Thursday, February 22, 2024

Exhibition Photos from the Concordia University Faculty Show

Here are some pics from the faculty exhibition that I was in a few months ago at Concordia University:

[click each image to enlarge]


Megan, Richard, Hannah, and Erin's pieces in the first gallery space.


Megan and Carrie.


Erin.


Carrie and John.


Entering the main gallery, there's John, a piece by Keith, and some prints of mine.


Keith's work with mine in the background.


Priya and Keith.


Priya and Keith.


Keith in the foreground.






A bunch of my prints behind another piece of Keith's.


My prints were all from the mini State Fair series I had shot the previous summer/fall.






Two larger prints on their own wall.


A selfie to show the scale of these prints - the largest I've made.


My artist statement on the wall.


A view of some of my pieces.






A panoramic image of the main gallery.


Back in the first space.



Related posts:
- announcing the exhibition
- my image on the poster
- a few pics from right before the opening reception
- more pics from the mini State Fair series

Thursday, February 08, 2024

Film Processing

We've had a few successful days of processing film in class this week:

Monday, January 22, 2024

"Photography is a foreign language..."

I found this outside of the art room at Blake High School in Minneapolis:



"Photography is a foreign language everyone thinks he speaks" -Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Is he saying people THINK they are good at photography (or think they can "understand" photography) when they really don't? Is this a bit of an elitist take on amateur photographers? Is he talking about the proliferation of cameras in our society over the last few decades? Without knowing where diCorcia places his emphasis in that quote, I can't get a solid grasp of what he's trying to say, but I'm still intrigued...

Monday, January 01, 2024

Movie Poster Project

I teach a "pre-design" class at the University of Minnesota geared toward first-year graphic design majors. We cover basic design elements and principles, but then also discuss a lot about how designers can "control" how a viewer relates to imagery based on how it's communicated to them. It's part "2D Design" and part "Visual Conceptualization"... sort of.

After basically 1 type lecture and an hour intro to Adobe Illustrator, here are a few movie poster projects from this past semester:


Simple but effective from Gus.


Nice use of negative space by Kaemon.


Very photographic from Natalie.


And a good take on this documentary from Leah
(with the tag line pseudo hidden as a green line in the code).

Sunday, December 17, 2023

3-in-1 Lego Camera Set

A Lego Ambassador shared this sweet 3-in-1 camera lego set that's coming out in a few weeks:







Wednesday, November 22, 2023

The Faculty Exhibition at the Concordia Gallery

The 2023 Art and Design Faculty Exhibition opened last week at the Concordia Gallery. I snapped a few photos with my phone before it was busy:


My 2 larger prints to the right, and 9 smaller prints on the far wall.







Here are few pics of some of the corners of the gallery - I didn't take any photos in the Teaching Gallery, but there's more work in there as well:







I'll take some "real" photos with my "real" camera in the upcoming week or 2, so stop back to see better images that you can enlarge.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Tomorrow Night!

Here's the poster for the Faculty Exhibition that opens tomorrow night:



You can find a little more info in this post, but stop on by to the reception: Thursday, November 16, 5 – 7 p.m., at the Concordia Gallery (301 Marshall Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104).

Monday, November 13, 2023

1961: John Drysdale Tried to Photograph a Kangaroo...

... but this happened instead:



I can't be certain, but that appears to be a Hasselblad, so I feel a little bad for smirking.

(Oh yes... and I hope he's OK too... but we all know we worry more about our cameras than our own well-being in situations like this.)

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