Featured Artist: Kitra Cahana
“People keep coming at me with the question, is it a painting or is it a photograph? Technically it’s a photograph. It’s a photograph because it’s photographic paper. But obviously I think about them as paintings, because they refer to the history of painting, right? I also have to think about them as sculptures, because every part of the process is part of the project. They’re sculptures because they play on the idea of what should be hanging in a gallery. In that sense they’re also kind of ready-mades….They’re uniques. I advertise them as being really easy to make, but the truth is, nothing is really easy to make. I make hundreds and hundreds of them, and then I edit down to the four that seem to work well together. But, of course, I try to play it up. Like, ‘Oh, they’re so easy. It’s nothing.’” - Cory Arcangel
— Adrienne Rich (via talisman)
contact prints on printing-out paper from vintage glass plate negatives of Solar Eclipse from the collection of The Lick Observatory
1893-1910, prints made 1977-1996
Carl Andre, 3rd Steel Triangle, 2008 with Ahmet Ögüt, intervention of 2 tape measures, 2011
Went to the Barbary and the casino last night.
Reckless. So Reckless. Its lovely to be home.
“Gesture is something I study all the time and everywhere: when I’m on public transport, out on the street, walking in a park, everywhere. I have a close friend who’s an actor and he spends his life observing people too, soaking it all up and using certain gestures and mannerisms in his acting roles. He also happens to be a good photographer, which I don’t think is a coincidence: there are a lot of similarities in what we do. It’s a case of intense observation, processing that information and pulling it all out again when the creative moment arrives.”
— From The Intimate Proximity of Touch: an interview with Eva Vermandel, part of a number of recent updates to thegreatleapsideways.com