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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Ryan Green Designs

Ryan Green is a Brooklyn based designer creating bags, tees, accessories and home goods. Her contemporary designs are animal and eco friendly --and mostly manufactured in Brooklyn. One of her newest designs is a yoga mat bag. I particularly love the one with the "Wildflowers" pattern.

Ryan McLennan & Amy Ross

Tiny Showcase featured the work of Ryan McLennan a while back and I have been hooked on his work ever since.

"Education" © Ryan McLennan

Amy Ross is another outstanding artist that I discovered via Tiny Showcase. Her work is exquisite and innovative (like Ryan's).
Amy Ross and Ryan McLennan will have a show this fall at Transmission Gallery in Richmond, VA and I think I might have to take a trip down to see that show.
Amy Ross is also an avid blogger and it is a treat to read her blog, naturemorph.typepad.com, and through it having an opportunity to follow her creative journey. I recommend adding her blog to your RSS feed.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Tierney Gearon Talk Postponed

This morning I received an e-mail from The Camera Club of New York (who were co-hosting the Gearon lecture with SVA) and it said:

"Unfortunately, Tierney Gearon has had to postpone her appearance. We are trying to reschedule her for another date."

More Work In Progress

And one more - the working title for this piece is "Muppets", but I suspect it will have another name down the line ;)

"Muppets (working title)" © Nina Buesing Corvallo

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Work In Progress

Here is a sneak peek at an image that I am still working on. I photographed this last week while in Germany. A new piece for my ongoing "Fauna" series (Fauna-link works but the site is still somewhat under construction -- sorry).

"Zwei (two)" from the series "Fauna" © Nina Buesing Corvallo

Follow Up: Ford & Robinson

Lisa M. Robinson is speaking and signing books tonight at Klompching Gallery in Brooklyn at 6:30 PM.
Amy Ross, whose work I love and who I will post about in depth soon, made me aware of a show I unfortunately missed, but can see parts of online, titled: "Going Ape: Animals in Contemporary Art" at the DeCordova Museum -- it featured work by Ms. Ross and Mr. Ford. What a treat!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Lisa M. Robinson

Most people aren't so fond of winter, but I love it, especially when it is in full swing. Lisa M. Robinson's exhibition at Klompching Gallery in Brooklyn is titled "Snowbound" and presents an outstanding collection of wintry landscapes.

The Kite Runner News

"'The Kite Runner' Film Outlawed in Afghanistan" from today's New York Times, an article by Abdul Waheed Wafa.

Tierney Gearon @ SVA

From the SVA website:

The Camera Club of New York Presents: Tierney Gearon
Tuesday, January 22, 7pm
Best known for arresting images of her family, photographer Tierney Gearon came to prominence with a 2001 exhibition at London’s Saatchi Gallery, where nude portraits of her children set off a media controversy. From 2003 to 2005 she was shadowed by a documentary film crew for The Mother Project, a 2007 Sundance Channel documentary that charts the evolving, complex relationship between Tierney and her schizophrenic mother. The photographs that Gearon took on this journey became a critically acclaimed exhibition at the Yossi Milo Gallery. In a new book, Daddy Where Are You? (Steidel, 2007), Gearon revisits her relationship with her family through revealing tableaux and portraits of her mother.

209 East 23 Street, 3rd floor
Admission is free for SVA students and Camera Club members; other students (with ID) $5; regular admission $10

Walton Ford

Browsing through the Taschen website, I was reminded again how much I love the work of Walton Ford. Taschen published two exclusive limited edition monographs about Mr. Ford's oeuvre last year, which are gorgeous, but carry a price tag of $7000 for the Intaglio print reproductions art edition & $1800 for the 'regular' hardcover printing. Of course Taschen also publishes many very affordable beautiful art books and these limited edition monographs are meant for collectors. I just hope that they will also publish a more inexpensive catalog of Mr. Ford's art, as not much of his work is in print. Abrams published a modest monograph a few years ago, which was affordably priced, but since has gone out of print and also has become somewhat pricey to acquire.
During Mr. Ford's retrospective last year at the Brooklyn Museum of Art (which coincided with the touching retrospective of Annie Leibovitz's work) a small catalogue (not a book) accompanied the exhibit and to my knowledge there are no other monographs published detailing the work of this amazing painter.
New York Magazine's Mark Jacobson wrote an article on Mr. Ford in October 2002 titled "Nature Boy" that one can read online. Men's Vogue also published an article on Mr. Ford on the occasion of his retrospective, but PBS offers the best look at his work in their "art:21" documentary series. Which also offers some nice segments about other great artists like Kara Walker, Kiki Smith, Louise Bourgeois, Sally Mann, Shanzia Sikander and others. This series is available via Netflix or to purchase via PBS.

Taschen Warehouse Sale

New York is the city of sample sales, and now Taschen (the fabulous German art publishing company) is having one this weekend at their Green street store in Soho.

Thousands of slightly damaged and display copies from Taschen on sale at bargain basement prices, 50%-70% off.

Friday, January 18th, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 19th, 11 a.m. to 8p.m.
Sunday, January 20th, 12 p.m. to 7p.m.

107 Greene Street NYC 10012

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Irving Penn

Irving Penn is one of my all time favorite photographers. I particularly love his still lives and images of his late wife, the model Lisa Fonssagrives. However the noneagenarian is a master of all trades and this Friday The Morgan Library and Museum in Manhattan will begin showing "Close Encounters: Irving Penn Portraits of Artists and Writers". If you cannot make it to see this exhibit or would like to see more of Penn's work, I recommend Penn's monograph "Passage" -- it is in my opinion one of the most beautiful photography books of all time, unfortunately it is out of print, but can be found used.