A friend and a previous contributor, Kim Hoeckle, has been staying busy. She has a few things coming up this next couple of weeks:
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Collin LaFleche’s new book of polaroids.
Artist and Capricious #14 contributor Collin LaFleche is launching his fourth book! Promenades is finished and is currently being printed for a summer release. He has been working with Conveyor Arts on the printing and binding and now looking forward to having the first copies in hand in a few weeks.You can see more Collin’s works and/or pre-order a copy here.
Of the book he says:
“When We are Together” is a documentation of my contrasting personal relationships: my family in Singapore and my recent partner in New York City. The images in the series attempt to juxtapose a sense of disconnect and intimacy. Having lived alone since I was 14 years old, I spent the majority of my teen and adult life on my own. I had been in a relationship with Jesse not long after I moved to New York City in 2009. Coming from a rather conservative Christian Indonesian-Chinese family, homosexuality is not the desired preference. Awkward and uncomfortable, the images from the two facets of my life grapple together to create an intimate narrative. This project is a means to reconcile my detachment from my family with an intimate detail of my personal life that they have yet to discover.
Join Hassla and the artist, Tuesday May 7, at Art in General to celebrate the launch of Land Marks by Letha Wilson.
Art in General
Tuesday, May 7, 6-8 PM
79 Walker Street, 6th Floor Gallery
New York, NY 10013
This week we feature Brooklyn-based photographer and educator Sara Macel, particularly selections from “Kiss + Tell”. She received her BFA in Photography and Imaging from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2003, and currently teaches at Rockland Community College. Sara began this project by collecting stories from strangers and friends that stemmed from the same simple prompt: Tell me a story about a kiss.
She collected and tape-recorded them under the condition that the storyteller remains anonymous. Each photograph was shot with the same camera and lens, and each resulting image lacks any physical human presence. Her goal was to create a “portrait” of the space.
Sara adds: “And yet, in the years that have passed since completing this project, I discovered another truth. Often the setting and circumstances behind a kiss stand out in one’s memory most vividly because each kiss has been shared with the same person. The space was the variable, because that person was the constant.”
Friends of Dorothy assembles all the stars from all the years— Judy Garland, Diana Ross, Sidney Lumet, Michael Jackson, Dorothy Gale, Lion, Tin Man, Scarecrow and your little dog, too— LIVE!, dead and alive again in a gossip-filled, lip syncing, screen test, drag performance of the wonders of Oz.
Featuring today’s most captivating queens from on screen and on stage! MILAN from RuPaul’s Drag Race, SAPPHIRA CRISTàL, MISS GAY NY USofA, and downtown favorites MargOH! Channing and K8 Hardy.
Defying temporality, jumping gender and queering history, Friends of Dorothy reveals and conceals, projects and live-feeds. Don’t stay at home. There’s no place like WOW! May 1 and 2, 8pm.
Admission: 15$ General; 10$ Students/Seniors
This week we feature the work of Moscow-based photographer Sonya Kydeeva, particularly her series Boys of Russia. This is an ongoing project and has been shown, in part, by German publication Radius.
Of the series Kydeeva says:
When we started this project – we did not have clearly defined objectives. As an observer, We’ve just wanted to make a visual slice of that part of russian life, which is hardly visible in the center of Moscow, but on the edges and the length of the small towns, is a true portrait. This is a world in itself. And immersed yourself in it, we saw the inner and outer landscapes.
These landscapes are not only lost, they are mutilated: forced austerity, ruin and desolation are combined with the mystique of Russian orthodoxy and the ghosts of Soviet communism.
Remarkable master of nature’s colors is on view at OHWOW from April 18.
OH WOW Gallery is pleased to announce David Benjamin Sherry’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, Wonderful Land, on view from April 18 through May 17, 2013. With this exhibition, Sherry presents a new series of analog photographs taken over the course of several months while he travelled through the Western and Southwestern states, recording scenes of the American landscape, in exceptional detail. Through a painstaking darkroom process, Sherry transformed these photographs of national parks, monuments, and familiar panoramas into impossibly chromatic and passionate renditions of the country.
Opening reception Thursday, April 18, 2013 7-9p.m.
Address: 937 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Photos from the March 24th Sunday Session hosted by Randy Zine are now on view at RANDYZINE.COM !!
Pictured: Colin Self. Photo by Charles Roussel
This Friday the 5th of April sees the opening of Lying Awake, an exhibition by Geert Goiris. This exhibition is hosted by the Goethe-Institut Nairobi in cooperation with the NEST.
Exhibition Dates: 6th April to 3rd May 2013, Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 12 pm. Free entrance.
Geert Goiris, born 1971 in Bornem, Belgium, teaches at the Royal Academy of Arts in Antwerp. He studied photography at the Sint-Lukas Higher Institute for Visual Arts in Brussels and graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts as well as the Higher Institute for Fine Arts in Antwerp. His work has been exhibited all over the world, such as Hamburger Kunsthalle, Kunstforum Basel, Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane and Nouveau Musée National de Monaco.
According to Eva Wittocx, his photographs reflect on the fundamental tension between perception and reality. In his work, time and space disappear in the interplay of form, abstraction, light and depth. The images of architectural spaces and intriguing landscapes with traces of human presence are often very alienating. In his recent work figures have started appearing, suggesting open narratives with threatening undertones.
The exhibition Lying Awake shows Goiris’ images as projections at the art organisation The NEST.