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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Camilla Engman @ Art Star: Opening Tonight

And if you are in Philly tonight (or these coming weeks), check out:

from the Paperland Exhibit ©Camilla Engman

Paperland by Camila Engman
@ Art Star
632 N, 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Opening reception September 6, 2008 5-9pm

PS: And you can virtually spend the day with Morran at www.designformankind.com

Ida Pearle @ Acorn Toy Shop: Booksigning Today

If you are in or near Brooklyn, you can attend a book signing with Mz. Ida Pearle.

An urban collage © Ida Pearle

Ida Pearle "A Child's Day"
Book Signing
Acorn Toy Shop
323 Atlantic Avenue
(bet. Smith & Hoyt)
Brooklyn, NY
September 6, 2008 2-4 p.m.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Michal Chelbin: Opening & Interview

From Strangely Familiar © Michal Chelbin

Please head over to the Nymphoto blog for my conversation with the amazing Michal Chelbin. A lover of analog photography and painting, Michal is a photographer of my own heart. Her monogram "Strangely Familiar" is one of my favorites. The title seems perfect to me because that is exactly how I felt when looking at the images.
The Nymphoto Conversations series has proven to be an amazing experience for me and I think for the collective at large. I hope you enjoy it too.
Michal's also has an opening & book signing tonight at Andrea Meislin Gallery in Chelsea, so if you are in town stop by. The gallery is located at 526 West 26th Street, Suite 214.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Hank @ The High Museum

Talk and Talk Back: Gallery Talk with Hank Willis Thomas
September 4, 2008, 6:30 p.m.
Wieland Special Exhibitions Galleries
Free with Museum admission and free for members.

Hank Willis Thomas, born in 1976, appropriates images and language from advertising to explore the intersection of commerce and the cultural ambiguity underlying African American experiences. His 2004 thesis, "Swoosh: Looking Black at Nike, Moses, and Jordan in the ’80s," explores the process whereby myth or image can become attached to a graphic symbol.

His soon-to-be-completed "Unbranded" series is an exploration of racial typing in capitalist culture. Reproducing 80 images printed between 1968 and 2008 in popular magazine ads targeted to black audiences, "Unbranded" presents text-stripped images in a meditation on the creation and dissemination of stereotypes.

Hank Willis Thomas
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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Summer. It's Done With.

Well not quite. The weather is still gorgeous in New York and the bees are still out too!
I love how if you look closely you can find little pockets of nature even in New York.

The Bee & The City © Nina Buesing Corvallo

Monday, September 1, 2008

Still Looking for a Home

ahhh..I want to take him home.© Nina Corvallo

This little guy and his siblings are still looking for a home--he breaks my heart. If you are interested please contact Animal Haven Soho. You can reach Animal Haven at 212.274.8511.

UPDATE: He found a home. But more cats anddogs at the shelter need a home.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Upcoming Shows: Chelbin, Jiagang, ICP, Wolf

September is just around the corner, and there are so many shows to see this fall (at least in New York). I already mentioned that Sasha Wolf has a show with work by Guido Castanogli opening September 11, 2008.

But before that catch the work of Michal Chelbin's at Andrea Meislin Gallery. The opening reception is September 04, 2008. It's such beautiful and haunting work and I am looking forward to seeing the actual prints. Thursday I will also post my interview with Michal for Nymphoto Conversations. The interview was a real treat and very insightful.

In this week's New Yorker I came across an image by artist Chen Jiagang from his The Great Third Front series, which will show at Edwyn Houk Gallery starting September 11, 2008.
You can also see work by Chen Jiagang at: www.chinasquareny.com and Conscientious led me to an online version of Mr. Jiagang's book The Forbidden City.

And on September 19, 2008 the America and the Tintype exhibit will open at ICP--which is perfect since tintypes have been on my mind.