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The After Life of Things featured in LACP’s project 2020

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

The After Life of Things featured in LACP’s Project 2020

 


Ghost Bike (Lost Rider), Unique Chromogenic Diptych on expired paper, 31″ x 47″

From some two hundred submitted portfolios, juror Douglas Marshall chose a selection of works from The After Life of Things to be exhibited at the Los Angeles Center of Photography’s new Culver City gallery, as one of twelve projects to be showcased in the Center’s inaugural “Project Series” exhibition.

Marshall cited David’s work for a Juror’s Commendation, noting, “Each work in Wolf’s unique presentation explores a new method of visually alluring construction, showing that his interest in process is paramount.”

Tracy Chandler received first place honors, and Ann Mitchell a second Juror Commendation. All three artists will discuss their work in an online presentation on Zoom moderated by Aline Smithson, on May 7, 2020 at 6pm (PDT). Register to
join the conversation on Zoom.

Read about the show on “Lenscratch.”

The show’s intended exhibition dates coincide with California’s shelter-in-place response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, and has yet to open. Check LACP’s Upcoming Events for news of the exhibit’s revised dates.

Portraits Without People to include Untitled (Tabula Rasa) at Axis Gallery

Saturday, May 2nd, 2020

Portraits Without People to include Untitled (Tabula Rasa) at Axis Gallery

 

“Can photography convey who we are without including the human form?” Juror Roula Seikaly answers this question with a selection of two dozen photographs for “Portraits Without People” at Axis Gallery, including works by Preston Gannaway, Dave Jordano and JP Terlizzi.

For this show, I’ve re-titled my piece Untitled (Lincoln, Back) from The After Life of Things to speak directly to the organizing principle of the exhibit. The image itself is a photograph of the back of a cherished portrait of President Lincoln, passed on to me by my grandmother and photographed against a remnant of textured wallpaper.

From the exhibition statement:

“The title of this piece, Untitled (Tabula Rasa), refers to the idea that the human mind at birth is ‘tabula rasa:’ a ‘blank slate’ without any innate mental content, and free from information, rules, opinions or biases….

Much like the picture frame, we acquire identifying qualities and characteristics over time that help to distinguish us as singular people. As ‘tabula rasa,’ this image holds the inherent contradiction we share as human beings: we both express uniquely individual personalities and share a common humanity based on the universally experienced journey from birth to death.

This ‘portrait without a person’ is a picture of each of us.”

With the novel coronavirus pandemic erasing borders and bringing the world closer in both terrifying and heartening ways, the idea of a singular portrait of humanity, of “oneness” harmonizing individual difference, becomes that much more palpable.

The show’s intended exhibition dates coincide with California’s shelter-in-place response to the pandemic, and has yet to open. Please see exhibition images here.

Klompching Gallery features The After Life of Things for FRESH 2018

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Klompching Gallery features The After Life of Things for FRESH 2018

 


Untitled (Stump), Unique Chromogenic Assemblage on expired paper, 54″ x 46″

Ten images from The After Life of Things have been chosen for the online presentation of Klompching Gallery’s FRESH 2018.
The highly anticipated Annual Summer Show and Online Showcase presents the work of five exhibiting artists, with ten finalists featured on the Gallery’s website.

See David’s FRESH Showcase here, and more images from the project here.


Untitled (Kmart; Assembled No. 2), Unique Chromogenic Assemblage on expired paper, 16″ x 20″

David’s cameraless piece Untitled (Kmart; Assemblage No. 2), will be on view at the Gallery during the exhibition,
and is featured in a catalogue of selected works from each FRESH artist.

FRESH 2018 can be seen at Klompching Gallery, 89 Water Street in Brooklyn, through August 4, 2018.

Fort Wayne Museum of Art, “The National: Best Contemporary Photography 2018”

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

Fort Wayne Museum of Art, “The National: Best Contemporary Photography 2018”

 

Untitled (KMart; Assembled, No. 2), Unique Chromogenic Assemblage on expired paper, 16″ x 20″

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art has selected one of David’s abstract, cameraless pieces from The After Life of Things to be included in “The National.” A combined invitational and juried exhibition, the annual showcases outstanding, current photography either created or exhibited in the United States.

Anchored by five invited artists, participants include Michelle Andonian, Bill Armstrong, Matt Eich, Odette England, Jessica Todd Harper, Jeffrey Heyne, Alan Bur Johnson, among more than some two dozen photographers.

“The National: Best Contemporary Photography 2018” is on view at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art from April 21 to July 15, 2018.

    

Home (Goodwill) selected for PhotoAlliance “HOME” online exhibition

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

Home (Goodwill) selected for PhotoAlliance “HOME” online exhibition

 


Home (Goodwill), Chromogenic Print on expired paper, 16 x 20

David’s image Home (Goodwill) from The After Life of Things has been selected for PhotoAlliance’s online exhibition of “HOME,” running concurrently with the San Francisco International Airport Museum’s collaborating exhibit, from May 10 to August 14, 2018.

The two shows feature diverse interpretations of the idea of “home,” selected by a trio of jurors, including Christopher McCall, Director of Pier 24 Photography in San Francisco; Thea Traff, Associate Photo Editor at The New Yorker; and renown portrait photographer, Tina Barney.

PhotoAlliance enjoys a unique role dedicated to supporting the work of contemporary photographers in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, while SFO’s Museum is regarded as one of the premier exhibiting venues of it’s kind.

Center for Photographic Art 2017 International Juried Exhibition

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Center for Photographic Art 50th Anniversary
2017 International Juried Exhibition

 


Untitled (Lincoln, Back), Chromogenic Print on expired paper, 20″ x 16″

National Gallery of Art Consulting Curator Philip Brookman has selected Untitled (Lincoln, Back)
from The After Life of Things to be included in this year’s international juried competition at the
Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA.

The Center has its roots in the pioneering Friends of Photography, established by the likes of Ansel
Adams and Brett Weston in 1967. Since its inception, CPA has contributed significantly to establishing
photography as a fine art, and now exhibits a diversity of contemporary work.

The exhibition runs from November 4 to December 23, 2017.

San Francisco Arts Commission exhibition of The After Life of Things at RayKo Photo Center

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

San Francisco Arts Commission exhibition of The After Life of Things
at RayKo Photo Center

 


California Falcon, Chromogenic Print on expired paper, 48″ x 72″

As culmination of a fifteen-month San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist’s Grant, the RayKo Photo Center will exhibit The After Life of Things: Discarded, Collected, Assembled from December 8, 2016 to January 13, 2017.

The exhibition showcases new work from David’s continuing project made possible by the highly sought-after, bi-annual
Arts Commission grant. The more than twenty pieces in the show are both images of objects and objects themselves, including abstract cameraless images as well as a variety of mural-size assemblages as large as 47″ x 74,” all made by hand
in the darkroom on expired color paper.

The After Life of Things explores the materiality of things and the nature of photographic materials, while celebrating the wonder of the traditional darkroom in an age of its demise.


Aurora (Assembled No. 4), Unique Cameraless Chromogenic Diptych, 47″ x 74″

Overgrowth at deCordova Museum includes Clover Tangle

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Overgrowth” at deCordova Museum includes Clover Tangle
from permanent collection

 

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Drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection and ranging across media from photography to sculpture, “Overgrowth” explores how artists represent prolific growth, expansion and transformation in the natural world and built environment. The exhibition brings together work by more than fifty artists acquired over the past fifty years.

Clover Tanglefrom David’s series Nurturing Time, Life in a Backyard Gardenwas acquired by deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in 2012. Dedicated to Modern and Contemporary Art since its inception as a public museum in 1950, deCordova is known for innovative exhibitions and programs featuring a wide range of media, especially by artists with a connection to New England.  The permanent collection is especially strong in photography.

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is situated on a 35 acre, former private estate just outside of Boston in Lincoln, MA. “Overgrowth” will be on view from April 1 to September 18, 2016.

http://www.decordova.org/art/exhibition/overgrowth

Overgrowth walkthrough at deCordova, April 2016David in conversation with Associate Curator Sarah Montross during a Members’ Preview of “Overgrowth” at deCordova, April 2016.

Klompching Gallery features The After Life of Things for FRESH 2015

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Klompching Gallery features The After Life of Things for “FRESH 2015”

 

Gallerists Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching have selected David’s project The After Life of Things for their highly anticipated Annual Summer Show and Online Showcase, FRESH.

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David’s work will appear on the Gallery’s website along with the work of nine other Finalists: Chris Bennett, Frank Diaz & Deb Young, Mark Dorf, Rhea Karam, Bear Kirkpatrick, William LeGoullon, Peter Leighton, Theresa Ortolani, and Liz Steketee.

The work of five exhibiting artists for FRESH 2015 can be seen at Klompching Gallery in their newly reopened space in Brooklyn from July 8 to August 1, 2015.

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Exposure 2015 at the Photographic Resource Center, Boston

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

“Exposure 2015” at the Photographic Resource Center, Boston

 

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David’s project The After Life of Things has been selected for Exposure 2015 at the Photographic Resource Center, by
juror Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Assistant Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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Two of David’s unique assemblages printed on expired color paper are featured in the show, Untitled (Still Life) and
Blue Christmas, No. 1. The exhibition includes the work of thirteen artists, and runs from June 18 to July 24, 2015.

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Read the review in The Boston Globe, and on Elin Spring’s blog.