ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Julie Blackmon - photo-eye Gallery - September 26th - November 15th <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">photo-eye Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of photographs by Julie Blackmon,&nbsp;<em>Homegrown,</em>&nbsp;celebrating the release of her second monograph published by Radius Books<em>.&nbsp;</em>The opening and artist reception will take place on September 26<sup>th</sup>, 2014 from&nbsp;5-7 pm.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">Drawing on the Dutch notion of &ldquo;a Jan Steen Household,&rdquo; meaning a boisterous and untidy<ins datetime="2014-07-31T17:06">&nbsp;</ins>home filled with rambunctious children, Blackmon crafts images of domestic disarray in a contemporary suburban context. &nbsp;These engaging tableaus are photographed in and around Blackmon&rsquo;s Missouri home, often depicting her own children and extended family. &nbsp;Avoiding the overtly sentimental, Blackmon&rsquo;s precisely orchestrated compositions blend wit and whimsy in the face of everyday realities. Blackmon's large-scale color photographs draw&nbsp;inspiration fromeveryday life&nbsp;as well as fiction; recent images&nbsp;draw from&nbsp;the works of Edward Gorey, Tim Burton,&nbsp;Lewis Carroll and Federico Fellini&nbsp;&mdash; and&nbsp;continue to be influenced by&nbsp;17<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;century Dutch and Flemish paintings</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">Ms. Blackmon&rsquo;s work is represented in a number of museum collections internationally, including: The Museum of Contemporary Photography-Chicago, The Museum of Fine Arts-Houston, The George Eastman House-Rochester, and The Musee Francais de la Photographie in Bievres France. In 2008 she was recognized as American Photo&rsquo;s Emerging Photographer, named to the venerable PDN 30 by Photo District News in 2007, and won the Project Competition at the Santa Fe Center for Photography in 2006. Ms. Blackmon currently lives and works in Springfield, Missouri.</span></p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:05:54 +0000 Sam Scott - Center for Contemporary Art - August 23rd 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM <div align="left"> <div align="left"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Join&nbsp;<strong>Sam Scott</strong>&nbsp;for an intimate walk-through of his new exhibition,&nbsp;<em>Messages from the Wounded Healers</em>. Infused with mythology, symbolism, and various influences, this series of never-before-seen paintings have developed over the decades since 9/11 as an examination of the earth's destruction, persistence, and hope. Through this special event, Scott shares the stories, characters, and places that appear in this massive body of work.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div align="left"> <div align="left">&nbsp;</div> </div> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:00:05 +0000 Sam Scott - Center for Contemporary Art - August 22nd - November 2nd <p style="text-align: justify;">An abstract painter with a background in figure drawing,&nbsp;<strong>Sam Scott</strong>&nbsp;has always been interested in the energies connecting humans, earth, and life's great mysteries. Soon after 9/11 Scott began a series of large paintings called<em>The Wounded Healers</em>. As portraits of singular characters that are neither human nor non-human, but laden with wounds and emerging from the earth, these paintings describe a terrible destruction of life and the trembling hope that remains.</p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:58:13 +0000 David Crane, José Sierra - Santa Fe Clay - August 8th - September 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">David Crane is a Professor of Ceramics/Art at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA where he has taught since 1995. He makes functional stoneware salt-fired pots, either wheel thrown and altered, or slab built. His influences range from the historic traditions of China, Japan and Europe, to prehistoric and contemporary Native American pottery and textiles. His goal is to create finely crafted pots that are well designed and dynamic, inviting their use. Contrasting patterns and glazing reflect both the landscape of his rural Virginia home and the deserts and mountains of the American Southwest where he has spent much time. He has exhibited extensively and is a founding member of &ldquo;Sixteen Hands&rdquo;, an association of craftsmen working in wood and clay.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Jos&eacute; Sierra grew up in the Andes of Venezuela. His memories of coffee mills, intensely colored mountains, dramatic landscape, pre-Colombian art and architecture, as well as contemporary design, all combine to influence and inspire his work. By altering wheel-thrown porcelain and stoneware, Jos&eacute;&rsquo;s work fuses organic and geometric forms, which represent the fluidity and abruptness of the shapes and lines in the landscapes and architecture that surround him. The colors of the Andes and Catalina Mountains also inspire his palette of glazes. Jos&eacute; studied art at the University of the Andes in M&eacute;rida, Venezuela. In 2000, Jos&eacute; moved to Iowa where he dedicated himself to both sculpture and pottery. He is currently living in Oregon where he is working full-time as an artist.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:22:53 +0000 Larry Kornegay, Bill Timmerman - Modified Arts - August 15th - September 13th <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Following last August's popular duo exhibition, veteran Phoenix artists&nbsp;<a href=";c=vDN5PSxbrrzZ8cqV8S_n-tsNaDD4zbKRwMjf7R9Fj29EhavDWagMxw==&amp;ch=x3yHyfRPTinHrzRt6e2B6EEHyitz5qXwfF3YULVdRyWqmXvNoCLyig==" shape="rect" target="_blank">Larry Kornegay</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href=";c=vDN5PSxbrrzZ8cqV8S_n-tsNaDD4zbKRwMjf7R9Fj29EhavDWagMxw==&amp;ch=x3yHyfRPTinHrzRt6e2B6EEHyitz5qXwfF3YULVdRyWqmXvNoCLyig==" shape="rect" target="_blank">Bill Timmerman</a>&nbsp;return to Modified Arts this August for another untitled show. With that exhibition, the two made good on a two-decade-plus personal and professional relationship.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The work of each examines the complex interrelationships of the desert and the built environment, forming simple yet poignant narratives with their respective work.&nbsp; Kornegay's work in concrete melds natural forms and constructed media to create a beautifully blurred boundary between the organic and inorganic. Timmerman's photography, though small in stature, is broad in reach. Each image features little in the way of "action," but in that sparseness, the work provides endless opportunity for examination and introspection.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">For this second collaborative show, Kornegay and Timmerman have inspired one another to produce entirely new bodies of work, pushing themselves to new creative places decades into their careers.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Artist Statements:</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong style="font-size: small;">Larry Kornegay</strong><span style="font-size: small;">, an Arizona native, has been involved in the valley arts scene for nearly his entire life. His interest in juxtaposing found objects and cast concrete pieces have lead him along a unique artistic path. The found objects are always precious and can range from natural stone and plant material to his families utilitarian tools and toys. What is common to each is an elegance of form and meaning, and hidden in the title of each finished piece you will find the connection and commitment the artist has to his work.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong style="font-size: small;">Bill Timmerman</strong><span style="font-size: small;">, an Arizona resident since the mid eighties, is a commercial photographer that specializes in architectural photography. His personal black &amp; white film work is similar to the commercial in form but incorporates a more psychological aspect. He is interested in how we perceive and are affected by the sign posts of our everyday life. The effect of the horizon, the effect of twilight; what is happening within as we transition through each day. One feels they can step out of their routine for a moment with his work and take stock.&nbsp;</span></p> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:24:45 +0000