“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.
While I am in the slow process of re-designing my website, I figured I would update one of my latest bodies of work with some new imagery. Included as part of my “Fingerprints of Drinkable Culture” is a series of diptychs created from droplets of commonly consumed beverages. Think of this as a sneak peak into where the future of this series might lead.
This past weekend I was interviewed by the curator/director of TopPhotographyFilms.com, a wonderful photo-based blog style archive of featured talents, photography films, and links. It was a great opportunity to discuss some new things going on in my head. It also helped remind me why it is I do what I do. Be sure to check out the full article as well as the rest of the site!
“Entitled” Exhibition at The Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix AZ
Coming up in April… I will have the pleasure of showcasing a new piece as part of The Herberger Theater Center’s “Entitled” Exhibition on display through July 7th 2013. There will be an opening reception April 5th from 5:30-7PM. Special thanks to Peter Bugg and Laurene Austin for the opportunity.
“Photography and Environmental Concern” Exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont:
The most pressing issues facing us today revolve around questions of our relationship to the planet we inhabit. While in the past the wilderness photographs of Ansel Adams defined the natural environment as a place of untouched pristine beauty, much recent photographic work has examined the increasing complexity of our interaction with the environment by focusing on such topics as pollution, global warming, industrial development, resource depletion, sustainability, recycling, and land use. I am pleased to announce my inclusion in PHOTOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN at PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont on display from March 30 - April 20th, 2013. My piece “Desert Barnacle” was selected by juror, Kate Ware, Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art.
Today, one of my images from my Desert Barnacles series was included in Feature Shoot’s Group Show Photos Showing Texture. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with Feature Shoot, be sure to check it out. Special thanks to Alison Zavos for the continued support.
“25 Years Downtown” Exhibition at MonOrchid Gallery, Phoenix AZ
This year marks the 25h anniversary of Art Detour, a yearly weekend long event showcasing Phoenix’s art scene to its fullest extent. I am grateful to have the pleasure of exhibiting a piece at MonOrchid Gallery’s “25 Years Downtown” an invitational exhibition featuring the works of artist who have had an integral part to the success of the arts in Phoenix. As a way to reminisce the many years of excitement and struggle that we have experienced to create and promote a vibrant culture in the urban center of the valley. The exhibition will open March 1st. The following evening MonOrchid will play host to the Arts Ball where all exhibiting works will be auctioned to help raise money for the re-launching of one of the best publications ever to come out of Phoenix’s art scene - Shade Projects. Art Detour dates include March 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Special thanks to Art Program Director and Curator, Justin Germain, for his interest in having me be apart of this exciting celebration. I look forward to seeing what he’ll do with the space in the future.
* Image not mine. Mural by Isaac Caruso.
Studio Visit • Volume Twenty
With the first month of 2013 behind us, the long wait is over! Studio Visit Magazine’s Volume Twenty features my two page spread showcasing two pieces from my “Fingerprints Of Drinkable Culture” and “Desert Barnacles” series. The publication will be sent out across the nation to various venues, gallerists, collectors, curators, artists, and enthusiasts in the coming weeks. Special thanks to Open Studio Press and juror Jonathan Greene.
The 1912 Project 14th Release JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!
Winter is here and The 1912 Project 14th Release is now available right in time for Christmas! This time around, the edition of black hoodies features white zippers in front and The Area Codes design in big bold lettering on the back. Basically the hoodie version of the stickers going up around Phoenix! That said, there are only 20 of them in unisex sizes and some will be available at MADE Art Boutique on Roosevelt Row so get em while you can. To order one for yourself, stop by MADE or contact me directly. For more pics check out The 1912 Project Site! Keep spreading the love, support, and the word!
This week I will have the pleasure of working with some young valley talent as part of The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s Visions Teen Program. Through a photography workshop exploring the use of “large” and “small” scale photography high school students will be introduced to two very different forms of image capture - “new age” microscopic photography and “old school” large format view cameras. By focusing on concepts of space and environments and their relationships with small “things” that make them up, these young talents will learn some new methods through which to produce their own work. Any chance I have to work with young talented individuals is always exciting. I enjoy sharing and hopefully inspiring these students to continue engaging in the arts and look forward to seeing the works they create.
“Out Of Square” at Arizona State University’s Harry Wood Gallery:
I am pleased to announce that my proto-type book entitled “99” will be exhibited at an upcoming exhibition at ASU’s Harry Wood Gallery, opening November 6th from 6-8PM. As part of the yearly ABBA exhibition the show includes artist books of all kinds from The Herberger School’s A Bunch of Book Artists Club and The University of Arizona Book Arts Club. There will also be a silent auction held the night of November 13th at 7PM, however my book will not be included. I suggest anyone interested to attend both of the events and support these fantastic educational organizations.