International Photography Annual

Not totally in the area of shameless self-promotion but fairly close. Manifest Creative Research and Drawing Center has a history of producing high quality publications for their rotating exhibits. They also have been producing beautiful surveys of drawing published as the INDA or International Drawing Annual. They have also been producing surveys of painting and how now published their second annual INPA (International Painting Annual).

This past May, they embarked on a survey of photography to coincide with this month’s FotoFocus, the month long exhibition at a number of venues in Cincinnati, Dayton and Kentucky (Covington). The book was released officially last Friday and includes the work of many national and international photographers. There are photos of some of the artists at the book signing. Check them out on Manifest’s Facebook page.


Here’s a list of the artists featured in INPHA, the International Photography Annual #1:

Jocelyn Allen, Lars Anderson, Chris Arrecis, Massimo Barberio, Scott Barnes, Jesse Morgan Barnett, Franck Bohbot, Susan Bryant, Seder Burns, Alison Carey, Bryan Christie, Van Chu, Lauren Coggins-Tuttle, Alison Crouse, James Curran, Victor Currie, Alicja Dobrucka, Craig Dow, Meghan Duda, Mitch Eckert, Tracy Featherstone, Laura Fisher, Skye Gilkerson, Richard Gilles, Jodie Goodnough, Noelle Gray, Dominic Hawgood, Natasha Holmes, Fossett James, Stephen King, Paula Willmot Kraus, Kent Krugh, Kevin Kunstadt, Suta Lee, Echo Lew, Miao Liu, Tracy Longley-Cook, Jenee Mateer, Fred Moeves, Emily Hanako Momohara, Erin Quinn, Monica Rezman, Michael H. Rohde, Julia Romano, Francis Schanberger, Brad  Smith, Alexander Solomon, Grischa Stanjek, Dominik Tarabanski, Walt Thomas, Samantha Vandeman, Emma  Williams, Christopher  Woodcock, Qian Yongning, Matthew  Zory




Inosculation at OSU Urban Arts Space

Exhibition news: 

Warning: choppy prose follows.

Inosculation runs which is set up as two halves of the same exhibition with staggered dates, runs October 30 – December 15 for the upper gallery half of the show. The lower gallery half runs from now until November 17th. 

The  joint reception is on November 3rd from 6-8pm. 

Three of the sleep wear anthotypes are will be on display in the second half of the exhibit. Since the show is pairing OSU faculty with alumni from the years around 2002  – 2006?, I am being showing along side Ardine Nelson who was my M.F.A. thesis advisor way back then.

Here’s a picture of the work at drop-off yesterday, October 23rd. 



Physical Trace

The yellow lab coat came down last Saturday but the results were disappointing. Very little fading occurred which made me re-evaluate the act of sewing in the gallery space I had envisioned.

The coat only got about 40 minutes of late afternoon light on a good sunny day and I doubt there have Ben even ten of those during the run of in vivo. Not the best way to create a physical trace of the exhibition.

It is still disassembled and my inclination is to give the pieces more exposure in the backyard.



the (pink) coat is the experiment


The other component of In Vivo which was documented last Thursday, Pink Pokeberry Lab Coat. The pattern was created from a scan of a couple of pokeweed leaves.

The coat has several panels made from various dilutions of pokeberry juice. The left rear has completely faded because of the 1:2 dilution used but retains brown images where pink used to be. The right rear has faded the least and, in fact, achieved the least record of an image from exposure to sun. The right rear and right front pocket both got full strength pokeberry juice. The front panels were made using a 1:1 dilution of pokeberry juice.

The hanger is made from a fallen sycamore branch recovered in South Park (Dayton).

Thank you Charmaine Renee for your excellant sewing skills and problem solving abilities. Charmaine and I will be at DVAC at 4 pm tomorrow sewing together the saffron coat which has been exposing since the exhibition opened.

waiting with push pins

One month later I return to the blog. Sorry. Excuses will surface later for now let me get right down to business. In Vivo has two days remaining in its run, shocking as it is how quickly time has flown by. I returned to the gallery to document two pieces and now am regretting not photographing the rest of the installation. Below is an image of Forty-six, photographed from a raking angle so that you can see that each piece, roughly 12″ x 9″, is anchored only to the top.