RISD Roundtable: The Capture: What are We Capturing and How?

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I’m happy to be participating in a roundtable discussion titled The Capture: What is being Captured and How?. This public program accompanies Document. Document. Document., an exhibition of RISD MFA thesis work. The selection of thesis work on display poses a variety of questions, including “how do we manage documentation as a form of critical making?  
DATE: Thursday, September 18th
LOCATION: RISD Center for Integrative Technologies Sol Koffler Gallery


14. September 2014 by Lisa Young
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NEW COURSE FOR RISD: From Instamatic to Instagram: Photographic Practices in a Digital Age

DCF 1.0I’m collecting readings/thoughts/examples of artists’ work for a new course that examines shifts between analog and screen based photographic culture.

Lately I’ve been looking at Penelope Umbrico, Dina Kelberman, and Oliver Wasow as practitioners. I love their work and am looking for other examples of artists who use the web as a source or repository for their projects.

I’m also collecting readings such as “I Snap, Therefore I Am: The proliferation of camera phones is transforming photography and providing rich material for artists” (Gamerman, Ellen). If you have suggestions for more artists or texts they would be welcome! Thanks!

Here’s the Course Description:

From Instamatic to Instagram: Photographic Practices in the Digital Age

“The practice of taking pictures with a camera phone is so much more widespread than an other form of image-making in the history of humankind.” – Mia Fineman, Associate Photography Curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

Who is a photographer and who is the audience for photographic images today? How has the Internet changed conditions for taking, viewing, and sharing images? Increasingly, photographic images inhabit a virtual slipstream that dislodges pictures from both their object status and original author and context. The internet shifts, blurs, and multiplies the relationships between images, from a Google Image search, to the reblog, down to the individual Tumblr page – a subdivided virtual archive that is both produced by and reflects what we find worthy of seeing and remembering.

How are artists responding? In this class, you will engage in critical analysis of contemporary photographic practices in a networked age, and also define your own practice of collecting and organizing the images you upload to (or take from) the web. You will be developing different methodologies to present your “curated” collections including (but not limited to) book, tumblr, installation, YouTube or blog formats.

13. August 2014 by Lisa Young
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New Work at Quint Contemporary Art

pool layoutI’m pleased to have my new work “Pool” on exhibition at Quint Contemporary Art. For more about the exhibition, click here or go to http://quintgallery.com/announcement/horizon/


16. July 2014 by Lisa Young
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Exhibition at Drive By Projects

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Drive-By Projects will open it’s 2014 season with Bridge, an exhibition including Allison Bianco’s panoramic print Mantunuck!, photographs from Kevin Thrasher’s Brown’s Island Series, and Lisa Young’s inkjet print series Bridge.

Lisa Young’s series of eight prints feature bridges cut from travel postcards and collaged onto blue backgrounds. Removed from their setting, the floating structures are decontextualized, and so act as metaphors for in-between, liminal spaces.

Mantunuck!, Allison Bianco’s three-part intaglio and screen print, depicts an arching rainbow as it spans a monochromatic depiction of an eroding beachfront village. Stressing horizontality and the passage of time, Bianco’s print is more about a heroic act of bridging than bridges themselves.

The hulking structure of a defunct bridge provides an ominous play structure in Kevin Thrasher’s Brown’s Island photographs. Focusing on the relationship between frolicking swimmers and the obsolete behemoth, Thrasher explores human vulnerability in the shadow of our industrial past.

See more images here:


81 Spring Street, Watertown, MA



04. January 2014 by Lisa Young
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Wishing Everyone a Sparkling 2014!

snowman.smallMy aluminum tree with vintage ornaments makes another appearance for the holiday season.

26. December 2013 by Lisa Young
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Seen in Public

totes from audraMy friend Audra Wolowiec snapped this shot of a gallery goer carrying a stylish Cue Art Foundation Tote! Thanks Audra! It’s nice to know my designs are out in the world.

02. December 2013 by Lisa Young
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Cue’s 10th Anniversary Benefit Auction


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2 DEBROSSES STREET (b/w Hudson + Greenwich Streets)

See work or find ticket information here: cueartfoundation.org

27. October 2013 by Lisa Young
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Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts 15th Annual Art Auction


My work has been included in the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts 15th Annual Art Auction Curated by Plug Projects. Should be a ton of great work at this venue!

724 South 12th Street, Omhah, NE

Saturday, October 15th

Find ticket information here: http://www.bemiscenter.org/

06. October 2013 by Lisa Young
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Work on display at the President’s House, RISD


I am very pleased to have “Gross” selected from the RISD Faculty Biennial for continued display at the President’s House, Rhode Island School of Design, for the 2013-2014 academic year.

22. September 2013 by Lisa Young
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Work on exhibition at DODGEgallery

My work Lyra Angelica will be on exhibition as part of Balls to the Wall, a group exhibition with Appau Junior Boakye-Yiadom, Matt Browning, Tim Davis, Leah Dixon, Dario Escobar, Leo Fitzmaurice, and Nina Katchadourian at DODGEgallery.

From the DODGEgallery press release: “Balls to the Wall explores the intersection of art, labor, athleticism, humor and the body. Seemingly opposite, art and sport collide, expressing the physical and mental demands of the body and spirit.”

Download the press release here:

IMAGE: Tim Davis, The Upstate NY Olympics, 2010-11, 34 minute loop, 3 channel video installation, (video still of ”Flagpole Grapple”

DODGEgallery | 15 Rivington Street | New York, NY 10002 |          DODGE-GALLERY.COM


On View: July 11 – August 16, 2013 | Opening Reception July 11, 6 – 8


29. June 2013 by Lisa Young
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