Rainbows, Plants and Four-Leaf Clovers

https://vimeo.com/124398673 Please join Marie Louise Omme for the opening of her ICP-Bard MFA these exhibition, Knock on Wood Opening reception  Thursday, April 9th, 7-10pm (drinks and food will be provided) On view  April 9 - 12, 2015 | 12-7 PM | Friday through Sunday or by appointment Contact Info  917-783-7872 | marielouiseomme@gmail.com ICP-Bard MFA Studios 24-20 Jackson… Continue reading Rainbows, Plants and Four-Leaf Clovers

Challenges in the Space Age of Photography

Part II: In Conversation with Elisabeth Biondi, from the series In Pursuit of an MFA  Elisabeth Biondi moderates a panel of experts at Fridman Gallery in discussion about the challenges recent graduates face. With: Vince Aletti, Chris Boot, Brian Clamp, Allen Frame, Andrea Meislin and Charles Traub. (Abridged Transcript) Elisabeth Biondi: I come from a very traditional editorial background, and… Continue reading Challenges in the Space Age of Photography

The Space Age of Photography: In Conversation with Elisabeth Biondi

from the series In Pursuit of an MFA I had the honor of speaking with magazine world luminary, Elisabeth Biondi, at Fridman Gallery where Lift Off: 2014 NYC Photography/Video, an exhibit she curated, featuring recent MFA graduates, is on view through February 28. Elegant, articulate, and generous with her teachings and time, Elisabeth spoke with me about her years as Visuals Editor for… Continue reading The Space Age of Photography: In Conversation with Elisabeth Biondi

Hangin’ with Foley

from the series In Pursuit of an MFA Michael Foley and I have followed a similar trajectory: New York –> Boston –> San Francisco –> New York We first met, circa late 90's, at the Ansel Adams Center for Photography/Friends of Photography, where we both worked – he, a docent; I, an educator. A photography museum in… Continue reading Hangin’ with Foley

On Songbook: In Conversation with Alec Soth

from the series In Pursuit of an MFA Joanna Lehan, professor: This show came out of the “Dispatches” project, which was included in our last ICP Triennial. We had a whole wall of books that reflected the self-publishing phenomenon, and you were such an important part of that. Is there anything you would like to tell… Continue reading On Songbook: In Conversation with Alec Soth

In Pursuit of an MFA

Twelve trudge 1.4 miles, post-blizzard, from Bryant Park to Chelsea. One of many stops, along the way to an MFA. Joanna Lehan's Survey of Contemporary Photography stormed Sean Kelly Gallery for Alec Soth’s exhibition, Songbook, on opening morning. Fortunate to have engaged in an impromptu conversation with the artist – I think he was empathetic to our cold shivering selves –… Continue reading In Pursuit of an MFA

In Conversation … with Alec Soth, Michael Foley, Elisabeth Biondi and Gary Taxali

Beginning February 23rd, I'll share the photos I've taken and the conversations I've had with artists, curators and gallerists. Our discussions center around the role of the MFA program, new media and the intersection of image/text. Until then, you are invited to attend the related exhibits and events: Monday February 23: Bard-ICP + Theresa Ortolani in conversation with Alec… Continue reading In Conversation … with Alec Soth, Michael Foley, Elisabeth Biondi and Gary Taxali

Interview with Qiana Mestrich by Kathy Akey

Tell me about the title of your show. I've always been interested in how metaphors are used in daily language. If you break the phrase down, another definition of the word "dead" means "precise," like "dead center". The word "ringer" comes from a 19th-century horse racing term used to describe a horse substituted for another… Continue reading Interview with Qiana Mestrich by Kathy Akey

Interview with Jorge Alberto Perez by Qiana Mestrich

QM:  Previously you told me you were given advice to think of the MFA solo thesis show as just another studio visit.  Have you applied this philosophy in preparing for your show, Visions and Revisions? JP:  Yes, Josh Lutz, my thesis advisor once told me that in order to take some of the pressure off… Continue reading Interview with Jorge Alberto Perez by Qiana Mestrich