Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Out of the Box at the DeCordova Museum

I am delighted to announce that the show that I curated for the DeCordova Sculpture Park + Museum, Out of the Box: Photography Portfolios from the Permanent Collection, is now open!

I was honored to be chosen as the first guest curator for this new series. This exhibition is a part of a new initiative at the DeCordova: inviting guest curators to explore their permanent collection and bring to it new viewpoints. The staff was wonderful to work with and I am very proud of the show. Above are images from a special reception and gallery talk.

Out of the Box highlights the history and strengths of the DeCordova's permanent photography collection. DeCordova's holdings offer a unique opportunity to explore this topic as nearly one fifth of the photography collection's over 1,400 prints are from portfolios.
Selections from 11 diverse portfolios are featured, as well as the entire PRC Portfolio.

If you are in the area, I hope you can check it out! Dates for the exhibition and the opening reception are listed below.

Out of the Box: Photography Portfolios from the
Permanent Collection

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
October 24, 2009 - October 2010
Opening reception (in conjunction with their Biennial):
Saturday, January 23, 7 - 9pm

For more information and directions, click here.

Pics above, a mix of images taken by Roger Farrington and Bob Watts.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Godowsky Color Awards website/exhibition

Check out the new Godowsky Awards website!

This cycle, these international awards focus on emerging artists and new approaches in color photography. Jennifer Uhrhane and I have worked on this for over a year and were both jurors along with two amazing guests: Bill Ewing and Hannah Frieser. It's my last project at the PRC.

We're thrilled with the site and the show, which I have somehow fit in between school. If you are in the area, join us for the opening Thursday, November 12, 7-8:30pm or check out the exhibition, which runs through January 24th. Many of the artists will be in attendance.


The Leopold Godowsky, Jr. Color Photography Awards honor the co-inventor of Kodachrome film, a man whose contributions have had a major and lasting impact on photography. Established in 1987, the international awards recognize excellence in the field of contemporary color photography and are gathered via nominations from a prestigious, international group of curators, critics, editors, and educators. Over the course of seven award cycles—with the first presented in 1988, and the most recent in 2009—the awards have bolstered the careers of some 30 individual artists representing more than 18 countries.

2009 Leopold Godowsky, Jr. Color Photography
Award recipients:

Claudia Angelmaier (Germany)
Alejandro Chaskielberg
Curtis Mann
Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick

HONORABLE MENTION (online showcase only):
Seung Woo Back (South Korea and UK)

Website designed by Matt Nash

UPDATE: You can check out images of the show and opening reception, including many of the artists, by clicking here.