Llewellyn Hensley, RISD MFA Graphic Design 2017, interviewed me as part of her thesis book Content Aware: Investigating Tools, Character & User Behavior. Drawn together by our mutual interest in repetitive and interative strategies, our conversation touched on systems of organization, finding the sublime in the everyday, and the rapidly changing medium of photographic practice. To read the entire interview, go to: http://lisa-young.com/Writing-and-Special-Projects.
Pleased to announce that my video “Drives” will be included in “Poetics of Verticality” at Spektrum Berlin. The exhibition highlights video that takes the perspective of drones, satellite imagery, bird’s-eye views, astral projections and Virtual Cameras. Screenings: August, 20th, 2017. Curated by Jake Sillen. spektrumberlin.de
The Sky at Moriarty: A collaborative project with Image in Context students at the Lesley University College of Art and Design. By Aaron Krach and Lisa Young
Available on Blurb!
The Moriarty Library at the Lesley University College of Art and Design (LUCAD) is sited in a former church. The church has stained glass windows that filter light from the heavens. Through the panes of leaded glass viewers can see the sky. We think of the sky as positioned outdoors, but the sky also exists within the space of the library, represented in landscape paintings and drawings, film and video stills, photographs, animation cells, and illustrated books. When we look at images of the sky we often think of beauty, nature, or spirituality. But what does a sky image represent, really? When we see images of the sky positioned in books, do we just admire them, or do we consider the source?
On October 11th, 2016, visiting artist Aaron Krach and Image in Context faulty lead 107 First Year students on a hunt to “find the sky” in books housed in the library collection. Students scanned images and created citations that were uploaded to a shared document. This crowdsourced activity produced a bound artist book containing every image sourced, including citation and the names of all participants. Additional projects included book flags in the library stacks, “flagging” the books where sky images were found, a site-specific installation of twenty-five digital prints of selected sky images, and a series of bookmarks featuring sky images that functioned as take-aways, dispersing the sky project throughout the LUCAD community.
To learn more about Aaron’s work, see aaronkrach.com.
So pleased to have been asked to lecture on my work and participate in senior multidisciplinary capstone critiques at Smith College! If you’re in Northampton on November 4th, please stop by my talk and say hello!
I had a great studio visit with some wonderful and insightful people on Friday evening! Thanks to everyone who attended and shared their thoughts on my works in progress.
Happy today for a mention in this review of the RISD Faculty Exhibition! See the entire article here.
Just back from a wonderful visit to Wayne State University. I gave a lecture on my research and practice, toured Detroit, met many wonderful students and faculty in the Art Department, and attended grad critiques. I was thrilled with the variety of work I saw and the support and respect the students had for one another.
I recently created a new page on my web site that features an archive of my painting and drawing projects. Check it out here!