SVA CONTINUING EDUCATION FACULTY UPDATES
June 1, 2018
by Michael Bilsborough
Richard Rothman was recently featured in “American Surfaces and the Photobook,” a MoMA exhibition that recognized photobooks as “a dynamic medium for publishing, collecting, and curating.” Rothman’s book, Redwood Saw, documents his exploration of Northern California’s old-growth forests and neighboring Crescent City.
Jeanette Spicer was featured in a Dazed interview for Sea(see), her forthcoming book featuring a series of photographs documenting her first relationship with a woman. In this interview, she recounts her post-MFA need to reconnect with her medium while exploring intimacy with her girlfriend. “There are many iterations and nuances within the female gaze,” she says. “It’s important to differentiate between a queer woman looking at another woman’s body, a queer woman looking at her partner’s body, and a straight woman looking at a woman’s body. I don’t frequently see a lot of queer women photographing their partners and it needs to have more visibility.”
Magali Duzant is participating in This is Not Here, RE:21, curated by Efrem Zelony-Mindell, where she is showing a set of large scale cyanotypes on silk made from her slide projector cyanotype series. And she curated A Rose Is A Screen Is A Rose, a group exhibition at the Pelham Art Center through June 30. That exhibition asks, “In a world in which nearly all sight is modified and mediated through a screen, how do artists both embrace and push back against this?”