Tag: Univeristy of New Mexico

February 8th & 19th, Albuquerque: Opening Reception & Artist Talk: Martin Stupich “Remnants of the First World”


© 2013 Martin Stupich

University of New Mexico Art Museum
Opening Reception for Martin Stupich, Remnants of the First World
Friday, February 8, 2013, 5:00-7:00 pm
Artist Talk on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

“We build and shape our landscapes and terrains—gardens, bridges, truck stops, quarries, canals and dams—to suit both our physical and emotional desires. Yet this is not without consequences. This exhibition presents a selection of potent images from a larger body of work that Martin Stupich has explored and recorded since the 1970s. These images of some of our most ambitious, often permanent structures are breathtaking to behold yet also pose questions about what it is we are leaving behind as the “remnants” of our culture and time. As the photographer has remarked “These remnants of the first world are the evidence, the trail of clues we leave as we plow ahead….” Stupich clearly works within a historical sphere which harks back to the nineteenth-century and includes some of the great camera artists of that era such as Timothy O’Sullivan, Carleton Watkins and Darius Kinsey.”

The exhibition is located in the Van Daren Coke Gallery and will be on display February 19 – May 25, 2013.
Martin Stupich will give an artist talk at the museum on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 5:30 pm.

UNM Art Museum
Albuquerque, New Mexico  [map]

March 6th, Albuquerque: Artist Talk by Joel Peter-Witkin

University of New Mexico Art Museum
Artist Talk by Joel Peter-Witkin, Matter Into Spirit

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public (suggested donation of $5).

Joel Peter-Witkin (American, b. 1939) remains one of the most innovative and controversial living photographers who is best known for his provocative tableaux that are highly symbolic amalgamations and contemporary versions of the medieval tradition of the momento mori; that is, images that serve to remind the viewer of her/his own mortality. Witkin’s oeuvre is distinguished, perhaps like no other in the international pantheon of vanguard photography, through his constructed versions of heaven and hell, suffering and deliverance, morbidity and beauty laced with Christian iconography and pagan myth. The aura of the photographs are enhanced by deliberate manipulation of the surface to make them appear aged, an act that comments on the nature of the photographic image by calling into question its permanency.”

The Art Museum is located in the Center for the Arts, UNM Main Campus [map].
Paid parking available in Structure accessed at Central and Stanford.

February 21st, Albuquerque: Artist Talk by Danny Lyon “The End of the Age of Photography”

© 2012 Danny Lyon

University of New Mexico Art Museum
Artist Talk by Danny LyonThe End of the Age of Photography
Wednesday, February 21, 2012 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public ($5 suggested donation).
Book signing to follow.

Danny Lyon (American, b. 1942) is recognized as one of the most original and influential photographers in America. A pioneer of the photographic genre of ‘New Journalism,’ Lyon works by immersing himself alongside the life of his subjects. In this way, he has produced major bodies of work in situ including the notorious series, The Bikeriders (1967), in which he became a member of the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle club; and, receiving unprecedented access to death-row inmates at the Walls Unit in Huntsville, Texas, he recorded the environs of “lifers,” in Conversations with the Dead (1971). His current project has centered upon “Occupy” rallies in Oakland, New York, and Albuquerque.

Over the last forty years, Lyon has created numerous bodies of groundbreaking work, highly collectible photo books and films. His photography has been featured in major, solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and, the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona. He has received two Guggenheim Fellowships for photography and filmmaking, a Rockefeller Fellowship, and ten National Endowment for the Arts awards. He is the founding member of the photography group, Bleak Beauty.”

This lecture is being presented in conjunction with the exhibition Reconsidering the Photographic Masterpiece on view until July 2012.

Location:  The Art Museum is located in the Center for the Arts, UNM Main Campus  [map]
Parking:  Paid parking available in Structure accessed at Central and Stanford

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