Pictura Gallery presents Cut it Short, a photographic series chronicling the adventures of two boys growing up in a town on the southern edge of Poland. Michal Solarski and Tomasz Liboska have channeled the longing, confusion, and dreams of their shared youth into a series of photographs, a compelling portrait of teenage friendship. They planned to be rock stars, they wanted to be revolutionary, but instead they just grew up. Twenty years later, Solarski and Liboska come together to reconstruct the past events of their lives. They play out the scenes, one by one, trying to remember every possible detail and gesture. In doing so, their images convey an unfiltered honesty and rawness of emotion, coupled with a dark and simple beauty
Pictura Gallery presents Cut it Short, a photographic series chronicling the adventures of two boys growing up in a town on the southern edge of Poland. Michal Solarski and Tomasz Liboska have channeled the longing, confusion, and dreams of their shared youth into a series of photographs, a compelling portrait of teenage friendship. They planned to be rock stars, they wanted to be revolutionary, but instead they just grew up. Twenty years later, Solarski and Liboska come together to reconstruct the past events of their lives. They play out the scenes, one by one, trying to remember every possible detail and gesture. In doing so, their images convey an unfiltered honesty and rawness of emotion, coupled with a dark and simple beauty.
The Center for Integrative Photographic Studies
Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to parents of Chinese descent, Chee Wang Ng lives and works in New York City. Ng studied Liberal Arts at Wartburg College, Waverly, IA and earned his BFA in Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. His work has been featured in film festivals and included in group exhibitions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon; Asian American Arts Centre, NY; Museum of Chinese in America, NY; Art in General, NY; Henry Street Settlement, NY; University of California, Berkeley, CA; SESC Foundation, São Paulo, Brazil; and at "videoART" in 22.dokumentART in Szczecin, Poland. Additionally, Ng has been awarded grants, prizes, and artist residencies, including the Award of Excellence from the Art Museum Association of America.
Trudy Kaufman, Italy: A Retrospective
The Pictura is pleased to present the work of BPC member Trudy Kaufman, featuring her many years of travel in Italy, highlighting not only the depth of her experiences there but also her growth as a photographer. The exhibit includes both film images and more recent digital work.
Featuring Ms. Kaufman's many years of travel in Italy, highlighting not only the depth of her experiences there but also her growth as a photographer. The exhibit includes both film images and more recent digital work.
The Center for Integrative Photographic Studies
Faye Gleisser is a curator, poet, and art historian, based in Bloomington, Indiana where she is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art at Indiana University. She has worked in a number of art institutions, including but not limited to the Pulitzer Foundation in St. Louis, Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Gleisser completed her Ph.D. at Northwestern University. Her research focused on U.S.-based performance artists’ appropriation and deployment of guerrilla tactics in urban centers throughout the 1970s.Her research considers articulations of race and gender in contemporary art and the violence of the photographic archive. Her writing has appeared in Artforum, Aperture, and NewCriticals.
The Center for Integrative Photographic Studies
Mariko Takeuchi is a photography critic, independent curator and associate professor of Kyoto University of Art and Design. Prior to this, she was also visiting researcher of the National Museum of Art, Osaka, previously of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Takeuchi was also guest curator for the Spotlight on Japan of Paris Photo 2008, and received a Fulbright Grant for her research on photography education in the US. In 2016 she was curator of Japan section at Dubai Photo Exhibition. Takeuchi is based in Kyoto, Japan, and has a M.A. in Arts from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.
Pictura Gallery is pleased to present L'indifférence des Étoiles (The Indifference of the Stars) by French photographer Julien Mauve - a quest for meaning and a haunting photographic response to existential questions.This exhibit is coupled with Sight Lines,a selection of black and white portraits by Czech photographer Roman Franc, which explores the mystery of sight. Now through April 1.
Pictura Gallery is pleased to present L'indifférence des Étoiles (The Indifference of the Stars) by French photographer Julien Mauve - a quest for meaning and a haunting photographic response to existential questions.This exhibit is coupled with Sight Lines,a selection of black and white portraits by Czech photographer Roman Franc, which explores the mystery of sight.
UMBRA is an exhibition consisting of photography and multimedia works by acclaimed fashion photographer Viviane Sassen (Dutch, b. 1972). The work in UMBRA, which means shadow in Latin, emphasizes the play of light and shadow that is characteristic of her work. The artist is also known for her alluring color photographs in which form and content balance on the edge of abstraction. Most recently, Sassen was awarded the Society’s Honorary Fellowship award from The Royal Photographic Society, Bath, UK, (2015), and received the Gold Medal Deutsche Fotobuchpreis for Best Photobook 2016, Stuttgart, Germany (2015).
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Elijah Gowin uses photography to speak about landscape and the human experience in moments of spiritual and physical transition. He was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1967 and received his MFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico. His photographs are in the collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Center for Creative Photography, among others. His awards include the John S. Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008 as well as grants from the Charlotte Street Foundation and the Puffin Foundation. He founded Tin Roof Press to publish his books on art and photography including “Maggie” in 2009 and his monograph "Of Falling and Floating" in 2011. Presently, he is a Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he directs photographic studies. Gowin is represented by the Robert Mann Gallery, New York .
John and Peggy offer twenty of their favorite photographs, taken over a period of 16 years in Bloomington, several zoos and aquaria, Oregon, Alaska, London, Morocco, Venice, Cairo, Thailand, and Nepal!
Friday and Saturday 11AM-12PM
Filmed over a period of nearly three years, this documentary traces the contemporary photographer Vik Muniz from his studio in Brooklyn to his Brazilian homeland. His subject is the world’s largest garbage dump (Jardim Gramacho on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro) and its pickers (catadores) of recyclable materials. Beyond looking at the artistic process and poverty, it presents an uplifting story of the transformative power of art. The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award, and went on to be nominated for the Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature. Waste Land features music by Moby. In English and Portuguese with English subtitles. (Digital Presentation)
Nan Brewer, the Eskenazi Museum of Art’s Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper, will discuss photographs from Vik Muniz’s Pictures of Garbage series, the subject of the documentary, which are included in the museum’s major mid-career retrospective of the artist.
Gallery Talk: Muniz in Focus
October 23 – Sunday – 2:00–2:30 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor is at the
Indiana University Art Museum
1133 E 7th St, Bloomington, IN 47405
Movie: Waste Land
October 23 – Sunday – 3:00–4:40 p.m.
Indiana University Cinema
1213 E. 7th Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
In this full-day seminar, you’ll learn that the beauty, emotion and versatility expressed through photography are matched only by the limits of your imagination. Using art history as a reference point, the seminar highlights common visual elements, from shape and space to texture and light, and shows you how to apply them to enhance your own compositions. You’ll explore innovative ways to translate conceptual ideas into creative results, learn how to spot the non-obvious, and uncover new ways to expand your visual imagination.
A collaboration between the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Mercantile Library.
The photographs in Islands of the Blest depict various places in the American West. They were taken over a one-hundred-year period, from the 1870s through the 1970s. The photographers presented range from the completely unknown to some of America’s most distinguished practitioners of the medium, including Timothy H. O’Sullivan and Dorothea Lange. All images were sourced from digital public archives, such as the Library of Congress and the United States Geological Survey Library, and remain readily available to download.
Artist Bryan Schutmaat and art historian Ashlyn Davis selected the pictures with an eye toward telling a history of the exploration, settlement and industrialization of the West. They worked with Curator of Photography Brian Sholis to create the sequence presented at the Mercantile Library. It is a poetic chronology of a region that retains its mythical status in the American imagination.
Exhibition open to the public: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University Bloomington is pleased to present Framing Beauty:Intimate Visions, an exhibit guest-curated by Deborah Willis, University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging in the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. The exhibit will contain photographs, video, paintings and objects by twenty contemporary artists from the United States, Europe and Africa
The exhibition will provide an opportunity to address the political and cultural nuances of the idea of beauty and structure discussion about this indefinable and sometimes enigmatic attribute. Guest curator Deborah Willis will bring a knowledgeable approach to this project by selecting artists whose work questions ideas of beauty in terms of race, gender and cultural assumptions and perceptions. The video, performances, photographs and installations in this exhibit will require viewers to consider their own ideas about beauty and how images might shape our personal and cultural definitions.
A rare album of photographs made by English photographer Julia Margaret Cameron (English, 1815-1879) is the focus for Nan Brewer, the Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper. One of only nine such albums (the only one in an American public collection), it is a rare treasure. The disbinding of the album for repair enables a unique opportunity to display more than half of the images together at the same time. For more information, see https://artmuseum.indiana.edu/media-kits/Spotlights.html
Tuesday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.
Closed on Mondays and all major national holidays
Alex Rusch: Photography
Dick Gaynor: Photography
Opening Reception: Friday, May 6, 5:00-8:00, during Gallery Walk.
Club member Trudy Kaufman, the sole exhibitor for this Brick Gallery show, will present nine images from her travels in the Southwest. Most were taken in central and northern New Mexico, in particular the Pecos, Rancho de Taos, and Shiprock areas, and also in Monument Valley on the border of Arizona and Utah.
Not to be missed!! The exhibit continues through June 25.
Howard Bond’s involvement in photography as a fine art began in the 1960s and increased to full time by 1979. He has had over 60 one-man exhibitions and 40 group exhibitions, mostly in museums and galleries. His photographs are in the collections of more than 25 museums in England, France, German, Austria, and throughout the United States. The Michigan Council for the Arts awarded him a Creative Artist Grant in 1985, the year in which he became a regular contributor to Photo Technique magazine. His educational activities also include teaching workshops that have been attended by over 200 photographers from five continents.
Howard has published 2 books and 23 limited edition portfolios of prints. He practices the Modernist style of straight photographs pioneered in the 1930s by Group f64, which included his principal teacher, Ansel Adams.