gallery
122 NW 8th Avenue
October 27th, Dayton, OH: Opening Reception & Gallery Talk for “The Fixed Shadow: A Juried Photography Exhibition of Camera-less Images”
Wright State University | Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries
The Fixed Shadow: A Juried Photography Exhibition of Camera-less Images
Opening Reception & Gallery Talk with Carol Panaro-Smith & James Hajicek
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 3:00-5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.
“From October 27 – December 8, 2013 the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries will present selected works by artists from across the United States. The works use camera-less photographic processes. Among the processes used are photograms, scanograms, lumen prints, chemigrams, and photogenic drawings: all of which describe methods where light is used to capture an image directly onto a surface.
Exhibition jurors and featured artists Carol Panaro-Smith and James Hajicek have been working with camera-less photographic processes throughout their careers. Their collaborative photogenic drawings of organic materials beautifully engage themes of serendipity and impermanence.
On Sunday October 27, 2013 jurors Carol Panaro-Smith and James Hajicek will be presenting a gallery talk from 3:00-4:00 in the Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries. An opening reception will follow from 4:00 P.M. until 5:30 P.M.”
The galleries are ocated in A132 Creative Arts Center on the main campus of Wright State University.
Santa Fe University of Art & Design
Artist talk by Martin Stupich and Jamey Stillings, In/Visible Borders: New Mexico Photographers
Thursday, October 24, 2013, 6:00-8:00 pm
Free and open to the public.
“Photographers Martin Stupich and Jamey Stillings speak about industrial landscapes in this special lecture held in conjunction with the Marion Center’s In/Visible Borders: New Mexico Photographers exhibition. Both speakers are exhibiting in the show.
In/Visible Borders examines the contemporary Southwestern landscape in terms of the cultural, political, and economic realities of life in the 21st century along the borderlands between the United States and Mexico. The exhibition also investigates the organic borderlands between cultures and economic status that define the state of New Mexico and the greater Southwest.
The exhibition will be on view until Friday, Dec. 13. The complementary exhibition at the Community Gallery will open on Nov. 22 and run through Feb. 21, 2014.”
Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Tipton Hall
1600 St. Michael’s Drive (just east of Cerrillos Drive) on the University campus
Santa Fe, New Mexico
“Photography has become one of the most dynamic and talked-about fields in the contemporary art world. Whether you are a seasoned collector or just starting out, PhotoBid 2013 is a fun, welcoming event where you can mingle with people who share a passion for photography and bring home an original work of art – all for a great cause!
Organized by INFOCUS, the photography support organization of Phoenix Art Museum, and curated by Dr. Rebecca Senf, the Norton Family Curator of Photography at the Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum, PhotoBid 2013 features more than 50 signed limited-edition prints and books by acclaimed photographers from throughout Arizona and the United States. Collectors have the opportunity to bid on these museum-quality photographic prints, which include landscapes, portraits, still lifes and abstractions spanning a diverse variety of media – from black-and-white to color, and from traditional to digital – with a range of prices for every budget.
PhotoBid 2013 auction items may be viewed in person Oct. 5 to 18 at Phoenix Art Museum’s Norton Photography Gallery. Bids may be placed online starting Aug. 15 and in person at the PhotoBid 2013 silent auction on Friday, Oct. 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guests at the silent auction will enjoy live music, appetizers and a cash bar. The event also features a raffle with tickets priced at just $20 and extraordinary prizes such as signed, limited-edition photographs and books.
Admission to the silent auction is $25 and includes a complimentary cocktail and raffle ticket. Purchase tickets here.”
A preview exhibition can viewed at the Phoenix Art Museum, Norton Photography Gallery or online here.
Phoenix Art Musem
Norton Photography Gallery
Central Ave and McDowell Ave
October 18th, Daytona Beach: Artist Talk, Book Signing & Reception for Rebecca Norris Webb “My Dakota”
“In 2005, I set out to photograph my home state of South Dakota, a sparsely populated frontier state on the Great Plains with more buffalo, pronghorn, coyotes, mule deer, ring-necked pheasants, and prairie dogs than people. It’s a landscape dominated by space and silence and solitude, by brutal wind and extreme weather. I was trying to capture a more intimate and personal view of the West. I was trying to capture what all that space feels like to someone who grew up there. A year into the project, however, everything changed. One of my brothers died unexpectedly. For months, one of the few things that eased my unsettled heart was the landscape of South Dakota. It seemed all I could do was drive through the badlands and prairies and photograph. I began to wonder: Does loss have its own geography?” – Rebecca Norris Webb
Registration is limited and open until October 10th or until filled. Cost: $100.
Magnum Photos has produced some of the most memorable images of the last century, shaping history and revolutionizing photography’s influence on modern culture.
This symposium at the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin brings together photographers, curators, and historians to discuss the ways in which Magnum Photos has continually reinvented itself from the moment of its founding. Twelve Magnum photographers, including Christopher Anderson, Bruno Barbey, Michael Christopher Brown, Jim Goldberg, Josef Koudelka, Alex Majoli, Susan Meiselas, Mark Power, Moises Saman, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Alec Soth, and Chris Steele-Perkins, as well as Magnum CEO Giorgio Psacharopulo are scheduled to appear in panel discussions with a focus on the cooperative’s evolution and future. Panel moderators include Kristen Lubben, Curator and Associate Director of Exhibitions at the International Center of Photography, New York; Anne Wilkes Tucker, Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; David Little, Curator of Photography and New Media at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Stuart Alexander, Independent Curator and International Specialist, Photographs, Christie’s, New York; and Jessica S. McDonald, Nancy Inman and Marlene Nathan Meyerson Curator of Photography at the Ransom Center.
The symposium keynote address will be delivered on Friday, October 25 by Fred Ritchin, Professor of Photography and Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and co-director of Pixel Press and the NYU/Magnum Foundation Photography and Human Rights educational program.”
This symposium is being held in conjunction with the Harry Ransom Center’s exhibition Radical Transformation: Magnum Photos Into the Digital Age.
Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin
300 West 21st Street
“Mark Klett is a photographer interested in the intersection of cultures, landscapes and time. His background includes working as a geologist before turning to photography.
Klett has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Japan/US Friendship Commission. Klett’s work has been exhibited and published in the United States and internationally for over thirty years, and his work is held in over eighty museum collections worldwide. He is the author/co-author of fifteen books.”
200 East Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University | Photographic Resource Center
Opening Reception: Vivian Maier: A Woman’s Lens
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 4:00-7:00 pm
Free and open to the public.
“Since the discovery of her negatives in a Chicago storage locker in 2007, Vivian Maier (1926-2009) has garnered international attention for her poignant street photography, almost none of which she printed during her lifetime. Including street scenes from Chicago and New York in the 50s and 60s, as well as striking self-portraits, Vivian Maier: A Woman’s Lens will be the first showing of the mysterious photographer’s work in the Greater Boston area. Don’t miss this opportunity to view a rare talent whose rich, and little-known, life story is still unfolding.”
Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University
515 South Street
Waltham, Massachusetts [map]
In conjunction with the exhibition:
“Unearthed Treasures: The Street Photography of Vivian Maier
A slide lecture by WSRC Scholar Karin Rosenthal
Tuesday, October 15 from 12:30 – 2 pm
Photographer and exhibition co-curator Karin Rosenthal will discuss Maier’s style and vision, placing her in the context of other photographers of her era, and will examine some of the complex issues surrounding Maier’s life and work.
Vivian Maier’s Fractured Archive: A Woman’s Story
A slide presentation by Pamela Bannos
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 6:30 pm
After receiving privileged access to 20,000 Vivian Maier images, including her earliest known work, Paul Bannos–Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Department of Art Theory & Practice, Northwestern University–elucidates how Maier’s disjointed archive complicates our reading of her life and motivations. This presentation will explore a paradoxical life and its messy aftermath, and examine the emergence of Maeier’s lifelong passion through eyes other than her own.”
“FotoFocus welcomes Artist Laura Letinsky to the next session of the biannual FotoFocus Lecture and Visiting Artist Series. Laura Letinsky’s work has been published in four monographs and exhibited internationally in London, Germany, Italy, Canada and throughout the United States. Her work can be found in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; J.P. Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Hermes Collection, Paris; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and others. While influenced by traditional Dutch, Flemish and Italian still-life paintings, her work moves to a more challenging notion of content, form and beauty. Ms. Letinsky currently serves as Professor of Art at the University of Chicago, Department of Visual Arts.”
Cincinnati Art Museum’s Fath Auditorium
953 Eden Park Drive