Archive for January, 2010

Mark Klett

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

An american photographer, trained as a geologist at St. Lawrence University and received his MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester. Klett photographs the american western landscape and is the cheif photographer in the Rephotographic Survey Project. In this project photographers will go back to places that were photographed for surveys in the late 1800’s to show a progression of time. He will even come back 20 years later to retake the photo.

I have to say I love the gelatin silver prints. its a difficult process that was one of the first ways to do photography. Klett is harkening back to the old photography in subject and in his process. I think the work is timeless beautiful and a creative way to make a statement.

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Scan-o-gram time!!!

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Lost but Lonely at Sea

Lost but Lonely at Sea

Ian Whitmore

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

www.ianwhitmore.com
Ian Whitmore, another photographer from the windy city of chicago. He has only 3 major projects on his website.  “Vague,””Nowhere,” and “Channels.” “Vauge,” is a magazine that links to another website but there is no explination other then it is a magazine but not an ordinary magazine. “Nowhere” is a group of images on Whitmore’s website that are non descript and could be taken from anywhere in the world. “Channels” is a group of photographs with a tv in
the center with a image of a person in the middle. the stuff around the tv pretain to the person on the tv.  I’m not crazy about this artist. his work is kind of boreing, ordinary, kind of empty.

Matt Siber

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Matt Siber- http://www.siberart.com/home%20pages/homeframeset.html

Matt Siber is from chicago got a Bachelor’s degree in History and Geography from the University of Vermont and an MFA in photography at Columbia. He teaches digital art at columbia and has work in permanant collections in the US and in Spain.
Siber looks at the presence of advertising- floating signs, objects. The work is hit or miss. I think personally his statements about his work is too broad and overreaching. he talks about power and religious imagary. I don’t see it and I don’t “get it.” I look at “the floating logos”and feel like there is an ominous feel about them but they just feel like they just don’t belong in those photos. I think the work is clever, like “the untitled project” when he puts the pictures out of context and takes away the words. I think the work is interesting but makes me think of the leagal asoects associated with taking other people’s images and attributing them to himself.

Jon Gitelson

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

websites:  http://gitelson.blogspot.com/ and http://www.thegit.net/thegit.net/mainpage.html
A self proclaimed “lover of things,” Jonathan Gitelson uses mundane and ordinary objects to create a statement.  His media is photography, film, posters. Currently Gitelson is a professor at the School of Art Institute of Chicago.

His work is amusing, like the clothing hidden by his girlfriend so that he wouldn’t wear it anymore, or makes me feel really uncomfortable, like his video instillation “the Staring Contest.”Some of his pieces I’m not sure is art, Like “The Garbage can project.”
He photographed his garabage cans every day for 2 years and documented changes to them, like if they were stolen or things place on top of them. That seems like a social experiment then art (although the videos are kinda odd and hard to look away from).

would you Jon? would you really buy me a puppy?

Artists I love

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Jun Kaneko ceramic GOD making pieces too big to even think of.

Cornelia Parker is a super cool who does instillation art

Bansky, his graffiti is wonderful and extremly clever.

and I love, love love Glenn Brown but cannot find a website devoted to him other then his page on the gagosian gallery

Digital Approaches to Fine Art Are…

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

 Scanning images and then manipulating them with Photoshop

Digital Photography- editing fixing, uploading

Putting work on the internet so it is more accessible to the public

Photoshop- behold the power!!!