Tag: Will Steacy

September 14th, Pittsburgh: Gallery Talk & Reception for Will Steacy

© 2012 Will Steacy

Silver Eye Center for Photography
Gallery Talk & Artist Reception
No Job No Home No Peace No Rest an Installation by Will Steacy

Friday, September 14, 2012, 6:30-9:00 pm

“Presented against the backdrop of the 2012 election season, Will Steacy‘s new installation is both a chronicle and critique of a nation where a once-attainable “American Dream” has been replaced, for so many, by a desperate effort to survive.

At the heart of the exhibition (the title of which comes from a line in the Bruce Springsteen song The Ghost of Tom Joad) is Steacy’s 170-foot collage, which he dubs “The Beast.” A systematic, often eviscerating dissection of American policies and politics, the collage is made up of thousands of clippings from newspapers collected over the years, his own photographs and writings, and found objects. It is shown here for the first time in its entirety, along with thirty-two photographs from earlier and ongoing projects–Down These Mean Streets, All My Life I Have Had The Same Dream, and We Are All In This Together.”

The installation will be up from September 14 – December 15, 2012.

Silver Eye
1015 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Tel: 412.431.1810

April 22nd, NYC: Panel Discussion “Photographs Not Taken”

MoMA/PS1
Panel Discussion and Book Signing: Photographs Not Taken

Sunday, April 22, 2012 2:00-4:00 pm

“Join ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1 for a panel discussion and book signing for Photographs Not Taken, a fascinating collection of photographers’ essays about failed attempts to make a picture. Editor Will Steacy asked more than 60 photographers to abandon the conventional tools needed to make a photograph and instead make one using words. In each essay, the photograph has been stripped down to its barest and most primitive form: the idea behind it. Panelists include contributors Nina Berman, Gregory Halpern, Amy Stein, and editor Will Steacy, and the event is moderated by Daylight Publishing cofounders Taj Forer and Michael Itkoff.”

MoMA/PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, New York 11101  [map]
Tel: 718.784.2084

April 28th-30th, NYC: Will Steacy “48 HOURS” Artist Talk and Reception

© 2011 Will Steacy

Will Steacy, 48 HOURS

Artist Talk: Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 3:00 pm
Reception: Thursday, April 28, 2011, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

This show be up for 48 hours only from April 28 – 30, 2011

Michael Mazzeo Gallery
508 W. 26 St., Suite 318
New York, NY 10001  [map]

From the eblast:
“Deeply moved by headlines decrying the perils facing the nation, Steacy, a former union laborer,  packed his view camera and drove to Madison, Wisconsin to witness the heated confrontation between union workers and Governor Scott Walker. He spent 24 hours that night and the following day photographing events as they unfolded inside and around the capitol building, as the Governor prepared to sign the notorious bill restricting collective bargaining rights for union workers.

Shortly afterward, Steacy drove to Gary, Indiana, home to the first US Steel plant, and a city whose rise and fall has become a symbol of the plight of the American workforce. He photographed up and down Broadway, Gary’s main artery, documenting city institutions and local businesses, revealing the grim challenges that now face this once-vibrant city.

Photographed in 48 hours, Steacy’s understated, quietly seductive images reveal an undercurrent of catastrophic anxiety enveloping the American psyche while pointedly exposing the harsh realities of a nation torn apart by misguided government policies and corporate greed. An outspoken critic of inequality and injustice, Will Steacy’s images, insightful, confrontational, and elegant, offer hope and renewal to a nation divided.”

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