I photographed Montreal-based kick-ass artist Jessica Eaton for this issue of PIG Quarterly, which is out now. It’s awesome to be included among so many talented peeps. Thanks Piotr!
PIG Quarterly 2 - Girls Issue is out today, it includes interviews with 77 females that kick asses in their fields and (so far) is also my biggest enterprise as a photo-editor.
I am extremely honored to have been able to work on this issue with such talented people as: Kasia Bobula, Geordie Wood, Peter Ash Lee, Luca Campri, James Pearson-Howes, Brian Kanagaki, Coco Capitán, Jody Rogac, Todd Jordan, Matthew Tammaro, Alessandro Furchino, Alexi Hobbs, Lars Botten, Erik Wåhlström, Dennis Dujinhouwer, Tony Cederteg, Sarah Hermans, Dawid Misiorny, Sean Michael Beolchini, Oliver Pearch, Maciek Pozoga, Marlee Pasinetti, Cheryl Dunn, Alex F. Webb, Tara Derby, Ugnė Straigytė, Märta Thisner, Tim Barber, Maggie Lee, Nicole Lesser, Marco Scozzaro, Eléonore Hendricks, Gilda Louise Aloisi, Less, Bobby Doherty, Davida Nemeroff, Mathias Sterner, Sylvain-Emmanuel Prieur, Katharina Poblotzki, Coley Brown, Jork Weismann, Lewis Chaplin, Lukas Wassmann, Daniel Trese, Luca Massaro, Ye Rin Mok, Retts Wood, Alessandro Simonetti, Quentin de Briey, Charlie Engman, Sanna Charles … (order is purely casual)
Hopefully I haven’t forgotten anyone and I did answer yo all your mails. It was a bit of a mess (above that I was also ‘consulting’ on girls from not-only-photo field to be interviewed) but we made it. Thanks again! Your copy should be on it’s way, let me know when you get it.
And I’m pretty sure we will be able to make it up in the next issues with everybody else that is missing out this time (for any reason)
Super happy anyways.
Joan Diane Eaton 1954-1990
This morning an interview I did with Otino Corsano for The Believer went online. In it I talk briefly about how the experience of looking at old photographs of my mother after she passed away may have contributed to my current practice.
This afternoon I came into my studio, which hasn’t had power to the outlets since the end of last week, to have the electrician point out some flame marks and explain that faulty wiring and a clearly not working breaker system had started a fire. My studio very nearly burned down - along with it everything I own except my clothing. Every negative I ever exposed, every old snapshot - I keep everything in my studio.
After getting over the initial shock and looking into fireproof safes for the negs… I got out the box of very old photographs and scanned a few. Posted here. On the Internet. Which while constantly under various threats…… is presumably fire safe.
Mother’s Day reblog.
••• cfaal 314, 2013
Admission is free! Please come visit.
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NADA New York 2013
Pier 36 at Basketball City
299 South Street on the East River
New York, New York 10002
Opening Preview Friday, May 10: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday, May 10: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 11: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 12: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
M+B is pleased to announce its participation at NADA New York from May 10 - 12, 2013 at Pier 36 at Basketball City in New York. Please come visit us at Booth 515 where M+B will present new works by gallery artists Jessica Eaton and Whitney Hubbs.
Jessica Eaton’s series cfaal (Cubes for Albers and Lewitt) fixates on a cube as sole subject. By focusing on a fixed, essentially meaningless subject, Eaton’s raw and synthesized techniques re-imagine the possibilities of an analogue photograph. While there is historical basis for Eaton’s methods, there are no directly comparable examples of her particular mode of picture making that incorporate her physical and time-based studio practice. In the new works cfaal 311- 314, Eaton expands on her cube works with new mathematical strategies: employing reflective values, additive color theory and multiple exposures to build up a photograph—much like a composer might compose disparate elements into a harmonious symphony.
Though seemingly representational in her approach, Whitney Hubbs confounds the typical use of the photographic medium to reveal or to create a narrative. There is a direct and blunt approach to her work, furthered through the artist’s intensely dark silver gelatin printing. It is this imaginary, fantastical darkness—often conveying voyeuristic subject matter—that Hubbs is recognized for. Her work is the blend of the formal concerns of Edward Weston, Walker Evans and Ansel Adams converging with those of David Lynch and Jean-Luc Godard. Hubbs is interested in creating a rhythm, not just of form—though this is clearly evident—but also, and perhaps abstractly, the rhythm of existence.
Jessica Eaton (b. 1977, Regina, Saskatchewan) holds a BFA in photography from the Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver, British Columbia. Eaton has exhibited in solo exhibitions in the US and Canada, as well as numerous international group shows. Her work is held in the permanent collection of the UBS Art Collection, NY and Bidwell Projects, Cleveland, Ohio. Notable awards include PDN’s “30 New and Emerging Photographers” (2103), the Hyères Photography Jury Grand Prize (France, 2012) and the Foam International Photography Magazine Talent Call (2011). Eaton has received grants from Canada Council for the Arts (2011) and Humble Arts Foundation (2011) and was recently awarded a Darling Foundry studio for 2013-2016. Reviews and profiles include ARTINFO Canada’s “Top 12 Shows of 2012,” Canadian Art, The Believer Logger, The New Yorker, Foam, The British Journal of Photography (cover March 2012), ARTnews (cover image March 2011), BlackFlash, Border Crossing, Colour Magazine and Lay Flat 02: Meta. Jessica Eaton lives and works in Montréal.
Whitney Hubbs (b. 1977, Los Angeles) holds her MFA from UCLA (2009) and her BFA from California College of the Arts, San Francisco (2005). Hubbs was included in 2010’s FotoFest Biennial, Houston, Texas and notable press include a recent profile in Fabrik, ARTInfo’s listing of Hubbs’ M+B exhibition in the “Top Ten Not To Miss Shows in LA” this past January, as well as an exhibition review in Whitewall, a highlight in Vince Aletti’s “Eight Emerging Photographers from Southern California” for The New Yorker (2011) and featured in Blind SpotIssue 38 (2008). Her work is held in the permanent collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art: Library, New York and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Whitney Hubbs lives and works in Los Angeles.
Admission to NADA is free and open to the public. For further information, please contact Shannon Richardson at 310 550 0050, email@example.com, or visit our websitewww.mbart.com. You may also view more information on the NADA website atwww.newartdealers.org.
Sraunus is a travelling photography show that originated in Lithuania in 2010. It has been exhibited in seven cities around the world, and will hold its UK première at Diffusion Festival.
Sraunus is an evolving slideshow exhibition, with each installment showing a different selection of over forty young photographic artists. The curated images reflect an emergent trend in post-digital photography: they do not rely on an indexical relationship to reality, nor deal with universal truths. Instead, the photographers follow an experimental path, and come close to a questioning of our visual values. Through a projection and event-led format, Sraunus also invites critical discussion of the changing materiality of the medium and the place of the digital image in the gallery.
Sraunus in Cardiff is a collaborative project between curator, Paul Paper and writer, Rowan Lear. For the first time, the photographic work will be shown alongside a projection of writing, which will respond, reflect and unravel the images and ideas contained in Sraunus.
Photographers: Thomas Albdorf, Aurélien Arbet, Flemming Ove Bech, Alexander Binder, Lucas Blalock, Billy Buck, Maryanne Casasanta, Bridget Collins, Grant Cornett, Elspeth Diederix, Bobby Doherty, Bryan Dooley, Jessica Eaton, Jérémie Egry, Thobias Fäldt, Philip Gaißer, Nicholas Gottlund, Freddy Griffiths, Paul Herbst, Go Itami, Klara Källström, Jennilee Marigomen, Max Marshall, Sylvain-Emmanuel P, Paul Paper, Facundo Pires, Nicolas Poillot, Nerijus Rimkus, Johan Rosenmunthe, Jaap Scheeren, Maurice Scheltens & Liesbeth Abbenes, Adam Schreiber, Brea Souders, Kate Steciw, Ugnė Straigytė, Jessica Williams, Kimm Whiskie, Ann Woo, David Zilber.
Curated by Paul Paper & Rowan Lear
Opening: Thursday 2 May, 6 – 8pm (with live soundtrack)
Exhibition: Friday 3 – Monday 6 May, 12 – 5pm
In Conversation: Saturday 4 May, 1 – 2pm
Queen’s Arcade (Unit 17)