A lecture at PSU, a conversation at PICA and a back room at the end of the week. Press releases below.
Mon • Mar 4 • 8:15p
Jason Fulford and Mike Slack • PSU Monday Night Lecture Series
510 SW Hall St • 5th Avenue Cinema Room 92
is a photographer
and co-founder of J&L
. His photographs have been featured in The New York Times Magazine,
Harper’s, Time, and on book jackets for Don Delillo, John Updike, Bertrand
Russell, Terry Eagleton and Ha Jin. Monographs include Sunbird (J&L, 2000),
Crushed (J&L, 2003), Raising Frogs for $$$ (The Ice Plant, 2006).
lives and works
in Los Angeles. His Polaroid photographs have been published in two volumes –
Ok Ok Ok (J&L Books, 2002; reissued by The
, 2006) and Scorpio (The Ice Plant, 2006). His work has appeared
in Harper's, The New York Times and other publications. He is working on a new
book of Polaroids called Thirty Twelve.
“Photography was the first medium I found where I was able to communicate
very vague ideas with the right tone. These are ideas that I can’t explain
with words. The tone is very important because the ideas have a certain open-ended
quality, and photography allows this ambiguity to stay intact.”Mike Slack
Thu • Mar 8 • 6:30 pm
The Precipice Alliance presented by Donna Wingate
A conversation about new mission, new art, and a better world.
PICA Resource Room
224 NW 13th Avenue, #305
PICA and the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery at Reed College present a
special conversation with Donna
, co-founder of the Precipice Alliance as she talks about their new
conceptual installation by artist Mary
The mission of the Precipice Alliance is to increase awareness of the global effects
of climate change. To do so, the Alliance funds high-profile, innovative public
artworks that address this urgent matter, while simultaneously functioning as
an educational and informational forum.
The Precipice Alliance
its program with an inaugural artwork by conceptual artist Mary Ellen Carroll.
This large-scale project will consist of 8-foot high illuminated characters, spelling
out the phrase: IT IS GREEN THINKS NATURE EVEN IN THE DARK. The nearly 900-foot-long
piece is installed in the window bays of all five former American Can factory
buildings (CANCO lofts) in Jersey City, New Jersey beginning November 1st, 2006
and will remain on view through April 2007. The work is illuminated at night,
and is visible to tens of thousands of commuters daily traveling on the Pulaski
Skyway and the New Jersey Turnpike. It is also visible by air to passengers flying
into Newark Airport, reaching millions of viewers.
Donna Wingate is co-founder and executive director of the Precipice Alliance.
From 2000-06 she served as director of publisher services at D.A.P./Distributed
Art Publishers, the North American art book publisher and distributor. During
her tenure, Wingate served as editor and/or managing editor for many of the company's
most notable titles, working closely with artists, publishers, and institutions,
both in the United States and abroad, to bring their works to public view via
artist monographs, exhibition catalogues, and special artist editions. Wingate
holds a M.A. in Comparative Literature and a M.F.A. in Photography, both from
San Diego State University. (pr)
Fri • Mar 9 • 6:30 pm
the back room with Marc Joseph in conversation with Stephanie Snyder
Podkrepa Hall • 2116 North Killingsworth Street • 705-9450
Meal to be planned and cooked by Naomi Pomeroy • with live music, TBA.
This evening we will welcome photographer Marc
and celebrate publication of his newest work, The Culture Issue, a
24-page full-color chapbook commissioned and published by the back room. Copies
of The Culture Issue will be given to everyone who comes to dinner and later be
made available for sale (together with the back room's five other original commissioned
chapbooks) on their site’s publications
Marc Joseph's recent work has focused on book and record shops, framing glimpses
of old and new objects as they float through and arrange themselves within the
logic of the market, not the abstract logic of art as commodity, but the specific
logic of the corner store, the small, peculiar places that expose us to the books
and records that matter to us, and which shape our ways of seeing. Joseph explains,
"I'd been thinking about what made me look at things in a certain way, and
such an important part of it started with books and records, and in book and record
stores." In his book, New and Used, Joseph's large-scale, richly detailed
color images expose what curator Stephanie Snyder has called "the formative
and sometimes transgressive encounters that shape our interests and congeal our
sense of identity." (pr)
I missed a couple of things that might flip your switch in addition to those above:
Wednesday night Matt McCormick, whose show at Elizabeth Leach looked really good when I walked through last Thursday, will present "future so bright" with a live soundtrack of music, field recordings, and abstract soundscapes at Holocene. Here is a link to his blog:
Future So Bright by Matt McCormick
Holocene • 1001 se morrison
Wed • Mar 7th • 9p
Saturday night has the farewell bash, with fancy drinks and dancing, for the Contemporary Craft Museum and Gallery (soon to be the Museum of Contemporary Craft). With that, you should be aware that this week is the last chance you have to see their current shows.
Farewell 3934: Seventy Years of Contemporary Craft
Featuring DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid
Sat • Mar 17 • 9p - 12a
$25 at the door • 21 & over (get a babysitter)
(All proceeds benefit the capital campaign for
Museum of Contemporary Craft. Admission
includes snacks and 2 complimentary beverages
at the cash bar. Capacity is limited, so
please come early to ensure entry.)
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