ALEJANDRO CARTAGENA – CARPOOLERS
Exhibition runs through January 10th, 2014
Carpoolers is the latest series in Cartagena’s on-going project investigating the shifting political, economic and physical landscape of Mexico. Twice a week over for a year, Cartagena stood on the pedestrian overpass of Mexico’s Federal Highway 85 shooting downward at the six lanes of traffic, capturing the ubiquitous work trucks heading to the expanding suburbs. The truck beds contain not only the expected supplies, but also hidden riders; laborers catching a dangerous free ride to job sites, lying carefully arranged among the cargo, at times appearing like a still life or diorama.
photo-eye Bookstore + Project Space, 376-A Garcia Street, Santa Fe
Alvin Langdon Coburn. The Amphitheatre, Grand Canon, 1912
©Alvin Langdon Coburn. Courtesy of George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film
Alvin Langdon Coburn
13 December 2014 – 15 February 2015
Alvin Langdon Coburn (1882-1966), a photographer from the age of eight years old, was a perfectionist and an innate craftsman. He mastered the complexities of platinum and gum platinum printing and the autochrome colour process from 1900-1907 before learning the photogravure process from 1906-1909. Working with his own printing press, he produced several landmark publications, London, New York, Men of Mark marrying text and images. A pictorialist, a symbolist and an innovator, he was the first modernist and abstract photographer to take photography in exhilarating new directions.
Location: FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE
Paseo de Recoletos, 23, Madrid, Spain
Pascal Fellonneau: Reykjavík Diary (2004-2005)
November 24 up until December 10 2014
André Labarrère Library
Place Marguerite Laborde,
64000 Pau, France.
Chris Anthony: Seas Without A Shore
Nov 15, 2014 – Jan 12, 2015
Informed by the prose and imagery of Edgar Allen Poe, Seas Without A Shore by Chris Anthony, features a selection of broodingly beautiful wet plate collodion prints along with color photographs and idiosyncratic objects.
Spot Photo Works
The Weight of Knowledge
November 20 – December 20, 2014
The photographs of books in Simon Brown’s new show, The Weight of Knowledge, lend an unexpected materiality to language, that most insubstantial of cultural endeavors. The books in these images are tattered, misshapen, spotted with mold. Bindings are frayed, ink washed away until it’s nearly invisible. Everything testifies to the tangible existence of language: to the human labor required to create and maintain both books and the words in them. The tactility of Brown’s battered volumes reminds us that the physical world is constantly assaulting and altering language, but they also, more subtly, show us that words change the world as well, a fact Brown acknowledges by binding his books in bricklike units or stacking them up in towers that recall both ancient ziggurats and modern skyscrapers. Meticulously composed, richly nuanced in their use of color and what the artist has called the “perfect imperfection” of daylight, these images give us the book as objet d’art without stripping it of its textual status.
41 East 57th Street, Suite 1300
New York, NY 10022
MCNAIR EVANS: Confessions for a Son
December 4 – 12, 2014
In 2010, San Francisco based photographer McNair Evans returned to his childhood home in Laurinburg, North Carolina to retrace his father’s life and legacy after his death nine years earlier. His father’s passing had exposed the looming insolvency of their family farming businesses, ending five generations of family and financial stability. The economic impact on the family was immediate but the emotional impact lingered with Evans.
Book & Job Gallery
838 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Doug Ness: “Urban Pop”
Opening Reception on Friday, December 5th, 5:30-7:00 pm
230 West Superior Street
Reinier Gerritsen The Last Book
December 13 – February 7, 2015
Reception and book signing, Saturday, December 13, 3-6 pm
For almost a decade Gerritsen has been working in the New York City subways. Here he explores the act of reading as it occurs in public spaces, the cramped and jostled environment of a subway car. It began as a series of modest observations and transformed into a collection of vivid documentary portraits, set against a visual landscape of best sellers, classics, romance novels, detective thrillers, and every kind of printed book, as diverse as the readers. Conceived as an elegy to the end of bound books, in a positive twist it has now become evident that people are moving away from electronic reading devices and that the printed book is alive and well!
Julie Saul Gallery
535 West 22nd Street, 6th floor | New York | NY | 10011
Who Do We Think We Are
Young People Take Over
13 December 2014 to 7 February 2015
Who Do We Think We Are is the result of the young people’s participation in Impressions’ innovative Hidden Schools Tour. The Gallery toured the exhibition Hidden by Red Saunders to twelve primary and secondary schools in Bradford, showing artworks in assembly halls, classrooms, and corridors.
Taking inspiration from the themes of Saunders’ work, students investigated the history of everyday people’s struggles for democracy and equality in the UK. They also explored a range of photographic approaches and techniques including staged, constructed and conceptual photography.
Impressions Gallery, Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1 1SD