Dinah DiNova and the New Orleans Community Print Shop are offering an introductory workshop on Wet Plate Collodion Photography Saturday March 23rd from 9:30 am - 1 pm Sunday March 24th from 10:30 am - 5 pm. This two-day workshop will provide instruction and hands on experience with the history, chemistry and creation of Tintypes and black glass Ambrotypes. Each participant will shoot, develop, process, and walk away their own photographs as well as an introductory knowledge of this exquisite art form.
Price for 2 day workshop (all materials included) $200.00. Discounted price for printshop volunteers ($150) and key-members ($100)
To register e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617 283 9547
Ed Clark turns 85 years old this year. Born in Storyville, New Orleans, Clark used the WWII GI Bill to move to Paris in 1952. He was one of the few African American artists painting in Montmartre at that time. Clark works on large monumental canvases and developed his “shaped canvas“, which then influenced the contemporary movement of the 1950s and 1960s. The methods he uses consists of everything from a push-broom to his own bare hands, dipped in rich paint only to be smothered across the canvas.
The Bridge Club is a visual art and performance collective based out of Knoxville, TN. One of it’s members, Emily Bivens hails from St. Francisville, LA. This collective has been working since 2004 throughout the country, developing site specific exhibits and performances. For each work the members take on creepy gender and cultural personae, such as in this work Natural Resources. Each member, dressed in 50’s clothing is wrapped in plastic. They each take turns dipping objects such as high heeled shoes and teddy bears into big vats before placing them in large glass canisters. To see more performances, visit their website here.
Taylor Lee Shepard lives and works in New Orleans and Michigan. He has worked with Swoon on multiple occasions including the blockbuster exhibit “Art in the Streets” that opened at MOCA. His works remind me of if a medieval French manuscript had sex with a Rube Goldberg machine, Shepard’s art might be the lovechild. Check out his Flickr photostream here.