Monday, January 31, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Consuming Passion is a journey through time and emotional space traversing the changing terrain of nurture. We became conscious of the trek as we scaled the pinnacles of our breasts, through the swamplands of osterized fruits and vegetables, around lunch boxes and snacks, now muddling through a vast plain dotted by meals on the fly and holiday rituals. Along the nurture road the landscape of the kitchen, our bodies and the emotional landscape of loving, procuring, offering and growth observed is in constant flux.
Annette Messanger's work led us to the 18th century novelist and essayist of Mlle. Madeline de Scudery (1607-1701), who devised the Carte de Tendre (Land of Tender Friendships) where initiates to her literary salon traveled through emotion terrain toward de Scudery's affection. According to feminist historian, Gloria Feman Orenstein, women throughout history honored the absolute commitment of their friendships and viewed the literary salon as sacred space, matriarchal utopia and psychic self-portraiture.
The map of Tendre is a topographic allegory, representing the stations of love as if they were real paths and places. The country is bisected by the Inclination (Disposition), a river that runs south to north, joined by two smaller rivers, the Estime (Respect) and the Reconnaissance (Gratitude), before plunging ito La Mer Dangereus (The Dangerous Sea), which is separated from a reef-ridden narrows from Terres Inconnues (Unknown Lands). To the west are the decidedly choppy waters of the Mer d'Intimitie (Sea of Enmity).... -- Frank Jacobs
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Time in the kitchen and in New Mexico made us aware of the three sisters.
Arriving at Plymouth, Massachusetts in December of 1620, the Pilgrims had little or no experience of farming. They brought no tools for fishing, nor did they have hunting skills or experience, which in Europe was restricted to the aristocracy. As religious and political immigrants, they embraced hard work and rejected any help from England. During their first winter, half of the 102 immigrants perished. Yet, within a generation, Pilgrims became a self-sustaining farming community.
Their salvation came from the Wampanoag Indians who taught them to hunt, fish and embraced the three sisters of nourishment: corn, beans and squash. These were the three crops that nourished all the Native Americans.
Potatoes and tomatoes were grown as ornamental plants in Europe in the 16th century and would not be adopted by the Americans until the 18th century. Two lesser vegetables were quickly adopted by the settlers as well as Europeans, sweet potatoes and Jerusalem artichokes.
-- Eating in America A History by Waverly Root & Richard de Rochemont
Saturday, January 15, 2011
ACTIVITIES and PARTICIPATION 2010
begin shooting Consuming Passion and website renovation
October 14 launch
Raised $19,920 since its inception in December 2009
There are still six more prints from Consuming Passion available for sale at the Collectdotgive.org site. 100% of the proceeds from the sales go to The Voices and Faces Project. Take a look.
Word of the site is spreading through a recent mention in this month's Elle Decor website.
Studio Space 2007-2 N Prospect, Milwaukee
Exposure Benefit for the MAM Photography Council: donation of portrait and workshop
Stella Critique Group participation
September - October
Society of Photographic Educators - Midwest Regional Conference 2010
Archive for Artemisia Artists and B. Ciurej and L. Lochman Photographic Projects
Bon Vivant for the Museum of Wisconsin Art: donation of portrait
Portrait after 30 years it was time to update our website image by participating in the Real Photo Postcard Survey by J. Shimon and J. Lindeman
Mail Chimp greeting card
Mini Portfolio Reviews MoCP/March, CAR/May, MNMVS/July and Stella/August
Travel NYPhotofest, Minneapolis, A.I.R. Opening
About the Curators: Graeme Reid, Assistant Director at the museum of Wisconsin Art and Debra Brehmer, art historian and Director of Portrait Society Gallery
July 2 - 24
The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
Consumption is a complicated word with a myriad of meanings and usages.
About the Curator: Brian Paul Clamp working for nearly two decades as a curator, Clamp holds a MS degree in Critical Studies in Modern Art from Columbia University and is the author of thirty publications on American Art.
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About the Curator: Constantin Nimigean
December 1 - January 2
At Her Age Exhibition
For the inaugural CURRENTS exhibition series at A.I.R. gallery examines how women at any period in their life, old or young, view their changing bodies. The exhibition addresses the questions: "How does age affect experiencing one's sexual/sensual life?" and "How does age impact one's evolving personal and social relationships?"
About the Curator: Martha Wilson is an artist and Founding Director of Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc. Since its inception in 1976, Franklin Furnace has presented and preserved temporal art: artists’ books and other multiples produced internationally after 1960; temporary installations; and performance art.
About A.I.R. Gallery: Advocating for women in the arts since 1972. A.I.R. Gallery is located at 111 Front Street, #228, in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn. Kat Greifen, Director.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Anthropomorphic edibles pictured on these postcards printed in the 18oo's were a favorite English fantasy associated with the eating and merriment of the season. These seem to sum up the season – the pot as fiery imp, Sir Loin getting knighted, and finally Santa served up as the main dish while elves dance round in glee.
From Christmas Curiosities, Odd, Dark and Forgotten Christmas by John Grossman.