Some books I'm currently reading for school that are pretty interesting, both assigned and recommended, are listed below.
Why Art Matters as Photography as Never Before, the classic Society of the Spectacle, Heidegger's On the Origin of Art, and Walter Benjamin's Illuminations. These works read nicely together and some are good foundations of thinking about contemporary art and photography.
I'm also going to be getting into Camera Lucida shortly as well as some Foucault.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Glass artist Richard Ritter is featured in a retrospective show at WCU Fine Art Museum. I assisted in setting up the show and Ritter's work is simply amazing. The show opens this Sunday, January 24 through March 15th. Don't miss the Artist Talk at noon on Sunday followed by the opening reception at 1:30.
Also on exibit is the group show Transformations featuring the drawings and paintings by artists Simon Carr, John Goodrich, Stanley Lewis, Ying Li, Ruth Miller, and Thaddeus Radell. So go ahead and make that trip out to the Museum, you'll be glad you did.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
There is a funny blog generating buzz featuring the photoshopped image of Nic Cage as, well everyone. Here are a few of my favorites. Someone really dedicated some time to doing these. The quality varies a bit, but for the most part they do a really good job. The subjects they choose are pretty good too. Check them all out over on their blog.