New York City galleries are showing off the work of several members of the BFA Photography Department faculty. First, Jessica Craig-Martin currently has “American Summer”—featuring color photographs taken at private parties, galas and benefits in the Hamptons—on view at the Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, 730 5th Avenue, through October 6. Starting Saturday, September 15 and running through Sunday, October 7, Joseph Maida will have an installation from his video project, amailstripper4u, included in “Weekend Without Makeup” at PS122 Gallery, 150 1st Avenue (opening reception: Saturday, September 15, 5 – 7pm). And next month, Ellen Wallenstein opens “Opus for Anne: A Still Life,” a selection of photographs and artists books from 2002–05, at The Henry Street Settlement’s Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, October 1 – November 1.
In addition, fellow faculty member Sean Perry has just published a new book, Transitory – The Abstract (Cloverleaf Press). The limited-edition book is hand-bound in letterpress packaging and features Perry’s photographs exploring themes of electricity, shadow and solidity. And photographs by Humanities and Sciences Department instructor Carl Skutsch appear in the new Billionaires for Bush (BFB) 2008 wall calendar. The calendar is filled with images and text from the BFB organization, which takes satirical jabs at the White House and its wealthy supporters.
Image: Jessica Craig-Martin, Real Estate Brokers, Southampton 2007 (New Jeans, New Pool), 2007; courtesy of Greenberg Van Doren Gallery.