LACDA 2014 “Top 40” Juried Competition Winners Exhibition:
I will be showing my “(Un)Intended Targets” image at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art from June 12 - July 5, 2014. There is an Artists’ Reception: June 12, 2014 7-9pm. Anyone in LA who is interested should check it out.
Curator of Exhibitions
California Museum of Photography
Parsons Curatorial Fellow
LACMA (L.A. County Museum of Art)
Pierre Emmanuel Fillet, Diane Fox, Margi Weir, Jean-Christophe Dick, Marjan Moghaddam, Charles Wright, Francisco Alarcon, Ron Wild, Gillian Ware, Adrian Hatfield, Nicolas Vionnet, William LeGoullon, Annie Laurie Erickson, Dunia Mauro, Timothy Schorre, Shannondoah Buckley, Minjin Kang, Emily Franklin, Alexandria Donovan, John Ruppert, Chito Yoshida, Kerry Mansfield, Robert Hansen, Jessica Tan Gudnason, Austin Irving, Aniko Robitz, Emily Volles, Naz Shahrokh, Pitch Wisantavong, Robert Strati, Jaekyung Lee, Jillian Freyer, Sam Newell, AEneas MacRae, Jean-Marie Guyaux, Doug Ness, Paula Haapalahti, Melinda Smith, Cheryl Maeder, Maansi Jain
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The 9th edition of VIEW Magazine featuring (Un)Intended Targets:
VIEW Magazine is an art photography publication developed for the iPad/iPhone by multimedia design studio, FusionLab and features the work of photographers from all over the world. The latest edition of VIEW magazine is now available and includes my series "(Un)Intended Targets". The image above was as the cover for the 9th edition. Below is the preface statement from the editor - Alon Koppel:
"When I begin to review work for the next issue of VIEW, I let my eyes lead me around (usually the internet) and see what comes my way. Sometimes, when I can manage to keep my mind open, the results can be quite surprising and I find that I select work that perhaps a few months before I would not have chosen.
It’s in this issue then that I think we have achieved such a wide selection that it is a testimony to the power photography can have on us to open (or change) our minds.
From William LeGoullon’s studio shots of items he found in the Arizona desert, first abused and used for target practice then gradually morphed into beautiful sculpture; through Aaron Owens’ research into public archives where he finds aerial photos that he meticulously collects into an array of patterns; to looking through the dreamly sensitive eyes of Valentina Marcucci - just a sample of some of the diverse work we’ve collected in this latest issue.
This is an issue to soak in section by section, image by image; to reflect on what we do as artists and humans and enjoy what the world around us doesn’t cease to provide - endless inspiration to so many talented people.”
Projects / Photographers included:
Mutated Landscape - Charles Bouchaib
Pay Phones - Dominic Bugatto
CMYK - Jose Camara
New Vesuvian Landscapes - Gigi Cifali
Road Ends in Water - Eliot Dudik
Snowpark - Philippe Fragnière
(Un)Intended Targets - William LeGoullon
Traces - Valentina Marcucci
Dispatches from the Confluence - Aaron Owens
Strange Paradise - Charlie Rubin
Check it out for free here.
"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!