Untitled (Circle) - 2014
Working on some slide scans.
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A photograph of every photograph from 2008-20013
Megan Ledbetter - All is Vanity. Houseboat press 2014
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Handmade everything. DONE and available soon
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Jo Ann Callis.
If you know the work of Jeff Wall or Gregory Crewdson or Marilyn Minter, you should know Callis, whose work anticipated theirs. Starting in the early 1970s Callis has constructed both black-and-white and color photographs that consider, sex, sexuality, pleasure and more pleasure.
Aperture has just published “Other Rooms,” a new book of Callis’ investigations of the nude body and sexuality, mostly from the mid-1970s. Amazon offers it for $54. And on Tuesday, June 17th, Callis and Lesley A. Martin will discuss the project at Aperture on West 27th Street in New York. Their conversation starts at 6:30.
Callis is one of the most important photographers of her generation. In two thousand nine the J. Paul Getty Museum presented a retrospective of her work titled "Woman Twirling." Callises are in the permanent collection of museums such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
The image above is a detail of Callis’ Hand in Honey (1976-77), which is included in “Other Rooms.”
On the second segment Carol S. Eliel discusses her new retrospective of John Altoon, which opened at LACMA this week. Altoon was a member of the group of artists who came of age in post-war Los Angeles, where his paintings and drawings were informed by surrealism and biomorphism and exuded sex. The exhibition will be on view through September 14.
The Modern Art Notes Podcast is an independent production of Modern Art Notes Media. The program is edited by Wilson Butterworth. The MAN Podcast is released under this Creative Commons license.
I’m going to listen to this ;later today and so should you.
Sonsini’s Studio, 2014