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January 13-March 31, 2013
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January 13-March 31, 2013
Wednesday – Sunday 12pm-5pm
This week we are pleased to feature the work of Russian photographer, Max Sher.
Sher was born in St. Petersburg, raised in Siberia and educated in Siberia and France. He took up photography in 2006. His work, personal and commissioned, has since appeared, among others, in Courrier International, Monocle, Esquire (Russia), le Monde, Ogonëk, Wallpaper, The Independent Magazine, Financial Times Weekend, Newsweek Japan, Afisha, Bolshoi Gorod, Russian Reporter, Snob, as well as in photography publications including Foto8, Private, Fraction Magazine, Flak Photo, Unless You Will, LPV, to name a few. He exhibited in St. Petersburg, Vienna, Moscow, Bratislava, etc. and was nominated for KLM Paul Huf Awards in 2008. He currently lives and works in Moscow. Our selections come from the series I Will Drink to Your Decline. We implore you to head over to his website to view more work.
This week we showcase the work of Serbian photographer Mane Radmanovic. He graduated from the College of Fine and Applied Arts and the Academy of Applied Arts and continues to live and work in Belgrade. Radmanovic has been a practicing artist and graphic designer for many years, and currently is art director at Studio PURE. The selected photographs are from an ongoing series entitled “I’ve Been Your Fan Since Yesterday”. To view the series in it’s entirety please visit his website.
See below for details!
The deadline has been extended to September 11th, 2012.
Thirst, living on the water, dependence, in hot water, missing water, water travel, the drought, surfers, marine life, fishermen, romanticism, whale warrior, narwhale, adventure at sea, abuse of water, artesian aquifer, trash-pit, texture, shapeless, tears, bodies, bottled, baptism, boiling, transparency, poetic, polemic, narcissism, steam, clouds, holy water, swimming pool, garden sprinklers, spring break, lost at sea, changing tides, the force of water, icebergs, bi-coastal, beach, play, elemental, floating, environmental justice, climate change, excess and scarcity, Mother Nature’s rights, resource wars, ripples, the deep end, across the pond, steaming mad, raining cats & dogs, acid rain, sea glass, sea monkeys, drip drip drop, dammed up, up a river, down a well, hydroponics, potability, precipitation, waterborne, ground-water reservoir, jet streams, wave crests, cirrus clouds, dilution, reflection, running dry…
The next iteration of Capricious, the WATER issue, will see us diving into one of the most pressing conservation topics of our time. The future of water, and its inextricable link to our planet’s survival, is unquestionably in the hands of our own generation as well as our children’s generations. So how do we see humanity’s relationship with water? How does that relationship appear in the developing world, as well as in the first world? And how do we, as individuals, interact with and think about water? Surprise us. Challenge the norm. Teach us something we don’t already know.
Additionally, with this issue, we are very excited to announce a new Capricious collaboration. Kindle Project LLC and Capricious are joining forces to presentThe Kindle Project Photography Awards. Three photographers exploring the theme of water in distinguishing ways will be provided with an award of $1000 USD. A selection committee will choose the artists. (Committee members have not yet been announced.)
Since 2008, Kindle Project LLC has supported artists working in traditional, modern, and experimental modes that question, confront, explore, frame or reframe the following: perceptions of identity; worldviews and the collective conscious; individual and social conditioning; relationships between nature, culture, and technology; the consensus of what is beautiful and what is ugly; the institutionalization of who can experience art and how it is experienced; political frameworks and authority; and sensuality.
Kindle Project Mission:
In these times of change, our social and political structures, environmental practices, relationships, and worldviews are being challenged to evolve.
As paradigms are shifting and current ways of living prove unsustainable, Kindle Project recognizes an opportunity to contribute to emerging alternatives for personal, institutional and planetary well-being.
Through the means of grant making and collaboration, Kindle Project seeks to foster a nexus of creative ideas and cultivators to inspire and support possibilities for change.
Capricious Magazine and its related projects provide a platform for the work of emerging and underrepresented fine art photographers who push the boundaries of their medium and bring critical attention to social, political, and environmental topics. Capricious thereby offers vital support needed to help both the artists and the issues to gain greater visibility.
We want you to submit 6-12 photographs (more will not be viewed). We accept all formats and all colors. Email your submission (images should be approximately 8×10 inches @ 72 dpi) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Not all submissions will be guaranteed a spot in the coming issue but Capricious will consider your submission for future issues. Please make sure you have model (or any other legally necessary) releases for all submitted work. Capricious has the right to use published material in promotional matters. Deadline: September 5, 2012. For further questions, email email@example.com
This week, we highlight some of Liz Nielsen’s newest photos, from the series ”Compositions.” The artist prints these in the darkroom using negatives she creates by layering photographic lighting gels. Also included here are several images from her recent series titled “Outer Space.” These images are shot with film and produced as C-prints. Both bodies of work evince Nielsen’s adeptness at sculpting with the physics of light; the resulting images are crisp and geometric, lush and mystical, all at once.
“Liz Nielsen is an artist who works in photography. She has an MFA from The University of Illinois, Chicago, a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and she currently lives and works in New York. Her work has been shown recently at SAIC’s Sullivan galleries, Dominican University, Columbia College’s A and D gallery, LVL3 in Chicago, and in Berlin, Germany’s Schalter gallery. She was named a Breakout Artist, in Chicago’s New City, 2009. Liz is a recipient of the 2011, Dave Bown Prize.” From MoMA P.S.1’s Studio Visit Blog
Tonight, Wednesday, July 11 opens a group exhibition at David Zwirner, “People Who Work Here,” in which Nielsen’s work will be included. For more information, visit www.davidzwirner.com.
And see lots more of Liz Neilsen’s images by visiting her site www.liznielsen.com.
Today we feature the work of Elizabeth Renstrom, who we met a little while back at the annual Parsons Portfolio Review Day. Visceral and ultra bright, her theatrical photos of faux adolescent ephemera and the fetishism they implicate trigger simultaneous feelings of nausea and nostalgia. Images here are from two different series, Waxy Chunks and Lisa Frank Blues.
About her work, Elizabeth says (on her Kickstarter page for a related project – which was funded), “These photographs of sculptural artifacts serve as a commentary on adolescent obsession and worship. I am creating ceremonies and shrines dedicated to disposable culture that was projected on me and my generation during childhood. I make sets and sculptures dedicated to several re-occurring symbols and objects that seeped into children’s media while I was growing up. In many ways I am inspired by the ways people commemorate similar images on media blogs like tumblr. These are photos that have become familiar to my age group through constant usage and appropriation, and because of the nostalgia we attach to them.”
Visit her website here for more information: http://www.elizabethrenstrom.com.
A dear friend of mine and Capricious, talented photographer, and all-around beautiful person, Ame Curtiss passed on earlier this month after courageously battling breast cancer over the last couple of years. In Ame’s memory, we’re dedicating this Photographer of the Week post to her. Ame and her magical dog, Nova, used to visit us frequently in the old Capricious Space on Broadway. We carried her handmade photo books in our little bookshop. Sometimes Ame and I would sit outside the gallery in the sun, with our iced beverages from Marlow, Nova occasionally tugging on the leash in attempt to chase a fly, and have long chats about romance, tattoos, and art. I’m thankful for those moments and thankful she made so many photographs so we can keep imagining the world through her thoughtful, gentle eyes. -Karen, Capricious
Ame Curtiss (according to the bio on her website) “flunked high school photography and didn’t pick up a camera for 13 years. Born with an overly obsessive mind aggravated by a fanatically religious upbringing she eventually escaped into debauchery and the electronic music underground. 6 car crashes and three brain surgeries later Curtiss stole a canon ae1 from her father and hit the fucking streets… Motivated by an intense connection to old buildings, trains, ship yards, graffiti, street people and the overall urban landscape, Curtiss sought to document the last vestiges of an older, marginalized city and its denizens, on the verge of disappearing forever in the unending onslaught of urban development. Embracing craft and eastern notions of the Practice, Curtiss finds meaning and clarity through doing her work rather than thinking about it; seeking instead a raw and empathetic connection to places and people which imbue her photographs with an energy and life force of their own.”
Ame will be missed greatly. To see more of her work or read her blog, please visit these links: