Faculty Updates: Elinor Carucci, Peter Fiore, Shirley Irons
NEW EXHIBITIONS AND MORE FROM SVA CONTINUING EDUCATION FACULTY
September 9, 2019
by Michael Bilsborough
Elinor Carucci is featured in The New Yorker: Photo Booth. In "A Photographer’s Intimate Self-Portrait of Womanhood in Middle Age," Kristen Roupenian covers Carucci's recent series of photos on middle age, family, and womanhood.
Roupenian writes, "Signs of aging in women are treated as though they ought to be invisible, which makes the subject a natural one for Elinor Carucci, a photographer who has long been drawn to the disconcerting closeup.” The text comes from the foreword to Midlife, Carucci's new book from Monacelli Press.
"Photographing Intimacy, Love and Human Narratives" is Elinor Carucci's upcoming Photography course.
Peter Fiore is part of "Landscape Today," a group exhibition on view now at the Harrison Center, Indianapolis. The show originated in the social media milieu of artist and curator Benny Sanders. From the Harrison Center:
Benny Sanders "was moved to create an Instagram page called Landscape Today (@landscape_today) where he featured the work of contemporary painters whose work he admired. By scrolling through Facebook and Instagram, he found landscape painters who inspired him, and in turn he would feature them on his page. Much to his amazement, there were so many other people who loved landscape painting that in a short period of time, the page had close to 50,000 followers."
"When Benny had the idea to do a landscape show featuring the work of these artists, he contacted sixty of them in hopes that as many as half would contribute. To his surprise, as many as fifty artists responded."
Shirley Iron's work recently was the subject of Gallery Luisotti's first online exclusive exhibition with Artsy. "Shirley Irons: Observer Effect” presented seven of her paintings, which "draw from the language of still life and documentation and describe unremarkable elements of the every day."
"Irons paintings are conduits to retrospection,” writes the gallery, "leading the viewer into a climate of both transience and anxiety, of witnessing the wholly familiar and anonymous, and the experience of remembering such: what we do with things we don’t know to forget.”
“A Predisposition to Paint” is Shirley Irons’ upcoming Fine Arts course.