I’m so pleased that “SOLDIER / MANY WARS” will be included in the forthcoming The Photobook: A History – Volume 3 , Edited by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, Phaidon, 2013 Photography
Last Veterans Day, two artworks devoted to sharing veterans’ stories appeared simultaneously in two of New York’s busiest public spaces — Times Square and Union Square. The projects reflect a growing attempt to create new connections between two distinct communities — The art world and the military world. From photo shows in Houston, Honolulu, and Norfolk, Virginia, to art therapy programs at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and MoMA, artist, curators, and educators have been devising new strategies to present U.S. war veterans not as cyphers or victims but as protagonists and narrators. Read more in this special report by Executive Editor Robin Cembalest at artnews.com.
War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath opened on veterans day at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The exhibition, curated by Anne Tucker and Will Michels and ten years in the making, will travel to The Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles; The Corcoran, Washington DC and The Brooklyn Museum.
Honolulu Museum of Art
Courage and Strength: Portraits of Those Who Have Served
Sept. 6, 2012 – February 24, 2013
Portland Museum of Art
Flesh & Bone: Photography and the Body
Sep 15, 2012 – Jan 6, 2013
Young People: From the Museum Collection
Sep 8, 2012 – Feb 10, 2013
The Military is Present, review of war exhibitions in Art News
NYC May 18 – Sept 2, 2012
The Many Wars exhibition will be on view from September 19 to December 30, 2012 at The Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, VA. Nineteen large portraits depict veterans from five wars, most of whom were in treatment for combat trauma at the time the photographs were made.
The opening and Artist Lecture will be October 6, 2012
I was granted a fellowship at the fabulous Dora Maar House in southern France, May – June 2012. It was a busy time of looking out my window, trying to get past the beauty, hiking, getting lost, eating well, and meeting new people. I made still life photographs as well as portraits of farmers and singers. I began an investigation into the portrayal of empty gestures. More to come!
I’m pleased to announce my participation in the Darmstadt Days of Photogaphy 2012, Darmstadt, Germany. This year’s festival is April 20-22 with the theme of “Visual Traces in the Restless Present.” Five large Soldier images will be on display. Click on the link below.
The Soldier / Many Wars exhibiton at Platform Gallery in Seattle was reviewed in The Stranger