Capricious no 15: BOUNDARIES contributor Virginie Rebetez has work in three upcoming shows next month! Info about the exhibitions below.

Solo show: Under Cover at the gallery Christopher Gerber in Lausanne, Switzerland
1st May - 31st May 2014
Opening May 1st at 6pm
more info here

Collective show: Photoforum Pasquart, Bienne, Switzerland
4th May - 22nd June 2014
Opening May 3 at 5pm
more info here

Collective show: Oblivion at Zweigstelle galerie, Berlin
9th May - 24th May 2014
Opening May 9th at 5pm
more info here

On a recent trip to the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center for their annual photo book fair, we stumbled on a wonderful talk by photographer Jen Davis, detailing her recent book Eleven Years. In this 120-page full color photo book, Davis explores ideas of beauty, intimacy and self-perception. Working with insecurities revolving around her physical appearance, Davis lays bare her personal struggles saying, “It was about opening up, like looking under the rug and trying to see what was buried deep under there.” Working with a large format camera, Davis enacts intimate scenes from her everyday life. In one photograph she sits on a bed in her underwear looking directly at the camera, confronting the viewer and herself. As the book progresses Davis introduces male subjects to explore her fantasies of intimacy. She explains, “In the work what I kept returning to is: What is love? Am I loveable? Can someone find me attractive?... At home with Mundane surroundings, I treated the camera as if it were my lover, the camera desiring me, providing me the glimpse of what was missing in my life.” In one spread she juxtaposes a photograph of her lying alone in bed, while on the other page a man’s arm wraps around her, again her face staring into the lens, as if to ask “Is this what ‘it’s like?” Eleven Years is a quietly bold, honest and visual stunning body of work.

Jen Davis (b. 1978) is a Brooklyn based photographer. For 11 years she has been working on this series of self-portrait’s dealing with issues regarding beauty, identity, and body image. Davis has exhibited widely including at the Indianapolis Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Center for Photography at Woodstock; Light Work Gallery, Syracuse; Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne. Davis’s photographs are in many public and private collections, the Art Institute of Chicago, The Sir Elton John Photography Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and The Library of Congress among others.

This month, Foxy Production hosts Capricious No. 13 contributor Sara Cwynar's solo show "Flat Death." "Flat Death" features composite images made using collage and re-photography, with an interest in passage of time and the notion that images never really die.

The exhibition opens April 4th and runs until May 3rd.

Opening tonight is a two person exhibition at SIGNAL by Randy contributors Hayden Dunham and Meriem Bennani. "Using water circulation systems, powdered paper and manufactured tiling, Dunham and Bennani have derived a textural language through which they discuss a single landscape. PASTE morphs between solid and liquid states, demonstrating properties of each, sometimes even at the same moment."

The exhibition runs from April 4th to April 27th.

Capricious Water Issue contributor Seth Fluker's new book, "Dressed for Space," will have a launch event in Toronto, Ontario at Art Metropole on April 10 from 7PM to 9PM. The book is a "study of sound through figurative and abstract imagery. Floating between familiar and forgotten landscapes, Seth’s portraits of Robert depict a parallel world of affecting soundscapes and atmospheric melodies. Played on a continuous loop, these euphoric, synthpop compositions were a direct inspiration to Fluker’s digital manipulation process."

Connecticut born photographer Tony Luong graduated with a BFA in Photography from the New England Institute of Art in 2010. Currently based in Boston, he has worked editorially for such publications as Inc. Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Financial Times Magazine. Being a first generation Vietnamese American, Luong's personal work touches on the duality of identity that often comes with growing up within two cultures. In 2012, Luong self-published the book Two Roofs that chronicles this topic which you can view here .

This weekend Capricious is heading to the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Book Fair. The fair takes place at 1400 N. American Street #103 in Philadelphia, PA on March 29th and 30th. Other participants include Aperture Foundation, Conveyor Arts, MACK books, The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Spaces Corners, and more.

This weekend Capricious will be taking part in Facing Pages - an independent magazine biennale in the Netherlands! The Facing Pages symposium is happening March 28th & March 29th with a coinciding exhibition ending on April 7th. This year's theme, "Make Magazines Not War," is about celebrating the power of print and the ways that magazines can be utilized as a tool for social change.


Capricious No. 14 contributor Benjamin Fredrickson is part of an upcoming group show at Daniel Cooney Fine Art in New York! All The World's A Stage will be open from April 3rd to May 22nd.

Capricious Masculine issue contributor Leah DeVun will be speaking and showing work at "The Future is History: Feminist Legacies in Contemporary Art," a program devoted to intergenerational dialogue and the continuing impact of feminism. The show and dialogue are at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum on Thursday, March 27th.