Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Weekly Picture 196

Dickinson Falls, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Umglaublich! Saturday, December 4th | 6-10pm

Come see the show I adjudicated in San Marvelous!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Weekly Picture 194

Thiebaud Patrón, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

In Good Company: New Work New York

curated by Tim Barber of

Thursday October 7th, 8:00–11:00

Levi's Photo Workshop
18 Wooster St.
NY, NY 10013

Agnes Thor, Alexander Binder, Alexis Vassilikos, Asger Carlsen, Balarama Heller , Barry Stone, Christian Patterson, Christine Osinski, Craig Mammano, Dana Goldstein, Diana Scherer, Ed Panar, Ed Templeton, Eleonore Hendricks, Gil Inoue, Gilda Louise Aloisi, Greg Stimac, Gregory Halpern, Hannah Whitaker, Jaimie Warren, Jan Von Holleben, Jason Fulford, Jason Nocito, Jason Würm, Kate Steciw, Kava Gorna, Lucas Blalock, Marcelo Gomes, Marty Hyers, Matthew Porter, Michael M Koehler, Michael Tighe, Patrick Griffin, Peter Funch, Philippe Gerlach, Robin Schwartz, Santiago Mostyn, Steven Brahms, Thatcher Keats, Thobias Faldt, Tim Barber and William Mebane.

In Good Company: New Art in Austin

I am thrilled to be a part this show running February 26 - May 22, 2011
New Art in Austin: 15 to Watch is the fourth exhibition in a triennial showcase that spotlights emerging artists from Central Texas whose work stretches the boundaries of contemporary art. Accompanied by a full-color scholarly catalogue, the exhibition will bring cutting edge work in a variety of media to a broad audience.

New Art in Austin artists:
Miguel Aragon (printmaking), Jesus Benavente/Jennifer Remenchik (performance), Ben Brandt (sculpture), Debra Broz (sculpture), Elizabeth Chiles (photography), Santiago Forero (photography), Nathan Green (installation), Ian Ingram (drawing), Anna Krachey (photography), Robert Melton (video), Leslie Mutchler (mixed media), Ben Ruggiero (photography), Adam Schreiber (photography), Barry Stone (photography), J. Parker Valentine (mixed media).
The curatorial selection team is comprised of Kate Bonansinga, Gallery Director of the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, The University of Texas at El Paso; Andrea Mellard, Assistant Curator, Austin Museum of Art; and Toby Kamps, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Menil Collection, Houston.

Organized by the Austin Museum of Art and co-ordinated by Andrea Mellard, Assistant Curator.

Thursday, September 30, 2010


...‘animals are divided into: (a) belonging to the Emperor, (b) embalmed, (c) tame,
(d) sucking pigs, (e) sirens, (f) fabulous, (g) stray dogs, (h) included in
the present classification, (i) frenzied, (j) innumerable, (k) drawn with a
very fine camelhair brush, (1) et cetera, (m) having just broken the water
pitcher, (n) that from a long way off look like flies’. In the wonderment
of this taxonomy, the thing we apprehend in one great leap, the thing
that, by means of the fable, is demonstrated as the exotic charm of another
system of thought, is the limitation of our own, the stark impossibility of
thinking that.
From the Preface to Foucault's "The Order of Things."


From the PDN One Life Photo Contest.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Weekly Picture 193

Two Canyons, 2010

Austin Call For Entry

Call for submissions; open to Austin photographers:

L. Nowlin Gallery and Austin Photography Group present “Storytelling”, a group exhibition exploring the narrative; an important element in human connection and communication. Photographers are asked to create a single image that tells a story. Open for interpretation.
Exhibition Dates: January 11 - February 12, 2011
Entry Fee: $15

Photographers may submit up to 5 images in JPG format, 72 dpi, and no larger than 800 pix.
Label files with Name + Title.
Please send submissions via email to
Accepted photographers will be notified November 30, 2010.
Accepted work should be framed by the artist, and only reimbursed if photograph is sold.
Print size can range from 5" x 7" to 12" x 18" (largest side of frame = 26")
Please send entry fee by check or money order payable to: L. Nowlin Gallery 1202-a W. 6th St. Austin, Tx 78703

Deadline: October 30, 2010
Submissions entered after deadline will not be considered. L. Nowlin Gallery and Austin Photography Group have rights to use selected images for marketing purposes. // L.Nowlin Galery

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Interrupted Landscapes

I am excited to have a picture of mine included in this new gallery in Austin.

Weekly Picture 192

Near Death Valley, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New Work

"Admiration and hatred both reign in the neighborhood regarding my “musent touch it.”"

During his Yosemite summer Adams had grown a mustache, which he here refers to as “my musent touch it.”

This quotation and footnote is excerpted from: Ansel Adams: Letters 1916-1984, Edited by Mary Street Alinder and Andrea Gray Stillman, Little, Brown and Company, First Paperback Edition, 1988, p.21

This book consists of images of painted reproductions of Ansel Adams' photographs.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Weekly Picture 190

Cape Charles, VA 2611, 8.12.2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Weekly Picture 189

Gradient Gradient, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Weekly Picture 188

Adams Canyon Distortion 9936, 2010

Temporary Tattoos for Klaus at NADA County Fair, NYC

NADA County Fair

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage.

I loved this.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Weekly Picture 186

Painted Old Faithful Geyser, ink and water color on media, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Weekly Picture 185

Under All is the Land, Highway Sinkhole, Collage and Sumi Ink, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Weekly Picture 184

Lemons 0037, Austin, TX 5.18.2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Weekly Picture 183

Triangle Mountain 9776, COEF + 1/3 Yellow, Austin, TX 5.6.2010

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Weekly Picture 182

PSMORTEM, Chelsea, NYC, 3.25.2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Jeff DeGolier at Sofa Gallery

Brooklyn based sculptor and photographer has a great show up in Austin.

Southwest Jalopy, on view April 24-May 23. More at sofa and Jeff's website.

Aaron Gemmill

Photographs by Brooklyn based artist, Aaron Gemmill.

Rob Seward's Four Letter Words

Four Letter Words from Rob Seward on Vimeo.

Four Letter Words consists of four units, each capable of displaying all 26 letters of the alphabet with an arrangement of fluorescent lights.

The piece displays an algorithmically generated word sequence, derived from a word association database developed by the University of South Florida between 1976 and 1998. The algorithms take into account word meaning, rhyme, letter sequencing, and association.

The algorithm's tendency towards scatological or "dark" subject matter is influenced by a variety of language and perception studies, especially Elliot McGinnies' 1949 study "Emotionality and Perceptual Defense."

While the piece was conceived with idea of displaying algorithmically generated lists, it was designed with flexibility and expandability in mind. The individual units can be connected ad-infinitum, and are theoretically capable of displaying any length of text. While Four Letter Words deals with a specific range of content, the technology can be easily expanded for future textual experiments.

More here and here.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Previous images by Nicholas Poillot.

Great project benefiting the Fresh Air Fund curated by Peter Sutherland.

Book available here.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Weekly Picture 181

SKORJ, IKEA collage on paper, 2010
on view for One Swallow Doesn't Make a Summer, opens April 20, 6-9pm

Sunday, April 18, 2010

One Swallow Doesn't Make a Summer

Installation image of TRUN, collage on paper.

I have a bunch of collages made from the 2010 IKEA catalog along with a 2 Channel Video installation at the KIRK space at 210 Guadalupe St.

One Swallow Doesn't Make a Summer
April 20 – May 28, 2010

Installation locations: 210 Guadalupe, 416 W Cesar Chavez, 117 Lavaca, 233 W 2nd, Republic Square Park at 4th and Guadalupe

Artists include Justin Boyd, Paul Druecke, Mads Lynnerup , Leslie Mutchler, Carlos Rosales-Silva, Barry Stone, and Jeff Williams, as well as the collaboratives Circulatory System , Nancy Douthey & Jacinda Russell, Michelle Marchesseault & Virginia Yount, and Skote.

Opening Week Events
Dan Cameron, Public Lecture: The Making of Prospect New Orleans Monday April 19, 6:30 PM Carver Museum, Boyd Vance Theater Dan Cameron is the Founding Director of Prospect New Orleans. This talk is made possible through the support of The University of Texas College of Fine Arts’ Landmarks Program, the Visual Art Center , the Jamail Professorship, Art Alliance Austin and Fluent~Collaborative.

Exhibition Preview Party Tuesday April 20, 6:30 PM 2ND Street District & Republic Square Park 7:00 – 10:00 PM Circulatory System will present video and performance in Republic Square Park. 8:30 – 9:00 PM, Jeff Williams will perform Dust Storm (Night), which may be viewed through the glass windows at the corner of Cesar Chavez and Guadalupe (416 Cesar Chavez.)

Curator’s Walking Tours
Wednesday – Saturday, April 21 – 24, 12:30 -1:30 PM and Saturday, April 24, 2:00 – 3:00 PM Begin at 210 Guadalupe

The Perfect Recipe: Bake Sale Tea Party Friday April 23, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM Republic Square Park Paul Druecke’s The Perfect Recipe will hold a bake sale in Republic Square to endow three fellowship awards. The project's goal is to raise $1000 that will then be awarded as three fellowships: $500, $300, and $200. The money will be invested back into the community through the award process and recognize individuals for their significant cultural contribution to Austin. The award ceremony will be held in the park during the closing week of the exhibition at the end of May.

Dust Storm
(Night) Saturday, April 24, 8:30 PM – 9:00 PM 416 Cesar Chavez @ Guadalupe Jeff Williams’s Dust Storm (Night) transforms a 13,000 ft² space on the first floor of the Silicon Labs building into a temporary contained dust storm that may be observed from start to finish through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows on Cesar Chavez and San Antonio.

Wednesday & Saturday Programs

Curator’s Walking Tours Every Wednesday, April 21 – May 26, 12:30 – 1:30 PM Every Saturday, April 24 – May 22, 12:30 – 1:30 & 2:00 – 3:00 PM All tours begin at 210 Guadalupe
Dust Storm (Night) Every Saturday April 24 – May 22, 8:30 – 9:00 PM 416 Cesar Chavez @ Guadalupe

Other special events such as artist talks, video screenings, and performances will take place in some of the downtown spaces over the course of the exhibition, including a closing reception on Saturday, May 29. Check for a complete schedule.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Weekly Picture 180

Basketball Player and Our Lady of Fatima, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 3.27.2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

Panta Rei Install and What Not

Weekly Picture 179

Plexi Display, Austin, TX 3.8.2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Charming Lands at Fotofest

A group of 11 photographers I am involved with called Charming Lands is participating in Fotofest in Houston.

We created a group exhibition at Box 13 entitled Panta Rei.

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 13, 7-9:30pm. I hope you can stop by.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Weekly Picture 178

Woman on Her Cell Phone, Austin, TX 3.8.2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Weekly Picture 177

Shrub with Snow, Office Max, Austin, TX 2.23.2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Blue Tuttle

Sunday, February 21, 2010


In this article about the photographer William Eggleston, an editing error meant we said the back cover photo – taken by Eggleston – of Big Star’s album Radio City was taken at a drag party. It was in fact taken at a TGI Friday’s restaurant in Memphis.


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Teleportation of Energy and Information

There is a growing sense that the properties of the universe are best described not by the laws that govern matter but by the laws that govern information. This appears to be true for the quantum world, is certainly true for special relativity, and is currently being explored for general relativity. Having a way to handle energy on the same footing may help to draw these diverse strands together.

Read more here. Thanks, mom.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


U2's first video

Bono needs a microphone to dance behind. I listened to this today on the turntable with my 11 month old who immediately pulled out the maracas. I was 16 and a 38 year old father of two all at once.

Spike Jonze for IKEA

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Texas State: Reception for Sabinalia 3

Come join us in Sabinal Hall, for the reception of our 3rd juried show of student photography.

Wednesday, February 3rd, 5-7pm, Texas State University-San Marcos

Weekly Picture 176

Jeweled Paper, Austin, TX 1.19.2010

Sunday, January 31, 2010


Sontag's, On Photography, was first published in 1977.