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October 9th, Dayton: Lecture by Elena Dorfman

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©2014 Elena Dorfman

Wright State University, Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries
Lecture by Elena Dorfman
Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm

“Renowned photographer Elena Dorfman will be delivering a lecture on her work, which is included in the current Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries exhibition EXPOSURE: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography. There will be a reception in the Galleries following the lecture until 7:00 p.m.”

Wright State University
Creative Arts Center, room M252
Dayton, OH  [directions]

“The exhibition and lecture are supported by the College of Liberal Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, and CELIA. The EXPOSURE exhibition is also part of 2014 FOTOFOCUS Biennial, a Cincinnati based, month-long celebration of photography and lens-based art.”

October 8-12, Cincinnati: FotoFocus Biennial 2014 Lectures & Performances

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FotoFocus Biennial 2014
Memorial Hall Program
October 8-12, 2014

“FotoFocus Biennial 2014 is a month-long celebration of photography and lens-based art. Centered around historic Washington Park, the Biennial 2014 features special exhibitions and five days of lectures, panel discussions, screenings and performances in and around Memorial Hall on October 8–12.”

The Memorial Hall Program of events includes film screenings of Vivian Maier: A Quiet Pursuit and Somewhere to Disappear, With Alec Soth, a conversation between Elena Dorfman and Alice Gray Stites, a forum on Street Photography, a performance by John Waters, This Filthy World, and so much more.  For the full list of programing visit www.fotofocusbiennial.org/memorial-hall-program.

Tickets are required to attend Memorial Hall events ($15 Student | $25 Regular), you can purchase them here.

Memorial Hall
1225 Elm Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 [map]

FotoFocus is month long celebration and there are many other lectures, panel discussions, and exhibitions participating in FotoFocus throughout the month of October that are free and open to the public.  Visit www.fotofocusbiennial.org/participating-venues for the complete list of events.

October 5th, Dayton: Reception for “EXPOSURE: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography”

Wright State University, Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries
EXPOSURE: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography

Curated by Tracy Longely-Cook and Joy Hyatt
Exhibition reception: Sunday, October 5, 3:00-5:30 p.m.

“Exposure highlights over 70 photographs by world-class artists presenting a wide breadth of aesthetic, conceptual and technical approaches to the medium. This diverse selection of images showcase a comprehensive range of subjects, processes and themes relating to social and cultural issues, race and gender, as well as traditions and movements within the last 60 years of the photographic genre. In addition to exhibiting photographs from the Stein Galleries’ permanent collection, supplemental works are on loan from The Dayton Art Institute, Aileron, Sara M. and Michelle Vance Waddell of Cincinnati, and Ben Montague and Jenn Farrington of Dayton.

The exhibition will be on view until October 12, 2014.

Wright State University
Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries
Dayton, Ohio

The Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries is pleased to be a participating venue with the 2014 FOTOFOCUS Biennial, a Cincinnati based month-long celebration of photography and lens-based art. FOTOFOCUS features special exhibitions, lectures, panel discussions, screenings, and performances during the month of October. For additional information please visit www.fotofocusbiennial.org.”

July 11th, Yellow Springs, OH: Reception and Artitst Talk by Stephen Marc

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Reception and Artist Talk by Stephen Marc
Friday, July 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Stephen Marc will discuss his use of archival documents and images as well as extensive research in his creative process. Marc constructs compelling layered narratives made up of his panoramic photographs of historical landscapes interwoven with found remnants of the past—racially charged caricatures and cartoons, trade cards, illustrations and slave documents. The results are challenging, visually charged images of the places and remnants of the African Diaspora. In his artist statement, Marc writes, “My work is an interpretive relocation of, and commentary on, the limited representations and accounts of the black experience, into the early years of the 20th century, that were usually defined from outside the community. My intent is to allow the haunting of the past to symbolically resurface providing a layered contextualization of what was…”

Marc is one of two highly established artists invited to anchor the current exhibition, Unpacking the Archives: Frameworks for Change—Activate Now!, co-curated by Dennie Eagleson, former creative director of the Herndon Gallery, and Raewyn Martyn, visiting professor of visual arts at Antioch College.”

Antioch College, Herndon Gallery
South Hall Morgan Place
Yellow Springs, Ohio

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 Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, Ohio  [map]

The galleries are ocated in A132 Creative Arts Center on the main campus of Wright State University.

October 2012, Cincinnati: FotoFocus Month of Photography

FotoFocus Cincinnati
October 2012
30+ Days | 50+ Venues | 500+ Artists

The exhibition openings, lectures, and book signings are too great to re-list in this blog.  To see the activities planned in Cincinnati and some in Dayton throughout the month of October, please visit their website: fotofocuscincinnati.org.

“FotoFocus, a nonprofit arts organization, champions the ubiquity of photography and its important role in contemporary culture. FotoFocus recaptures the spirit of Cincinnati’s legacy as an epicenter of art production and creative exchange, and seeks to revitalize that spirit for the 21st century. Acting as a catalyst for institutional collaboration and community engagement, FotoFocus organizes a month-long biennial celebration spotlighting independently programmed exhibitions of historical and contemporary photography and lens-based art.

Launching in October 2012, with many of the showcased exhibitions continuing beyond, the FotoFocus biennial presents an unprecedented opportunity to learn about and experience the diverse currents of photography. FotoFocus brings together museums, galleries, and universities showcasing world-renowned artists and national and regional standouts. Pop-up venues, community art centers, and other grass roots organizations explore current trends in photography with exhibitions featuring the work of emerging talents and students.”

April 12th, Akron: Artist Talk by Bea Nettles

© 2012 Bea Nettles

Akron Museum of Art
Artist Talk by Bea Nettles
Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 6:30 pm
Free and open to the public: Reservations required.
Book signing at 6:00 pm

“The photographs of Bea Nettles often depict the artist’s intimate family life, yet they also speak to the broad ideas of what it means to be a mother, teacher and artist, which she describes as her greatest roles. The focus of this exhibition, a survey of the museum’s collection of Nettles’ photographs, is the artist’s use of autobiographical imagery, animated by her experimental processes.

Many of her images contain metaphoric views of domesticity and motherhood. This poetic approach is apparent throughout her career with the inclusion of text in images, inventive bookmaking and self-publishing. The museum’s collection also contains works made from Polaroids, etchings and digital and dye transfer prints, all of which are gifts of the artist.”

This talk is being presented in conjunction with her exhibition, String of Hearts: Photographs by Bea Nettles, on view until July 22, 2012.

Akron Art Museum
1 South High
Akron, Ohio 44308  [map]

February 22nd, Cincinnati: Artist Talk by Uta Barth

© 2012 Uta Barth

FOTOFOCUS Lecture Series
Artist Talk by Uta Barth
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Admission: Free and open to the public, parking is $4.  Reservations not required.
Reception to follow.

“Uta Barth is internationally recognized for images bordering on painterly abstraction. The artist renders blurred backgrounds, cropped frames, and the natural qualities of light to capture incidental and fleeting moments which exist almost exclusively within our periphery. With deliberate disregard for both the conventional photographic subject and the point and shoot role of the camera, Barth’s work deconstructs the conventions of visual representation, calling attention to the limits of the human eye.”

Cincinnati Art Museum, Fath Auditorium
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202  [map]

March 26th to August 14th, Cleveland: “Contemporary Landscape Photography”

Contemporary Landscape Photography
The Cleveland Museum of Art
On view from March 26 to August 14, 2011
East wing, photography galleries  [map]

© Christine Laptuta

“Since the 1960s, contemporary photographers pursuing the landscape as subject matter have predominantly used two conceptual approaches. One is epitomized by the iconic landscapes of Ansel Adams, who sought out pristine views of the natural landscape—rivers, mountains, valleys, orchards, deserts, and the sea in the western United States—all presented with clarity and enriched by his poetic vision and commitment to environmental conservation. The other style sought to balance the depiction of formal beauty with the desire to document humanity’s presence and intervention in the landscape. The pioneering photography of Robert Adams is a leading, articulate expression of that approach. This survey show featuring these two methods of recording the natural landscape is drawn from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s permanent collection, and contains some 40 images—many of them new to the collection.”

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