Patty Carroll’s “Anonymous Women” Series to be Shown at The Chicago Cultural Center

Carroll’s series, Anonymous Women, features photographs of faceless figures draped in striking fabrics and textiles

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 21, 2012

Patty Carroll will be exhibiting her latest series of photographs Anonymous Women at the Chicago Cultural Center of Chicago from July 21 to September 30, 2012. The opening reception will take place on Friday, July 20, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Chicago Cultural Center located at 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL on the First Floor Michigan Ave Galleries.

Carroll’s series, Anonymous Women, features photographs of faceless figures draped in striking fabrics and textiles. Pieces from the series have previously been exhibited at Shanghai University’s renowned gallery space in the M50 district, as well as at White Box Museum in Beijing, as well as Northern Illinois University Museum. Her work is well known for her visual play on domestic objects and their relationships to women. Carroll is currently Adjunct Full Professor of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and at Columbia College Chicago. She is a distinguished photographic artist with a deep interest in American popular culture, and has published and exhibited widely on American cultural topics including Elvis Impersonators, American suburban lawns, resorts at night, as well as women. Her books include: Spirited Visions: Portraits of Chicago Artists, Living the Life: the World of Elvis Tribute Artists, Culture is Everywhere with Victor Margolin, and her latest book, Man Bites Dog, with renowned culinary historian, Dr. Bruce Kraig, will be published later this fall.

Patty Carroll has stated about her work: “I believe that every artist has a moment or time which became a defining point in their life view, and as we struggle to discover it, we repeat work trying to either recreate that moment, or possibly redefine it. As our inner and outer worlds collide, photography seems to be the most satisfying way of expressing that convergence.” Her latest series echoes this statement.

Regarding this series in particular, Carroll states, “Making a home, whether through physical renovation or an internal sense of comfort, remains a constant, universal issue for many women. As a woman artist, I am addressing multiple issues of domesticity; the home can be a place of comfort, a place where decoration becomes an obsession, or where a woman merges with her domestic interior to become almost invisible.” Carroll artistically plays with ideas behind home decor, providing humor, solace and dread.

About Patty Carroll
Patty Carroll received her BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and a Master of Science degree in photography from The Institute of Design in Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). Since then, Carroll has continuously taught photography at the university level, to include The Royal College of Art, London, Penn State University, the University of Michigan and IIT, where she was the Head of Photography. While working as an independent artist, Carroll has participated in numerous critically acclaimed exhibitions such as “Elvis & Marilyn: 2 X Immortal.” In addition, she curated “American Made: The New Still Life,” both of which toured throughout the United States and in Japan. Further, her retrospective titled, “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” was shown at The Royal Photographic Society in Bath, England. Other one-person exhibits include “Dark and Deadly” at the Art Institute of Chicago, and “Elvis?” at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, among others. Her photographs are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and many private collections. More information about Carroll and her work can be found at:

Randy Scott Slavin’s “Alternate Perspectives” Opening in Soho at Kristen Farrell on 25th July 2012


Opening, July 25th runs until August 12, 2012

Alternate Perspectives,” a photography exhibition opening Wednesday, July 25, 2012, from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Kristen Farrell in New York, will feature the dramatic, uniquely circular panoramic landscape images of award-winning filmmaker and photographer Randy Scott Slavin. The large-scale landscapes were taken around the United States ranging from Big Sur to the New York City skyline. The photographs are noted for their 360-degree circular view, creating a visually stunning and surreal take on familiar landscapes.

Having spent years as a commercial and music video director, Slavin’s “Alternate Perspectives” series was recently discovered by the media and new collectors, one of whom, celebrity jewelry designer and goldsmith Kristen Farrell, invited Slavin to create a collaborative exhibition in her namesake Soho gallery setting. The two New York-based artists share a visual language, which has been described similarly as surrealist, alchemical, otherworldly and futuristic.

Slavin’s circular panoramic digital technique is a way of seeing only made possible through digital methods and is an orientation he masterfully devised after much experimentation. The time required to capture the images and then create the photographs, which can consist of hundreds of photos “stitched” together to create a single 360-degree image, matches the labor-intensive, artisan approach of Farrell’s traditional goldsmithing. For the opening, the jeweler will match one of her designs to each of Slavin’s pieces.


Slavin’s commitment to the craft of laborious fabrication and design is the basis for his status as a sought-after director.  His videos have garnered millions of YouTube hits and his clients include MTV, American Express, Bank of America, VEVO, Universal Records, Atlantic Records and Island/Def Jam Records. Slavin is also a recipient of the prestigious South by Southwest Special Jury Award. Farrell’s work has garnered her notoriety as the personal jeweler to Giselle Bundchen, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba, Bethenney Frankel and Janet Jackson.

“In my music videos, I’ve continually tried to take concepts to the next level, to push the ideas to be more engaging, moving to create stimulating imagery, so when I began shooting landscapes, I was compelled to push the traditional perspectives,” he explains. “After experimenting heavily with panoramic photography, I developed a technique that could realize my desire to turn the real into the surreal. The result is something rebellious, beautiful and provocative. The “Alternate Perspectives” series is a collection of the works culled from these photographic explorations.”

Long hours of scouting and planning for a location, and the rigors of hiking, climbing or enduring treacherous weather for the good of a shot at particular times of the day or season, in part, form Slavin’s process. “Scouting is one of the most meditative parts of the process and one which I really enjoy. Being from New York City, where the pace is blistering, there’s nothing better then finding a beautiful spot and just watching the light change throughout the day,“ relates Slavin, “Sometimes a photo comes from weeks of planning and other times I stumble upon the perfect conditions by accident.”

“For example, I found the location for “Sea and Moon” while driving on the Florida coastline.  I saw a jetty that looked beautiful and the sun was about an hour from setting.  Perfect timing.  I ran out to the end and set up my gear.  It was beautiful and warm with a light drizzle but the sky was heavy with dark clouds.  As the sun was setting there was a moment maybe lasting for ten seconds where the sunlight was so golden it felt unreal.  A minute after I got the shot the clouds opened up and it started to pour. “

Slavin shoots with a Nikon D800 and the images are printed as Metallic Digital C prints mounted on non-glare Plexiglas in sizes ranging from 2 x 2 feet to 4 x 6 feet. Each of Slavin’s images is produced in signed, limited editions of 33.

In another collaboration, music for the opening and an after party at The Double Seven will be curated by NYC based DJ and dance-artist Hesta Prynn, whom the New York Post has called “M.I.A. and Miike Snow’s lovechild.”  In addition to playing festivals including Bonnaroo and Coachella, Prynn DJ’s for an exclusive list of high-end fashion and corporate clientele. She is set to release new material later this summer featuring production by Mad Decent’s Derek “DJA” Allen.

The “Alternate Perspectives” opening event is open to the public from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Kristen Farrell, located at 339 West Broadway, New York, New York. The hash tag for both events is #alternateperspectives

Monterey Museum of Art Exhibition Focuses On The Group f/64 Photographers

MONTEREY, Calif., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Monterey Museum of Art is very proud to present In Sharp Focus: The Legacy of Monterey Photography, June 16-September 30, 2012 at the MMA La Mirada, 720 Via Mirada, Monterey, CA, 93940.

Willard Van Dyke, Boxer's Hands, circa 1933, gelatin silver print, courtesy Scott Nichols Gallery, (C) 2012 Willard Van Dyke estate. All rights reserved. (PRNewsFoto/Monterey Museum of Art)

In Sharp Focus: the Legacy of Monterey Photography will be the third in a series of major photography exhibitions organized by the Monterey Museum of Art. In Sharp Focus will examine the Group f/64 photographers—seven innovative northern California artists including Ansel Adams, Edward Weston,Imogen Cunningham, and Alma Lavenson—and their continuing legacy to the Monterey Peninsula. Turning away from the expressive, soft-focused, pictorial style of photography of the early twentieth century, these artists instead delivered realism, precision, high contrast, and intense detail without interpretive manipulation. Their approach was a modernist departure of its time, which revealed the natural world as never before and transformed American photography. Complementing these legendary artists will be works by Wynn Bullock (1902-1975) and by others including Al Weber, John Sexton, Martha Casanave, Bob Kolbrener who are perpetuating the legacy by capturing the magical and evocative subjects of the Montereyregion and beyond.

The success of previous exhibitions—Ansel Adams: Portrait of America (2010) and Edward Weston: American Photographer (2011)—have solidly positioned the Monterey Museum of Art as a leading authority on the history of twentieth century California photography. In Sharp Focus: the Legacy of Monterey Photography will build on this critical and popular acclaim.

Enhancing the exhibition will be educational programs and activities for adults, families and children including: docent-led tours, scholarly lectures, and the Museum’s popular Family Day with free admission and art activities for all ages.

Museum hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 11 am-5 pm, Sunday, 1-4 pm. For more information or call 831.372.5477. launches LA Mobile Arts Festival in Santa Monica – August 18-26, 2012; Open Call for Entries: Deadline, July 15, 2012

Mobile art pioneers from around the world will show off their latest creations at the LA Mobile Arts Festival. The event will be Santa Monica Art Studios’ first-ever mobile arts exhibition showcasing nine days of mobile artistry from the heart of the West Coast’s contemporary art scene.

Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2012

Mobile art pioneers from around the world will show off their latest creations at the LA Mobile Arts Festival. The event will be Santa Monica Art Studios’ first-ever mobile arts exhibition showcasing nine days of mobile artistry from the heart of the West Coast’s contemporary art scene.

The Call for Entries is open from now to July 15, 2012. Submission and sponsorship details can be found on the LA-MAF website.

Santa Monica Art Studios is a major mecca for contemporary art and design in the Los Angeles area. This vast, historic airplane hangar was converted to a modern-day artists’ colony in 2003. Under its soaring roofline, artists of every persuasion come to share, create, and sell their works in studio and exhibition spaces.

LA Mobile Arts Festival 2012 will be a fusion of art and technology, exhibited in Arena 1 at SMAS – 2,400 sq. ft. of prime exhibition space that shows off cutting edge artworks from curators across the globe. Here, early aviation pioneers once roamed the hanger. What better place to champion today’s passionate iPhoneographers and mobile artists as this underground movement takes off worldwide. What better city than Los Angeles – home to a panoply of world class visual effects and digital artists, and to Silicone Beach, a new hub for iPhoneography and mobile art related tech developers.

“We welcome submissions for all the mobile arts—photography, sound- and video-based works, sculptural and performance art pieces,” said Daria Polichetti, co-founder of IPA. “We are thinking big – and encourage artists to investigate ways of going beyond traditional presentation methods. We are currently accepting proposals and will also be reaching out to artists with ideas for solo and collaborative installations. We are looking at new printing techniques, three-dimensional installations, environmental design and much more. Funds will be made available for the projects we are most excited about,” she said.

Some of’s award winning artists who will be taking part in this year’s festival can be seen on the2011 IPA Mobile Grant page. Best of all, many of the festival’s featured artists will be able to take advantage of IPA’s upcoming iPrints Store, enabling them to sell exhibit images as well as works from their larger portfolios, not just to the Los Angeles crowd, but around the globe. The iPrints Store is the beginning of an innovative and far-reaching sales platform for mobile artists. It is currently in beta testing, and will be launching soon.

Sony Photography Event This Saturday in Melbourne – Exhibition and Get To Shoot With The Latest Sony Cameras


  • Photography exhibition housed on skateboard decks featuring some of Melbourne’s top urban photographers
  • Create your own skateboard deck at the Billabong ‘City Squared’ skateboard invitational at Queensbridge Square, Southbank – Saturday 14th April


Tuesday, 10 April 2012 – Sony Australia is giving fans at the Billabong ‘City Squared’ invitational skateboard event the chance to see a uniquely urban photography exhibition.  Some of Melbourne’s top urban photographers, including Josh Robenstone and Luke Byrne, will be showcasing their work – not through traditional canvas – but on skateboard decks as part of the Sony Melbourne In Motion exhibition.

As part of the exhibition, fans at Billabong City Squared will have the chance to get involved and create their very own skateboard deck.  Sony’s range of Alpha interchangeable lens cameras will be available for loan throughout the event with members of the public given access to exclusive shooting platforms to put their photography skills to the test.  The top ten photographers on the day, judged by the Sony and Billabong teams, will have their winning shot transformed into a work of art on their very own skate deck.  To take part, all fans need to do is head to the Sony tent at the event, borrow a Sony camera and simply start shooting!

TIME: Noon till 4pm

DATE: Saturday 14April 2012

WHERE: Queensbridge Square, Southbank Melbourne

WHAT: Urban photography exhibition housed on skateboard decks

WHO: Australia’s best 40 street skateboarders plus a couple of international skateboarders take part in the Billabong City Squared Invitational

OBSTACLE: Billabong has commissioned a purpose built ‘gap-step-down’ feature. This build is inspired by Melbourne’s urban street stops.

For those near Arlington, VA, this weekend an exhibition of Frida Kahlo’s photography is on

An unknown and revealing side of Mexican modern artist Frida Kahlo’s personal life is being shown for the first time in the United States through a collection of exclusive photographs hidden from the public since the artist’s death in 1954.

The exclusive photography exhibition, named “Frida Kahlo: Her Photos“, was inaugurated on February 23 and will go through March 25, 2012 at Artisphere – the first and only venue in the United States to present this exhibition. During closing week, the Artisphere will be open weekdays from 4pm-11pm, Saturday 12 noon-11 pm and Sunday 12 noon-8 pm.

A selection of 240 photographs, chosen by Mexican photographer and curator Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, include family pictures, snapshots taken with lovers, as well as images that reveal relationships with Russian Marxist revolutionary Leon Trotsky and American photographers Edward Weston, Alfred Stieglitz, artist Georgia O’Keefe and actress Dolores del Rio. Monasterio arranged the photographs into six thematic areas that align with periods in Kahlo’s life: The Origins, The Blue House, The Broken Body, Loves, Photography and Diego’s Eye. The selected photographs are part of more than 6,500 personal photographs and items belonging to Kahlo and her husband and artist Diego Rivera that were sealed and hidden from the public for more than a half a century. A sample of the photographs is available on MexicoToday’s official Flickr page:

The collection of photographs in this exhibit reflect Kahlo’s tastes and interests, the experiences she shared with those close to her, and her complicated, but also thrilling, personal life. Visitors are able to get an intimate look into the personal life of Frida Kahlo, through original annotated writing found on the back of many of the photographs. To this end, the Artisphere exhibit provides special magnifying glasses so the viewer can take in every last detail. Alejandra de la Paz of the Mexican Cultural Institute has stated in regards to the breakthrough exhibit, “This amazing selection of photos provides an exciting and rare opportunity to get a personal glimpse into one of Mexico’s most internationally renowned artists.”

This exhibition is produced in collaboration with the Frida Kahlo Museum, The Embassy of Mexico, the Mexican Cultural Institute, and Arlington County, with additional support from the Rosslyn Business Improvement District (Rosslyn BID). The exhibition was initially facilitated by the Arlington Sister City Association.

LoFi Gallery in London Call for Submissions For Their Opening Exhibition

LFG call for submissions

Are you a LoFi Fool?

iPhone photography by Wayne J. Cosshall

A brand new London gallery is looking for the best and most interesting images taken with LoFi cameras – that’s Holga, Lomo, Polaroid, Diana and iPhone – to display in their inaugural exhibition in August.

It doesn’t matter if you’re amateur or professional, young or old. If you have a catalogue of work or a single great image. We care about good pictures. Any selected photos will be featured on the online gallery, with a smaller collection featured in the gallery space itself.

All work featured will be on sale to the general public, and cash prizes will be awarded at the inaugural exhibition for the most interesting photographs in three categories.

If you have some great LoFi pictures, email photos@lofigallery for details on how to apply.

Entry fees may be applicable.

LoFi Gallery, London Is a New Gallery for LoFo Photography

A brand new gallery celebrating the art of LoFi photography.

Jump Photo Arts, the team behind the phenomenally successful Starsnappers Project, is now launching a brand new art gallery in London dedicated to LoFi photography.

iPhone photography by Wayne J. Cosshall

The Starsnappers project began in 2003 when digital technology had already taken hold of the photographic industry.  Starsnappers developed its portrait workshops with the aim of allowing children to use state of the art digital camera equipment under the supervision of professional photographers.  The immediacy of the digital format allowed children to see the fruits of their creativity without the delay of image processing and printing.

Continuing their policy of embracing all things photography, Jump Photo Arts are now launching a brand new gallery celebrating artworks at the other end of the photographic spectrum. LoFi photography includes film cameras such as Holga, Lomo, Diana, and Polaroid.  iPhone photography will also be included due to the camera’s primitive lens.

Visitors will be able to view and purchase a selection of the most interesting examples of LoFi photography – all full-size and professionally framed.  It’s a great opportunity to pick up a unique, fascinating piece of art whilst fostering the careers of emerging artists and  talent alike.

It’s often difficult for artists at the early stages of their career to find professional outlets for their work. The LoFi Gallery, London will champion new practitioners who are keeping the art of analogue photography alive, whilst offering them a public platform to display their photos.

Artistic Director Marc Kenyon says: “In the age of instant digital photography, whereby you can keep clicking until you have a perfect recreation of your subject, we hope to bring back some of the mystery, spontaneity and magic to the craft. It’s about capturing a moment in time rather than replicating images. The photos we love are stimulating, beautiful, sometimes challenging, but always authentic.”

The LoFi Gallery, London is the first initiative from newly relaunched not-for-profit arts organisation, Jump Photo Arts. Formerly known as the Starsnappers Project, the change in name reflects the ambitious new rostrum of projects set to launch in 2012. Watch this space for more exciting new developments.

The LoFi Gallery, London will be based in Deptford, South East London. The inaugural exhibition will open on 1st August 2012.

If you would like to submit your Lo Fi images for consideration, please email

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Google’s Art Project

Google has launched its Art Project, an ambitious project to bring the art works of the world’s galleries and museums onto the web in deep zoomable, detailed form.

Currently Art Project has work from the following institutions on show:

  • Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin – Germany
  • Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, Washington DC – USA
  • The Frick Collection, NYC – USA
  • Gemäldegalerie, Berlin – Germany
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC – USA
  • MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, NYC – USA
  • Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid – Spain
  • Museo Thyssen – Bornemisza, Madrid – Spain
  • Museum Kampa, Prague – Czech Republic
  • National Gallery, London – UK
  • Palace of Versailles – France
  • Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam – The Netherlands
  • The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg – Russia
  • State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow – Russia
  • Tate Britain, London – UK
  • Uffizi Gallery, Florence – Italy
  • Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam – The Netherlands

Each of those has chosen to show some galleries and some works. So this is a work in progress.

As a tool for art students, photographers (who can learn a lot from painting) and more this is a wonderful tool that will become more useful over time. While nothing is the same as standing in one of these great institutions and examining the work in person, this is a really amazing alternative.

The level of detail in some of these artworks is truly amazing.