Works by Jill Greenberg in “Indecisive Moment” at Purdue University

Two of Jill Greenberg’s “Paintings” are on view in the exhibition “Indecisive Moment” at Purdue University through December 9, 2017. Curated by Liz Erlewine and Min Kim Park, the exhibition explores photography as a “medium of technology and exploration”:

Photography has always been experimental. In the early days of photography, the experimentation of artists, chemists, and entrepreneurs resulted in over 100 different methods for developing a photographic image. Film photography eventually emerged as the leading process, dominating the medium for decades. As the film camera gained dominance, it also began to assume the identity of a neutral agent, an objective apparatus that simply captured the world before it, allowing the photographer to preserve and present evidence of a specific time and place. This assigned identity lead to preconceived notions about what a photograph is, what it should look like, and how it should be looked at. The exhibition ‘Indecisive Moment’ challenges these assumptions by reconsidering photography as a medium of technology and experimentation.

Today, advances in technology have eased and simplified photographic processes from beginning to end and digital photography dominates the field. Artists are now able to merge analog and digital technologies. Through the manipulation of tools and materials, a synthesis of traditional and new forms is created. Indecisive Moment brings together artists who draw upon photography’s rich history within the context of ever-changing and advancing technologies to create new understandings of the camera and photograph. Featuring the work of artists Matt Lipps, Hannah Whitaker, Lorenzo Vitturi, Delaney Allen, Valerie Green, Jill Greenberg, Jessica Labatte, Jennifer Niederhauser-Schlup, Anastasia Samoylova, and Hyounsang Yoo, the exhibition reveals an embrace of experimentation in form and process. These artists manipulate the picture plane to challenge the viewing experience — vantage points are destabilized, space is disoriented, and surfaces are reconfigured, blurring the line between what is actual and what is manufactured. When viewed collectively, we see that there is no singular true nature to the photograph, nor photographic process. The camera, the subject, and the photograph are all variable constructions; they are not only changeable, they are constantly changing in form and meaning. Highlighting the experimental nature of photography, Indecisive Moment presents an exploration of reality and materiality within a medium that is so often immaterial.

“Indecisive Moment”
October 23 – December 9, 2017

Robert L. Ringer Gallery
Stewart Center
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN
212.475.3424
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Raechel McCarthy, Director

Lissa Rivera’s “Beautiful Boy” on view at National Arts Club

Artworks from photographer Lissa Rivera’s series “Beautiful Boy” will be on view in a solo exhibition at the National Arts Club in New York City through November 25, 2017:

Photographer and curator Lissa Rivera presents “Beautiful Boy,” an investigation of the visual language of femininity that is deeply embedded in the DNA of our cultural perceptions. This award-winning project has been heralded by The New York Times and Harpers Bazaar and recently received the Magnum Photography Award for portraiture.

With her romantic partner as muse, Rivera explores the evolution of image culture in relationship to identity, sexuality, and gender. Rivera meticulously art directs each ethereal photograph, piecing together intricate costumes, settings, and concepts that interrogate the history of cinema and photography. By presenting her partner within the lineage of great beauties, Rivera re-contextualizes what is attractive and beautiful as well as the visual pleasures available to women.

“Lissa Rivera: Beautiful Boy”
November 6 – 25, 2017

Trask Gallery
National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003
212.475.3424
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Browse Lissa Rivera’s series “Beautiful Boy” at ClampArt
Browse all of Lissa Rivera’s work at ClampArt

Blog post by:
Raechel McCarthy, Director

The artist’s process: “The Twilight World of Michael Massaia”

The artist’s process: “The Twilight World of Michael Massaia”

In this short video produced by Popular Photography in 2013, New Jersey photographer Michael Massaia gives us a tour of his wonderfully complex photographic process. (And be sure to listen to the background music–that’s Mike on piano playing a piece he wrote!) Watch the video “The Twilight World of Michael

Work by Chuck Samuels on view at Museo de Arte Moderno

Work by Chuck Samuels on view at Museo de Arte Moderno

Above: Installation view of Chuck Samuels, “After Bellocq,” second from left. Work by photographer Chuck Samuels is on view in the exhibition the most beautiful part/la parte más bella at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City: The Ministry of Culture and the National Institute of Fine Arts, through

Nix/Gerber lecture at University of KY Art Museum

Nix/Gerber lecture at University of KY Art Museum

Above: © Lori Nix/Kathleen Gerber, “Library,” 2007, Archival pigment print. As part of the R.C. May Photography Endowment Lecture Series, a selection of photographs from Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber’s series “The City” will be on view at the University of Kentucky Art Museum today through December 3, 2017: Lori

Michael Massaia in “Sweet Tooth” at Shelburne Museum

Michael Massaia in “Sweet Tooth” at Shelburne Museum

Above: © Michael Massaia, “Sponge Bob,” 2014, Archival pigment print. Three works from Michael Massaia’s series “Transmogrify #1—Melting Ice Cream Pops” will be on view in the exhibition “Sweet Tooth: The Art of Dessert,” opening this week at the Shelburne Art Museum in Vermont: “Sweet Tooth: The Art of Dessert”

Jesse Burke artworks in three museum exhibitions opening in September

Jesse Burke artworks in three museum exhibitions opening in September

Above: Installation view of Jesse Burke’s artworks at the opening of “Made Masculine” at the UNH Museum of Art (plus two of the artist’s littles!) Artworks by Jesse Burke will be on view in three museum exhibitions opening in September: “Made Masculine” at the University of New Hampshire Museum of

Jill Greenberg artworks in “Like A Horse” at Fotografiska

Jill Greenberg artworks in “Like A Horse” at Fotografiska

Above: Installation views of “Like A Horse” at Fotografiska Photographs by Jill Greenberg are currently on view in the exhibition “Like A Horse” at Fotografiska in Stockholm, Sweden. The exhibition will be on view through September 3, 2017, and is accompanied by a book of the same title published by

Lissa Rivera: Magnum Photography Award 2017 winner

Lissa Rivera: Magnum Photography Award 2017 winner

©Lissa Rivera, “Blindfold,” 2016, Archival pigment print. Lissa Rivera’s “Beautiful Boy” was listed among six “Series Winners” of this year’s Magnum Photography Awards, having taken top spot in the “Portrait” category. Winners were selected by an international jury including Alec Soth, Lesley Martin, Susan Meiselas, Sarah Leen, Azu Nwagbogu, David

Work by Nancy Burson on view in The Polaroid Project

Work by Nancy Burson on view in <em>The Polaroid Project</em>

©Nancy Burson, “Untitled,” 1989, Polaroid from computer-generated negative (Unique) Work by Nancy Burson is currently on view in the exhibition “The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology” at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas. The exhibition will be on view through September

Rachel Papo artworks in “re:collection” at MoCP in Chicago

Rachel Papo artworks in “re:collection” at MoCP in Chicago

Installation view of Rachel Papo’s photographs at MoCP Photographs from Rachel Papo’s series “Serial No. 3817131” will be on view in the exhibition “re:collection” at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago from July 13 – October 1, 2017. There will be an opening reception at the museum on Thursday,

Work by Jesse Burke & Rachel Papo on view in The Fence 2017

Work by Jesse Burke & Rachel Papo on view in The Fence 2017

Congratulations to Jesse Burke and Rachel Papo, whose photographs were selected for the public art exhibition THE FENCE 2017! Photographs from Rachel Papo’s series “Homeschooled” will be on view in seven cities nationwide, starting with Brooklyn Bridge Park on June 27th. Photographs from Jesse Burke’s series “Wild & Precious” will

Lissa Rivera in “The Future is Female” at SaveArtSpace

Lissa Rivera in “The Future is Female” at SaveArtSpace

Lissa Rivera’s photograph “Boudoir” will be on view in the SaveArtSpace exhibition “The Future is Female” at The Storefront Project in New York City from July 7 – July 16, 2017: SaveArtSpace brings public art to New York City, showcasing local female artists on advertising spaces throughout the area beginning

Jill Greenberg and Lissa Rivera in “On Beauty”

Jill Greenberg and Lissa Rivera in “On Beauty”

Left: ©Jill Greenberg, “Untitled (Masculinity),” 2016; Right: Lissa Rivera, “Eggleston Hair,” 2015. Artworks by Jill Greenberg and Lissa Rivera are included in the Humble Arts Foundation online group exhibition On Beauty. From the essay by Roula Seikaly: ‘On Beauty’ may be the most open-ended call for images that Humble Arts

Henry Horenstein “Honky Tonk” at Newport Art Museum

Henry Horenstein “Honky Tonk” at Newport Art Museum

Henry Horenstein’s exhibition “Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music” will be on view at the Newport Art Museum from June 9 – August 13, 2017, with an opening reception at the museum on June 8th from 5-7pm. Henry Horenstein began documenting the country-music scene nearly fifty years ago. Having spent

Manjari Sharma in “Talking Pictures” exhibition at The Met

Manjari Sharma in “Talking Pictures” exhibition at The Met

Photography by Manjari Sharma will be on view in “Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Conversations Between Artists” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City from June 27 – December 17, 2017: Over the past decade, mobile phone cameras have changed how photographs are made, used, and looked at. Photography

DeCordova Museum acquires Lori Nix print for permanent collection

DeCordova Museum acquires Lori Nix print for permanent collection

Image: Lori Nix, “Search,” 2001, Chromogenic print. ClampArt is pleased to announce that the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts recently acquired a photograph titled “Search” by artist Lori Nix for their permanent collection. The artwork is from Nix’s early series Some Other Place. View Lori Nix’s series

Manjari Sharma in “Blah Blossom” pop-up exhibition

Manjari Sharma in “Blah Blossom” pop-up exhibition

Artwork by Manjari Sharma will be on view in New York City in a pop-up exhibition from May 18 – May 28, 2017. Curated by Rachel Wolf, “Blah Blossom” is “[a]n assemblage of interesting (and hopefully peculiar) floral related objects as well as ART so that one can be transported

Susan Barnett exhibition at University of Maine Museum of Art

Susan Barnett exhibition at University of Maine Museum of Art

Image: Installation of Susan Barnett’s “I Wear What I Want” exhibition at the University of Maine Museum of Art. An exhibition of photographs by Susan Barnett, “I Wear What I Want,” opens at the University of Maine Museum of Art on Thursday, May 18, 2017. “I Wear What I Want”

Watch the creation of Zack Seckler’s “South Africa”

Watch the creation of Zack Seckler’s “South Africa”

Image: Still from “Zack Seckler: South Africa” video [Zack Seckler]: For seven days, a pilot and I flew from dawn to dusk over remote regions in South Africa with a singular goal: to create spectacular images. We improvised our route along the way, many times not knowing where we were