What the Camera Sees, and Doesn’t See

Maurice Berger writes for the New York Times Lens Blog on recent ICP-Bard MFA alumnus Kim Weston's work: "...Seen, Unseen, Ms. Weston’s contribution to her class’s thesis group show, focuses on her mother’s family in Cheraw, S.C. The artist, who is part African-American, Native American and Irish, initially found the process of photographing her relatives… Continue reading What the Camera Sees, and Doesn’t See

FOUND IN TRANSLATION, ICP-Bard’s MFA Group Show from the Class of 2014

Words from our Director, Nayland Blake: It used to be said that sculpture was the thing you fell over when you backed up to get a better look at a painting. Now the same could be said for photography. One of the many effects of the digitization of photographic proceses has been to make it… Continue reading FOUND IN TRANSLATION, ICP-Bard’s MFA Group Show from the Class of 2014

THANK YOU FOR THE BIRTHDAY GIFT ROBERT CAPA

"Capa was one of the century's great storytellers, both as a photographer and in life, which is a reason we still revere him, and whatever questions linger about his fidelity no longer matter very much, because his images have passed from news into the vague category of art, where the line between truth and fiction… Continue reading THANK YOU FOR THE BIRTHDAY GIFT ROBERT CAPA

Turn the Other Cheek

In 1992, Félix González-Torres created "Untitled" (America #1) an installation of light bulbs, porcelain light sockets, and an extension cord. Like most art, it’s a personal opinion to express how you feel about the work of an artist. Or should I say to understand the creation or maybe not. Frankly, Torres' work did nothing for me. It only made… Continue reading Turn the Other Cheek

HIDE: SKIN AS MATERIAL AND METAPHOR

My father-n-law is a man of pride. His conversations always lead to our Native American traditions. Those conversations or should I say story telling which feel like very long lectures (that depends on my perspective based on what mood I'm in) are refreshing to hear. He speaks of the ways of the Seminole tradition and… Continue reading HIDE: SKIN AS MATERIAL AND METAPHOR

Mark Bradford’s Recycled Memories

Mark Branford’s art practice is very detailed and labor intensive. He says it’s the time needed to slow down so he can hear himself think. A time to listen to the quiet voice. The voice that has the most interesting ideas. As artists, we have to understand our own individual practice. Learning to figure out how… Continue reading Mark Bradford’s Recycled Memories

Inspiration and Discovery from Kim Weston

I began to educate myself with the desire to share something that excited me and start a dialog through my photographs. Dawoud Bey, Lorna Simpson, Thelma Golden and Kellie Jones were my first inspirations in my teens. I'd run the halls at Jamaica Art Center (a small arts learning center and gallery in Jamaica Queens,… Continue reading Inspiration and Discovery from Kim Weston