Find No Two Suns
2/20/2014



I'm excited to announce the opening of "Find No Two Suns" the joint exhibition of Sophia Belkin and Suzanna Zak, in conjunction with the Open Space Publications and Multiples Fair and The Society for Photographic Education's National Conference. Please join us at Current Space on March 8th from 7 to 10pm.


Find No Two Suns
Two-Person Exhibition of: Sophia Belkin and Suzanna Zak
Curated by Ginevra Shay
Current Space
421 N. Howard Street
Baltimore, Maryland
Opening Reception, March 8th 7-10pm
Exhibition on view March 8th-30th
Gallery Hours Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm

Current Space is pleased to present the two-person exhibition of Sophia Belkin and Suzanna Zak. The artists in this exhibition use photography as a launching point to explore the surface qualities of the materials depicted: sap, skin, juice, asphalt, dirt, dust, mud, and wood. Belkin and Zak juxtapoze these materials with objects found within the vicinity of Current Space. Through object-making and collaborative installations Belkin and Zak decontextualize these forms and reassign them new meanings - highlighting the complexities of the 'Spirit of Place.'


Hired as Program Manager of The Contemporary
12/1/2013



I'm excited to announce that I've been hired as the Program Manager of The Contemporary, a nomadic museum in Baltimore, MD. 

Click the picture above for the press release


Petrella's Imports: Internet Protocol
11/20/2013



Wall Papers #2 will be available digitally through Internet Protocol via the Petrella's Imports App.


Petrella's Imports : Internet Protocol

November 23rd - November 30th

Opening Reception November 23rd 3pm - 5pm

The Eastern side of the Pulitzer Fountain

5th Avenue between 58th st. and 59th st.


Please join us on November 23rd from 3pm - 5pm for the opening of Petrella's Imports : Internet Protocol at the Eastern steps of the Pulitzer Fountain across the street from Apple's flagship store. Works by David Brooks, Eric Mack, Sydney Shen, Dwyer Kilcollin, Daniel Lefcourt, Elizabeth Jaeger, Gina Beavers, Emily Ludwig Shaffer, Virginia Poundstone, Kizu Magazine, Evita Yumul, Francesca Capone, Gregory Kalliche, Sterling Wells, Erica Sarlo, Jojo Li, Ah Hole Ah Hole, Alex Decarli, Dora Budor, Essex Olivares, Amanda Dandeneau, Andrew Norman Wilson, Joshua Citarella, Kevin Zucker, Liam Turkle, Maja Cule, No Work, Andrew Ross, Clay Schiff, Arts & Sciences Projects, and Chris Rice will be exclusively accessible via geolocation at this site. Works will subsequently be released to the internet at large on December 1st.


Created by Anne Libby, Elise McMahon and Sophie Stone, Petrella's Imports takes an interest in content distribution in the contemporary. The Petrella's app, available at petrellasimports.net, can be added to the home screen of your mobile device. The app is designed to distribute a running inventory of free artist publications.


Transformer Auction at The Corcoran
11/8/2013



Just finished framing my piece for the Transformer Auction at The Corcoran next Friday.


PETTY THIEVES
11/7/2013



Psyched to be part of this! See you in DC


NO MATTER
10/11/2013



Opening Reception: 7 - 10pm, October 12th

On View October 12th - 27th

Gallery Hours: Saturday + Sunday 12 - 4pm

Current Space

Front Gallery

421 North Howard St

Baltimore, Maryland


NO MATTER~

Current Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by John Zimmerman

No Matter brings in to question the role of the artist in the ever-burgeoning digital world, while examining the human condition. Zimmerman operates through a defeatist lens, exploring our society’s seemingly endless proliferation of images - focusing on often overlooked or under-appreciated beauty. 

Additionally, the works in this exhibition move toward metaphysical territory, displaying the exchanges between the human and the multiple-image. No Matter shows us how our social and philosophical understandings of humanity have shifted, swept along in an exponentially growing flood of visual content.

John Zimmerman b. 1986

Graduated from UMBC with BA in Photography

Artist living in Baltimore

John Zimmerman has shown work in Baltimore, NY, Vancouver, Paris.


Regarding Territory
9/29/2013



Seth Adelsberger, Untitled (Submersive 4), acrylic on canvas on panel, 48”x36”

REGARDING TERRITORY

Guest Curated by Ginevra Shay

FURTHERMORE

52 O Street NW, 202B

Washington, DC 20001

September 30 – October 27, 2013 | Opening Reception: Saturday, October 5, 6-9pm

Regarding Territory features an assemblage of contemporary artists whose works primarily focus on materiality and process. 

This exhibition investigates the diverging and connecting affects of technique, form, and imagery within works created by artists living and working in Baltimore, Maryland. The works in Regarding Territory retain their idiosyncrasies while speaking to an underlying investigation into the objecthood of a wide range of media.

Comprised of abstract painting, photography, collage, sculpture, installation work, and new media each artist showcases a distinct visual identity. 

Artists:

Seth Adelsberger, John Bohl, James Bouché, Alex Ebstein, Dina Kelberman, Kim Llerena, Nick Peelor, Ryan Syrell, Kyle Tata

GALLERY HOURS     Wednesdays and Fridays 11-4pm and by appointment

http://www.furthermorellc.com


Good Light Catalog
9/29/2013



Good Light catalog. 48 pages, color, saddle stitch bound, offset printed on environmentally friendly paper, printed locally in Maryland. Includes everyone from the exhibition, slideshow, and some of Daniel Shea’s photos.


 $10 at the opening. Paypal $11 to currentspace@gmail.com if you want a copy mailed to you.


Artists include:

Andrew Eargle, Becca Morrin, Ben Sloat, Caleb Churchill, Carl Gunhouse, Christina Barrera, Christopher Hinojosa, Dale Rothenberg, Danielle Criqui, Emilia Pennanen, Emily Mason, Eric Helgas, Jessica Marx, Jonathan Campolo, Josie Keefe, J.M. Giordano, John M. O’Toole, Juan Madrid, Jules Hamann, Katy Wood, Kelly Burgess, Kyle Tata, Lindsey Filowitz, Liz Donadio, Maddy Horan, Mary Ancel, Max Shuster, Meredith Miller, Michael Bussell, Nate Grossman, Nina Perlman, Patrick Joust, Patrick Galluzzo, Philip Tomaru, Robert Brannigan, Ryan Syrell, Sarah Jacobs, Shannon LaRue, Shannon Patrick, Stacy Renee Morrison, Suzanna Zak, Tammy Mercure, Tim Castlen,Trevor Powers, Val Karuskevich 


GOOD LIGHT
9/17/2013



(Photograph by Tammy Mercure)

GOOD LIGHT
Lecture by Daniel Shea 7-8pm
Slideshow and Exhibition Reception 8-10pm
September 27th 7-10pm
On view this weekend only with gallery hours Saturday + Sunday 12-4pm

Current Space is excited to announce the second annual Good Light photography exhibition with a lecture by distinguished guest speaker Daniel Shea. This year boasts a roster of forty-five photographers from Baltimore and beyond and will feature a gallery exhibition and slideshow of photographic works. An exhibition catalog will be available for sale at the opening.

There will be a suggested five-dollar donation to support the Current Space Community Darkroom and photo programming.

Curated by Ginevra Shay and Jules Hamann

Participating Photographers Include:

Andrew Eargle, Becca Morrin, Ben Sloat, Caleb Churchill, Carl Gunhouse, Christina Barrera, Christopher Hinojosa, Dale Rothenberg, Danielle Criqui, Emilia Pennanen, Emily Mason, Eric Helgas, Jessica Marx, Jonathan Campolo, Josie Keefe, J.M. Giordano, John M. O'Toole, Juan Madrid, Jules Hamann, Katy Wood, Kelly Burgess, Kyle Tata, Lindsey Filowitz, Liz Donadio, Maddy Horan, Mary Ancel, Max Shuster, Meredith Miller, Michael Bussell, Nate Grossman, Nina Perlman, Patrick Joust, Patrick Galluzzo, Philip Tomaru, Robert Brannigan, Ryan Syrell, Sarah Jacobs, Shannon LaRue, Shannon Patrick, Stacy Renee Morrison, Suzanna Zak, Tammy Mercure, Tim Castlen,Trevor Powers, Val Karuskevich 

Daniel Shea is an artist based in New York City working primarily in the mediums of photography, installation and sculpture. Currently exploring mythology, fiction and history set against a backdrop of post-industrial ruins and detritus, he recently received an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2013. In 2012 he published his first monograph, Blisner, Ill. in conjunction with a long-term residency at Columbia College Chicago and a book release at the Museum of Contemporary Photography. The follow-up trade edition, Blisner, IL is scheduled to be published by the end of the year by fourteen-nineteen books. He has exhibited recently at The DePaul Art Museum, The Museo de Arte Acarigua-Araure, Venezuela, MDW Art Fair, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Asia Society in Beijing, and LVL3 Gallery, among others. In the fall of 2013 he will be working as an adjunct professor of photography at The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore two days a week. He takes commissions for magazines including Time, the Fader, Wired, Whitewall, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Esquire Russia.

Current Space is an artist-run gallery, studio, and 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 has two galleries, twelve artist studios, one music practice studio a community darkroom and a silkscreen studio.

Current Space is committed to showcasing, developing, and broadening the reach of artists locally and internationally.


Current Space
421 N. Howard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
www.currentspace.com
currentspace@gmail.com


Best of Baltimore
9/17/2013



Very excited to win a Best of Baltimore for the Current Space Community Darkroom!

BEST THROWBACK TECHNOLOGY

Current Darkroom
PUBLISHED: SEPTEMBER 18, 2013421

N. Howard St., currentspace.com

"Thanks to Current Space and photo virtuoso Ginevra Shay, darkroom dreams are alive in Baltimore. With the help of a successful fundraising campaign and some elbow grease from members of the space, there are now facilities to develop, print, and matte black-and-white film photography in an affordable central setting. The darkroom program plans to offer membership, various classes, workshops, and additional programming. Why limit your shutter-happy days to the confinement of high school memories when you can make physical photos in the company of fellow artists in the community setting of Current Space’s basement?" - City Paper


New Painting on Paper
9/16/2013



Grey and Black Form on Tan

Vinyl Paint on Paper

22x30"

2013



Wall Papers #2 at NYABF
9/14/2013



Really psyched to be included in this, love Arts & Sciences Projects!


Wall Papers will be launched at the NY Art Book Fair on Friday, Sept 20, 2013.

Wall Papers features a compilation of images previously posted on social media platforms by friends and friends of friends. Contributors were asked to submit images deemed to be forgotten, ignored, or perhaps un-loved by others. Wall Papers advances an archival strategy that aims to re-animate and re-circulate these overlooked images, albeit in a humble, photocopied way.

Contributors:

Mahieddine Bachtarzi
Lindsey Castillo
Ryan Compton
Carl Gunhouse
Tuomas Korpijaakko
Phuc Le
Calvin Lee
Kim Llerena
Anthony Malone
Martin Masetto
Tammy Mercure
Cyle Metzger
Howard Mollett
Chris Mottalini
Nikholis Planck
Trevor Powers
Christine Rogers
Irina Rozovsky
Matthew Schenning
Ginevra Shay
Luke Swenson
Kyle Tata
Philip Tomaru
Jason John Würm
Suzanna Zak

Wall Papers (2013)
B&W laser
28 pages
8.5x11"
Velo bound with transparency cover
Edition of 100

$10.00 USD (free shipping in US/Canada)

Click above photo to purchase!

For international orders, please inquire at: info_at_artsandsciencesprojects.com


FFT at Medium Cool, Chicago
8/11/2013



I'll have some zines and publications on the Family Family Tree table at Medium Cool in Chicago this weekend! Say hi to Grey for me :)


Two New Pieces available at Metro Gallery
7/26/2013



I've created two new pieces that will be at auction tonight for my good buddy and amzing poet Robert Michael O'Brien's fundraiser at Metro Gallery. The fundraiser hopes to make a dent in his uninsured medical bills for chemothearpy. 

One is a unique gelatin silver photograph. Processed the negatives and printed it myself at Current. The other is an abstract drawing I made while watching AristoCats. Marks loosley based off of AristoCats and Bob. 

If you're unable to attend and would like to make a donation, click the image above to take you to the online place to donate.


On the Road: Detroit
7/11/2013



The Everything That Rises Must Converge catalog will be in On the Road Detroit.


Good Light #2
6/27/2013



(Photograph by Daniel Shea)

Current Space is excited to announce the second annual Good Light with special lecturer Daniel Shea.

Good Light is a slideshow and physical exhibition of emerging photographic work at Current Space in Baltimore, Maryland.

The opening, including Daniel Shea’s lecture and the slideshow of photographic work, will take place Friday, September 27th and the exhibition will be on view through the weekend with gallery hours.

Below are the guidelines for submissions. Accepted Photographers will be notified on August 4st.

The deadline to submit is Sunday, July 28th at 11:59pm

Free to apply. Only photographic works will be accepted.

Email submissions to darkroom@currentspace.com

Artists are eligible to apply to both “slideshow" and “physical photograph"

Slideshow submissions:

Subject: “Good Light Submission”

A complete submission will include:

 8 - 15 images - sent as individual jpegs or a compressed zip folder.

 A brief (250 words or less) bio

 Link to website or portfolio 

Format for images:

1200 pixels on the longest side, 72ppi, .jpeg, and files named like this: LastName_FirstName_01.jpeg, LastName_FirstName_02.jpeg, and so on. 

Physical photograph submissions:

Photographs must be framed and ready to hang.

Artista are responsible for getting the work to Current Space and for picking the work up after the exhibition.

A complete submission will include:

 3 - 5 images - sent as individual jpegs or a compressed zip folder.

 A brief (250 words or less) bio

 Link to website or portfolio 

Format for images:

1200 pixels on the longest side, 72ppi, .jpeg, and files named like this: LastName_FirstName_01.jpeg, LastName_FirstName_02.jpeg, and so on. 

Daniel Shea is an artist based in New York City working primarily in the mediums of photography, installation and sculpture. Currently exploring mythology, fiction and history set against a backdrop of post-industrial ruins and detritus, he recently received an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2013. In 2012 he published his first monograph, Blisner, Ill. in conjunction with a long-term residency at Columbia College Chicago and a book release at the Museum of Contemporary Photography. The follow-up trade edition, Blisner, IL is scheduled to be published by the end of the year by fourteen-nineteen books. He has exhibited recently at The DePaul Art Museum, The Museo de Arte Acarigua-Araure, Venezuela, MDW Art Fair, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Asia Society in Beijing, and LVL3 Gallery, among others. In the fall of 2013 he will be working as an adjunct professor of photography at The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore two days a week. He takes commissions for magazines including Time, the Fader, Wired, Whitewall, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Esquire Russia.

CURRENT SPACE IS AN ARTIST-RUN GALLERY, STUDIO, AND HEADQUARTERS FOR CULTURAL PRODUCTION, NOURISHING AN ONGOING DIALOG BETWEEN ARTISTS, ACTIVISTS, PERFORMERS, DESIGNERS, CURATORS, AND THINKERS. OPERATING SINCE 2004, WE ARE COMMITTED TO SHOWCASING, DEVELOPING, AND BROADENING THE REACH OF ARTISTS LOCALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY. 

http:// www.danielpshea.com

http:// www.currentspace.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Current-Space/43393863653?fref=ts


Blonde Art Books Tour
6/15/2013



Very happy that Shay/Bouché and Assembly Affect are now on the Blonde Art Books Tour!

Go check 'em out! And talk to the amazing Sonel!




Assembly Affect catalog now available online
6/15/2013



Assembly Affect catalog now available on Current Space's big cartel.


Publications and Talk at Furthermore in DC
6/11/2013



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
7-9pm
Furthermore
52 O Street, NW | 202B
Washington, DC 20001
T: 202.330.1219

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 Spot
6/5/2013



Very excited to have a new work on paper titled "Four White Forms on Grey" in the Selfie exhibition at Guest Spot.


SELFIE 

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

Julie Benoit

John Bohl

James Bouche

Gina Dawson

Lisa Dillin

Alex Ebstein

Jean Frater

Ryan Hoover

Jason Hughes

Skye Gilkerson

Lesser Gonzalez

Lou Joseph

Katie Kehoe

Rob de Oude

Jassie Rios

Ginevra Shay

Amanda Valdez 

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

WWW.GUESTSPOT.ORG


Current Space Community Darkroom Opening Party
5/27/2013



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.


Assembly Affect
5/25/2013



Assembly Affect
Kyle Tata
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”

-Le Corbusier

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 MAP
5/11/2013



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.

http://baltimoreinsideout.tumblr.com/

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.

www.stationnorth.org

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. 

www.ginevrashay.com


Konono Ripoff No. 1 Video
5/5/2013



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!


Petrella's Imports
5/5/2013



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."

Petrella's Imports

Bowery and Canal

New York, New York

Thursday-Sunday 12-530pm

April 14th-June 20th, 2013



Halftone Self-Published Exhibiton
4/29/2013



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

Opening 4-8pm

April 30th, 2013

298 Holdenhurst Road

Bournemouth, UK


INTO THE WOODS
4/1/2013



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."


Open Studio
3/28/2013



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.

FBEVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/422240081195820/

STATION NORTH: http://www.stationnorth.org/

www.ginevrashay.com


New Books Available Online
3/20/2013



SHAY/BOUCHÉ

There's Treasure Everywhere

Too Many Places and Times To Remember

Now available to purchase in the publications section!


Open Space Publications and Multiples Fair
2/27/2013



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 Darkroom
2/21/2013



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 EDITION
2/14/2013



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 FAIR
1/25/2013



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 | Central
1/25/2013



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

Southampton

SO14 7FJ



THIRTY: 30 Creative Minds Under 30
1/25/2013



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.


PRESS RELEASE

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 @ 6pmTHIRTY: 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: 
Emily C-D
Mia Weiner
Ashley Minner

April 10, 2013: 
Dustin Boise
Nora Howell
Alicia Ciambrone

May 15, 2013:
Charlotte Keniston
Rebecca Chan
Ginevra Shay

June 12, 2013: 
Jim Leach
Kyle Bauer
Michelle Dickson

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 Sun
1/6/2013



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 Everywhere
1/1/2013



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 

First Edition Edition of 50

12 pages 

Black and white 

Saddle Stitch Bound

5.5x8" 

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


Good Light
11/10/2012



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. 

Current Space 

421 N. Howard St. 

Baltimore, MD 21201 

www.currentspace.com darkroom@currentspace.com 

(photo by Kyle Tata)


Review of New History in this week's City Paper
11/10/2012



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 Online
11/10/2012



Install shots of New History are now online in the Project section.


A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters
11/10/2012



I saw Taryn Simon lecture at The Corcoran and wrote about it for Brown Paper Bag.


NEW HISTORY posters by James Bouche
10/26/2012



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. 


NEW HISTORY
10/5/2012



NEW HISTORY

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

WWW.GUESTSPOT.ORG

 

NEW HISTORY

 

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 Publications
10/2/2012



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 Photography
9/2/2012



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.

Opening:

Friday 31 August 16.00 – 18.00 at museum,

then continued elsewhere – venue TBC

General opening:

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, 

Brighton, 

BN1 4GH


ALL VISUAL BOSTON
7/25/2012



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. 

Photographs by:

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
Spectacle 
128 Brookside Ave
Boston, MA


TOO MANY PLACES AND TIMES TO REMEMBER
7/25/2012



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 REMEMBER
6/7/2012



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 Out
5/17/2012



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


Inbetweenie
5/5/2012



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.

Click here to purchase.

Too Many Places and Times to Remember
4/20/2012



Headed to Boston for the weekend to finish Too Many Places and Times to Remember with Trevor Powers and send it off to print!

Photo Machine
4/18/2012



Check out my newest project Photo Machine. More info and locations soon.

Everything That Rises Must Converge travels to Brooklyn, NY
4/14/2012



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
Contact: 950hartgallery@gmail.com


Searching for the Light
4/14/2012



Some of my photographs were featured on April 6th in Searching for the Light. Check it out!

Everything That Rises Must Converge Catalog
4/4/2012



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 OVER
3/23/2012



An interview I did with MULL IT OVER is featured today, March 23rd, on their website. 

Check it out!

www.mullitover.cc

Tarratine Quarterly
3/19/2012



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 

Closing Brunch
3/16/2012



Please join us for the Closing Brunch of Everything That Rises Must Converge.

Closing Brunch Reception: Friday, March 18th, 12 - 4 p.m.
Current Space
421 N. Howard St. Baltimore, MD 21201

Check out two reviews of the exhibition:
&

ALL VISUAL BOSTON
3/4/2012



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.

Participating artists:
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 **


Spectacle 
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.

www.aviarygallery.com
48 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

SOLD

Everything That Rises Must Converge
2/20/2012



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.

Exhibiting Artists:
Heyward Hart
Andrew Laumann
Joseph M. Lopez
Trevor Powers
RaMell Ross
Irina Rozovsky

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. 

Current Space
421 N. Howard
Baltimore, MD 21201
currentspace@gmail.com
www.currentspace.com


Too Many Places and Times to Remember
2/12/2012



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 LA
1/16/2012



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



Photo Archivin'
1/12/2012



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!


IPhotography
1/1/2012



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.

www.aviarygallery.com
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 Bush
12/11/2011



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 Packed
11/26/2011



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.


Job #1395
11/18/2011



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 Baltimore
10/26/2011



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.


Cruisin' USA
10/2/2011



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 ORDINARY
9/21/2011



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:
Paige Mazurek
Robin Myers
Trevor Powers
Camilo Ramirez 
Irina Rozovsky
Ginevra Shay
Katharine Shields 

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. 

www.aviarygallery.com
48 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

C A R T
7/8/2011



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

Current Gallery
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 freely.

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."
 Current Gallery

MEMORY FULL
5/10/2011



SOLD OUT

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 Mosca
4/12/2011




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.