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Archive for January 2013

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Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg

Poet, mystic, and spokesman for the Beat generation, Allen Ginsberg also photographed his friends and lovers over the years. He made albums of these photos, with elaborate hand-written captions. Allen Ginsberg's photographs will be on view at the Grey Art Gallery at NYU from January 15 - April 6, 2013. Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen…

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Collectors make a difference

The South Dakota Art Museum has received an extensive, growing donation of valuable fine art prints that offer visitors an encyclopedic collection of printmaking from the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s. The collection includes impressive examples of pop, op, abstract, color field and photo-realist art. The donation comes from Neil C. Cockerline, a former preservation services director and senior conservator with the Midwest Art Conservation Center in…

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Lines Etched with the Weight of Life: Georges Rouault's Miserere at The Snite Museum of Art

In response to the ravages of World War I, French artist Georges Rouault (1871–1958) produced a portfolio of drawings, which were reproduced as heliogravures, a process combining engraving and photography. Dissatisfied with the results of the reproductions, the artist continued to modify the plates using a variety of printmaking techniques in un-conventional ways.  What he…

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Joseph D. Jachna: Surface Contradictions 1958-1971

For Joseph D. Jachna, photography has always been a spiritual practice. His photographs are quiet meditations—offerings from a lifelong naturalist. Jachna considers himself a poet with a camera, creating the visual equivalent of a Haiku. As with Haiku, the highest form of Japanese poetry, his ideas flow with an intensity created by combining a few…

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American Vesuvius: The Aftermath of Mount St. Helens by Frank Gohlke and Emmet Gowin at Cleveland Museum of Art

"Gowin and Gohlke were both innovative, influential practitioners of landscape photography when each decided, independently, to photograph the aftermath of the cataclysmic 1980 eruption of this volcano in Washington State," says Barbara Tannenbaum, the organizing curator and the curator of photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art. "Photographing at Mount St. Helens transformed their approaches to landscape and forever…

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Younghee Choi Martin “Recent Paintings: Myth of Orpheus”

The Bowery Gallery presents an exhibition of Younghee Choi Martin's “Recent Paintings: Myth of Orpheus,” on view from December 26, 2012 through January 26, 2013. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, 5–8 pm, January 3, 2013. There are over a dozen paintings ranging in size from mural scale, Here is the Meadow Where…

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