The Modern Contemporaries enjoyed the rare opportunity of working with an artist from the current exhibition, Framing Desire. A selection of Allison V Smith’s photographs from her Marfa Series are on view at the Modern through August 23, 2015. Participants in Smith’s workshop enjoyed pizza, drinks and Allison’s illuminating talk on quick and dirty photography tricks. Smith discussed how everyone is a photographer in our fast paced digital age filled with smart phones, photo apps, filters and other mobile gadgets.
Mario García Torres, The Schlieren Plot, n.d. HD video and sound, 29 minutes. Courtesy of the Artist and Proyectos Monclova, Mexico
“It’s a long story . . .” —Mario García Torres
Tom Sachs, Cinderblock, 2009
Misty Keasler, Igloo Waiting Area, Hotel Gang Snowman, Osaka, 2004, Giclée Allison V. Smith, Parked, May 2011. Marfa, Texas, 2012, Chromogenic color photograph
Jonathan Schipper, The Inherent Beauty In A Failure to Reconstruct (detail), 2007. Mixed media. Approx. 9 x 5 x 2.5 feet
Janet Zweig, 7:11AM 11.20.1979 79°55'W 40°27'N, 2009 Photograph by Joe Seamans
“Somewhere between Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood and Lord of the Flies is the sweet spot.” Dan Maginn, FAIA, Principal at Draw Architecture & Urban Design
Tuesday Evenings began in the fall of 1991 and grew out of an effort to make the Modern more available to its public and to include that public in a conversation about current art-related ideas and events within the Metroplex and beyond. I attended the lectures before working at the Modern, but developed a keen relationship with the program when I became Curator of Education in November 1994. Organizing Tuesday Evenings was one of many exciting challenges when I began the job, but it was also one of my favorites—and it still is.
The new school year has begun and the busy days of Art Camp are over. Here are some highlights from the Modern’s summer programs:
Art Camp: Almost 5
Campers spend time studying the gestural marks of Stephen’s Iron Crown, 1981, by Robert Motherwell.