Archives for the Month of May, 2010

Liddy Scheffknecht

Liddy Scheffknecht Work from scaffolding. “All architectural elements except the scaffolding were removed from the photograph of a building under renovation. The result is an autonomous “drawing“, which suggests the form of the erased building. The scaffolding, normally a temporary urban structure, was retained whereas the building, a permanent urban structure, was eliminated.” - Liddy Scheffknecht

Sarah Gerats

Sarah Gerats Work from her oeuvre. There is shockingly little written about Sarah Gerats, though her work seems to pop up in quite a few places. Aesthetically, she fits easily in her native land (The Netherlands) and the great majority of her works follow the aesthetic and conceptual concerns of contemporary Dutch meta-photographic works. The […]

Herbert Weber

Herbert Weber Work from his oeuvre. “The Toggenburg photo artist Herbert Weber is fascinated by basic issues of the medium he works with. There is definitely some romance involved in his inquiring the truth of images, in spite of the photography’s long-known loss of authenticity… The prominently placed wire may be interpreted as the umbilical […]

Matthieu Lavanchy

Matthieu Lavanchy Work from Mr. Schuhlmann or the Man in the High Castle. Below is an excerpt from an interview with Wallpaper Magazine. You have used strong flash lighting in your Mr. Schuhlmann series. Was this intentional?Yes. I believe light is an integral part of the overall meaning of an image. In this case I […]

Allison Davies

Allison Davies Work from Outerland. “In Outerland, her debut collaboration with Charles Lane Press, Davies reveals for the first time her personal work of more than a decade. Portraying herself as a solitary wanderer in the spectacular vistas of alien worlds, she appears only obliquely in her images, veiled in a spacesuit of her own […]

Travis Shaffer

Travis Shaffer Work from the ongoing series Keyword : Community. In order (top to bottom): Art Gallery:Manhattan, Church:Kentucky, Pub:United Kingdom, and Walmart:United States. “My work addresses the inter-connectivity of contemporary life through the discourse of visual culture. In my practice I re-contextualize visual and textual information gathered from sources both real and virtual. Using craft […]

Barry W. Hughes

Barry W. Hughes Work from End of Time. Hughes got in touch with me recently to share his new project he also runs SuperMassiveBlackHole, which is well worth the read. “According to archaeological evidence found at many of Santorini’s ancient sites, the first human presence on the island is situated back to the Neolithic Period […]

Penelope Umbrico

Penelope Umbrico Work from Broken Sets (ebay) and Desk Trajectories (part of her exhibition As Is). Umbrico has an opening tonight at LMAK Projects (139 Eldridge on the Lower East Side, Manhattan) that I strongly recommend you go to see. “Broken Sets (eBay) are images of the screens cropped from pictures of broken LCD TVs […]

Idris Kahn

Idris Kahn Work from his oeuvre. “Employing seminal texts, musical scores and paintings as well as key works from the photographic oeuvre, Idris Khan transforms the cool art of appropriation into a meditation about authorship and time. To create his works, Khan often photographs a variety of material – sometimes borrowed, sometimes of his own […]

Pierre Bismuth

Pierre Bismuth Work from his oeuvre. __________________ Following the Right Hand of  “From the beginning of the movie [name of classic Hollywood movie] to the moment the image was taken, Pierre Bismuth has carefully followed and retranscribed the right hand movements of [name of iconic movie star], thereby creating a drawing overlaying the original image. […]