The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service presents Baltimore artist Robert Creamer, who looks at photography and botanical specimens in a whole new light with an ingenious method of “scanner photography.” Transitions, organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Started its tour at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
This well done documentary covers John Chiara’s photographic process and work flow. It is well worth the seven minutes. Chiara shoots with a ultra-large format camera cityscapes by building his own equipment and processes. His intensely analog techniques capture something unique. He lives in san Francisco, California.
I found Susannah Biondo-Gemmell’s work as a ceramic student exploring the work of contemporary ceramic artists. Her creation of object-based sculptures and the mixture of industrial aesthetic and materials was deeply appealing. This series of work ‘Electrical Sculptures’ both references to the objects creation, the kiln process, but also becomes an extension of that process itself. Her objects hold and radiate heat and light. The open pore structure of her ceramic surfaces and glaze further leads to that sense of a process changed by heat.
It was one of the first times that I had seen ceramics used this way. Particularly in the construction of an object that explores the material and the feelings that its surface can evoke. As someone who was also intimated by glazes, I was intrigued to see how she finished work in ways that do not reference traditional ceramic finished.