New Work: Tema Stauffer

Most of the pictures in Tema Stauffer’s new body of work, Upstate, are made in and around Columbia County nestled along the Hudson River in upstate NY. You can see more of the work here.

FAIR NEWS: Kris Graves at Art on Paper

Please come visit us at the Art on Paper fair this week!
You can find us in booth C3.

This year will be a solo booth featuring the Testament Project portraits by Kris Graves.

“The Testament Project is an exploration and re-conception of the contemporary black experience in America. More often than not, black people are portrayed in the extreme—either as very rich or very poor, they are demonized, infantilized, ridiculed, idolized or hyper-sexualized; and within the art canon there is a noticeable scarcity of black representation.
In these glowing portraits, control of the colored lighting is given to my subjects, in order to create a space that is participatory and empowered. By including subjects in the creation of the scene and the altering of color, I seek to create photographs that portray individuality in addition to their blackness.”

INTRODUCING: KRIS GRAVES

“The Testament Project is an exploration and re-conception of the contemporary black experience in America. More often than not, black people are portrayed in the extreme—either as very rich or very poor, they are demonized, infantilized, ridiculed, idolized or hyper-sexualized; and within the art canon there is a noticeable scarcity of black representation.”

More of Kris’ work, as well as his biography, press, and publications, can be found on his artist’s page.

caleb charland

NEW WORK: CALEB CHARLAND

In his most recent (truly astounding) work Charland resumes his explorations of the natural world while at the same time continuing to push the boundaries of darkroom possibilities. As with his previous Double Index images- last seen in his exhibition, Redshift- one sheet of paper is used as both the receiver of the information and the transmitter. In this case, specifically, the water image is folded over onto the upper portion of the paper and used as a negative to print the sky.

Doug Fogelson