Fictional Eyes: The Dreams of Reason” photography show at The Lunch Box Gallery

Miami, FL – The Lunch Box Gallery, in conjunction with contemporary art webzine from Spain, Area Zinc, are pleased to announce the new exhibition Fictional Eyes: The Dreams of Reason, showcasing the photographs of 8 artists who have been previously published in Area Zinc. The opening reception is on May 12th, 2012 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at 310 NW. 24th St. Miami, FL 33127.

After a rigorous selection process, a body of works have been chosen that convey the idea of photography as an exercise for the imagination. All the pieces in this show reveal fictional situations, scenarios, objects and even narratives that defy not only the way we see and associate the elements that surround us, but as well challenge the limits of photography as an art form. The artworks confront the traditional idea that a photograph reflects reality, and they also deal with the diversity of outside influences that photographers have incorporated into their images when utilizing other methods of creation and techniques that weren’t necessarily there in the original take.

 

 

The use of technology, digital manipulation, 3D design, illustration, collage, graphics tablet, among many others, indeed transform the image to become “something else”, taking the shape of oneiric expressions and illusions that unleash conceptual and personal imaginations. Nevertheless, even though many of the images reveal nonexistent places, forms and circumstances, they all depart from elements of real life taken with a camera, and at the end, they may become verisimilar to the eye of the beholder thanks to the mastery in merging all the elements together; just like a dream that feels real when dreaming it. Pre-conceived techniques during the taking of the photograph as well as in post-production, become the set for the visual trap, making the impossible, possible.

Awe, curiosity, open conclusions and unlimited meanings arise from the sometimes unconnected imagery that we observe, stimulating the individual appropriation of the photograph by giving the connotation each viewer wants to assign. Here, concept and technique together omit the laws of reason, entering into the dreams of those who create with fictional eyes.
Photographers participating in the show include Sandra Torralba (Spain), Stefano Bonazzi (Italy), Christopher Lee Donovan (USA), Michel Rajkovic (France), Serrah Russell (USA), Kaveh Hosseini (Germany), Polly Chandler (USA), Alba Tenas (Spain).

Fictional Eyes: The Dreams of Reason will be opened to the public on Saturday, May 12th from 6:00pm during the popular Gallery Walks, at 310 NW 24th. St. Miami, FL 33127 (Wynwood Art District). Nevertheless, the gallery will be open that same day since 1:00pm.

More about Area Zinc: Founded in 2007 in Spain, this internationally renowned webzine is directed by Andres Vargas. More than 30 thematic editions have been published throughout the years, showcasing the artworks of more than 1,000 artists from all around the world. Area Zinc has been successfully giving voice to all mediums which include illustration, painting, sculpture, photography and more, always focused on representing the latest tendencies of these art forms. For more information, please visit http://www.area-zinc.com

The Lunch Box Gallery
310 NW. 24th St. Miami, FL 33127
http://www.thelunchboxgallery.com

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Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts 2012

Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts
16 July – 25 August 2012

Two courses in photography

The primary aim of Katharina Sieverding’s course is, on a macrosocial level, intensive discussion of the cultural, social and medial positioning of artistic image productions. On a microsocial level, the focus is on the process of finding the potential of each participant, encouraging individual methods of work and articulation, and providing theoretical and practical support for creative development. Assistants Frank Bartsch, Bodo Schlack (both Berlin University of the Arts) and Orson Sieverding (Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design) will provide the participants with experimental and conceptual support in the analogue and digital laboratories

Duration: 6 – 25 August 2012
Details: http://www.summeracademy.at/Courses-2012_230_kurs203.htm
The course with Jo Ractliffe, Not a thousand words: photography and narrative, explores photography’s spaces of slippage – between real and imaginary, fact and fiction, truth and lie. Much of the course will focus on the tension between photography’s documentary status and its fictive capacities, especially with regard to its evocative and associative potentials in narrative construction.
Participants will work as a group on a ‘cut-up’ storyboard project, as well as individually on their own projects, exploring a range of visual modes and forms, image/text relations and narrative strategies.

Duration: 16 July – 4 August 2012
Details: http://www.summeracademy.at/Courses-2012_230_kurs200.html
Costs: € 840.- (red. € 600.-)

Application
The high quality of the courses is guaranteed by the requirement that all prospective participants must apply for acceptance. On the basis of the submitted dossier, the teachers select participants, who will be notified by 31 May 2012. Closing date for applications for courses is 15 May 2012. If numbers allow, later applications may be considered.
Details: http://www.summeracademy.at/Application_136.html
Further information: http://www.summeracademy.at
office@summeracademy.at
T +43 662 842113

Antonio Santin – Solo show at MARC STRAUS Gallery NEW YORK

April 1st – May 6th, 2012
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 1st 5 – 7pm

299 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002
Marc Straus is pleased to present an exhibition of new large-scale paintings by Antonio Santin on the occasion of his first solo exhibition in New York.

Santin constructs eerie, arresting compositions that simultaneously attract and unsettle in their evocative depictions of sublimated desire. He orchestrates elaborate still-lifes, manipulating both objects and the human form to construct a space he describes as “more real than reality itself.” Each painting originates from a theatrically composed photograph by Santin, which itself is the result of a deliberate process. Visiting his subjects in their homes, he chooses their outfits and accessories from their personal belongings to assemble each vignette. He then transforms this photographic record into a painterly construct in oil on canvas that vacillates between a mimetic three-dimensional space and a heightened reality augmented by surprising shifts in texture and gesture. He creates a visceral tension between surface and space with a range of techniques that incorporate both the technical foundations of classical painting and unexpected alterations to the qualities of oil paint to re-assemble the sensory experiences of everyday life. Deeply rooted in the tradition of Spanish Tenebrism as well as his own training as a sculptor, Santin juxtaposes flattened planes with tangible forms carved by light and shadow to create a continuous perceptual dialogue in each work.

This exhibition brings together three related series of works from late 2011-2012 that incorporate the human form as a fetishized object to be hidden or revealed in images that often conjure a cinematic aesthetic. In works such as Der Damm des Riesen (2012), Santin furthers his interest in latent sexuality intertwined with morbid overtones. The rug series evolved from his ongoing interest in the opacity of fabric as a device to obscure the body with abstract patterns and textures. Each of these works brings the background into the foreground while a discernible figure hovers beneath the surface. In the monumental We Rot (2012) the wavering, raised carpet patterns contrast with the translucent, tonally complex base. At more than twelve feet wide, the intimate details invite close viewing while the outlines of a figure emerge from a distance. In Fiebre Amarilla (2011), the lumps and bulges underneath this carpet inject a corporeal uncertainty into this geometric canvas. His newest series of crocheted landscapes of the female form are at once a technical accomplishment of texture and a formal repositioning of the body as a distinct yet abstract mass.

Antonio Santín was born in Madrid, Spain in 1978. He received his Degree in Fine Arts from Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 2005. He was an artist in residence at Kunstlerhaus Glogauer in Berlin (2006) and Centre dárt Contemporani Piramidon in Barcelona (2007). He has exhibited internationally and is represented in the collections of Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris and Museu Europeu d’Art Modern, Barcelona as well as among numerous private collections worldwide. Public installations include a permanent sculpture commissioned by the city of Madrid in 2003. Antonio Santín lives and works in Berlin.

 

MARC STRAUS
299 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002
P: 212-510-7646
F: 212-510-7647

Hours
Wednesday – Sunday: 11:00-6:00
Monday and Tuesday by appointment

http://marcstraus.com

http://www.antoniosantin.com

Fund raising : Proyecto Infancia and Nyumbani: Photography workshop in Kenya

PROYECTO INFANCIA (childhood project – www.proyectoinfancia.com) is a non-profit organisation that conducts photography workshops for children in underprivilegied parts of the world. We have been carrying out workshops since 2006 in countries as diverse as Chile, Algeria, Brazil, Colombia, India, Kosovo and Cambodia, among others.

To endow the workshops, Proyecto Infancia uses different funding sources, including donations of second-hand photographic equipment, sale of photographs at ad-hoc exhibitions, like the one we conducted in partnership with the Red Cross in Madrid, last year.

We are going to develop this year, our so far biggest workshop ever planned, with more than 120 orphan kids having HIV/AIDS in Nairobi – Kenya, members of Nyumbani Foundation.

We do really need your collaboration to buy all the materials required to make this workshop. Become one of our sponsors, making a donation from 10€ and you’ll receive in return one of the photographs made by children in our workshops!!!

We will use the payment platform that provides Amigos de Nyumbani on its website www.amigosdenyumbani.es/colabora/haz-un-donativo/

You¡ll be able to make the donation by bank transfer or using your credit card and/or by paypal by filling out a form at Amigos de Nyumbani’s website.*

*READ CAREFULLY: It is essential that in the box “Apellidos” (last names) you indicate “Childhood Project“. In this way, we will know who to contact to confirm the photograph that you want and to report on the time and type of shipping of photographs.

More information on how to make the donation at www.area-zinc.com or contacting us by email at info @ proyectoinfancia.com
Thank you very much!!!

Proyecto Infancia & Amigos de Nyumbani

Proyecto Infancia – Amigos de Nyumbani: Taller de fotografía en Kenia

 

PROYECTO INFANCIA (www.proyectoinfancia.com) es una entidad sin ánimo de lucro de organiza talleres de fotografía para niños en lugares desfavorecidos en el mundo. Hemos organizado talleres en diversos países como Argelia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, India y más recientemente Camboya, entre otros.

Para sufragar cada año estos talleres gratuitos, Proyecto Infancia utiliza diversos mecanismos incluyendo la donación de equipo fotográfico de segunda mano y la venta de fotografías en exposiciones, como la realizada con la Cruz Roja el año pasado en el mes de Abril.

Este año realizaremos el taller más grande hasta ahora planteado con más de 120 niños huérfanos afectados de SIDA de la fundación Nyumbani, en Nairobi – Kenia.

Para ello necesitamos contar con tú colaboración ya que necesitamos comprar todo el material necesario para por llevarlo a cabo. Conviértete en uno de los patrocinadores del taller, a portando a partir de 10€ y podrás tener una de las fotografías realizadas por los niños de nuestros talleres!!!

Haremos uso de la plataforma de pago que ofrece la fundación Amigos de Nyumbani en su página web http://www.amigosdenyumbani.es/colabora/haz-un-donativo/

Podrás hacer una transferencia bancaria o bien realizar la aportación a través de tarjeta de crédito y/o paypal, rellenando el formulario que te indican.*

*ATENCIÓN: es fundamental que en el formulario, en el apartado “Apellidos” indiques “Proyecto Infancia“, para de este modo saber a quienes tenemos que contactar para confirmar la fotografía que quiere recibir y las modalidades y tiempo de entrega o envío de las fotografías.

Más información en cómo hacer tu Aportación, en www.area-zinc.com ó contactándonos al email info @ proyectoinfancia.com

Muchas gracias!!!
Proyecto Infancia & Amigos de Nyumbani

Lourdes Carcedo : III Edición de la Feria de fotografía Salida de Emergencia

Hola amigos:

Me alegra invitaros a un nuevo evento en el que participo. Es la III Edición de la Feria de fotografía Salida de Emergencia que se celebrará en el estudio fotografico MADPHOTO situado en la calle Ángel Puech, 11 en Madrid y tendrá lugar entre los días 15 y 18 de diciembre de 2011.

Inauguración: Jueves 15 de diciembre 20h

Horario: viernes y sábado de 12 a 20h y domingo de 12 a 15h

Fiesta: sábado 17 a las 22:30h

El proyecto con el que participo, titulado Brainstorming, es un archivo para el recuerdo. Muestra su carácter cotidiano y poliédrico.

El archivo es el pasado, el presente y el futuro del artista, del ser humano. Es un cuaderno de notas; la trayectoria que no se ha seguido, la que se seguirá, el sinuoso, caprichoso camino que ha transitado y en el que se seguirá.

 

Allí os espero, Lourdes.