UArts @ URBN
Shoshana & DoN attended a show of recent graduates of UArts photography majors at the Urban Outfitters headquarters in the Navy Yard, a wonderfully cavernous, bright space with hip, modern amenities for workers and visitors, repurposed from an industry long gone. The occasion was a first for Urban Outfitters, to include art from outside their own studios, a coup for UArts photography majors to have their work hanging in the ultimate New Philadelphia. The display wall was installed especially for this exhibition permitting the artists to exhibit large scale works or groupings in a salon style fashion. The art is superb, the level of skill is extraordinary with unique uses of tools and technology producing fine art photography from staged magic realism to documentary realism to intimate glimpses into childhood memories.
Artist Anna Tas with two examples of her Linticular Prints, the collection will appear in the Please Touch Museum. Tas taps into cultural stereotypes with the shifting shades of humanity playing out cheerfully in simple plastic shapes. The technical term for the type of linticular print used is a “flip” which is really only two images divided into strips, the lens lets the mind’s eye create multi-cultural blends.
Photographer Dustin Ream with “Fukayama Japan 01, 2007”. The view is under a Japanese rail line with amusement sculptures, Murikami-like in their super-flatness. DoN & Dustin discussed the similarity to Zoe Strauss’ Under 95 projects, the Shin Honsen train system in Japan and traveling with a rail pass. Ream is going for an MFA @ Tyler.
Photographer Christos Loutovoulis with “In the Name of Cha Ching, the Crucifixtion“, created by applying liquid emulsion to paper then exposed to light from an enlarger, the four sheets of paper are nailed directly to the wall.
The exhibition space @ Urban Outfitters HQ @ The Navy Yard. All photography by DoNBrewerMultimedia Photography.LoVeDoN