Assembly Affect catalog now available online6/15/2013
Assembly Affect catalog now available on Current Space's big cartel.
Publications and Talk at Furthermore in DC6/11/2013
A number of my publications have been selected from the Indie Photobook Library's collection to be part of this pop up show at Furthermore in DC. I will be there and am very excited to talk about the publications and Current Space's photo program!
Blonde Art Books of NYC is going on tour and their first stop is Washington, DC!
Join BAB, the Indie Photobook Library, Cahiers Intempestifs, and SP Weather Station (Natalie Campbell and Heidi Neilson) for an informal SHOW&TELL and display of independent publications.
JUNE 13, 2013
52 O Street, NW | 202B
Washington, DC 20001
The public is invited to attend this free event and BRING their recent self-published projects to participate in an informal SHOW&TELL. Join on Facebook.
***Blonde Art Books will be collecting select publications to be part of an ongoing collection that will travel to future cities on the tour.***
And as always you can donate your book to the iPL at the event as well.
The INDIE PHOTOBOOK LIBRARY will be featuring local photographers and bookmakers with the following titles from the collection:
Twenty/12 (Aaron Canipe, Caroline Carpenter, John Edmonds, Michael Evnen, Nathaniel Grann, Mark Harley, Veronica Melendez, Jordan Swartz, Justine Tobiasz, Liora Valero, Tucker Walsh, Sara Winston), Empty Stretch
Guide, Champneys Taylor
Assembly Affect, Kyle Tata
Transfer, E. Brady Robinson
Monroe Portfolio, (Tim Anderson, Allison Clarke, Dan Rios, Matt Rose, Liora Valero, James Warner, Sara J Winston) Terri Weifenbach / Corcoran
This is Cool & All, But it Ain’t You, Zack Ingram
Garage d’Art, Jeff Bagato
Raleigh, North Carolina Hip-Hop Culture Over Everything, Jared Soares
Grown Up West, Rebecca Drobis
MidNights, Alexandra Silverthorne
The Us and The They, Kay Chernush
Backdrop: The Search for Home, Muriel Hasbun
Destination: Anywhere, Jordan Swartz
The Fighting Season, Louie Palu
Dream Self, Nate Larson
Some Fox Trails in Virginia, Susan Worsham
There’s Treasure Everywhere, Ginevra Shay
Dcist Exposed, Various Photographers, Heather Goss
Too Many Places and Times to Remember, Ginevra Shay and Trevor Powers
Banned in DC, compiled by Cynthia Connolly
Geisha, Satomi Kato
The Waiting Room, Bill Crandall
Pret-a-Porter, John Edmonds
A Psychic Collaboration, Nate Larson & Marni Shindelman
Two Months’ Salary, Lee Gainer
A Sense of Place, Susana Raab
A Mid-Western Tragedy, Nathaniel Grann
Box of Ice Boxes, Cynthia Connolly
Here, John Gossage- See more at: http://www.indiephotobooklibrary.org/2013/06/indie-photobook-library-with-blonde-art-books-at-furthermore-june-13-2013/#sthash.buOd8ich.dpuf
Selfie at Guest Spot6/5/2013
Very excited to have a new work on paper titled "Four White Forms on Grey" in the Selfie exhibition at Guest Spot.
June 8, 2013 through July 13, 2013
Opening Reception: June 8, 2013 7-10 pm
Hours: Wednesday 5-7 & Saturday 1-5 or by appointment
Location: 1715 North Calvert St. Baltimore, MD
Rob de Oude
Guest Spot at THE REINSTITUTE is pleased to announce its upcoming group exhibition SELFIE, which opens on June 8, 2013. SELFIE commemorates Guest Spot’s two years in existence and the exhibition will feature select artists with whom we’ve worked in the past.
SELFIE is a group exhibition that examines the origins of commerce: the principle of trade. All participating artists will create work to trade with each other. The experience relies on the ability of artists to self-determine value, while overcoming the major disadvantages of commerce through the double coincidence of wants* of the barter system.
The coincidence of wants problem is an important category of transaction costs that impose severe limitations on economies lacking money and thus dominated by barter or other in-kind transactions. The problem is caused by the improbability of the wants, needs, or events that cause or motivate a transaction occurring at the same time and the same place.
SELFIE: Picture of yourself, usually taken by yourself. “Miss McBee hates when people post selfies of themselves on facebook, she already knows what you look like. 168 more pictures does not solidify the aesthetic value of who you are.”
Trading will happen during the opening at 830pm.
GUEST SPOT AT THE REINSTITUTE
1715 N. CALVERT STREET BALTIMORE MD 21202
Current Space Community Darkroom Opening Party5/27/2013
Please join me in celebrating many years of hard work at the opening of Current Space's new Community Darkroom! Come check the facilities and eat some snacks.
We'll have a print processing demonstration at 730pm for those who want see the magic happen.
Current Gallery’s Project Space
Opening: May 25th, 2013, 7-10pm
On View: May 25th – June 16th
Gallery Hours Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm
Curated by Ginevra Shay
Catalog Essay by Ryan Syrell
“To create an Architecture is to put into order.
Put what into order?
Function and objects”
Current Gallery is pleased to announce Assembly Affect, a solo exhibition of new work by artist Kyle Tata. In conjunction with the exhibition Current will be releasing a catalog of Kyle’s work.
Assembly Affect features photographic work that explores Modernism and its relation to contemporary domestic living. Citing influences that range from Oscar Niemeyer to IKEA, Assembly Affect plots a nonlinear line through history to connect the dots between abstraction and domesticity. In addition to the subject matter, the photographs in this exhibition contain both digital and antiquated printing processes as a way to conflate contemporary and historic approaches to photography.
Kyle Tata (b. 1990) is a Baltimore based artist and recent BFA graduate from the Maryland Institute College of Art. His work addresses history, urbanism, and architecture through photography, artist books, and other printed matter. Tata has also written for numerous art blogs including Humble Arts Foundation in New York. His work has been featured at galleries and institutions such as the Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland Art Place, The Light Gallery (MD), the George Segal Gallery at Mont Clair University, The D-Center (MD), Petrella’s Imports (NYC) and a forthcoming exhibition at the International Print Center of New York. Tata is currently on the faculty at Baltimore School for the Arts.
30 UNDER 30 at MAP5/11/2013
Looking forward to lecturing in this amazing program!
Maryland Art Place will hold it's third of many THIRTY presentations Wednesday, May 15 @ 6pm.
THIRTY: 30 Creative Minds Under 30 is a series of monthly talks featuring thirty emerging Baltimore artists under the age of thirty. All of the participants use a diverse range of creative practices, from visual art to performance, curatorial, community art, design, film, photography and technology to create visual experiences.
Every month 2-3 artists will convene at Maryland Art Place (MAP) to present their perspectives on current cultural trends and how that plays into their practice, use of media and outcomes. Through these talks, guests will be able to learn about interdisciplinary practices and how these creative minds all share a similar goal: to present a visual experience.
Meet Charlotte Keniston!
Charlotte Keniston is a community artist living and working in Southwest Baltimore. She graduated in 2007 with a degree in Visual Art and Intercultural Studies from Houghton College. Her skills include ceramics, textile arts, sculpture, photography, and video. She is currently pursuing an MFA at University of Maryland Baltimore County and working on collaborative documentary projects dealing with social issues.
Meet Rebeccca Chan!
Rebecca Chan is Project Manager for Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc. Most recently, she served as project manager for Open Walls Baltimore and co-produced the National Symposium on Arts/Cultural/Entertainment Districts. She holds a Master’s of Science in Historic Preservation from the Graduate School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania and B.A. in Anthropology and Cultural Resource Management from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Meet Ginevra Shay!
Ginevra Shay (b. 1987, Washington DC) is the community darkroom founder and head of photo programing at Current Space in Baltimore, Maryland. She is also an artist, curator and photo archivist. She studied Studio Art and Art History at the University of Vermont. Ginevra's work has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally.
Konono Ripoff No. 1 Video5/5/2013
Happy to play Frankenstein in Dan Deacon's new music video. Featuring some great Baltimore artists and friends. Made by the amazing Merideth Moore and Alan Resnick. Check it out!
Excited to be part of this wonderful project!!
Petrella's Imports at Bowery and Canal
"In the last ten years the New York City newsstand has experienced a massive transformation, undertaken with relative ease. The move extends from a municipal belief that older newsstands cluttered the city streets and were incongruous with a tourist culture in need of reinvigoration. The contemporary solution is a more uniform glass and steel construction built by a single contractor, in a single style. It has now gradually replaced those operated by sole proprietors, whose unique stands often reflected a heightened level of individual taste and character.
One of New York City's oldest and most celebrated newsstands was known as "Petrella's Point". It was located at the intersection of Bowery and Canal. Owned and operated by Adam Petrella, for 30 years, its brash red exterior coating and hand painted directions to nearby subways and neighborhoods were well known to those familiar with the area. As a personality, Mr Petrella was a neighborhood fixture, conversing with patrons and often handing out his own drawings of Marilyn Monroe and Bruce Lee to passersby. In 2004, "Petrella's Point" was removed and replaced by a stand of the newer design.
On this original site, Petrella's Imports (2013) is conceived as a hybrid reconstitution at a time when the originary purpose of the newsstand as 'source of information' wanes. Petrella's Imports aims to both reimagine the offerings of these nodes of distribution, providing a different solution to their utile problem.
An initiative by artists Anne Libby, Elise McMahon and Sophie Stone, Petrella's Imports works with a large number of creative collaborators in order to assemble a surrogate inventory of items (magazines and newspapers as well as postcards, prepackaged food, umbrellas and cigarettes) found typically at commercial newsstands."
Bowery and Canal
New York, New York
April 14th-June 20th, 2013
Halftone Self-Published Exhibiton4/29/2013
I'm excited to have some publications in Halftone in the UK this month.
“Halftone is an exhibition celebrating self-published, print based work. Centered around publications, photobooks and zines.”
Open Space Gallery
April 30th, 2013
298 Holdenhurst Road
INTO THE WOODS4/1/2013
Current Space is pleased to announce Elle Pérez as the first photographer to be exhibited in our new photography solo show program. In conjunction with the exhibition we will be releasing a catalog of Elle's work. The solo exhibition program is curated and founded by Ginevra Shay.
Opening Reception: April 5th, 7-10pm
On view: April 5th - April 28th, 2013
Gallery Hours: Saturdays 12-4pm
And then they said, “Being infinite sounds beautiful” in a letter, before heading back into the woods.
Elle Pérez’s series "Into the Wood" dismantles gender binaries through their images and experiences in the utopian society of IDA, a safe space in Tennessee. Following in the footsteps of communes that have come before them, IDA drifts towards a divine state, but is not without flaws.
This rural farming community allows people to come home to their ideal selves. They take on new names, exist freely, connect to nature, and have the opportunity to learn farming skills. In this place people are able to break away from the societal bonds placed on their bodies. Individuals can let go of their physical and emotional history and open up to themselves, others, and nature in a more fluid way.
Pérez is able to document the visitors and residents after they’ve shed their protective layers and begun to explore their eternal spirit. "Into the Woods" is Pérez longest running series on queer culture. Still in progress, they have made yearly pilgrimages to IDA since 2011.
Elle Pérez (b. 1989, Bronx, NY) is a photographer who works and lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Perez's work focuses on themes of gender-based identity, queer self-awareness and youth culture, and has been exhibited at galleries such as Conner Contemporary Art (DC), Spattered Columns (NYC), and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. In 2011 Perez was awarded the Jane Meyer Traveling Fellowship to produce a new body of work titled "The Outliers: Regarding the Space(s) Between Genders." Perez has previously taught photography at the Educational Alliance Art School, a NYC based non-profit program with a focus on accessible art education for youth. Perez received a BFA in Photography at the Maryland Institute College of Art."
I’m participating in the station north open studios on friday from 4-8pm. come see what i’ve been up to in the studio. If you missed out on checking out my publications and multiples at the Open Space PMF, here’s another chance to thumb through. ALSO i will have SNACKS!
419 east oliver st, studio 3e, baltimore, md.
STATION NORTH: http://www.stationnorth.org/
New Books Available Online3/20/2013
There's Treasure Everywhere
Too Many Places and Times To Remember
Now available to purchase in the publications section!
Open Space Publications and Multiples Fair2/27/2013
I'm excited to announce that I will be sharing a table with my favorite poet, R.M. O'Brien at The Open Space Publications and Multiples Fair. I will also have work on the Family Family Tree and Current Space table.
I will be giving a lecture about my work on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the D Center.
Open Space Baltimore Presents the Fourth Annual Publications and Multiples Fair
Open Space is pleased to announce the Fourth Annual Publications and Multiples Fair on March 9 and 10, 2013. This annual event is a celebration and survey of artist publications, prints, and objects produced in multiple. This year's fair promises a wide variety of publications and objects by over 50 independent publishers, galleries and artists from Baltimore and abroad. The fair is free and open to the public.
Current Space Community Darkroom2/21/2013
We have two days left of the Current Space Community Kickstarter. Please consider pledging, with your support we can do amazing things for our programing and facilities.
Thanks to everyone out there who has donated. You are helping us keep traditional photographic processes alive!
TOO MANY PLACES AND TIMES TO REMEMBER 2ND EDITION2/14/2013
After much consideration and request, Trevor Powers and I decided to reissue our book, Too Many Places and Times To Remember, in a second and final edition. The second edition has a new cover!
Check it out + order here.
LA ART BOOK FAIR1/25/2013
Get There's Treasure Everywhere first through Arts & Sciences Projects at the LA ART BOOK FAIR at MOCA.
Jan 31st - Feb 3rd, 2013
Geffen Contemporary, MOCA, Los Angelas, CA
Photo Book Show E at John Hansard Gallery | Central1/25/2013
My newest photo zine There's Treasure Everywhere will be in Photo Book Show E at the John Hansard Gallery | Central in Southhampton, UK.
Opening: Friday, February 1st at 6pm
February 1st - March 2nd, 2013
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am-6pm
John Hansard Gallery Central
9 Civic Centre Road
THIRTY: 30 Creative Minds Under 301/25/2013
I'm very excited to announce that I've been selected by Maryland Art Place to participate in the lecture series THIRTY: 30 Creative Minds Under 30! I will be giving a presentation about my work on May 15th at the Maryland Art Place Galleries in Power Plant Live! in downtown Baltimore, Maryland.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25, 2013
THIRTY: 30 Creative Minds Under 30
MARYLAND ART PLACE (MAP) KICKS OFF NEW PROGRAM FOR YOUNG CREATIVES IN 2013
Maryland Art Place is launching a new program for 2013, kicking-off Wednesday, March 6th @ 6pm. THIRTY: 30 Creative Minds Under 30 is a series of monthly talks featuring thirty emerging Baltimore artists under the age of thirty. All of the participants will use a diverse range of creative practices, from visual art to performance, curatorial, community art, design, film, photography and technology to create visual experiences. Through these talks, guests will be able to learn about interdisciplinary practices and how these creative minds all share a similar goal: to present a visual experience. Every month 2-3 artists will convene to present their perspectives on current cultural trends and how that plays into their practice, use of media and outcomes.
Conceptually, THIRTY originated through Michelle Gomez, a MICA undergraduate alumni and current Curatorial Practices candidate. Ms. Gomez serves MAP through her student seat on the Program Advisory Committee (PAC) and by chairing the THIRTY committee. OtherTHIRTY committee members include Briony Evans Hynson, also a MICA alumni, and Joe Letourneau, MAP’s new Program Advisory Committee Chair.
Participants of THIRTY were selected by the THIRTY committee and MAP staff through either open call or by invitation. These individuals are: Kyle Bauer, Dustin Boise, Amy Boone-McCreesh, Hannah Brancato, Milana Braslavsky, Emily C-D, Rebecca Chan, Alicia Ciambrone, Hoesy Corona, Nancy Daly, Michelle Dickson, Deana Haggag, Nora Howell, Anne Jordan, Aran Keating, Charlotte Keniston, Judy Kurjan, Jim Leach, Jen Liu, Monica Lopez-Gonzalez, Ashley Minner, Michael Owen, Elle Perez, ras+e, Ryan Schroeder, Ginevra Shay, Joshua Wade Smith, Nick Clifford Simko, TT The Artist, andMia Weiner.
The first 4 events will take place in the MAP galleries located at 8 Market Place suite 100, Baltimore, MD within the Power Plant Live! complex. All THIRTY sessions will begin at 6pm on the following Wednesdays:
March 6, 2013:
April 10, 2013:
May 15, 2013:
June 12, 2013:
Maryland Art Place (MAP) inspires, supports, and encourages artistic expression through innovative programming, exhibitions, and educational opportunities while recognizing the powerful impact art can have on our community. MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists of our time to engage the public by nurturing and promoting new ideas. MAP has served as a critical resource for contemporary art in the Mid-Atlantic since 1981.
Baker Artist Award Nomination 1/11/2013
Check out the work I did in 2012 in my Baker Artist Award Nomination.
Current Space Community Darkroom in The Baltimore Sun1/6/2013
Current Space Community Darkroom is on the cover of the Arts & Entertainment section of Sunday's Baltimore Sun! We'll be launching our Kickstarter this week. So excited to share our programing with Baltimore!
There's Treasure Everywhere1/1/2013
NEW WORK / NEW BOOK
There's Treasure Everywhere is an artist book created in November 2012. The images in this publication are a selection of 35mm photographs from Ginevra's travels around the United States in 2011 and 2012.
Published November 2012
Edition of 50
Black and white
Saddle Stitch Bound
There's Treasure Everywhere will be exhibited Feb 1st - 3rd 2013 with Arts and Sciences Projects at The L.A. Art Book Fair
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA LA, CA
In support of the Current Space Community Darkroom, I organized a fundraising event:
Good Light Photography Exhibition with Lecture by Alex Heilner
Participating Photographers: Salvatore Farina, Liam Quigley, Kyle Tata, Andrew Eargle, Suzanna Zak, J.M. Giordano, Josh Sisk, Eric Helgas, Patrick Galluzzo, Elle Perez, Brian Henry, Patrick Joust, Kim Llerena, Jennifer Mizgata, Lynn Silverman, John Zimmerman, Jules Hamann, Ginevra Shay, Liz Donadio, John Jones, Tim Castlen, Elizabeth Green, Jay Gould, Mary Ancel, Andrew Laumann, Michelle Gomez, Rachel Lowing and more.
November 16th, 2012Lecture 7-8pm Exhibition Reception with Slideshow 8-10pm
In support of Current Space’s Community Darkroom there will be a suggested five-dollar donation.Current Space is excited to announce plans to build a black and white community darkroom and will be having a one night only slide show and exhibition of Baltimore photographers titled, “Good Light” on November 16th, 2012. The exhibition intends to raise awareness for the darkroom and launch a kickstarter to raise the remaining funds needed for build out.
In 2013 Current will start a photography programming initiative that will include classes, workshops, lectures and a critique group.
Alex Heilner, the Associate Dean for Design and Media at MICA and winner of this year's Baker Artist Award will start off the evening by giving a forty-minute lecture about his photography. Prior to MICA he was the Director of Photography at JCC in Brooklyn, NY, which included overseeing a black and white darkroom.
Current Space is an artist-run gallery, studio, and a headquarters for cultural production. In its eight years of operation, Current Space has put together over two hundred and fifty events including, art exhibits, music shows, lectures, plays, performances, book signings and film screenings. Current Space has been apart of Baltimore Liste, Rooms Play, Transmodern Festival, Artscape, Whartscape, and the Maryland Historical Society Auction. Current Space currently has a gallery, project room, nine artist studios, one music practice studio and a silkscreening studio.
Current Space is committed to showcasing, developing, and broadening the reach of artists locally and internationally.
421 N. Howard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(photo by Kyle Tata)
Review of New History in this week's City Paper11/10/2012
Check out Chloe Helton-Gallagher's review of New History on page 29 of Baltimore's City Paper or online here.
New History Install Shots now Online11/10/2012
Install shots of New History are now online in the Project section.
A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters11/10/2012
I saw Taryn Simon lecture at The Corcoran and wrote about it for Brown Paper Bag.
NEW HISTORY posters by James Bouche10/26/2012
The NEW HISTORY poster designed and silkscreened by artist James Bouche will be available in a limited edition with and without text at GUEST SPOT.
October 26, 2012 – December 7, 2012
Curated by: Ginevra Shay
Opening Reception: Friday October 26, 2012 7-10pm
Hours: Saturdays 1-5pm & Wednesdays 5-7pm or by appointment
GUEST SPOT @ THE REINSTITUTE
1715 N. CALVERT STREET BALTIMORE MD 21202
Working in an era of shifting consciousness and hyperreality, four artists, Dina Kelberman, Marina Pinsky, Luis Arnías and Alex Ebstein explore their perceptions of memories and culture. Drawing from personal and mass media sources, the artists in NEW HISTORY create art works that portray impressions of time and place, along with lived and fabricated experiences. Each of the artists in this exhibition approach this theme differently, utilizing material, form, and structure to describe and understand the world that surrounds them.
In a time when parts of our culture are changing and others are rapidly in decline, Dina Kelberman addresses the two American staples, which most readily register these shifts – television and the internet. Through her art, Kelberman transforms some of the most available mass media content into a new form of familiar experience. By organizing and archiving web-sourced images and videos into personally relevant arrangements, Kelberman re-contextualizes this material into something memorable and strange. In constructing these visual experiences and environments out of images and materials that are instantly recognizable to most viewers, she allows content that could have otherwise been under-appreciated to take on new meaning and interpretation.
While Kelberman modifies an extant reality by miniaturizing the internet, Marina Pinsky takes impressions of another world and packs them into a dense visual experience all it’s own. Pinsky’s work outlines a struggle to understand her relationship with the historical consequences of two countries that have shaped her existence as a Russian-American. Interested in the physical and philosophical depth of nations in transition, Pinsky incorporates collage and sculpture into meticulous arrangements. She produces an environment for objects, sculptures and typical elements from everyday life so that the viewer may contemplate their histories and existence.
Similarly inspired by the histories and materials produced by a nation in transition is Luis Arnías. Immigrating to the United States at the age of nineteen while making work as a photographer and filmmaker, the Venezuelan-born artist found refuge in the plastics and discarded materials he discovered in his new environment. Out of a reverence for these “humble materials,” he shifted from producing images to constructing sculptures. While retaining a sense of color he feels to be indicative of Venezuelan culture, Arnías plays with forms of memory and language. His sculptures illustrate portraits, hinting at shared experiences, often with humorous connotations. As much as his work may first appear to be esoteric, it is readily conducive to associations brought on by the viewer. After creating films and sculptures independently for a number of years, Arnías chose to combine the two mediums to better elaborate on specific personal memories.
If Kelberman’s fabricated experiences culled from mass media sources occupy one end of NEW HISTORY’s spectrum, Alex Ebstein’s mixed media works influenced by personal experience and the nature of time reside at the other. Ebstein explores how space, line and material, in their most abstract forms, can create something that feels referential. She captures a sense of nostalgia in works that are nonfigurative and which contain no narrative, solely on the arrangement and use of materials. Ebstein seeks objects she deems characteristically “comfortable”, selecting materials that take on a talismanic quality in the works. Her meticulous practice straddles domestic and contemporary techniques, often working yarn and fabric into a shallow-relief surface, while implying a sense of expansiveness. In creating works that could be thought of as nonfigurative dioramas, Ebstein explores a mode that can appear simultaneously otherworldly and memorious.
Alex Ebstein is a Baltimore-based artist, curator and writer. Since 2009, she has co-directed Nudashank, a contemporary art gallery, founded with partner Seth Adelsberger. Her work was recently exhibited in Chicago at Manifest Exhibitions and LVL 3 galleries, and at the University of Cincinnati. In October, she has a solo exhibition at SophiaJacob gallery in Baltimore, MD, and is currently working toward her MFA at Towson University.
Luis Arnías, born 1982 in Venezuela, currently lives and works in Boston, MA. Arnías received a full scholarship to attend Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts, where he completed his diploma in 2009. He has exhibited work both nationally and internationally. Earlier in 2012, he co-curated From Gust to Hail, an east coast tour of experimental 16mm films featuring the works of fifteen filmmakers.
Marina Pinsky, born 1986 in Moscow, Russia, currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her BFA from Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2008 and her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2012. She has received grants from both schools. Pinsky has also been a guest lecturer and critic at both the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf and Umass Amherst. Her work has been featured on Artforum.com and in both Art Review and Photograph magazine. Recently, she has shown at Venus Over Manhattan, Cleopatra’s, Workspace, and Night Gallery. She currently has two solo exhibitions – one at Vancouver’s Exercise Projects and the other at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Dina Kelberman is an artist living and working in Baltimore, MD. She works in a wide variety of media including comics, painting, web media, animation, play writing, photography, screencaps, and sculpture. She is a founding member of the Wham City collective and a comics contributor to the Baltimore City Paper and Tiny Mix Tapes. Her work can be seen at dinakelberman.com and importantcomics.com.
Ginevra Shay (Curator), born 1987 in Washington D.C., is an artist, curator and photo archivist living and working in Baltimore, MD. Her photography has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally. This past September her photography book, “TOO MANY PLACES AND TIMES TO REMEMBER” was exhibited at The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI. She is currently doing research and archival work in partnership with Project Gado, The Afro American Newspaper and Baltimore Heritage to create an African-American centered walking tour in East Baltimore.
Small Press: Exhibition of Artist Books and Publications10/2/2012
The publication for Everything That Rises Must Converge has been accepted into Small Press: Exhibition of Artist Books and Publications that will take place October 4-Decemebr 14, 2012 in the Eugene Johnson Gallery at Bethel University.
The opening reception Thursday, October 18th, 7-8 pm, after the show it will go into the Bethel University Artist Book and Publication Collection, as part of the University’s art collection.
Too Many Places and Times to Remember at The Finnish Museum of Photography9/2/2012
If you are in Helsinki, FI stop by The Finnish Museum of Photography to see Too Many Places and Times to Remember amongst many other selected photobooks.
Friday 31 August 16.00 – 18.00 at museum,
then continued elsewhere – venue TBC
Friday 31 August 11.00 – 18.00
Saturday 1 September 11.00 – 18.00
Sunday 2 September 11.00 – 18.00
Panel discussion at venue:
Sunday 2 September from 14.00
Photobook Show 8/3/2012
My first book Inbetweenie will be part of the photography book exhibition "Photobook Show" in Brighton this month. If you are in the area please check it out! A heap of great photography books were selected.
The opening is on 17 August from 6pm at Create Studios
August 17th - 19th
Unit D & E,
Level 2 South,
New England House,
New England Street,
ALL VISUAL BOSTON7/25/2012
See some of the new work for my series Into An Ivory Sun this Saturday at ALL VISUAL BOSTON. 5 copies of TOO MANY PLACES AND TIMES TO REMEMBER will be available for $25.
ALL VISUAL BOSTON Slideshow is a one-night only, digitally projected group show featuring the recent photographic work of local and international artists. Curated by Trevor Powers and Kelly Burgess.
Casey Beaupre, Phil Bergevin, Kelly Burgess, Jon Campolo, Robert Chamberlin, Jon Creamer, Jasmin Daigle, Katey Farrell, Chris Fowler, Robert Gallegos, Matthew Gamber, Shawna Gibbs, Jodie Goodnough, Quinn Gorbutt, Nathaniel Grossman, Carl Gunhouse, Omer Hecht, Tyler Huntington, Dallas James, Justin Kaneps, Maribeth Keane, Molly Lamb, Shane Lavalette, Tony Luong, Mutsumi Makino, Paige Mazurek, Chris McIntosh, Tammy Mercure, Lindsay Metivier, Robb Paniconi, Trevor Powers, Eddy Pula, Camilo Ramirez, Laura Beth Reese, Tess Scheflan, Ginevra Shay, Elizabeth Shear, Colin Smith, Annie Sollinger, Otto Venta, Justin Visnesky, Jenna Westra, Tara Wray
Live soundtrack by TOOMS / DJ set by FREAK FLAG
9pm - 12am
Saturday, July 28th, 2012
128 Brookside Ave
TOO MANY PLACES AND TIMES TO REMEMBER7/25/2012
I'm completely blown away by the support Trevor Powers and I have received with our first collaborative book. We are almost sold out of TOO MANY PLACES AND TIMES TO REMEMBER. We have less than 10 copies left with limited edition prints available, (which you can only order online here).
TOO MANY PLACES AND TIMES TO REMEMBER6/7/2012
I am so excited to announce the pre-order sale of my collaborative book with photographer Trevor Powers, TOO MANY PLACES AND TIMES TO REMEMBER.
This book brings together photographs from our road trips and selections from shared journals we mailed back and forth to one another.
The book collects 5 years of collaborative work and I couldn't be more pleased with the final product. To view more pictures, information and to purchase click here.
Inbetweenie - Sold Out5/17/2012
My first book Inbetweenie sold out in less than a week and a half. Thank you everyone for your support.
Inbetweenie will soon be in the collection of the Houston Center of Photography's John Cleary Library and a small run second edition is in the works.
In other news the catalog for Everything That Rises Must Converge is now in the following collections:
Spivey Memorial Library at 17 Cox, MA
Booklet Library, Japan
Salford Zine Library, in Manchester, UK
Indie Photobook Library, DC
Arts & Sciences PROJECTS, NYC
Parallel Art Space, in Queens, NY
950 Hart Gallery in Bushwick, NY
Little Brown Mushroom Books, In St. Paul, MN
Bethel University Collection of Artist Books & Publications, St. Paul, MN
Houston Center of Photography, TX
Just finished my first photo zine! Photos from my series Inbetweenie. 14 pages, color, full bleed. Edition of 20. $5.
Adj. 1 - in-between - being neither at the beginning nor at the end of a series.
The series Inbetweenie explores indeterminate feeling. The photographs in Inbetweenie were created using 35mm disposable cameras.
Too Many Places and Times to Remember4/20/2012
Headed to Boston for the weekend to finish Too Many Places and Times to Remember with Trevor Powers and send it off to print!
Check out my newest project Photo Machine. More info and locations soon.
Everything That Rises Must Converge travels to Brooklyn, NY4/14/2012
Carl Gunhouse and I are very excited to have Everything That Rises Must Converge travel to 950 Hart Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.
The opening reception is Saturday, April 14th 2012 from 7-10pm. And will be up through April 29th.
950 Hart Gallery is open weekends only from 12-7pm with a 6-7pm cocktail hour.
Location: 950 Hart St. (buzzer #103), Brooklyn, NY 11237
Searching for the Light4/14/2012
Some of my photographs were featured on April 6th in Searching for the Light. Check it out!
Everything That Rises Must Converge Catalog4/4/2012
A few Everything That Rises Must Converge catalogs are still available for $5 from Atomic Books in Baltimore, MD. You can purchase a catalog online here.
Interview on MULL IT OVER3/23/2012
An interview I did with MULL IT OVER is featured today, March 23rd, on their website.
Check it out!
One of my photographs is going to be in the inaugural issue of Tarratine. If you happen to be in Bangor, Maine on Monday, March 19th, please check out the Release Party.
"On Monday, March 19, 2012 from 7-9pm, at Nocturnem Draft Haus in Bangor, Tarratine will celebrate the publication of its inaugural issue, themed Manifest/o. Tarratine is a quarterly of creative & critical conversations in the Penobscot River Valley and beyond. It is an open forum between writers and poets, farmers and businesspeople, artists and artisans, naturalists and activists." - Tarratine Quarterly
Please join us for the Closing Brunch of Everything That Rises Must Converge.
Closing Brunch Reception: Friday, March 18th, 12 - 4 p.m.
421 N. Howard St. Baltimore, MD 21201
Check out two reviews of the exhibition:
ALL VISUAL BOSTON3/4/2012
My series "The Chirping Bush" is going to be part of this wonderful art event in Boston.
ALL VISUAL BOSTON is a one-night only, digital slideshow projection of recent work created by local and international artists, curated by Trevor Powers. It includes photography, painting, drawing and video.
Al Baio, Phil Bergevin, Laura Beth Reese, Rachel Boillot, Kelly Burgess, Jonathan Campolo, Anastasia Cazabon, Christine Collins, Katey Farrell, Matthew Gamber, Nathaniel Grossman, Carl Gunhouse, Omer Hecht, Tyler Huntington, Justin Kaneps, Jared Kuzia, Molly Lamb, Shane Lavalette, Joe Leavenworth, Calvin Lee, Mutsumi Makino, Paige Mazurek, Lindsay Metivier, Benjamin Mosca, Courtney Nimura, Rebecca Perriello, Marina Pinsky, Eddy Pula, Camilo Ramirez, Irina Rozovsky, Ginevra Shay, Katharine Sheilds, Benjamin Smart, Annie Sollinger, Ryan Syrell, Otto Venta, Jenna Westra, Todd White
The evening will start with a mini slideshow and talk by acclaimed documentary photographer Bill Burke, where he will share his work (past and present) and influences.
Saturday, Mach 10th, 2012
8pm-10pm: slideshow + talk
10pm-12am: slideshow + tunes
$5 suggested donation
** first 50 people will get a copy of the ALL VISUAL BOSTON zine with artist bios and selected images from the slideshow **
128 Brookside Ave
Boston, MA 02130
Reelin' in the Year 3/2/2012
I have a photograph in the benefit exhibition to support the Aviary Gallery in Jamaica Plain, MA on Saturday, March 3rd. The reception is from 6-9pm.
48 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Everything That Rises Must Converge2/20/2012
Photo: Irina Rozovsky, Untitled (from In Plain Air), Brooklyn, NY
A group photography exhibition I co-curated with Carl Gunhouse will be opening next Friday, March 2nd 2012 at Current Space in Baltimore, Maryland. Below is some information about the exhibition and the exhibiting artists.
March 2nd – March 18th, 2012
Weekends only: 12 – 4 pm or by appointment
Opening reception: Friday, March 2nd, 7 - 10 p.m.
Location: 421 N. Howard St. Baltimore, MD 21201
Everything That Rises Must Converge is a group exhibition that explores the connection between six emerging photographers and their neighborhoods. A dialogue is formed between these photographers and their immediate surroundings that helps shape their art and is expressed through a personal narrative in their work. The photographers have become ambassadors for their neighborhoods, communicating the stories, feelings and idiosyncrasies that surround them.
Joseph M. Lopez
Heyward Hart, from Spartanburg, SC, studied photography and received his MFA from Yale University. His work has been exhibited nationally including shows at Nicole Klagsburn Project space in New York, NY, Aviary Gallery in Boston MA, and the Hanes Art Center in Chapel Hill, NC. He has also been awarded the Richard Benson Prize and Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship. Heyward currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
Irina Rozovsky (b. 1981, Moscow) studied French and Spanish literature as an undergraduate at Tufts University, and received an MFA in photography from Massachusetts College of Art in 2007. Her work has been featured in numerous national and international exhibitions and publications, including 25 under 25: Up and Coming American Photographers (powerHouse Books and Duke University); 31 Women in Art Photography, curated by Charlotte Cotton and Jon Feinstein; Exposure at the PRC, curated by Mia Hamm; the Magnum Expression Award juried by Martin Parr; Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography(Humble Arts, NYC) ; Rencontres, Arles; PhotoEspaña, Madrid. Most recently, her work was the subject of a solo exhibition at the New England School of Photography, Boston. This spring she published her first monograph, One to Nothing (Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg), which was named a Selected Title at the German Photo Book Award and featured on the Top 20 Photo Books of 2011 list by Alec Soth. Irina lives in Brooklyn, NY, and teaches at the International Center of Photography.
Born to a Cuban mother and Puerto Rican father in New York City, and raised in Florida, photographer Joseph Michael Lopez began working as a documentary cinematographer, notably on the critically acclaimed Bruce Weber film, Chop Suey. Lopez’s recent solo work gravitates toward filmic still images, book forms, haptic installations that have been exhibited in New York and Berlin. He studied with photographer Danny Lyon and at Columbia University, where he holds an M.F.A. Lopez’s work has appeared on the cover of the Sunday Review of The New York Times and he is a contributor to Agence VU’. He has just completed working on the first chapter of his ongoing long-term book project, Birth Write: Patriarchy and Lust, which was nominated by the Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund. The project’s second chapter has been proposed for production in 2012.
RaMell Ross is a photographer based in Greensboro, AL. A 2005 Georgetown graduate, RaMell double majored in Sociology and English and received a minor in art. Merging his passions for art and service, RaMell is currently the Youthbuild Job Placement Manager at the Hale Empowerment & Revitalization Organization, Inc. This led him to document the Black Belt region of Hale County, Alabama, an endeavor, which he is still actively photographing. An unstoppable emerging artist, RaMell has already been published with The New York Times, ESPN, Penguin Group, The Washington Post, Simon and Schuster, Business Week, Food and Wine Magazine, Garden and Guns Magazine, CNN, Ready Made Magazine, and several online publications.
Trevor Powers was born in 1985 in Burlington, Vermont. He attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA where he studied Photography and bookmaking. He received his Diploma in 2008 and Fifth Year Certificate in 2009. His work has been published and exhibited throughout the United States. He now lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts.
Andrew Laumann was born in the spring of 1987 in Baltimore, MD, where he currently resides. He did not attend College, after high school he spent 4 years traveling and living around the country. His work is concerned with the act of destruction and reconstruction and its affect on the natural and supernatural world. He has multiple publications by the likes of Gottlund Verlag, JSBJ, & Hamburger Eye, and has been shown nationally and internationally.
Current Space is an artist-run gallery, studio, and a headquarters for cultural production, nourishing an ongoing dialogue between artists, activists, performers, designers, curators, and thinkers. Operating since November 2004, we are committed to showcasing developing, and broadening the reach of artists locally and internationally.
421 N. Howard
Baltimore, MD 21201
Too Many Places and Times to Remember2/12/2012
Too Many Places and Times to Remember is a collaborative project between photographer Trevor Powers and I. We've traveled together extensively creating work over a span of 5 years. When home in our respective cities we share a journal that we mail back and forth. A book of photographs taken while traveling and selections from the journals are currently being organized into a book which will be available very soon!
Above is a scan of one of the journal's mailing envelopes.
ALL VISUAL LA1/16/2012
5 of my photographs are going to be projected and talked about at the ALL VISUAL LA slide show this coming Friday, January 20th, 2012. 3 of the works are from a new project of hand sewn photographs to paper and 2 are recent polaroids.
8-9pm slide show with talk
9-10pm slide show with tunes
2636 Hurron St.
Los Angeles, CA 90065
My internship as a Photo Archivist at the Jewish Museum of Maryland couldn't be more wonderful! I'm learning a lot of skills and digitizing a heap of photographs. My main project is getting archival scans and updating the accession information of the Kraus Family photographs. The collection is comprised of tin types, carte-de-vistes, cabinet portraits and silver gelatin prints from the 1860's to 1940's. You can browse some of the photographs I've worked on here. Be sure to explore more of JMM's amazing collection while you're there!
I have two photographs in the IPhotography exhibition at Aviary Gallery this month.
The opening is this coming Thursday, January 5th, 2012 from 6 to 9pm.
48 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
a DIRTY JOB!12/19/2011
My series The Chirping Bush was featured yesterday December 18th, 2011 on a DIRTY JOB! an international magazine of new photography based in Italy.
The Chirping Bush12/11/2011
I've been using a 1/2 frame camera for a while now but just recently decided to compile the images into a series. The Chirping Bush is about drawing connections and exploring relationships within a landscape - commuters on a ferry in Maine and the water that surrounds them, the pyramids of Teotihuacan and the droves of tourists who visit them, and cacti in a nature reserve. The project is on going so check back regularly for more images.
The Days Are Just Packed11/26/2011
A few new photos added to The Days Are Just Packed. Please have a look and check back soon for more updates, series and new projects.
I'm currently working on a series titled Job #1395 selections from the work of Fred G. Hill. The images were found one evening when I was poking around in a dumpster in Burlington, Vermont. I came across a curious box of around 400 contact sheets from commercial photo shoots. I have been sorting through them and curating them into a body of work to be turned into a book. More on this soon.
Back in Baltimore10/26/2011
I'm very excited to be back from the road trip and working in the studio. If you're interested in scheduling a studio visit for November please get in touch.
I'm currently in the middle of a month long road trip across the United States. I'm traveling in my 1990 VW Diesel Jetta that's converted to run on Waste Vegetable Oil. I will return to Baltimore on Monday, October 17th with new work and will begin working on several photo books which will become available early 2012.
TRANSCEND THE ORDINARY9/21/2011
TRANSCEND THE ORDINARY is an exhibition that brings together seven photographers whose images explore rituals and routines of everyday life, relationships with loved ones, and personal histories. Gaining inspiration from within, these artists create deeply personal work that says as much about them as it does their subject. Curated by Trevor Powers.
Featuring photographs from:
The opening reception on Thursday October 6th, from 6pm-9pm.
The opening coincides with JP's First Thursday, so there will be lots to see around the neighborhood.
The show will be running through October 30th.
C A R T7/8/2011
I've created a series of soft sculptures for C A R T.
Opening: July 9th, 7pm-10pm
July 9th to October 21st
Closting: October 21st, 7pm-10pm
421 N Howard St, Baltimore, MD 21201
The City Paper's Article on CART"The average American makes two trips to buy groceries each week, making
supermarkets, mini-marts, and corner stores essential and incredibly
influential parts of our everyday lives. All items are bought and sold
at these stores using money. Money is earned through labor, and labor
comes in countless different packages, much like our food. Through our
labor we are inspired and we are exploited. We progress and we are
repressed. We survive.
Art is created through labor, but unlike some of the more negative forms
labor takes, art stimulates our minds, challenges our imaginations, and
expands our vision for the world. Art is at the center of humanity’s
continuous evolution, but it remains extraordinarily undervalued by
mainstream American society, which is almost solely focused on the
seemingly endless cycle of labor and consumption. This limited view of
life is slowly eliminating our ability to imagine, dream, and think
Through C A R T, Current Space is positing that art is not optional, but
essential. It affects all of us internally, whether we are aware of it
or not, and it should therefore be considered as fundamental to our
daily lives as the products we purchase at grocery stores every week.
Therefore, Current Space will be transformed into a fully functional
mini-supermarket, complete with aisles, window displays, shopping
baskets, and cash registers in an attempt to explore the exchange of
artists’ labor for profit in a familiar, everyday setting."
One of my images is featured in MEMORY FULL. A 20 page, edition of 50 book of photographs curated and published by Photographer Trevor Powers. Click above to purchase.
featuring cell phone images from:
Alexandra Annello · Ellen Arnstein · Lisa Bauer · Jena Carter · Caleb Churchill · Cody DeFranco · Yasi Ghanbari · Nate Grossman · Carl Gunhouse · Tyler Huntington · Kim Keiter · Jared Kuzia · Calvin Lee · Ben Mosca · Enzo Moscarella · Annie Newlin · Teresa Partridge · Joseph Peila · Trevor Powers · Camilo Ramirez · Antonia Robbins · Ginevra Shay · Molly Soda · Justin Visnesky
Beautiful Things by Ben Mosca4/12/2011
Here is a still of me in Ben Mosca's Beautiful Things, 2010. The film is a compilation of short glimpses and tiny blips into Mosca's life and psyche. The 16mm sound film was orginally screened at The Museum of Fine Art in Boston last spring.