Saturday, September 18, 2021

The Opening Reception for "The Shape of Things"

Earlier tonight, my boys and I went to the opening reception for "The Shape of Things:" an international juried exhibition at the Praxis Photo Arts Center. I have a piece in that exhibition that can be seen in the last 2 photos here:












The last time I was there, there was talk of developing this space as an
extended exhibition space, but this was the first I saw it used. Nicely done!




A selfie in front of my piece.

The exhibition is up through October 2nd if you want to see it for yourself.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

One Week Down at the U!

My first classes in the University of Minnesota's "College of Design" went well this past week! I taught in the Art Department on the Minneapolis campus from 2005-2011, and now I have a class on the St. Paul campus. My classroom has a ton of whiteboard space and 21 (yes, I counted) whiteboard markers:




Happy to be back at the U! (Even if it might just be for a semester.)

Sunday, September 05, 2021

"Open Call" Catalog

The PhotoPlace Gallery's Open Call 2021 catalog has been put together online. Here are a few screenshots of it:


The cover.


The title page.


My image on page 48.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

New Teaching News!

I have an announcement:



It was pretty last-minute, but I'll have more info on it in the next 10 days or so. (Well, I start teaching in 9 days, so I'd BETTER have more info within the next 10 days!)

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Bresson Quote




Sunday, August 22, 2021

Instagram: Years Past




Monday, August 16, 2021

Two Photographs in "Out Of The Frame" at the Glasgow Gallery of Photography

I'm happy to share that I have 2 pieces at the Glasgow Gallery of Photography in Scotland in their "Out of the Frame" exhibition. The website for the show is a play on using the frame:


Not a mistake.

Here are my 2 images as they appear on their website:

[Click to enlarge]


"Under the Stone Arch Bridge" from the "4 a.m." series


"Fort Snelling in the Fog" from the "4 a.m." series

Thursday, August 12, 2021

"Labor Camp" at MIA

Last month, I took my boys to the MIA, and I was excited to see the Piotr Szyhalski exhibition "Labor Camp Report." I've admired Szyhalski's work for nearly 20 years, and we were teaching at MCAD at the same time 15 years ago or so.

I watched him create this series on Instagram. Here's a bit about it from the MIA website:

On March 24, 2020, Minneapolis-based artist Piotr Szyhalski embarked on a daily drawing practice responding to the COVID-19 pandemic as it unfolded in real time. What began as a way for the artist to share observations of life in lockdown and the pain caused by the pandemic quickly became a daily exercise of chronicling his thoughts and feelings and reconciling them with the changes being wrought in the world.

COVID-19: Labor Camp Report consists of 225 drawings created over eight months that fall under Szyhalski’s ongoing artistic framework, Labor Camp. New drawings were posted daily on Instagram, serving as a witness to the unfolding crisis and a record of time, both labored and lost.

Here's what my boys and I saw last month:

[click each image to enlarge]


Entering the space was overwhelming.









You can see more of his pieces on the MIA website, and check out the exhibition before September 19.

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