MoP - Month of Photography Denver is a biennial celebration of fine art photography with hundreds of collaborative public events throughout Denver and the region March and April. We are joining multiple museums galleries and schools surrounding fine art photography creating an exciting artistic and educational event for the city of Denver and the region.
The Bloc is a new membership program operating out of Pattern. Its goal is to elevate Denver’s place in the photo world, while simultaneously creating a supportive community that pushes each person’s work and career forward.
The Bloc’s structure is based around three principles:
- Short and long-term goal setting
- A community that holds you to those goals
- A space to work, which moves you out of isolation and procrastination
- Monthly critique and happy hour
- Monthly speakers
- Photobook Library of over 500 titles for research and inspiration
- Workshops and informal talks with top photographers from around the country and world
- Creating a database of Bloc photographers as a resource for editors and art buyers
- Co-marketing included in price
- Collaborative promotion through Pattern channels
The Bloc is limited to 15 members, each of which receive a space to work at Pattern as part of the membership. Membership plus a dedicated desk space is $400 per month, membership plus a flex desk space is $250 a month.
The application period runs through November 1, 2019 and the Bloc is scheduled to launch Dec 1. Find more information and the application form here.
Guy Martin's Parallel State Shortlisted for the Aperture PhotoBook Award
The book of Guy Martin's Parallel State, published by GOST, has been shortlisted for the First PhotoBook Award granted by Aperture in New York and Paris Photo. We have some copies left at Pattern so come get one and see the show before it comes down at the end of the month.
See reviews of the show on 5280 and PDN. The show is currently open by appointment only. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 720.514.1267 to set up a time to come by.
The Denver Post's RJ Sangosti wrote a beautiful piece for the NPPA News Photographer magazine about Pattern and the community it is building.
"Seeing what Pattern Denver is doing to build a stafflike environment for independent photographers and freelancers makes me feel better. I know if I need it, I have the community at Pattern Denver."
Come by and pick up a copy of the magazine to read the rest of the story.
The October PhotoVox event focuses on Blockchain: a technology that presents new opportunities for democratizing control over digital and physical products. Local artist Patti Hallock will describe what Blockchain is, how it’s being used in the art world, and what the potential pitfalls are as things stand today.
Join us to hear Patti Hallock discuss the following:
What are some of the current offerings that are designed around Blockchain that are applicable to photographers?
What are the problems in the market as it stands today and looking towards the future?
Opening Reception Saturday, September 14, 6:30 - 10 pm
You are invited to the opening reception of our upcoming exhibition with internationally acclaimed artists Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg on Saturday, September 14, from 6:30 - 10 pm. The reception will begin with a talk by Ukrainian arts advocate Luba Michailova with the artists in attendance. We will also be screening a teaser of Lis Gerstner's upcoming film, Earl Biss: The Spirit Who Walks Among His People, at 9:30.
3205 Longhorn Rd | Boulder, CO | 80302
About the show:
With the emergence of the new world order and the shifting of both political and social norms, one thing that still remains a constant is a person's need for love. Whomever, wherever one is, the need for home, friendship, and love remains a constant in a world full of turmoil and misunderstanding. Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg will be showing photographs from recents trips to Russia, which show the normalcy between cultures regardless of political persuasions.
Pictures from Russia, No Collusion will be on view by appointment September 14 - November 17.
Also on view: works by Jason Appleton, Earl Biss, Keith Haring, Kristen Hatgi Sink, Julie Maren, Julian Schnabel, and Terry Seidel.
Christopher Makos was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, grew up in California, and moved to New York after high school. He studied architecture in Paris and briefly worked as an apprentice to the photographer Man Ray. Makos also collaborated on artistic projects with close friend Andy Warhol, who referred to him as "the most modern photographer in America." His photographs have been exhibited in galleries and museums such as the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Tate Modern in London, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the IVAM in Valencia (Spain) and the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid. His pictures have appeared in magazines and newspapers, including Paris Match and Wall Street Journal. He is also the author of several books, including the volumes Warhol/Makos In Context (2007), Andy Warhol China 1982 (2007) and Christopher Makos Polaroids (2009).
Paul Solberg (b. 1969)was born in Minnesota and currently lives in New York. Originally known for his exquisite still life portraits, the same sensitivity is seen in Solberg’s human subjects, photographing today’s legendary artist Ai Wei Wei, and a series of haunting portraits in Service (2010). His photographs reside in such collections as the Elton John Photography Collection, described by Sir Elton John as “images [that] evoke bygone eras while remaining fresh and immediate.” Solberg has exhibited his work internationally in museums and galleries including La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Subte (Montevideo), Galerie Catherine Houard (Paris), Galerie Sho Contemporary Art (Tokyo), Galerie Hiltawsky (Berlin), Christopher Henry Gallery (New York), and Karl Hutter Fine Art (LA). His work has also been featured in publications such as Wall Street Journal International, CNN Travel, Interview Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, and New York Daily News.
Luba Michailova (Ukraine) is the founder of IZOLYATSIA, a non-profit, multidisciplinary platform for contemporary culture in Ukraine. The foundation's mission is to inspire positive change by using culture as an instrument in art, research, and projects geared at activating Ukraine's creative sector. Her collection featured site-specific commissions produced through IZOLYATSIA. A significant part of the collection was lost during the military seizure of IZOLYATSIA's premises in Donetsk by the pro-Russian separatists in June 2014. Luba Michailova is a member of the Tate Russia and Eastern Europe Acquisitions Committee and member of the Expert Council for Contemporary Art at the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine.
Our mailing address is: 3205 Longhorn Road Boulder, CO 80302
Francesca and I in her loft on Main Street in Providence.
Next week, images and memories that I collected from my friendship with Francesca Woodman at RISD will finally emerge from a box I have kept hidden for many years. The exhibit "Francesca Woodman - Portrait of a Reputation" will open at MCA Denver 9/20/19 and run through 4/5/20. Rizzoli just published the accompanying catalog with an introduction essay by me and lots of pictures and ephemera from both of us.
Finally opening the box has allowed me to look at images I could not look at for so many years. The box is a chapter of Francesca’s story that got lost. The exhibit built around its contents has pictures of Francesca smiling and being silly…hanging out with her Mom in Little Italy and Chinatown...taking pictures in her loft...there are even a bunch of original prints Francesca sent through the mail to me like postcards with writing and stamps on the actual print. My goal is to humanize her and share the part of Francesca that I miss the most.
You can find more information on the show at my website.
Francesca's loft on Main Street in Providence after she left Providence.
If you are in Denver next week (and I will be!), you can get tickets to the opening here.
If you can’t make it, you can still wear what I will be sporting at the opening... For the very first shirt in a new line I have just launched called “First Name Basis”, I am offering "Francesca & George". It has a picture of Francesca and myself in Francesca's loft at RISD on the front. On the back is a handwritten invitation to a tea party Francesca slipped under my door. You can order the shirt here.