PENUMBRA ARTIST SERIES Fall 2017
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 | 7:00PM
Matthew Brandt was born in California in 1982. He received his BFA from The Cooper Union in New York and his MFA from UCLA. Brandt's work is in the permanent collections of Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Art Gallery of South Wales, Sydney, Australia; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; Cincinnati Art Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Royal Danish Library, National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen; and the Columbus Museum of Art, among others. Matthew Brandt was one of seven artists featured in the 2015 exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography. A solo exhibition of his work, Sticky/Dusty/Wet, was presented by the Columbus Museum of Art and traveled to the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in 2014. Brandt's first monograph, Lakes and Reservoirs, co-published by Damiani and Yossi Milo Gallery, was released in Fall 2014. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 | 7:00PM
Ahndraya Parlato was born in Kailua, Hawaii. She has a B.A. in photography from Bard College and an MFA from California College of the Arts. Her first monograph, A Spectacle and Nothing Strange was recently published by Kehrer Verlag. A book of her collaborations with Gregory Halpern, East of the Sun, West of the Moon, was published by Études Books in 2014. She has been nominated for the ICP Infinity Award, the Paul Huf Award from the FOAM Museum in Amsterdam, and the SECCA Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Ahndraya has received grants from Light Work as well as the New York Foundation for the Arts. She is a professor of photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 | 7:00PM
Klea McKenna is a visual artist whose work has been shown and published internationally at venues such as SFMOMA, Datz Museum of Art in Korea, The Museum of Photographic Arts and the Hecksher Museum in NY. Her photograms are held in the collection of the SFMOMA, LACMA, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the US Embassy collection and the Mead Museum of Art . McKenna is represented by Von Lintel Gallery in Los Angeles and Euqinom Projects in San Francisco. In addition to her own art practice, she was co-founder and photographer at IN THE MAKE an online arts journal that published studio visits and interviews with over 120 West Coast artists from 2011 to 2015. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and their young daughter.
kleamckenna.com | @klea_mckenna
Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 | 7:00PM
Ellen Carey’s experimental work with Polaroid (1970s – present) will highlight her lecture with images that include her earliest “selfies” to her breakthrough Pulls that use the large format Polaroid 20 X 24 camera, one of five in the world, several included in The Polaroid Project: (fill in the rest of the title here). Ellen Carey (b.1952 USA) is an educator, independent scholar, guest curator, photographer and lens-based artist, with 53 one-person exhibitions and included in several hundred group exhibitions. Widewalls named her one of the top ten photographers working in abstraction worldwide; she lives/works in New York/Hartford, where she is an Associate Professor of Photography, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford.
Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 | 7:00PM
Arthur Ou works in photography, painting, sculpture, and installation. He has exhibited internationally, most recently in “Images that Speak” at the Presentation House in Vancouver, Canada, and “Astoria,” at the Grazer Kunstverein in Graz, Austria. His work has been featured in publications including Artforum, Aperture, Blind Spot, Camera Austria, Art in America, and The Photograph as Contemporary Art (Thames & Hudson). His work is featured in the new book, The Beauty of a Social Problem: Photography, Autonomy, Economy (University of Chicago Press, June 2015), by Walter Benn Michaels, and "Photography is Magic," (Aperture, September 2015) by Charlotte Cotton. He has published critical texts in Aperture, Afterall.org, Artforum.com, Bidoun, Foam, Fantom, Words Without Pictures, and X-Tra. Ou received his MFA from the Yale School of Art Photography Program. He is an associate professor of photography at Parsons School of Design in New York City.
Thursday, November 16th, 2017 | 7:00PM
In conversation: raymond meeks & tim carpenter
Moderated by Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa
Raymond Meeks (Ohio, 1963) has been recognized for his books and pictures centered on family and place. In November 2014, a mid-career retrospective of his books was organized by Light Work in Syracuse, NY. The exhibition featured more than twenty books, including self-published works and numerous volumes from a variety of publishers. In 2011, Meeks and publisher Kevin Messina (Silas Finch) co-founded Orchard Journal, which was established as a collaborative conversation between artist, subject and viewer. Featured artists have included Wes Mill, Deborah Luster and Mark Steinmetz. He is currently at work on a new set ofJournals under the title Dumbsaint to be published by TIS Books in 2017-18. Meeks is a 2016 recipient of the Siskind Fellowship Grant. raymondmeeks.com
Tim Carpenter (Illinois, 1968) is a photographer and writer who works in Brooklyn and central Illinois. He received an MFA in Photography from the Hartford Art School in 2012, and later that year co-founded TIS books (tisbooks.pub), an independent photobook publisher. His books include A house and a tree (TIS); The king of the birds (TIS); Local objects (The Ice Plant); township (TIS/Dumbsaint); and Bement grain (TIS/Dumbsaint). timcarpenterphotography.com
Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa is a photographer, writer, and former editor of the contemporary photography website The Great Leap Sideways (2011—2017). He has contributed essays to catalogues and monographs by Vanessa Winship, George Georgiou, Marton Perlaki and Paul Graham, been an artist-in-residence at Light Work, guest edited the Aperture Photobook Review, and written for Aperture, FOAM magazine and The Photographer’s Gallery. He has lectured at Yale, Cornell and The New School, and is a faculty member in the photography department at Purchase College, SUNY.