Beautiful Decay and Performing Decay - exhibits at the Danforth Art Museum and Open Aperture Gallery

There must be something in the air - I’m beginning 2016 with two exhibits that both have decay in the title.

The Danforth Art Museum in Framingham, MA has a piece from my Father and Mother series in their permanent collection. This piece will be on view with other collection highlights in the show Beautiful Decay.

March 6 - June 5, 2016
more info at http://danforthart.com/BeautifulDecay.html

And I’m really excited for my first Rhode Island show, Performing Decay, at Open Aperture Gallery in Newport, RI. A grid of twenty images from Bleached are on view through mid-April.

March 5 - April 9, 2016
more info at http://www.theopenaperture.com/#!currently-showing/ooefo




Art New England: The Shifting Meaning of Pictures

I’m thrilled and honored to have had the opportunity to write an article for the current issue of Art New England. The Shifting Meaning of Pictures explores five contemporary New England artists (Lindsey Beal, Matthew Gamber, Jonathan Gitelson, Jodie Goodnough, Deb Todd Wheeler) that work in hybrid photographic processes, challenging learnt assumptions about the indexical relationship of photographic images and their real-world counterparts.

More information: http://artnewengland.com/editions/january-february-2016/



2016 Teaching and Courses

I’m thrilled to be back at Emerson College to teach History of photography: 1970’s to Present this semester. I’ll also be at Tufts University this spring, managing the darkroom and teaching Photo Foundation and Intermediate to Advanced Photography. AND, I have the good fortune to join the team at Endicott College to teach Introduction to Photographic Imaging.

I’m looking forward to another semester of full immersion in what I love most of all!


Closing Reception: Between You and Me

I’m currently serving as the resident curator at the Dorchester Art Project, and am excited for the upcoming reception my inaugural show, Between You and Me: Resident Group Show

Please join me on Friday, September 18 from 4-8pm to celebrate the amazing artists that work in the studio spaces of DAP.


Panels and Moderation: Griffin Museum and FPAC Gallery

Some recent academic privileges:

On July 18t, I sat on a panel at the Griffin Museum of Photography as part of the New England Portfolio Review programming. The panel, Part One – A Panel Discussion on Contemporary Legacy Practices:“What is your legacy and why should you care? focused on issue of archiving, legacy and the building of history. It was moderated by Elin Spring and I was in the good company of Leslie Bartlett, Tony Decaneas, Alison Nordström, and Neal Rantoul. Thank you, Griffin! Read more on Elin’s blog.

I also had the pleasure of moderating a conversation between Lydia Harris and Gianna Stewart at Fort Point Community Arts Center Gallery about their collaborative show, Seeking Structures of Comfort. The work was excellent and the conversation was fruitful; it is always a pleasure to work with artists that are this talented and articulated. Thanks, Gianna and Lydia! You guys rock.

Stay tuned for more!



New Courses: SMFA, MassArt and the Griffin Museum

I’m teaching a few great things over the summer and hope that you will join me in them!

Summer Studios at Massachusetts College of Art and Design
I’m co-teaching Photography in MassArt’s summer studios program with the intrepid and amazing Lindsay Metivier. We’re both excited to explore silver-printing with our students!

Digital Printing Bootcamp at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
This three-day workshop in July will explore the mechanics of making exhibition-quality inkjet prints. More here: http://www.smfa.edu/ce-summer#digital

Archiving the Album: How to Organize the Images You Love at the Griffin Museum of Photography
This one-night workshop will look at the practical components of archiving your family photographs, with a nod towards the historical and conceptual implications of the archive. More here: http://www.griffinmuseum.org/blog/product/peter-urban-legacy-seminar-series-archiving-the-album/

And looking forward to the fall … I am incredibly excited to teach in the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at Tufts University studio art program! In addition to running the darkroom at Tufts, I will be teaching Intermediate to Advanced Photography. 


Perpetual Care: photographs by Sarah Pollman

I’m incredibly excited to announce that I’ll be having a solo show on Friday, June 8th at Find & Form Space in Boston. 

Perpetual Care explores the human drive to commemorate those who came before us and the ways in which we stand on the shoulders of our predecessors. Ultimately, how do we choose to remember our dead?

One night only: June 8, 6-9pm

Find & Form Space, 524 Harrison Ave, LL, Boston, MA 02118

More info: http://space.findandform.com



Wheaton College Photography Biennial: Framing Photography

I am excited that my installation, Photographs Purchased on eBay, will be part of the 2015 Wheaton College Photography Biennial, Photography Beyond the Frame. The show will focus on new directions in photography, evoking an open-ended reconsideration of the boundaries of photography. It is juried by Kristen Gresh, Assistant Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
On view: February 27=April 15, 2015
Reception: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Beard and Weil Galleries
Watson Fine Arts at Wheaton College
26 East Main Street
Norton, MA 02766


Visual AIDS at Luhring Augustine Gallery

I’m proud to be a part of the annual Postcards from the Edge exhibition at Luhring Augusting Gallery in New York City this coming month. All proceed support the work of Visual AIDS.
Luhring Augustine Gallery
531 West 24th Street, New York

JANUARY 30 - FEBRUARY 1, 2015
PREVIEW PARTY
Friday January 30, 2015
BENEFIT SALE
Saturday January 31, 2015 from 10am - 6pm
Sunday February 1, 2015 from 12pm to 4pm

More at: http://www.luhringaugustine.com/exhibitions/17th-annual-postcards-from-the-edge/

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