If I was in New York, I would get my hands on this. Unpublished is releasing a Collector’s Edition at These Peanuts are Bullets, an exhibition featuring a selection of independent and international fanzines and magazines. Designed as a sticker-album, the special collector’s edition brings together all the images they’ve published in their previous issues. The exhibition runs from July 10 - 14 at Maurizio Cattelan and Massimiliano Gioni’s Family Business Gallery.
Check out the July issue of IN TORONTO for a lovely portfolio of Canadian queer kisses. I’m excited to share the page with Canuck superstars Sholem Krishtalka, Kris Knight, and Kent Monkman. The magazine hits newsstands next week. Happy Pride!
Steven Beckly, Rebecca Cairns, Jamie Campbell, Kevin Chaves, Michael Clarke, Nathan Cyprys, Shane Fester, Kimon Kaketsis, Brendan George Ko, Sabrina Maltese, Mike Morris, Andrew B Myers, Juliana Neufeld, Sarah Palmer, Jade Lee Portelli, Sammy Rawal, Elise Victoria Louise Windsor
The nostalgic qualities associated with analogue photography—aged, square prints, exposure flaws, soft focus, and light leaks—reappear in our contemporary snapshot imagery. Exploring the theme of nostalgia as trend and inspiration, this group exhibition highlights the creativity possible within the square image. In the spirit of the square revolution, each artist has created their own unique and imaginative image with the classic Diana F+ camera.
Many thanks to Andy Adams for making my image today’s Flak Photo! You can purchase it affordably for $90 (+shipping) as part of Fraction Magazine’s Holiday Print Sale 2011, which runs until December 30. When you purchase a print from HPS 2011, 100% of the sale goes directly to the artist. Your support will help me continue making new work!
Holiday Print Sale 2011 presented by Fraction Magazine features one of my photographs. All of the participating photographers have been featured in Fraction Magazine, and HPS 2011 is an opportunity to support them and their art.
Most prints (and books) are priced under $100 making it affordable for anyone to start their own art collection. As always, 100% of the sale goes directly to the artist. When you click the Paypal Buy Now button, you will be paying the artist directly. This holiday season, consider giving yourself and your loved ones the gift of art!
I am heading up towards Toronto, Canada with my pal and fellow photographer, Hannah Price, to attend the book release party for Flash Forward 2011. If you’re in the Toronto area, come and say hello! Also, the book is available online now, click the image for more information.
Book Launch & Exhibition Opening: November 9, 2011, 7 - 10 pm
Exhibition: November 9 - November 16, 2011 Monday - Saturday: 12 pm - 6 pm
Location: AirShip 37 37 Parliament Street, Studio 2 Distillery District, Toronto
Hope & Anchor at The Black Box nofound_photofair 11-14 November 2011 66 rue de Turenne 75003 Paris
Curated by Hannah Myall and Steven Beckly
Rafa Castells, Maren Celest, Tom Chudley, Clemens Fantur, Chelsee Ivan, Jonas Kamm, Anna-Liisa Liiver, Jeff Luker, Lukas Messner, Sylvain-Emmanuel Prieur, Tatum Shaw, Katherine Squier, Lauren Treece, Joshua Whitelaw, Derek Vincent, John Zimmerman
Located in the heart of the exhibition space of contemporary photography fair nofound_photofair, The Black Box is designed to promote the work of the most active photo curators on the Internet through multimedia projects.
The programme of The Black Box will be displayed in a loop during the entire time of nofound_photofair. The TV channel Souvenirs from Earth will broadcast The Black Box on several occasions between November and December 2011.
Last month, I was invited by LGBT organization Coming Out to participate in the Festival of Queer Culture, which began in 2009, and takes place every September in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Last year, due to complaints from public organizations concerning the subject matter of the festival, their exhibition space was closed by authorities a day before the opening. The exhibition was moved to an old garage. This year, despite provocations at the opening and media censorship, all of the festival events were held in their full form. For more information on the festival, visit their website.
Two group shows that I’m a part of are closing at the end of the month.
The first is Exposure 2011 at the PRC in Boston, which runs until August 20. Installation views of the show on Flickr, and a review by Mark Feeney at the Boston Globe. Not too far away in Philadelphia is A Love Supreme at the PPAC, which closes on August 27. Installation views of the show here, and a review by Chip Schwartz at The Art Blog.
Steven Beckly (Toronto, Ontario), Single Rooms Eliot Dudik (Savannah, GA), Road Ends in Water Tealia Ellis Ritter (Barrington Hills, IL), The Live Creature and Ethereal Things Elizabeth Libert (New York, NY), Libert & Company Dina Litovsky (Brooklyn, NY), Untag This Photo Rania Matar (Brookline, MA), A Girl and Her Room Mary Beth Meehan (Providence, RI), Undocumented Monika Merva (Brooklyn, NY), City of Children Dana Mueller (Somerville, MA), The Devil’s Den Jason Reblando (Chicago, IL), New Deal Utopias
The artists featured in EXPOSURE 2011 take a strong interest in the human condition. Probing portraits, vibrant social interactions, historically-inflected landscapes, and provocative situations are all present in Johnson’s selections. The placement of each project encourages the viewer to find connections between the artists’ subjects. Although the show encompasses wildly different stylistic approaches, each project flirts with documentary photography, shedding light on the human experience in unique ways. However, the photographers seem more intent on introspection, discovery, and questioning than pointing out conditions in need of change.
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition July 8, 9, & 10 Nathan Philips Square 100 Queen Street West
Celebrating its 50th year, the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (TOAE) is Canada’s largest juried outdoor art exhibition. Taking place every July on Nathan Phillips Square, it is one of Toronto’s most vibrant public social events, and an economic and inspirational benefit to Ontario’s creative and cultural communities. Since 1961, over 20,000 artists have shown their work at this annual art event in Toronto.
As the largest outdoor art exhibition in Canada, TOAE offers a fresh-air alternative to conventional art shows and galleries. Hundreds of artists participate and an estimated 100,000 visitors attend the exhibition every year. Side by side, established artists, undiscovered talents and innovative students sell their work directly to the public and make lasting connections with art dealers and collectors.
Preview the work of this year’s 300 exhibitors in advance. A catalogue featuring work of each of the selected artists is now available on the TOAE website at www.torontooutdoorart.org. Browse the artist catalogue by media category, booth section, or search for your favourite artists by name.
Come visit me in the Turquoise Section at Booth #259!
PROOF 18 Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography June 24 - July 30, 2011 Opening Reception: June 24, 6 - 9 pm
Steven Beckly, Linda-Marlena BucholtzRoss, Jenna Edwards, Tad Hozumi, Mike Andrew McLean, Elise Windsor
Proof is Gallery 44’s annual exhibition of photo-based work by Canadian emerging artists reflecting a range of current concerns and practices in contemporary photography. Proof 18 showcases the work of Steven Beckly, Linda-Marlena BucholtzRoss, Jenna Edwards, Tad Hozumi, Mike Andrew McLean and Elise Windsor. Sincere thanks to Isabel Martínez for her timely essay on image-making and viewing in an age of image saturation within our virtual image culture.
The artists in Proof 18 create works that reflect on photography’s inherent faculties, and versatility. They examine the phenomena of light, utilize the still image to fabricate illusions, recontextualize the found or unintended, and bring together endangered and new technologies in interesting ways. - Proof 18 essay by Isabel M. Martínez
A Love Supreme Philadelphia Photo Arts Center June 9 - August 27, 2011 Opening Reception: June 9, 6 - 9 pm
Juror: Peter Barberie, Curator of Photographs, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Artists: Steven Beckly, Lisa Boughter, Andrew Burgh, Sebastian Collett, Gregory Davis, Gina Delia, Maureen Drennan, Emily Rooney, Daney Saylor
The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is excited to announce A Love Supreme, 2nd Annual Contemporary Photography Exhibition. This year’s title refers to the dramatic transformation in John Coltrane’s creative process and sound in his legendary recording. Moving away from jazz standards to a spiritual and instinctual way of making music, Coltrane forever changed his medium. In this spirit, today’s photographers are creating new visual languages, pushing the medium in unprecedented and unpredictable ways, forever changing how we define photography.
Artists: Will Adler, Michelle Kathleen Anderson, Steven Beckly, Steven Brahms, Caleb Charland, Jonathan Cherry, Nicholas Alan Cope, Chajana DenHarder, Bill Durgin, Kyle Ferino, Matteo Ferrari, Pierpaolo Ferrari, Nina Hartmann, Evan Jenkins, Tim Johannis, Carl Kleiner, Kirill Kuletski, Casey McGonagle, Zoltán Vancsó.
I have work in the beautifully printed Unpublished, an independent publishing and artistic project aiming to promote and disseminate contemporary photography. For more information on the launch party and one night exhibition of original prints, view their press release.