16
Nov 17

Famous Photographers: Nan Goldin


Gina at Bruce’s Dinner Party, New York City, 1991


01
Dec 15

I Could Do That!



Andy Warhol



Mark Rothko



MarkRothko.org


Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Felix Gonzalez-Torres at the Andrea Rosen Gallery

Felix Gonzalez-Torres at the MoMA


20
Nov 15

Famous Photographers: Robert Adams

Watch the Robert Adams Art 21 segment from the episode Ecology.
Art 21 Segment on Robert Adams

Robert Adams on Light


10
Oct 15

The Art Assignment | Lost Childhood Object

This week the Art One students are taking on Lenka Clayton’s art assignment Lost Childhood Object.   

 

Here is a little more info on the assignment, Clayton, and the PBS web series The Art Assignment straight from The Art Assignment’s YouTube Channel.  

This week we visit Lenka Clayton, another Pittsburgh based artist whose work finds meaning in ordinary, everyday objects. For her assignment, she asks you to partner with someone and recreate a lost childhood object, using their memory of the object and the materials you have around you. Here are your instructions:

1. Ask someone to describe an object they made or cherished as a child. Make a mental image of that object

2. Create the object
3. Give the object back to the person (Ideally, you’d do this project in tandem)
4. Document and upload using #theartassignment
5. Fame and glory (your work might be in a future episode)

Check out more of Lenka’s work: http://www.lenkaclayton.com/


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Lenka Clayton, One Brown Shoe

09
Oct 15

The Art Assignment | Sorted Books

This week the Photography One students will be completing Nina Katchadourian‘s assignment from the PBS web series The Art Assignment.  

 

Here is a little more about the assignment from The Art Assignment’s YouTube channel.  
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Published on Aug 28, 2014
In which we meet Brooklyn-based artist Nina Katchadourian in Lawrence, Kansas, at the former home of American writer William S. Burroughs (1914 – 1997). Nina takes us on her journey of sorting Burroughs’s book collection and challenges you to sort some books yourself!Episode 13 Instructions:

1. Choose a person you know or would like to know better
2. Take a look at/through their library
3. Make 3 stacks of books to develop a portrait of the person
4. Upload it to your social media platform of choice using #theartassignment
5. Fame and glory (your work might be featured in a future episode)

Learn more about Nina’s work: http://www.ninakatchadourian.com/

And read about William S. Burroughs: http://www.burroughs100.com/


28
Sep 15

Through a Lens Darkly

Through a Lens Darkly Official Website
http://1world1family.me/

Through a Lens Darkly Official Trailer




Through a Lens Darkly Interview with director and producer Thomas Allen Harris.



27
Sep 15

Compositional Tools | Steve McCurry



Steve McCurry is an American editorial photographer best known for his photograph “Afghan Girl” which originally appeared in National Geographic magazine.



24
Sep 15

Oscar Muñoz

Sedimentaciones [Sedimentations], 2011 (2 HD video projections, colour, sound, 42 min 27 s, 41 min 42 s, on wooden tables)

“The strategy of dissolving the image reappears in Sedimentaciones, a photographic development table on which there are numerous photographs arranged in lines, with various blank sheets between them. The photos are extremely varied in nature, ranging from universally known images to others that are very specific to a Colombian context, personal portraits by the artist and anonymous, generic images. There are two developing trays at opposite corners. A hand takes a photograph from the table and puts it in a plastic tray filled with liquid in which the image dissolves. The paper emerges white and is then randomly placed in one of the lines. On the other side of the table another hand takes up one of the empty sheets and slides it into another tray. On taking out the sheet, the image has magically re-formed on it and the hand places it in the line of photographs. The process starts again in the other corner. Through this alternation we thus witness the ceaseless life and death of the image.”

http://www.jeudepaume.org/pdf/PK_OscarMunoz.pdf




Interview on Process


24
Sep 15

Hiroshima Statement by Elin O’Hara Slavick

These photographic images of Hiroshima, Japan, are attempts to visually, poetically, and historically address the magnitude of what disappeared as a result of and what remains after the dropping of the A-bomb in 1945. They are images of loss and survival, fragments and lives, architecture and skin, surfaces and invisible things, like radiation. Exposure is at the core of this photographic project: exposure to radiation, to the sun, to light, to history, and exposures made from radiation, the sun, light and historical artifacts from the Peace Memorial Museum’s collection. After Hiroshima engages ethical seeing, visually registers warfare, and addresses the irreconcilable paradox of making visible the most barbaric as witness, artist, and viewer.