Pitkin Projeckt Postcards
Dana Maiden and Lizabeth Eva Rossof Introduce Pitkin Projeckt Postcards!
The Pitkin Projeckt is preparing to take flight out of LA later this week! You can follow their adventures on their website www.pitkinprojeckt.com
or via their facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Pitkin-Projeckt/39876636485
Each day they will be mailing souvenir postcards in order to document our whereabouts. If you would like to receive one of their Pitkin Projeckt Postcards, they ask that you help contribute to offset the costs of our journey. For every $10 you give them, you will receive one handwritten postcard filled with their musings on flight, freedom, America, art, airplane peanuts, etc. If you send them $100, you can rest assured you’ll receive a postcard from every destination in their January 2009 trip! If you would like to support the 'Projeckt' and receive Pitkin Project Postcards just follow 2 quick and easy steps.
Send an email to Lizrossof@mac.com with your name and address (or the names and addresses of people to whom you would like us to send the postcards) and the number of cards you would like them to send.
I want four cards for $40 sent to:
305 W Lovell Street
Mill Valley, IL 94711
I want all the cards for $100 sent to:
549 N Sunset Blvd
Chicago, MN 02134
After they receive your email, they will send you a request for payment via Paypal.
(If you don’t use paypal they can figure something else out, just let them know)
You pay the bill. Then they send you some really cool postcards!!! Yipee!
We hope you’ll follow the Pitkin Projeckt adventure online.
Jeffrey Milstein speaking at the Ulrich Museum of Art in September, 2008.
Technology of the 21st Century gave artist Jeffrey Milstein the artistic tools for his remarkable and beautiful images. His photographs have been the subject of a recent book, "Aircraft: The Jet as Art," international exhibitions, and were selected for the 2008 New York Photo Fest exhibition "New Typologies." Milstein talked about his work on view at the Ulrich, discussing his lifelong love of flight as well as the typologizing current in contemporary art in which his work takes part.
Link to the video here:
Lukas Roth 'Comcast' Commission
Limited Edition Print of Barak Obama by Martin Schoeller now available.
PHOTO FINISH: HIGHER CALLING
In 2005, the photographer Jona Frank came across an article in The New Yorker by Hanna Rosin, about Patrick Henry, an evangelical college in Virginia. The article, which Rosin later expanded into the book “God’s Harvard,” discussed the school’s commitment to preparing young Christians for careers in politics. Frank was intrigued by the descriptions of the students—most of whom had been home-schooled prior to enrolling at Patrick Henry—who aimed to “glorify God with their appearance,” and who seemed possessed of an assuredness beyond their years. In 2006, she headed to Virginia, and during the next two years she spent time photographing students at Patrick Henry and their families. The resulting catalogue, “Right,” presents a visual world of simplicity and organization—clothes are plain (but for the occasional stars-and-stripes tie), walls mostly bare. Frank finds her subjects’ vulnerability. They are, she writes in her epilogue, at “the pivotal moment between exploration and discovery,” about to enter a world “at odds with the homes they grew up in.”
Will, twenty-one years old. Junior, spring, 2007. Major: history. Student-body president, 2007-08.Elisa, twenty-two years old. Senior, spring, 2006. Major: government. Interned for Karl Rove, fall, 2004.Martin Family Monthly Book Report.Craig, twenty-four years old. Senior. Major: public policy. Intern for Representative Donald Manzullo.Parking lot, spring, 2007.Juli Schuttger on her way to the Liberty Ball, spring, 2007.
(Photographs: Courtesy Jona Frank and Chronicle Books)
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LACMA RECEIVES MAJOR GIFT FROM WALLIS ANNENBERG TO ACQUIRE RENOWNED COLLECTION OF 3,500 PHOTOGRAPHS
LACMA honors gift by naming the Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography
Los Angeles—The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announces that it has received a groundbreaking gift from Wallis Annenberg and the Annenberg Foundation in support of photography. A substantial portion of the gift will support the acquisition of The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection, a group of more than 3,500 prints that forms one of the finest histories of photography and collections of masterworks from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Highlights, including seminal photographs by Ansel Adams, Julia Margaret Cameron, Edward Steichen, W.H. Fox Talbot, and Edward Weston, will be presented in LACMA’s exhibition, A Story of Photography: The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection, opening October 5 in the Ahmanson Building. Through the largesse of Wallis Annenberg and the Annenberg Foundation, this collection becomes the most significant and valuable gift of photography in the museum’s history.
Wallis Annenberg’s tremendous support of LACMA includes not only the acquisition of The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection, but also a contribution to a new study room, opening in early 2011, that will allow for access to the entire photography collection at LACMA. Head of the newly named Wallis Annenberg Photography Department, Charlotte Cotton, said, “This staggering acquisition will enable LACMA to present multiple narratives of nineteenth and twentieth-century photography to its actual and virtual visitors, and to enhance the appreciation of photography, as Marjorie and Leonard always hoped the collection would. Wallis Annenberg, who shares the same vision, has been incredibly thoughtful about what it takes to create a world-class, accessible photography department at LACMA.”
LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director, Michael Govan, noted, “Photography claims an ever larger presence within the history of art. Twenty first-century encyclopedic museums like LACMA must have a substantial and growing commitment to photography and media. Wallis Annenberg’s gift makes this possible.”
LACMA trustee and Annenberg Foundation Vice President, Wallis Annenberg, commented, “I have a passion for photography and a deep belief in LACMA. They will undoubtedly inspire others to love this art form as much as I do. I’m thrilled to see a collection of this magnitude find a home in a local institution that is increasingly an international force in the museum world.”
Marjorie and Leonard Vernon, Los Angeles residents now deceased, began to amass their expansive collection in 1976. They cultivated a group of works with global significance that especially highlighted the riches of West Coast photography in the early and mid-twentieth century. The collection grew over the years to include works by 700 photographers, with the earliest photographs dating from the 1840s. The couple were pioneer Los Angeles collectors and supporters of local talent. The collection was acquired from Carol Vernon and Robert Turbin, including a partial gift of a selection of the photographs. Ms. Vernon, daughter of Marjorie and Leonard, noted, “My parents would be pleased to know that the collection they so passionately fostered will remain together in Los Angeles, a city rapidly developing into a photography collecting hub.”
Key works on view in A Story of Photography: The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection include Ansel Adam’s Moonrise, Hernandez (1941), one of his most famous and most difficult photographs to print, as well as Edward Weston’s Nude (1925), from what Weston considered the finest series of nudes he created, and Imogen Cunningham’s Magnolia Blossom (1925), which exemplifies the photographer’s interest in pattern and especially plant structures. Other iconic works represented are Gustav le Gray’s The Great Wave, Sete (1856-57), a photograph that demonstrates le Gray’s ambition and invention in capturing the rapid movement of the surf at such an early stage of photography’s technical development. Julia Margaret Cameron’s Mrs. Herbert Duckworth (née Julia Jackson) (1867), also in the exhibition, is an example of exquisite framing and masterful lighting with the photographer’s niece, later to become Virginia Woolf’s mother, as the subject. In addition to the exhibition of collection highlights this fall, visitors to LACMA will see key photographs from the collection in permanent galleries alongside American art, modern, and nineteenth-century European collections and in 2011, first-rate study rooms for photography will open in LACMA West where individuals and educational groups will have regular and easy access to the collection.
About the Annenberg Foundation
The Annenberg Foundation is one of the nation’s largest private family foundations. It provides funding and support to nonprofit organizations in the United States and globally. In addition, the Foundation operates a number of initiatives which expand and complement these program areas. The Annenberg Foundation exists to advance the public well-being through improved communication. As the principal means of achieving this goal, the Foundation encourages the development of more effective ways to share ideas and knowledge.
Amy Stein in ARTnews
Amy Stein review in the September issue of ARTnews:
Amy Stein at Paul Kopeikin
In her first solo exhibition, titled "Domesticated," Amy Stein explored the
point where the civilized world and wild-animal habitats. For her compelling
photographs, the artist restages real encounters between humans and animals.
The scenes are united by their setting: the area in and around Matamoras, a
small town in northeast Pennsylvania that borders a state forest.
Stein specializes in unexpected juxtapositions. In Nursery (2007) a spotted
doe appears to have just awakened in a greenhouse among meticulously organized
flowers, cacti, and hanging potted plants. Watering Hole (2005) features a
young girl in a blue bathing suit standing on the edge of a diving board,
staring down a large bear poised on its hind legs. Only a low chain-link fence
The narratives are enhanced by Stein's formal skill. Trasheaters (2005),
showing two coyotes picking over spilled garbage outside a suburban ranch
house, contrasts the animals' natural grace with hard geometry of the circular
metal trash can, the triangular roofline, and three rectangular windows
emitting a harsh yellow light as a sign of nearby human presence.
Backyard (2007) shows a hunter behind a chain-link fence, aiming his rifle at
a turkey trotting across a snow-covered meadow. The placement of the hunter
makes it look as if he's the one confined. Through such clever scene-setting,
Stein reveals the contradictions inherent in mankind's twin impulses to join
nature and to tame it.
Bill Hunt Tips
The photo world in general - and the Kopeikin Gallery specifically - has no better friend than Bill Hunt, who may be the photo world’s most cuddly bear. He he gives you nine tips....
Serial No. 3817131
Serial No. 3817131
Photographs by Rachel Papo
Available June 1, 2008
Order online at www.powerhousebooks.com/book/392
Limited Edition Also Available
New York Photo Festival Awards
The Gallery wishes to congratulate two of it’s artists who won awards at the recent New York Photo Festival
Personal/Fine Art Series - Edgar Martins
Photography Book - Amy Stein
Edgar Martins, BJP
Featured in The British Journal of Photography
Featured in Magazine Artes, May 2008
Hustler of Culture
J. Bennett Fitts
in PDN’s 30: Our choice of emerging Photographers to watch
Featured in Zoom magazine
abstract manoeuvres in Attitude Magazine
Artinfo Review now online
Peat Salt and Moodust: Panoramic Fictions
Peat Salt and Moodust: Panoramic Fictions website launched
Lukas Roth is featured in the current issue of form magazine
Amy Stein interviewed on fecalface.com
David DiMichele in Constructing Realities at the Kohler Art Center
David DiMichele's work will be featured in the exhibition Constructing Realities at the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, from February 10 through May 3.
Work from Amy Stein's Stranded series is currently featured in an exhibition curated by Marilu Knode at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Car Culture looks at the relationship between cars, people and society through the work of some amazing artists across a variety of mediums. It's worth the trip just to see the work of Robert Frank, Robert Bechtle and Erwin Wurm's Fat Car.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
January 18 - April 27
Opening: Friday, February 8, 6 - 8 PM
Chris Jordan interviewed on Rachael Ray
View a video of Chris Jordan interviewed on Rachael Ray.
WUNDERLUST BERLIN is this week's Intervention pick at artslant.com.