It was a gala affair at the opening events in Los Angeles this month. 16 of the 17 photographers exhibiting were there, including the fabulous and wonderful Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor, and several artists from France and the UK. It was really special to meet them all--I felt that I had met my artistic family.
It was particularly satisfying as a 3D photographer, as there are several others exhibiting, and this is really a landmark exhibition for 3D. It gives it a new level of legitimacy in the fine art world that it hasn't had before. I even got to meet the King of 3D, Ray Zone, truly a high watermark for me. I was buying his 3D comic books in the 1980's. And what a surprise to reconnect with fellow photographer Stanley Smith! Stanley, besides creating his own beautiful images, can be found at the Getty Museum.
The exhibition is simply stunning ( testament to the genius of Guest Curator and Photoshop guru Russell Brown and the Annenberg's Patricia Lanza and staff ), the films made by Arclight Productions are engaging and world-class, even the building itself is the perfect photography exhibition space, designed and constructed for that very purpose. This is without question one of the highlights of my career.
More photos, including some 3D photos I shot, can be found on the ASP Blog's December '11 and January '12 postings.
It gives me great pleasure to announce that I will be included in the next exhibition at Los Angeles' renowned Annenberg Space for Photography, entitled Digital Darkroom. I'm humbled to be included with an incredible list of talent, including photocollage guru Jerry Uelsmann, a longtime hero of mine, among others. This is without a doubt my most important exhibition to date. Additionally, I will also feature in a 3D film that accompanies the show! I will have eight pieces showing, including celebrity portraits and photocollages never before seen publicly.
Digital Darkroom will run from December 17, 2011 through May 30, 2012.
Opening reception on Saturday evening, December 17.
Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars, #10
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Would love to see you there!
Two images are included in this month's show, A Digital Print Show, at Rock | DeMent Gallery in Seattle. Other artists in the show include Jim Woodring, Paul Berger and gallery owners Stephen Rock and Nichole DeMent--fine company to keep. Thank you Stephen and Nichole for your support.
I'm thrilled to present new work in a photo-oriented group show called Photo Alchemy at Vermillion in Seattle. The show opens on September 23rd and runs through October 23rd. The images were inspired by an epic trip to Egypt several years ago, and are large scale panels printed on canvas.
The opening reception is Thursday, September 23rd, from 6 - 9pm, at Vermillion, 1508 11th Ave. near the corner of E. Pike St.
Two new 3D photocollages have been selected to be part of a show called "Green: ON THE EDGE" at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art in Friday Harbor, WA. The show opens on July 2 and runs through September. The images, titled Chrysalis Interlude and Espiritu de La Lejana, were chosen from among submissions made by 50 artists, where by only 27 artists were selected.
Public Radio's State of the Re:Union included images of Arcade Fire and Jesus and Mary Chain in a discussion of indie rock, complete with interviews with Ben Gibbard, Lou Barlow, and others. Check it out here.
New 3D images currently being created, look for exhibition announcements soon.
The 3D Center of Art and Photography in Portland, OR, published a retrospective of their first five years, edited by Shab Levy. The coffee table book includes images exhibited by Ted with Adrienne Taggart back in Spring 2005, as well as a peak at some new 3D work. The book can be purchased from the 3D Center online store.
Newmediaphoto.com is proud to unveil a newly designed web site, courtesy of blipbeep designs. Here you’ll find a collection of some familiar images along with some new work that hasn’t been seen online, a video section and an exhibition section to boot, along with many never-before-seen QuickTime VR movies from the archives.
I’m also pleased to announce my participation in a new book published by Front Forty Press: Signs of the Apocalypse / Rapture, a gorgeous volume that is a “curatorial look at rapturous and apocalyptic art, thought, and audio .“ Featured artists include Bill Viola, Ed Ruscha, Richard Misrach, Fred Tomaselli, Julie Mehretu, the Starn twins, Zhang Huan, Will Cotton, Julie Heffernan, Desiree Dolron, Andrew Schoultz, Emilio Perez, Till Gerhard, Ellen Kooi, Simmons and Burke, Robert Ryman, Christopher Bucklow, Sonic Youth, OM and many more.
A must for all coffee tables, purchase yours here.