Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Christopher Rodriguez

© Christopher Rodriguez Ocean 2009

Christopher Rodriguez describes the impetus for his work as 'tracing a
sense of impending doom alongside a glimmer of hope--and make the
imperceptible more tangible.' Indeed, Rodriguez's photographs often feature a stormy sky and a highly distinctive atmosphere; challenging the notion of a photograph as simple document, this work is dreamlike and ethereal.

Christopher Rodriguez was born and raised in New Orleans and earned his B.Arch from Louisiana State University in 2005. In 2008 he received his MFA in Photography Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts, graduating with Charmain's Honors and an Alumni Scholarship Award. He currently teaches digital photography at Montclair State University and assists several artists in New York including James Casebere and Dean Kaufman. He lives in Brooklyn.

Matthew Schenning

© Matthew Schenning Guesthouse 2009

Matthew Schenning investigates how we fence in nature, how humans are forced certain interactions with 'wilderness' via fences, walkways, and trails. Schenning will be showing 3 photographs in Looking Out; additionally, he has work in the prestigious upcoming auction to benefit the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where he will be showing work alongside Spencer Finch, Alex Katz, and Lisa Kereszi, just to name a few.

Born in Baltimore, Matthew Schenning currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Porto, Portugal. Working with a large format camera he makes work that examines the continuously evolving landscape and the different ways in which we experience the world. He spent last summer on the road traveling around the United States photographing tourist destinations and the systems of control within those destinations. Matthew has been included in numerous exhibitions and publications, both in the United States and in Europe including the OPEN ev+a in Ireland, Utopia/Dystopia at Leslie Tonkonow, Mystery at Frederieke Taylor and Re-Make/Re-Model at D’Amellio Terras.

Jade Doskow

© Jade Doskow Pool, 2009

Jade Doskow photographs architecture, but not in the typical way employed for this subject matter. Doskow brings to it a delicate, painterly touch, interpreting the history and aura of the subject at hand and infusing it with a very personal touch. Most recently Doskow has been photographing the sites and structures of the remains of world's fair sites internationally; in Looking Out/ Seeing In Doskow will have one work from this project as well as two other pictures examining the odd intersection of nature and structure.

Jade Doskow has lived in NYC since 1996, first receiving her BA at New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, then in 2008 earning her MFA at the School of Visual Arts, also here in New York. She has been the recipient of numerous honors, including the Herbert C. Rubin Award for Visual Arts, the Alumni Scholarship Award for her thesis work, and most recently, finalist in the international Photolucida competition. Doskow has exhibited frequently and has had two solo shows in addition to numerous group exhibitions; currently her work is on view in Seattle's Pacific Photo Center Northwest, ABC No Rio in New York, and the prestigious inMotion Auction, which benefits abused women. Her work has been featured in Photo District News; Visual Arts Journal; and the Morning News. Most recently Doskow has joined the faculty of both the School of Visual Arts and the International Center of Photography, where she will be instructing on 'Architecture and Photography' and 'The Blogosphere: Navigating New Media Culture as a Photographer.'

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sarah Palmer

© 2010 Sarah Palmer Niagara

Sarah Palmer's work is poetic, colorful, and explores ideas of space, memory, and time. She will be showing two photographs in Looking out/ Seeing In, and currently has work up in the Humble Arts 31 Women in Art Photography show, as well as her first NYC solo show, which opens Thursday, March 18th at The Wild Project.

Sarah Palmer was born in 1977 in San Francisco, CA, and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from School of Visual Arts in 2008 and her BA in English/Italian from Vassar College in 1999, where she received distinction on her thesis. She was awarded an Aaron Siskind Foundation Fellowship in 2007. Her first solo exhibition, As A Real House, opened March, 2010, at the Wild Project in New York City. She has been visiting critic/artist at School of Visual Arts (MFA Photography, Video and Related Media department) and Adelphi University among other institutions, as well as jurying/reviewing portfolios and sitting on grants panels for Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the NYC Department of Transportation, the Art Directors Club, School of Visual Arts, and Rooftop Films. Selected publications include “Higher Ground,” The Big Picture magazine, July/August 2009; School of Visual Arts Admissions Catalog, Fall 2008; and Metropolis Magazine 2008-2010 (various stories) where she is Photo Editor.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Show

Welcome to the site for the upcoming exhibition 'Looking Out/ Seeing In.' The show will open on March 24th at South Oxford Space in Fort Green, Brooklyn and feature the work of Christopher Rodriguez, Sarah Palmer, Matthew Schenning, and Jade Doskow. Stay tuned!