The work of Robyn Cumming

Photography // Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Robyn Cumming’s aesthetic can be described as Steel Magnolias gone awry, but in the best way possible. Working from the heaps and piles of the stereotypical female imagery we all know and love (or love-to-hate, depending on your own alignments), the Toronto-based artist creates a body of work exploring, exploiting, and evolving the ordinary into something a little more sinister, and far more eccentric. 

The photography of Amanda Boe

Photography // Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Amanda Boe has lived in two of the most influential, artistically spirited cities in America, but finds true home in the unassuming city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Her photographs address the lasting influence of an environment, even after leaving. She writes, “I continued to photograph in California and found myself drawn to scenery that reminded me of the Midwest: open, isolated, and quiet.”

"American Photographs" by Graham Miller

Photography // Tuesday, July 29, 2014
American Photographs by Australian photographer Graham Miller is the result of a road trip through the Southwest of America in the summer of 2009. The mythology of the American West is embedded in our consciousness. Big skies, windswept desert plains, Wild West towns, and Route 66. It’s a cinematic landscape, intricately tied to images recalled from TV shows, films, photographs and novels that have lived in our minds since our childhood.

Kenny Hurtado

Photography // Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Photographer Kenny Hurtado has wound film at shorelines around the world, resulting in a portfolio brimming with vistas and curious finds. Evident in his aesthetic is Kenny’s understanding of the way light meets water, which comes as no surprise from an accomplished surf photographer. In his personal work, portraits of people, still lives and structures tell open- ended stories through cool color palettes and intriguing textures.

Scanning Below the Surface

Photography // Tuesday, July 29, 2014
After much trial and even more error, artist Nathaniel Stern was finally able to create an underwater casing for a flatbed scanner. With the help of a team, Stern was able to develop custom software and hardware that he would use with his underwater scanner while scuba diving off the coast of Key Largo, Florida in a live coral reef. 

"Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album" @ Royal Academy of Arts, London

Photography // Monday, July 28, 2014
Strapped with a Nikon F, Hollywood rebel and innovative director Dennis Hopper was adamant on documenting his experiences between the years 1961-1967, declaring “the world is on fire with change…”. Hopper used this period to foster his creativity, accruing over 18,000 photographs, including images of the Hell’s Angels, Civil Rights activists and the contemporary icons in art, film and music. 

"Fragments" by Patricia Voulgaris

Photography // Monday, July 28, 2014
Fragments is a collection of abstract, black and white constructions by New York artist Patricia Voulgaris’. Her process is a visual metaphor for the way we distort and recollect memories. Compositionally speaking, the photographs are all quite different from the next, but each image contains a focal point which punctures the otherwise disorientating image.

Yvette Meltzer’s “Revolutions”

Photography // Monday, July 28, 2014
In true artistic fashion, Yvette Meltzer has found inspiration in the rituals of everyday life. In her photographic series “Revolutions”, Meltzer captures the motion and blur of colors within the laundry cycle. By photographing a long exposure of a front load washing machine, Meltzer is able to capture an image that mimics the brushstrokes of an abstract painting. 

Michal Pudelka: Girls, Girls, Girls

Photography // Sunday, July 27, 2014
Photographer Michal Pudelka’s portfolio reads as an amalgamation of the ‘girl clique.’ With references that range from The Virgin Suicides to Mean Girls (and any other nod to one of the multitude of teen-girl dramas in between.) Pudelka evidences a knowledge of the power of dressing and the connotations and significance it can hold to individuals from their childhoods.

Damon Casarez: Boomerang Kids

Photography // Saturday, July 26, 2014
Photographer Damon Casarez has researched the continuing struggle for independence faced by those aged 20 -30. Having finished College or University it is becoming increasingly common for these individuals to then move back to live with their parents as a result of financial pressures or competitive job markets, rather than by preference. 

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