I was graciously invited to judge an art exhibition of Victorville high school students. I was impressed by the amount of talent on display. I was also saddened by how difficult the path is for a young artist. With a lack of support and resources for art in education, cultural producers of the future face an unenviable struggle to develop an sustainable art practice. #supportlocalartist #supportartinschools #futureculture #artinschools #andrewkthompson
#Repost @thehandmagazine with @get_repost ・・・ Holding Hands Across The World. This one is from multiple issue contributor, Stuart Clook, in Governor's Bay, Lyttleton Harbor, New Zealand. What a beautiful view! Visit Stuart's website to see his equally beautiful hand-printed photographs: http://www.labrettophotography.com/ Cover image by Andrew K. Thompson Send us a copy of your hand holding ours to, email@example.com. We'll feature your picture and website on our Sunday posts on Facebook and Instagram, and in our newsletter and website. Visit our website for more info: http://www.thehandmagazine.space/holding-hands-across-the-world/ #labrettophotography #stuartclook #holdinghandsacrosstheworld @andrew_k_thompson #altprocess #alternativeprocess #alternativephotography
Lev Manovich: There is Only Software Excerpt: Depending on the software I am using, the “properties” of a media object can change dramatically. Exactly the same file with the same contents can take on a variety of identities depending on the software being used. What does this finding means in relation to the persisting primacy of the term “digital” in understanding new media? Let me answer this as clear and direct as I can. There is no such thing as “digital media.” There is only software – as applied to media data (or “content”). #levmanovich #digitalphotography #andrewkthompson
#Repost @thehandmagazine with @get_repost ・・・ Holding Hands Across The World! This image was sent to us by Åke Hultman in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. The image shows Issue 20 reflected in the surface of a polished Daguerreotype plate. Thanks Åke! Great idea! Visit Åke's website here: http://www.daguerre.se/ Send us a picture of your hand holding ours to, firstname.lastname@example.org See more Holding Hands Across The World here: http://www.thehandmagazine.space/holding-hands-across-the-world/ #akehultman #holdinghands #holdinghandsacrosstheworld #daguerreotype #shiny #polishedplate @andrew_k_thompson #reflection #mirrorwithamemory #altprocess #alternativeprocess #alternativephotography #historicalphotography #historicalprocess #antiquarian #antiquarianphotography
#Repost Great show, great review, go see it if you can! @photoscratch with @get_repost ・・・ LA Times review today by Christopher Knight. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-christopher-russell-20180327-htmlstory.html “Photographs are not transparent recordings of the world but projections of fictions, insightful or unperceptive, onto it.” @vonlintelgallery @t_von_lintel @kayceeolsen @david_b_smith @dbsgallery @christopher.knight.7 #artreview #theexplorers #contemporaryart #landscape #contemporaryphotography #experimentalphotography #razorscratches #deathofphotography #longlivephotography #carletonwatkins #californiadreaming
#Repost @thehandmagazine with @get_repost ・・・ Holding Hands Across the World! This submission is from Susan Huber in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada! See more of Susan’s work here: http://www.susanhuber.com Send us a copy of your hand holding ours to email@example.com #susanhuberphotography @huber1943 #altprocess #alternativeprocess #alternativephotography #holdinghandsacrosstheworld #holdinghands #photostudio #photography #photographer #handprinted
My day in photography Friday, March 16th. I started the day photographing a complex glass sculpture for @ayaokidoki, then drove into LA for @focusphotola opening reception (which was excellent), followed by an impromptu darkroom collaboration with the Boss @ross.sonnenberg1138 in his D.I.Y. garage darkroom. I love being this fluent, flexible, and totally committed with my chosen medium. #analogphotography #digitalphotography #allphotography #andrewkthompson #skills 💪🏽
Hello Friends, Please join me tomorrow evening between 6-9 PM for the opening reception of 2018 FOCUS photo l.a. at 3118 W Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026. FOCUS photo l.a. is a photo competition that helps provide emerging and mid-career artists/photographers opportunities to broaden their career opportunities and promote their work and for many reasons, this exhibition is a big moment for me. My image Green-Rainbow Palm Tree (the same picture that appeared on the most recent cover of The Hand Magazine) was chosen to be one of twenty finalists by esteemed judges Jo Ann Callis, Paris Chong, and Rachel Peart to have their images printed by A&I Fine Art + Photography and framed by Fine Art Solutions. I get to share the space with these amazing and soon to be canonical photographers; Alan Kupchick, Alexandra Naumova, Ali LeRoi, Diana Velasco, Elisabeth Caren, Irvin Rivera, J. Fredric May, Jamie Johnson, Jim McKinniss, John Van Hamersveld, Karley Sullivan, Lisa McCord, Michaela Kindle, Molly McCall, Ole Marius Joergensen, Pat Martin, Patty Carroll, Richard Knapp, and Stephen Schafer. Even more world-renowned photography galleries, art fairs, museums, and publications than ever see my work. Check out this video produced by FOCUS photo l.a. This exhibition also opens up a new aspect of my artwork, because as many of you know, I create one-of-a-kind photographs and what will be on view will be a photograph of the original print. Those who are interested in seeing “the real thing” can make an appointment with the venerable Alan Klotz in New York City. Maybe one day I’ll display the two side by side Oh yeah, this also means that I currently have three exhibitions up in Southern California at one time. Life in the Cracks is still on view at the San Bernardino County Museum, so is Transpose at Eastside International. I'm excited to see where this momentum will lead throughout this year. As always, thank you for your support. Best regards, Andrew #andrewkthompson #atod #focusphotola @klotzgallery @gallery1of1
I cannot express how proud I am of this group of artists. They did a great job with their exhibition Anthro-Obscene. They handled every challenging detail like veteran artists. Their reception was packed, the show was great, and they did it all. At the most, I guided them through the procedures of organizing exhibitions and made suggestions. I feel like a proud parent! I can’t wait to see their futures unfurl. #proud @483artist #progressgallery #pomona There will be gallery hours this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Go see the show while you have time.
#Repost @thehandmagazine with @get_repost ・・・ Holding Hands Across the World! This entry is from Andrew K. Thompson, in Riverside , CA, holding up his Issue 19 cover image in front of the printer it came out of. So meta!! See more of Andrew K. Thompson's work here: http://www.andrewkthompson.net/ Send a picture of your hand holding ours to firstname.lastname@example.org! See more Holding Hands Across the World here: http://www.thehandmagazine.space/holding-hands-across-the-world/ #holdinghands @andrew_k_thompson #meta #thehand #thehandmagazine #photography #photographer #mixedmedia
The shows continue to roll along this month.
Tonight is the opening reception for Anthro-Obscene an exhibition of emerging artists calling themselves Group 483 that I helped facilitate. I worked very closely with these artists, and I am proud of what they accomplished, so please celebrate with us. Below is further information. ////
Group 483 presents a group exhibit titled Anthro-Obscene at the Progress Gallery located in the downtown Pomona Arts Colony. Opening Saturday, March 10th from 6 – 9 PM, the exhibition will run from until the 17th of March.
The exhibition, Anthro-Obscene, interprets the detrimental effects caused by humans along environmental, social, and cultural experiences within the Inland Empire. The show seeks to advance a dialog about the influence we have on our surroundings.
The exhibit is free to the public.
Open hours are Thursday, March, 15th - Saturday, March 17th from 3 PM - 6 PM
The open reception for Anthro-Obscene will be held on Saturday, March 10th, 2018 from 6 – 9 PM. The gallery is located at 300 S. Thomas Street Pomona, CA 91766. Please see the Group 483 FaceBook page for more information.
Group 483 is a collection of Inland Empire artists.
///// Also, I am excited to announce that I am a finalist for the 2018 FOCUS photo l.a. which opens next Friday, March 16th. The opening reception will take place at the FOCUS photo l.a. Gallery located at 3118 W Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026 from 6-9 PM.
I hope to see you soon. As always, thank you for your support.
On Sat, Mar 10, 2018 at 8:57 AM, Andrew K. Thompson
wrote: -- Andrew K. Thompson
A dictionary begins when it no longer gives the meaning of words, but their tasks. Thus formless is not only an adjective having a given meaning, but a term that serves to bring things down in the world, generally requiring that each thing have its form. What it designates has no rights in any sense and gets itself squashed everywhere, like a spider or an earthworm. In fact, for academic men to be happy, the universe would have to take shape. All of philosophy has no other goal: it is a matter of giving a frock coat to what is, a mathematical frock coat. On the other hand, affirming that the universe resembles nothing and is only formless amounts to saying that the universe is something like a spider or spit. ☛ “Formless” by Georges Bataille, Documents 1, Paris, 1929, p. 382. #wip #formless #andrewkthompson
I went overboard this weekend. Processes 8x10 negatives Friday, studio time experiments on Saturday prior to two exhibition receptions @sanbernardinocountymuseum and @eastsideinternational, followed up by BMXapalooza @yucaipabmx for the local state race. Living the good life to the fullest. #andrewkthompson