Thursday, December 18, 2008

Sympathetic Resonance

Solo photo show by Prof. Darrell Kincer, January 15-February 22 in the Wilson Art Building. Opening reception will be from 5-7 PM Thursday, January 15 2009. Come out to see the work, eat some food, and support the department. And yes, it is a CEP!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Ville Kansanen

Some great photos and some great set ups for the shots, a lot of time and effort in these ones. See here site HERE

Friday, December 5, 2008

Quotes for Artists

You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. —Mark Twain

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. —Edgar Degas

Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless. —Thomas A. Edison

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. —Jack London

Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult.—Hippocrates

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.—Frank Lloyd Wright

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes.—Marcel Proust

There is vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost. —Martha Graham

For the Photographer on Your Christmas List

Sometimes I really enjoy a magazine subscription. "Clark, it's the gift that keeps on giving the whole year." And LensWork is a fantastic publication for photographers, filled with ideas, insights, and incredible portfolios. It might be something to consider, or suggest, especially with their holiday and first time subscriber deals. ; )

Click HERE for more.

Words Are Pictures

Nice typographic and illustrative work by Craig Ward. Nice site too. Click HERE to see more.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Russian Photography

A great use of digital photography. Definitely take a look at his stuff HERE.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Yoskay Yamamoto

Born and raised in Toba, Japan, Yoskay Yamamoto moved to the United States at the age of 15. A self-trained illustrator, Yamamotoís artistic tastes expanded as he fell in love with the urban culture of the West coast. Yamamoto discovered a way to fuse the two different cultural backgrounds together into his work. Yamamoto nostalgically blends pop iconic characters from his new Western home with traditional and mythical Japanese elements, balancing his Asian heritage with urban pop art. Click HERE to check out his site.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Joel Darland phone

Joel Darland's Phone from a sculpture project. It is a phone that can take incoming and outgoing calls but also by pushing a little lever you can ring yourself. Looks simple but far from it.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Traditional Cyanotypes on Watercolor Paper

In our Special Topics Photography class, we created traditional cyanotypes. This is a non-silver technique dating back to Sir John Herschel in 1842 in which the image is exposed to UV light to create the final photograph. Some are straight prints, while others are toned to varying degrees. As with some of our previous projects, we shot digitally and then printed digital negatives for contact printing. I think the results speak for themselves.

To see more of these classic images, click HERE.


Monday, November 10, 2008

The Beautiful & the Bizarre: Mordançage

The mordançage project always yields beautiful and bizarre results. This unusual darkroom process can be eye-opening, exciting, brilliant, and sometimes downright frustrating.

To see more work, click HERE.


The Psychological Portrait

I enjoyed this project on multiple levels. In our special topics photo class, we explored the idea of the psychological self-portrait and printed in traditional b&w, silver gelatin prints. The portraits turned out beautifully, with a wide variety of approaches and personal styles. And technically, we made contact prints from digitally enlarged negatives, printed on the Epson R1800. This allowed for digital shooting and editing with a traditional print. The results were outstanding.

To see more of the work, click HERE.


Friday, October 31, 2008

Jeffrey Wolin @ UK's Robert C. May Lecture Series; Friday, November 7

The Robert C. May Lecture Series continues next week (Friday, 11/7/08) as Jeffrey Wolin speaks in the Worsham Theatre in the student center at 4:00 PM. If you're interested in photography, the May lectures are an invaluable opportunity to hear from world-renowned photographers and see their work first hand in the UK Art Museum.

"Wolin, a professor of photography at Indiana University examines the Vietnam War and the continuing effect on its veterans by combining images and texts to create narrative portraits. Collected in the book Inconvenient Stories: Portraits of Vietnam War Veterans, his work tells the often harrowing stories of lives still disrupted by post traumatic stress disorder. Since the book was published in 2005, he has continued the project with Vietnamese veterans, whose perspectives, not surprisingly, are quite different than their American counterparts," UK Art Museum Robert C. May Lecture Series.

To see more of Wolin's work, visit his site HERE.


Friday, October 24, 2008

Mama Tried

A hand tattooed leather chair. It has a very retro bourgeois air. Talk about a creative experimental process, I guess you can tattoo leather since it is skin. Some other goods by this artist are done using laser burning on leather and through books, its worth a look. There website is well designed to boot check them out HERE

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Holga, a Cult Classic

Our first assignment in the Alternative and Non-silver photo class was to experiment with the Holga toy camera. For those not familiar, it's a medium format plastic camera that costs around $25. Our approach was to use 35mm, color film, and once developed, we scanned our images to be edited in Lightroom and Photoshop. In the end, we printed our photographs as carbon pigment prints, commonly known as digital inkjet prints.

To see more of the work, click HERE.

Image above produced by Peggy Coots.


Monday, October 20, 2008

Must See Artist

Jesse Draxler has been added to the Must See Artist List. Check out more of his great collage and sketchbook work HERE.

Prof Graham

Friday, October 17, 2008

Unpredictable Pinholes

Our second assignment in ART 120 was to build our own pinhole cameras. From there, we made exposures onto RC photo paper, scanned them into the computer, edited in Photoshop, printed enlarged paper negatives, and finally contact printed them back onto RC paper. This can be one of our trickiest assignments, but at the same time, one of the most rewarding. To see more or our results, click HERE.

Image above produced by Lauren Martin.


Photograms from ART 120

Our first project from Photography utilizing one of the most basic photographic techniques. However, just because the process is simple, it doesn't mean that it's easy to make compelling images. To see more work from the class, click HERE.

Seen above, a photogram produced by Caty Osborn.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Lynnesy's Robot Critique

This is worth a look. We drew times of when we would arrive in Savannah (it ended up being a little after 1:00am on saturday) Lynnesy drew the unlucky guess and had this as her reward. Thanks to everyone that made this trip amazing.

Prof Graham

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Helvetica Showing

For those typophiles out there, we will be watching Gary Hustwit's "Helvetica" in ART 234, Thursday at 1:00 PM. You're more than welcome to join us. And yes, there is a full-length, feature film about a typeface. In fact, it's becoming an instant classic in the department.

To find out more about the movie, visit the "Helvetica" site HERE.

We may also have a short therapy session afterward for those obsessed with letter forms. ;)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Zoo • Logic, Opening Thursday Evening

New work by Patricia Bellan-Gillen will be on display in the WAB gallery for one month, beginning October 9. Opening reception will be Thursday, October 9, from 5-7 PM. Make sure to drop by to meet the artist and see her small works on birch and paper.

And if you're in the area, Patricia will also be showing work at Heike Pickett's gallery in downtown Versailles at 110 Morgan St.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Free High Quality Fonts...for a limited time

Love typography like me? Like free fonts but are tired of low quality? Check out Jos Buivenga's "exljbris Font Foundry" where, for a limited time, he has 9 high-quality fonts for free. Just click HERE.

To find out more about Jos, check out his blog, HERE.

Adobe CS4 Anounced

Over the past week, Adobe has announced the release of their new creative suite, CS4. Typically each new edition is quite similar to the last, however there will always be those new functions and capabilities that may make an upgrade worthwhile. Most notably, the creative suites are taking advantage of newer and faster computers that process 64 bits instead of the previous 32.

Of course we have multiple Adobe applications in our Mac lab, but if you are interested in having your own software, buying now as a student can save you a ton of money. Adobe offers significant student/education discounts that reduce the prices dramatically. For example, CS4 Design Premium would cost $1799 to the average Joe, but only runs $599 for students! Now I know $600 isn't chump change, but that's 66% off the regular cost, saving you $1200 (the price of a new iMac).

To find out more about Adobe student/education information, you can click HERE. To check on pricing, click HERE. And don't forget, you can make all of these purchases at the Store here at Georgetown College. Just ask to speak with Kim and he can help you out.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

artist a day

Make sure you guys sign up for artist a day. It is a site that sends out emails of you guessed it an artist a day. You can also keep blogs and online portfolios for free.
check it out HERE

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Photography in London & Dublin, Winter Term

During the Winter Term, Prof. Darrell Kincer will be leading a course called "Photography and the European Landscape" through CCSA. Leaving on December 26 and returning January 8, we will travel to London and Dublin, staying one week at each location. While there we will visit regional locals to shoot digitally, and later discuss, critique, and edit our work. There are also plans to visit museums and galleries to expand our knowledge of art-photography.

For all interested, there will be an informational meeting this Thursday, September 11, at 6 PM in room 104 of the Wilson Art Building. Note: there are no pre-requisites and the course is open to all skill levels.

For more information, check out the following links:
CCSA's website
CCSA Program Detials
Course Description
CCSA Application
Georgetown College Application
Contact Darrell

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Pilcrows & Capitulutms

Professor Darrell Kincer has a solo show of color photographic work entitled Pilcrows & Capitulums on display at Asbury College's Kinlaw Library in Wilmore, KY. The show runs from August 18-September 29. There will be a reception this Friday, September 5, from 5-7 PM.

For a preview of the work, or for those who might not be able to see the show in person, you can browse the photographs on Flickr by clicking HERE.

Hope to see you at the reception!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Russ Mills

For all of you illustrator and drawing folk
Check out the some of his other works HERE under gallery

Friday, August 22, 2008

Hannah and Cardboard

Its amazing what Chris Gilmour can do with a little bit of cardboard and glue. Check out the rest of his stuff HERE. My personal faves are the lambretta reproductions, I wonder what kind of millage they get. Thanks hannah for the source on this one, you notcotaholic.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Erica Duffy-Voss

A must see show that came to Georgetown
you can see more of Erica Duffy-Voss on her website, click HERE

From the other side of the world

Some Georgetown art students just got back from spending 2 weeks in japan taking part in the international Karakuri Workshop. A workshop designed to teach the history and basic methods of karakuri making. Karakuri are handmade performative dolls, ranging from basic puppets to the beginnings of autonomous robotics. So if you happen to run into Liz, Allen, Megan Sauter (pictured above), Joel Darland, or Stephanie Martin, go ahead and ask them what they did this summer.

Monday, August 4, 2008

For you drawing and painting folk

Nice illustrations for you drawing and painting folk he has some great lines and his scale ranges from large room filling installations to small scale drawings.
Check out his work HERE

Friday, June 6, 2008

New Artist to see

Ben Strawn works using acrylic on plexiglass because it scratches off so easily. He likes encaustic but really wants more clarity, plexi is great because he can sand it and really get that milky blur but still keep areas he wants clear. It's smooth so he can scrape stuff off with steelwool and then paint back into that smooth surface again. He hates canvas- he always works small so that texture really shows up.

Check out his full bodies of work HERE

And check out his studio site HERE

Friday, May 9, 2008

Mordançage—the stymied and the sublime

The mordançage process is a unique photographic technique that allows the darkest parts of a silver print to blister and release from the paper base. Sometimes that emulsion can be used to create "veils" and other times it can be removed from the print completely. Either way, the resulting images are often unpredictable transformations of the original photographs.

Click HERE to view the gallery.


Tuesday, May 6, 2008

3D Extensions

Admittedly this is my favorite project of the 3D Design and Ceramics Class. Students are challenged to create extensions for a part of the body, some did physical attributes and some did emotional extensions, but all turned out great.

Check all of them out HERE

Prof Graham

Friday, April 25, 2008

Haunting Pinholes

Always a beautiful, mysterious, unique, and sometimes frustrating project — pinhole photography has a look of its own.

For this project we built our own cameras from household objects. We then shot onto b&w, RC photo paper, scanned them on a flatbed scanner, and took them into Photoshop to edit. Later, we reprinted the images as digitally enlarged negatives that we could contact print back onto RC paper. The final images range in size from 4x4 inches to 8x10s.

Click HERE to see some of the results.


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Deb Davis: Critiques and Lecture

Deb Davis will be visiting Georgetown Wednesday and Thursday (April 23 & 24).

Wednesday: she will be giving critiques of student work between 4-6 PM. My guess is that it will be directed toward photographic work, but not exclusively. So, if you'd like to get her feedback, drop by and show her what you've been creating.

Thursday: she will be talking about her work, Varied Notations_Traveling, in the Cochenour Gallery from 8:30-10:00 AM. Yes, that is a little early, but this will be a one time opportunity. We'd love to have you join us. Hope to see you there.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Maya Lin in Louisville

A number of us from the Art Department were able to visit Louisville this week for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear world renowned, "architect, artist, and visionary," Maya Lin. The artist, most well known for her design of the Vietnam Veteran's War Memorial, spoke for about an hour and presented a slide show of her broad range of work all the way up to her most contemporary projects. Personally, I'm so very glad we all had the chance to be a part of her visit to the Bluegrass.

A few photos were taken along the way; if you'd like to see more, click HERE.


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

2008 Senior Show

You are invited to the Georgetown College Art Department's 2008 Senior Show!

Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery
Opening: Thursday, April 17, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Through April 27, 2008

The Georgetown College Art Department presents the 2008 senior art show consisting of works by five studio artists and displays by three art history majors. During the opening, the three art history majors will make brief presentations beginning at 6:00 p.m. All eight seniors will graduate in May of 2008 with degrees in art.

The show will feature:
Lauren Flaherty - Digital Imaging
Jessica Jackson - Painting
Karyn Leverenz - Art Collections Management
Megan Parker - Historic Preservation
Kristie Powell - Artist Biography
Kara Renfro - Light Sculpture & Installation
Lauren Sims - Digital Illustration
Justin Taylor - Graphic Art

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Spontaneous Yearbook! YES!

If you were able to make it to the Spontaneous Yearbook shoot, then you know what it's all about. Thanks for all those who participated. To see the collection of 120 shots, click HERE.


Wednesday, April 9, 2008

ART 120, Photograms

This is a collection of selected traditional, b&w photograms from the ART 120 (Photography) classes. A variety of methods and subjects were created in these interesting and often times unexpected images. To see more, click HERE.

Susan Meiselas @ UK Friday

"Carnival Strippers." That's all I'm saying. If you'd like to find out more about Susan Meiselas, click HERE.

She will be speaking at the Robert C. May Lecture Series at UK's student Center (Worsham Theatre) on Friday, April 11, at 4 PM. I (Darrell) will be in attendance; let me know if you'd like to join me!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Color Research

Here is a great article on color relationships in New York specifically in fashion but of interest to artists as well. Click HERE for the article. And click HERE for the moma color chart exhibition site that it references.

New Must see artist

Gregory Barsamian.

Gregory makes stop animation using large scale sculptures that rotate in time with a strobe light. His website is linked in the Must see artists section on your right. You have to look at his videos especially the juggler.

Prof Graham