Various writings, clips and other written stuff.
On Power, Pans & Panopticons
After peer review, “On Power, Pans & Panopticons” has been published by the International Panorama Conference (IPC). This paper was presented at the IPC Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA, on September 27, 2019. Abstract: Some might think it ironic that an artist who makes panoramic photographs and is concerned about the current circumstances of our …
Missives from the Art World || A Review
I worked closely with Gerald Stiebel and his wife Penelope Hunter-Stiebel when I produced a 24-minute film commemorating the 50th anniversary of their internationally known art gallery that specialized in European old master paintings and decorative arts; Rosenberg & Stiebel. Gerald now is a fine Arts Dealer in Santa Fe and writes the blog: Missives …
Cultural Landscapes || Project Statement
I am fascinated by how people and landscapes interact. I agree with the views of art historian W.J.T. Mitchell, who argued, in his book Landscape and Power (1994), that the human constructs of space/place/landscape are a unified problem that requires study and exploration. Landscape is a big subject. Many different disciplines examine it and think …
NEWS: Gowanus Open Studios
Come and see my new work. Arts Gowanus Open Studio Event Saturday October 20 & Sunday October 21 noon – 6pm I will be showing in a gallery shared with other Gowanus artists at: J Collabo Gallery300 7th Street – 3rd Floor Brooklyn, New York 11215 Included – some pictures from the work-in-progress series, “Near …
Artist’s Talk || The Panorama and Vernacular Cultural Landscapes
The talk I presented to the 26th Conference Of The International Panorama Council (IPC) at the Queens Museum on Sunday October 1, 2017 was re-worked and accepted as a peer reviewed paper for their journal. It is available with the link below: download the paper.
Artist’s Talk || The Stranger’s Path
On April 29, 2017 in association with the Soho Arts Network and the Soho Photo Gallery, I presented an artist’s talk about “The Stranger’s Path”. The following was written in preparation for that talk. It is not a very polished bit of writing, but this provided me with all of the notes need to make …
A Statement; August 2016
I am fascinated by the cultural landscape, the place where people and nature interact. What is built, preserved or allowed to decay tells us a lot about what we value. For me, the vernacular landscape – the everyday cultural landscape – speaks softly, but clearly, about who we are and what we think is important.
At one point, I thought that representations of the cultural landscape without people made a stronger statement about our social condition than any portrait. There is some truth to this, but as I continued to work, people began to appear in my pictures as markers of time.
Photographs, maps or other representations reflect our values at a particular time. By using multiple exposures that results in repeating images of people moving through the landscape, I extend that moment, albeit briefly. The period of time seen in my work is not a corollary to the pace of cultural change, but it does allow the viewer to contemplate that things change.
I am very aware of the fact that we now live in the Anthropocene, an epoch where humanity is directly affecting nature on an unprecedented global scale. My work shows how we live in places and non-places affected by globalization and/or how we are responding to a warming planet.