France by michael kenna
published by nazraeli press
Michael Kenna first visited France in 1973 and has been photographing there since the early 1980s. He has produced thousands of photographs on subjects such as Mont St Michel, Le Notre’s Gardens, the Calais Lace Factories and Chateau Lafite Rothschild. France encompasses work from these projects and many others. Comprising 275 duotone plates, this gorgeous new book was edited by the artist himself, who selected both well-known and previously unpublished material from his own archive. It coincides with an exhibition of his Paris studies at Le Musée Carnavalet opening October 2014.
Casebound in burgundy-dyed silk cloth and housed in an elegant gold-stamped black slipcase, France is printed in duotone on matt art paper. The book opens with an introduction in French and English by renowned historian and curator Jean-Claude Lemagny.
jennifer williams at florida atlantic university
Altarations: Built, Blended, Processed
January 15 - February 28, 2015
Ritter Art Gallery, Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida
Jennifer Williams' small unique collages and archival pigment prints are featured in Altarations: Built, Blended, Processed, which presents works by 23 contemporary artists. While hardly unified in style and content, the artists’ works in Altarations blend photographic images and processes to produce works that celebrate, contradict and undermine photographic traditions through altered images and references. The title of the exhibition is derived from Mark C. Taylor’s “Altarity,” a 1987 book of philosopher Taylor’s writing that brings together his interpretation and synthesis of several modern philosophers’ interpretations of difference and otherness.
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Maroesjka lavigne: Ísland in slate magazine
january 2, 2015
Maroesjka Lavigne: Ísland is featured as one of Slate Magazine's top ten photography shows of the year. Jordan G. Teicher writes,
Belgian photographer Maroesjka Lavigne was just 21 when she drove for months across Iceland to create the images in her series, “Island,” which I saw in April at Manhattan’s Robert Mann Gallery. Full of cinematic portraits and snowy landscapes featuring small, isolated subjects, the photos suggest a loose narrative of mystery and melancholy. Though they do justice to the country’s ample natural beauty, they’re way more odd and interesting than anything you’d find in a travel magazine.
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the light in cuban eyes in cuban arts news
The upcoming book The Light in Cuban Eyes: Lake Forest College's Madeleine P. Plonsker Collection of Contemporary Cuban Photography, which will be accompanied by an exhibition at the gallery in the spring, is listed in Cuban Art News' 'Bookshelf'. This bilingual volume highlights the work of 50 photographers, both emerging and established, who have been active in Cuba from the Special Period to the present, 1992–2012. The photos in the book are accompanied by artists’ statements, collector’s comments, and essays by scholars. Collector Madeleine P. Plonsker observes that “Cuban photography has undergone a dramatic transformation over the past twenty years. Cuba's contemporary photographers are poised to reach a broader international audience, and the intent of my book is to bring you their story.”
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