MVS Musts

Midwest exhibitions not to be missed! Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Rapid City

Hitting the road?  These solo exhibitions feature work by Rebecca Norris Webb, Tom Arndt and Martin Parr; listed in order of closing dates for these and companion shows.  Enjoy the ride!

ENDS AUGUST 5th: Milwaukee, featuring Minneapolis’ own TOM ARNDT at the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University   “NYC July 4, 1981 Photographs by Tom Arndt”

From the exhibition website:

“On the night of July 4, 1981, photographer Tom Arndt came upon what he referred to as a “wall of sound” as he entered New York City’s Little Italy and Chinatown. He saw garbage cans doused in gasoline, set aflame, and exploding with fireworks as people ran through the rain-soaked streets. The series of photographs Arndt took capture the intensity of the night’s celebration of Independence Day, while simultaneously emitting a strange disconnect from the specifics of time and place. The photographs have an uneasy resemblance to contemporary images of urban warfare and ask the viewer to reconcile the duality of celebrating freedom versus fighting for freedom.”   57 images are featured on the website.

 

ENDS AUGUST 5th: NP6 – MARTIN PARR at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, part of the “NEW PICTURES” exhibition series.   From the exhibition website:

“As part of our “New Pictures” series devoted to innovation in contemporary photography, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts invited British photographer Martin Parr to cross the pond and shoot photos covering the wealth of winter activities in Minnesota, from pond hockey to ice fishing.

The results of his endeavor are on view in his exhibition, “New Pictures 6: Martin Parr,” opening April 20 in the Linda and Lawrence Perlman Gallery (262).

See a video “Frozen Face of Minnesota” featuring Martin Parr here:  “Renowned British photographer Martin Parr spent a January weekend documenting our relationship with something that we slip, skate, ski and fish on, but seldom think about seriously: Minnesota ice.”

 

Ends SEPTEMBER 1: “The Sports Show” Companion exhibition co-curated by TOM ARNDT

“This exhibition features sports as part of everyday life in Minnesota from the late 19th century to the present day.  It features a wide range of images of people, places, and games that capture the spirit of Minnesota’s history.”  Co-curated by photographer TOM ARNDT.

PARTICIPATE IN THE EXHIBITION:  Upload your favorite sports pictures to “The Sports Show: Sports Memories” Flickr group

ENDS OCTOBER 13:  The Dahl Art Center in Rapid City, South Dakota hosts “My Dakota” by Rebecca Norris Webb, featuring the work showcased in her recent (and very moving) book of the same name (Radius Books, 2012).      From the exhibition website:

“Does loss have its own geography? Norris Webb set out to photograph her home state, a place she loved in all its complexity. That spring everything changed with the unexpected death of her brother. One of the few things that eased this artist’s heart was the many landscapes of South Dakota.

For the past decade, Rebecca Norris Webb has been exploring the complicated relationship between people and the natural world.  In her series, MY DAKOTA, this relationship is ever present despite the fact that there are little to no people in her photographs.  Additionally, this series deals with loss, giving it a quiet, contemplative quality.  According to Webb,

“My Dakota started out as a photographic exploration of South Dakota, the sparsely populated state where I grew up, and a place – to quote the Nebraskan photographer Wright Morris – where the Great Plains “…. grew up in you.” A year later my brother died unexpectedly and My Dakota also became a photographic elegy for him. For me, My Dakota is about being broken by grief and, simultaneously, opened by grief. Ultimately, My Dakota is about the mysterious relationship between loss and landscape, the restless wanderings of grief, and the solace of badlands and wide open spaces.”

Originally a poet, Webb has shown her photographic work internationally, including at the George Eastman House Museum and Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York. Her first book, The Glass Between Us, was published in 2006, and her second book, Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba (with Alex Webb), was published in 2009. Her photographs are in the collections of the George Eastman House Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. An exhibition of the Violet Isle work (with Alex Webb) was shown at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston from May 2011 to January 2012. My Dakota is Rebecca’s third book, which will be exhibited at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City, South Dakota, Summer and Fall 2012, and then travel to the North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks.”

RELATED PROGRAMMING:

Finding Your Vision with Alex Webb + Rebecca Norris Webb
Public Slide Talk
 | Friday, October 5 | 7 – 9pm
sponsored by the SD Festival of Books and SD Humanities Council

Photography Workshop | Oct 5, 6 & 7
Photography workshop with Rebecca in October. Click HERE for more info.

Companion exhibition ends AUGUST 8th:  “The Rapid City Flood: Remembrance + Renewal” As part of the citywide commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the flood of 1972, the Rapid City Arts Council coordinated a collaborative exhibit project with the Dakota Artists Guild.

This project is designed to give voice to our community of visual artists in the way they communicate best.

Interview with W.M. Hunt

Today, at Length magazine posted a wonderful interview with W.M. Hunt by Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching.  The interview can be found here.  Go read it now, it is a must.

October 22nd, Tucson: ‘Who Shot Rock and Roll’ Opening Events

Center for Creative Photography | Tucson Museum of Art | Tucson Rocks!
Saturday, October 22, 2011

This Saturday is all about Rock and Roll in Tucson with the exhibition Who Shot Rock and Roll: A Photographic History 1955 to the Present opening at the Tucson Museum of Art.  With lectures at CCP and a party at the museum, this will surely be an opening reception to remember.  These events are part of the Tucson Rocks! city wide fall events focused on Rock and Roll and the arts.  The exhibition will be up at TMA from October 23rd to January 15, 2012. Hope you can make it out and Party Like a Rock Star.

CCP Auditorium – 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Rock the Date: Lecture and Book Signing

1:00, Artist talk by Lynn Goldsmith
“Goldsmith plunged into the music scene in the late 1960s, filming concerts, directing documentaries, songwriting, photographing, and befriending some of the artists she photographed. Goldsmith gives us the insider’s view of the musicians at the center of punk, alternative, commercial pop and the exclusive world of the super stars of rock. Her portraits of music legends including The Police, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Kiss, Keith Richards, and Bruce Springsteen, reflect her personal experiences and are notable for their intimacy and humor.” Goldsmith’s work is currently up at Etherton Gallery with Baron Wolman for the exhibition Rockin’ the Desert.

2:00, Lecture by Exhibition Curator, Gail Buckland
“Distinguished Visiting Professor Gail Buckland is the former Olympus Visiting Professor of the History of Photography at The Cooper Union, New York City where she has taught since 1979. In 1991 she held the Nobel Chair in Art and Cultural History at Sarah Lawrence College. She has also taught at Columbia College, Chicago and Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. These lectures will be followed by a book signing.

Tucson Museum of Art  – 8:00 pm to midnight
Art After Dark: Party Like a Rockstar

Admission: $10 | free for museum members

For the party there will be: a karaoke lounge, guitar pick making, live screen printing by the Gloo Factory, Guitar Hero ‘jam out’ station, Omer Kreso’s photo booth, Heather Woodrich – live VJ’ing, cash bars, café a la c’art, satyr entertainment, and a costume contest.  Plus: The Modeens, guest DJ’s Angie Bowie & Chick Casman, and Silverfox.

Directions to the Tucson Museum of Art and the Center for Creative Photography.

October 28th, NYC: Legal & Business Bootcamp for Arts Professional

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Legal & Business Bootcamp for Arts Professionals
Friday, October 28, 2011, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

“This Bootcamp will cover the legal and business issues that affect individual artists of all arts disciplines and individuals within arts institutions.

Sessions will include:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Contract Essentials and Negotiation Skills
  • For-Profit, Non-Profit, Fiscal Sponsorship Models
  • Considerations for Documentary and Fact-Based Projects

Who Should Attend
Individual artists of all arts disciplines and individuals within arts institutions. Cultural organizations, recently admitted attorneys, and other professionals who represent artists should also benefit from this program.

Fees
Artists and Arts Organization Representatives:
$149 Artists and Students | $250 Arts Organizations | $250 YAM’s and All You Can Learn Pass Holders

Lawyers
$325 All Lawyers

For their financial aid policy and application, click here.
Registration must be completed by October 27th; registration will not be accepted at the event. Click here to download the registration form.”

The session will be held at:
Herrick, Feinstein LLP
2 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10016  [map]

October 12-16, Chicago: Filter Photo Festival

Filter Photo Festival
October 12-16, 2011

The Filter Photo Festival in Chicago started today.  They have many great workshops, lectures, portfolio reviews and exhibitions planned for the weekend.  If you are in the area, you must make it out to some of the festivities if not all.  Many lectures are free and open to the public; see the calendar of events for details.  Also, there are a few single portfolio reviews still available, click here.

MVS will also be participating in the Festival by leading a panel discussion, participating in the portfolio reviews on Saturday & Sunday, and giving a lecture on Sunday.

Panel Discussion: Standing Out From the Rest: Presenting Your Work to Industry Professionals
Thursday, October 14th
The panel discussion will begin after Anthony Bannon’s lecture on Siskind and Callahan which starts at 4:00.
Panelists include: Catherine Edelman, Karen Irvine, Nathan Mason, , and Nicole RadjaDetails »

Lecture: To Be Published or Self-Publish? Options for Artists
Sunday, October 16th at 6:00 pm

MVS will discuss both traditional publishing and self-publishing options available today towards helping you determine which path is right for you and your project.  Details »

Deadline October 19th: The Print Center 86th Annual International Competition: Photography

The Print Center
86th Annual International Competition: Photography
Juror: Jennifer Blessing, Curator of Photography, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Deadline: Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fees: $45 | $60 outside US | $5 for members, for 5 images
For non-members the submission fee includes a 1 year membership to the Print Center

About
“The Print Center’s Annual International Competition is one of the most prestigious and oldest competitions in the United States. Alternating yearly between printmaking and photography, it provides a unique opportunity for local, national and international artists to compete in a forum which emphasizes individual talent and expressiveness. The Print Center is particularly interested in highlighting artists who utilize photography in intriguing ways, both in terms of content of the imagery and process in which it was made. Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic practice are encouraged to enter.

Awards + Prizes
A purchase award for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, up to $3,000 in purchase, cash and material prizes and a two-year contract from The Print Center Gallery Store. Selected artists included in the online exhibition are eligible to receive all awards. Three artists will be chosen to mount solo exhibitions at The Print Center, which will take place January – March, 2013; those artists will receive a $200 honorarium. (Pending funding, especially for international artists, this amount may increase.)

Online Exhibition
An online exhibition on The Print Center’s website will highlight the selected artists and will include all images submitted by those artists, biographical information and links to artists’ own websites. A group of ten finalists will have more extensive information on the site, with additional images and supporting commentary from the juror and/or The Print Center’s Curator.

Eligibility
The competition is open to all artists. All forms of art are acceptable as long as photography is a critical component of the work. Work submitted must have been completed in the last three years. Up to five images may be submitted and only one entry per person.

Submissions are accepted online only at Slide Room.

October 7th, Edinboro, PA: Opening Reception for “Honoring Insight” work by LaToya Ruby Frazier and Kathe Kowalski

Bruce Gallery at Edinboro University
Work by Kathe Kowalski and LaToya Ruby Frazier,  Honoring Insight: The Impact of Kathe Kowalski
Opening Reception: Friday, October 7, 2011, 5:00-7:00 pm
The exhibition will be on view until October 27, 2011

“This exhibition pairs LaToya Ruby Frazier‘s work with that of one of her Edinboro mentors, the late Kathe Kowalski who greatly influenced Frazier as a student. The deeply personal narrative style that Kowalski imparted to Frazier is evident in the interplay of the photos of each artist. Selections from Kowalski’s estate come courtesy of the Erie Art Museum. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog from Bruce Gallery Press.”

Bruce Gallery
215 Meadville Street
Doucette Hall
Edinboro, Pennsylvania 16444  [map]

October 12th, NYC: Unseen in “The Unseen Eye” with Susan Bright and W.M. Hunt

Aperture Foundation and the School of Visual Arts
Unseen in “The Unseen Eye”: An Evening
with Susan Bright and W. M. Hunt
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Admission: Free and open to the public

“Author, curator and faculty member Susan Bright interviews author, curator, collector and fellow faculty member Bill Hunt about his new book The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious (Aperture 2011). In addition to the book, their conversation focuses on photographs and ideas that didn’t make it into The Unseen Eye, Hunt’s life as a collector and the passion he has for photography as a non-practioner.”

School of Visual Arts Theatre
333 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)
New York, New York

October 6th, NYC: An Evening with Diane Arbus and Marvin Israel

Aperture Foundation and the School of Visual Arts
An Evening with Diane Arbus and Marvin Israel
Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 7:30 pm
Admission: Free and open to the public

“On the 40th anniversary of the artist’s death, SVA and Aperture present A Slide Show and Talk by Diane Arbus, a rare screening of a historic 1970 slide presentation given by the legendary photographer Diane Arbus where she discusses her work and her motivations. The presentation will be accompanied by a screening of the short documentary Who is Marvin Israel? (2005), an examination of the life of designer Marvin Israel, a friend of Arbus and an influence in her work.”

School of Visual Arts Theatre
333 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)
New York, New York

September 30th-October 2nd, NYC: NY Art Book Fair | Preview September 29th

Printed Matter, Inc. presents NY Art Book Fair
Preview: September 29, 2011, 6:00-9:00 pm
September 30 – October 2, 2011, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm daily

Free and open to the public.

“Printed Matter, Inc. presents the sixth annual NY Art Book Fair. A preview will be held on the evening of Thursday, September 29th. Free and open to the public, and featuring more than 200 exhibitors, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, contemporary art catalogs and monographs, art periodicals, and artists’ zines. Exhibitors include international presses, booksellers, antiquarian dealers, artists and independent publishers from more than twenty countries.”

Follow these links to see the schedule of events and the exhibitor list.

MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue
Long Island City, New York  [map]

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