Archives for the ‘american’ Category

Michael Lundgren

Michael Lundgren Work from Transfigurations. “As an artist, I have always been drawn to the field of landscape. It is the perfect subject with which to explore our history and our desire, two urges bound deeply together in the mythology and experience of the American West. As well, working in wild places always feels like […]

Susan Robb

Susan Robb Work from We’re Coming, We’re Coming, Wait Up, Stones. “Susan Robb’s sculptures and built environments transform common objects into ideological hybrids of flesh, nature, and technology. Drawing on empirical observation, reflection, and imagination about her immediate surroundings and contemporary social issues, these hybridizations are open-ended investigations into the kaleidoscopic intersection of culture and […]

Paul Pfeiffer

Paul Pfeiffer Work from the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Video interview and short video clip here. “”Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” is the title of an ongoing series of photographs. It started with five images that were material drawn from publicity stills of Marilyn Monroe, with the central figure removed. And at this point […]

Pierre Le Hors

Pierre Le Hors Work from Firework Studies. His blog is also pretty solid. “Firework studies is a hand-bound book dummy compiling a selection of fireworks in the night sky. By constraining nearly all tonal values to stark blacks and pure whites, the trails, explosions and clouds of debris are reduced to a series of simple […]

Peter Happel Christian

Peter Happel Christian Work from Weights and Measures. “Weights & Measures is a non-linear exploration of social relationships with the natural world. Like a pendulum, our disconnect from nature swings from points of certainty to points of ambiguity on a daily basis. In this project, I regularly stage objects or situations to investigate notions of […]

Adam Schreiber

Adam Schreiber Work from his oeuvre. “Adam Schreiber draws much of his imagery and inspiration from the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin, a library and museum dedicated to the humanities. There, he has photographed cultural artifacts ranging from the first known photograph taken in 1826 to a variety […]

Talia Chetrit

Talia Chetrit Work from Reading. “Photography records optical space. Its basic elements are light and time. I reduce my subject to these elements to investigate photography’s inherent properties and how we perceive and categorize this medium. Some of my subjects are created through the act of photographing. Others are illusions of or metaphors for light […]

Kristen Lucas

Kristen Lucas Work from her oeuvre. If you look at nothing else today, look at Refresh (and read the transcript). “In my mind, I am in a shopping mall parking lot. I am framing a scene that I will fill with a cast of zombies. People and family vehicles move through the space of my […]

Sol Hashemi

Sol Hashemi Work from Study for ‘The Natural Landscape’, Five Plastic Tablecovers, and Eight Bottles of Champagne.  “Leaving my studio, I get in a car. I drive to the nearby IKEA with the sole purpose of picking up free furniture brochures. I make it out with a twenty-pound stack. I spend two weeks cutting free […]

Peter Sutherland

Peter Sutherland Work from his website (narrative home page below). “When I was a kid we lived in Michigan (until we moved to colorado when I was 8). We had lived on a lake, we had a big back deck my dad had built. Past that there was a long lawn leading up to the […]