Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Joseph del Pesco


State of the Arts

In the conversation: Amy Balkin, Anthony Discenza, Aaron Gach, Eleanor Hanson, Packard Jennings, Helena Keeffe, Mads Lynnerup, Anthony Marcellini, Christian Maychack, Lee Montgomery, Lucas Murgida, Steve Shearer, Chris Sollars, David Stein, Oliver Wise

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Facilitated by the Present Group, State of the Arts is a project about the political and economic conditions that affect artists in the San Francisco Bay Area. The project developed from two informal think-tank style conversations with two groups of artists. During a series of follow-up emails, major points were identified and distilled into arguments, demands, and observations. These statements were then translated into a series of 4 letterpress posters. Two of the posters address the situation in the state of California in general, and the other two speak directly to the SF Bay Area. All four posters were delivered to elected officials in the Bay Area.

the above from his website


Sunday, December 20, 2009

wade guyton

in his own words:
Recently I've been using Epson inkjet printers and flatbed scanners as tools to make works that act like drawings, paintings, even sculptures. I spend a lot of time with books and so logically I've ended up using pages from books as material- pages torn from books and fed through an inkjet printer. I've been using a very pared down vocabulary of simple shapes and letters drawn or typed in Microsoft Word, then printed on top of these pages from catalogues, magazines, posters- and even blank canvas. The resulting images aren't exactly what the machines are designed for- slick digital photographs. There is often a struggle between the printer and my material- and the traces of this are left on the surface- snags, drips, streaks, mis-registrations, blurs.

according to 'west london projects' :

Wade Guyton’s paintings reveal themselves as a product of mechanical reproduction, reflecting his practice of making artworks using commercial inkjet printers. The abstraction and physicality arrived at through the printing process communicates a vocabulary of uniqueness with its attendant skips, spurts, drips and smears. A mixture of primary sources, letters and signs as well as drawings and scanned printed matter, are abstracted and made singular by pushing an Epson 9600 inkjet printer to its limits. These representative aspects of the paintings persist as a digital trace of their original selves. The colour gamut offered by the 9600’s Ultrachrome inks provides a resolutely contemporary palette from which these graphic marks and images emerge.


seichii furuya

saw this book in a color darkroom--it has stayed with me for weeks until i was able to deduce whose work i was struck by--seichii furuya.  photographs of his girlfriend/wife/muse who committed suicide after 7 years of being together...the muse-genre thus gains another level of complexity, sadness, and distinctiveness as a contribution to the canon...

does anyone have more recommendations for photographer-muse projects that are above-and-beyond for some reason?

just ordered the book, and relieved i don't have to worry about forgetting this guy's name again!

from photo-eye:

Christine Furuya-Gobler, 1978-1985

Photographs by Seiichi Furuya. Text by Monika Faber.
Fotohof Editions, Salzburg, 2001. 126 pp., 62 black-and-white and color illustrations, 8½x9¾".

"As Alfred Stieglitz portrayed his life partner, Georgia O'Keeffe, in endless photographic images, so did Seiichi Furuya with his wife Christine. The only difference lies within the fact that their deep relationship spanned only seven years before her untimely death. In these desperately intimate portraits, the viewer follows Furuya's growing understanding of the many sides of his deceased wife but also opens a window into understanding himself. As stated by the artist, 'As I see her, take photographs of her, look at her in the pictures, I find myself." An amazing example of the camera's ability to portray the soul of both it's subject and the photographer."-the publisher.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

keith arnatt

"Notes from Jo" (1990 – 94)


Monday, December 14, 2009

roger ballen

roger ballen is KILLING IT over in south africa!!!!!!!!!!

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Sunday, December 13, 2009


Manuel Dominguez, Jr.

 to me
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thanks for the poster. it's working already!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

otis redding motivational posters about to go out the door