Tuesday, July, 10th 2018. 7:00PM



Book Signing, reading and conversation with librarian
Matthew Carson.

Photo-based artist Liz Sales has found a side niche writing artist statements for other artists who often find it difficult to write about their own work. This has inspired her to construct satirical artist statements about fictionalized artists and imagined art projects that lovingly poke fun at the whole notion of “art speak.” I Write Artist Statements is a delightful little paperback that brings together some of Sales’s humorously inventive statements. While the recent explosion of interest in academic art programs around the world has led to a dramatic increase in overwritten, hyperbolic artist statements, I Write Artist Statements skewers popular art school clichés and describes impossible projects that simply could not exist apart from the printed page.

Saturday, July 7th, 2018. 10AM–5PM.


with Liz Sales

This one-day introduction to art writing allows you to articulate the unique nature of your own photographic practice. It is ideal for those who are building a website or submitting applications for grants, residencies, colleges, or graduate schools, and may be uncomfortable writing about their work. Through in-class exercises, students will use myriad writing strategies and techniques to craft a creatively and clearly written statement, and leave with that statement in hand.

* This registration Includes the Public Program.

Have questions? Please contact  molly@penumbrafoundation.org, or call 917-288-0343

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Liz Sales is a photo-based artist, art-writer, and educator. She was an editor at Conveyor Magazine and has frequently published writing in Foam Magazine. She is a faculty member at the International Center of Photography, City University of New York and the University of Connecticut. As part of her personal art practice, Liz lives and works in a functional camera obscura in Brooklyn, NY.

Matthew Carson is the head librarian and archivist at the International Center of Photography in New York. He is a cofounder of the 10×10 photo-book organization. He was a curator of the artist book component of “A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial,” one of the organizers of “Shashin,” a Japanese photography symposium and festival held in New York and edited and published the catalog for “CLAP! Contemporary Latin American Photobooks.” 


Any changes to the program will be announced online.

All lectures and other events are held at Penumbra Foundation at 7pm.
36 E. 30th St. New York, NY, 10016 (between Madison Ave. & Park Ave. South
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