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Tuesday, February 23rd at 4:30
The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents Dana Hoey:
Experiments in Primitive Living, curated by Dr. Maurice Berger, and organized by the CADVC.
This exhibition and catalog will focus on a recent cycle of 50 color photographs by New York artist Dana Hoey - Experiments in Primitive Living. Insects, old women, tools, and instruments of survival, such as the emergency radio, the flashlight, or the compass, inhabit these images - a vividly imagined world withering under five different weather conditions: ash, freeze, thaw, flood and drought. Hoey employs various photographic styles to shift the mood and intensity of these photographs: commercial product shot, scientific photo, portrait and epic narrative all interrelate on the walls of the exhibition. Because the subjects in the pictures are also on equal ground and of equal detail - for example, the spore and the face merit the same size and resolution - Experiments in Primitive Living exemplifies the camera's ability to inform, to sell, to explain, or to tell a story.
Film Screening, Tuesday 3/23, FA221, 7pm
Lecture, Wed 3/24, FA221, 12:15-1:15pm
Nathan Duncan studied Film & Photography in the University of Maryland Baltimore County's Fine Arts Program, where he finished his short thesis film, Self-Made Maps, in 2006. His editing credits include music videos for Dead Meadow and Georgie James, as well as the narrative features A Thing as Big as the Ocean and Pitch & Tone. Most recently he was the Director of Photography for Arbouretum's Down by the Fall Line music video. Additionally, Nathan writes music and performs in the lo-fi pop group Baby Venom, which has recently returned to the States from its first UK tour. He spends the workweek at Colorlab Film and Telecine Services in Rockville, MD and hopes to attend graduate school in the fall.
Lecture: Tuesday April 13, FA215, 5-6pm
Ted Victoria's work incorporates the use of a lens light system similar to the camera obscura thought to be used by artists such as Vermeer and Da Vinci. Actual objects are projected onto a translucent surface to create a live picture. These works are viewed in several formats such as wall constructions and large installations. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in venues such as the Musee d'Orsay, Paris; Gallerie Bonnier, Geneva; MOMA, New York; PS1, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; The New Museum, New York and the Center for Contemporary, Kansas City. Victoria is represented by Schroeder Romero Gallery in New York. His work can be seen at tedvictoria.com
Thursday, April 15th. TBA
Oriana Fox is London based artist whose interdisciplinary work in painting, performance, video and installation alludes to milestones in both pop culture and the art world, Alison O'Daniel describes Fox's imagery as "bright and bubble-gum sweet, her voice-overs are impeccable, and most importantly her understanding of how contemporary women rely on and simultaneously shy away from their foremothers' struggle is accurately respectful while maintaining a necessary playfulness. She invites everyone to enjoy feminism even if the word makes 'em itch." Oriana will be performing at the Transmodern Festival in Baltimore and her work can be found at orianafox.com
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