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.