"A River in a Time of Dryness" Opening This Friday!
No one talks more about water than Phoenicians, and for good reason. Proper water management is the only reason that anyone is able to survive and thrive in this valley in the center of the Sonoran Desert. Whether it’s SRP canal water from the Salt and Verde Rivers, or Central Arizona Canal water from Colorado River allotment, or groundwater pumped from underground aquifers, water and its delivery is the most studied and speculated topic in the Valley of the Sun.
Past methods of management have created what we see today, a vibrant city in a desert, an oasis amid dryness. But how did we get here, and how has our past management altered the landscape? How do we properly manage the water that we have when predictions are that we will have less water in the future? And how can we the citizens of this arid jungle, recognizing the risks of mismanagement, create methods to be more vigilant, educated, aware, and progressive toward the care and distribution of the water that will nourish us all?
OPENING THIS FRIDAY NIGHT!
Eye Lounge : a contemporary art space
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
February 21st through March 16th, 2014
Curated by Nic Wiesinger
Artists include: Edgar Cardenas, Jeff Chabot, Dan Collins, Heather Couch, Bryon Darby, William LeGoullon, and Marco Rosichelli
Work Featured on New Landscape Photography…
Today, my work was featured on NewLandscapePhotography.com, a website devoted to featuring photographers concerned with various environments. Curated by Wilson Cummer of Syracuse, New York, this is the first online feature for me this year. Be sure to check out this great online source for landscape photography. Special thanks to Wilson for his interest and support.
The 3rd Annual Holiday Print Sale:
It’s that time of year again and that means, print sale time! With holidays around the corner, now is your chance to get your hands on some new pieces for your collection! I am offering discounted prices on all past exhibited pieces that have not sold, editioned prints, and older works from now till December 24th! If there is a piece that you are interested in please email or call me as soon as possible. Many works are framed and/or mounted and are ready for installation. Limited Editioned and Uneditioned Prints can be made available as well. Some works are up to 40% OFF! To check out what’s available click here! Spread the word!
Halt Gallery Presents “Roaming With Abandon” at Modified Arts Gallery:
Halt Gallery was developed by Julia Bruck and Becky Nahom in the spring of 2012 as a new alternative to a conventional art gallery to provide site-specific art exhibitions with unexpected experiences for both artist and viewer. Since then they have created a business model to develop exhibitions specific to the sites of traditional and alternative spaces. It is a pleasure of mine to announce my inclusion in their latest exhibition which will be held at Modified Arts Gallery in Phoenix. “Roaming with Abandon” explores the interaction between the individual and the environment by bringing together four artists who record compelling and often unexpected responses through the use of imagery, materials, and process. The exhibition will feature the works of four artists, including; Jonathan Cross, Kerstin Dale, Rossitza Todrova, and myself.
Join us November 15th from 6-9PM for the opening reception. More information can be found here.
Featured on Lintrolller:
Lintroller is a space for contemporary photography that compiles interviews, portfolios, videos and curated blog posts. The website is emphasized on emerging photographers and current, surfacing ideas in the practice of photography. Check out my feature from September by clicking here…
Chaos Theory 14:
I’m pleased to announce that once again I will be participating in what I consider one of Phoenix’s best art exhibitions, Chaos Theory! Yeah, that sounds cocky, but it’s true. Why? With over 50 talented artists, some of whom are considered by many to be Phoenix’s art scene’s founding farthers/mothers, all showing new works in one of the nicest spaces in town. Now in its 14th year, this is a one-night-only event you will not want to miss! 6-12PM - Located at 521 W. Van Buren St. Phoenix, AZ 85003
"Brewing Arizona" by Ed Sipos:
Today, I was pleasantly surprised to receive my copy of “Brewing Arizona: A Century of Beer in the Grand Canyon State” by The University of Arizona Press and friend/author Ed Sipos. Ed and I met and collaborated a few years ago when I was working on my A-1 Country series. He is an avid collector of beer-related memorabilia and a great supporter of the arts scene in Phoenix. His support of my project and wealth of knowledge on the subject were crucial to its success. Now his book, which has been in the works since long before we met, is now available for purchase and includes a couple images of mine from the first bottling session of Nimbus Brewery Company’s re-release of A-1 in August, 2010. It’s been a pleasure knowing and working with Ed over the years, and even having just a small part in this beautiful publication is an honor. Go get your copy now, sit down with a sixer, and enjoy!
Explore Art: Phoenix “What are we doing here?” Review by Deborah Ross:
"What are we doing here?" has been well received and will be open for viewing through this Saturday at Modified Arts in Phoenix. Deborah Ross, a valley resident and a regular contributor to a variety of top tier art publications including Art Ltd. stopped by during our reception to check it out. This week I was honored to see a write up of the show as part of her personal project called Explore Art: Phoenix, a website containing artist profiles, exhibition reviews, and opinion pieces pertaining to the valley arts scene. It’s wonderful to see people like Deborah writing thoughtful words about Phoenix’s arts community, after all, I firmly believe we need more of it. This exhibition has been a fantastic experience and the artists involved have been wonderful to work with. Special thanks to Deborah for her interest and support.
Image Above: Exhibition Installation Detail. More can be seen here.
Some new experiments:
Above are some new images created using a microscope mounted camera to photograph a comparison of the skin of a saguaro cactus to that of a human.
The 1912 Project UNLIMITED EDITION Release:
The 1912 Project is celebrating its 2 year anniversary this summer and with it comes it’s first unlimited and un-editioned tee! This design which features white ink on black will continue to be produced periodically as sales permit. Right now, there is a limited number available exclusively at MADE Art Boutique in Phoenix. The idea is that as time goes on, you’ll continue to see more and more. It also means, there will be less alternative “area codes” designs released in the future. This release will be available in both male and female sizes ranging from S-XL. For additional sizes please order directly by email. Thank you to the many people who continue to support and promote The 1912 Project, without you and your appreciation for our home, this whole thing wouldn’t be moving onto a third year.
Upcoming Curatorial Project and Exhibition: “What are we doing here?”
My latest curation, “What are we doing here?” will be exhibited at Modified Arts in Phoenix this July and August and features the works of David Michael Cook, Christopher Colville, Richard Laugharn, David Shannon-Lier, and myself. Through various approaches, the artists in this exhibition are collectively concerned with understanding our complex desire to connect with the desert, a term who’s traditional definition is continually being challenged. The collection of photographic works will open July 19th and continue to hang through August 10th. I would love to take this opportunity to invite you to join us for an opening reception on Friday, July 19th from 6-9PM. An additional reception will take place during First Friday in August. Spread the word!
After procrastinating the re-design of my website for the past few months, I can finally say I’ve done it! The new site features a cleaner, sleeker overall look, a more mobile-friendly structure, easier-to-navigate layout, and even some new works including (Un)Intended Targets and Dissonance (Working Title). There is also a link located on the Bio/Contact Page that leads to my Architectural Portfolio. Should anyone find any bugs, please bring them to my attention as soon as possible. Other than that, I hope you enjoy the fresh look!
"From The Sidelines" @ Night Gallery in Tempe
It is my pleasure to share some great news… Becky Nahom, a local curator and creative has invited me to exhibit in her upcoming exhibition entitled “From The Sidelines” opening next Friday, June 7th at ASU’s Night Gallery in Tempe, AZ. Featuring the works of fellow ASU alumni, current graduate students, and faculty members, the show will run through September 1st. I will be sharing the largest selection to date of works from my Fingerprints of Drinkable Culture series. I look forward to working with Becky on this as well as projects in the near future. Check out the show next time you find yourself nearby Tempe Marketplace.
"Center Forward" At The Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco, CA
In September and October of 2012 an image from my Fingerprints of Drinkable Culture Series exhibited as part of “Center Forward 2012” exhibition at The Center for Fine Art Photography by jurors; Ann M. Jastrab of RayKo Photo Center and Hamidah Glasgow of The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado. The piece, now part of The Center for Fine Art Photography’s Permanent Collection, will be traveling to the Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco for an exhibition opening May 30th! The exhibit brings together the visions of both curators and explores the current trends in contemporary photography. It will run through July 5th.