Thursday, January 31, 2008

Langdon Graves selects...

Sametime (Michael Lease & Brad Walker)

Austin Willis, 5-Day-Walk, video

For Sametime, Michael and Brad each take a photograph at exactly the same time, 7:15pm each day, and provide a caption for the photo.  Brad lives in Baltimore, MD and Michael lives in Richmond, VA.  Some days the serendipitous connection between the two photos is amazingly beautiful.  Other days are reminders of the 100+ miles between them.  Their year-long collection of photos is poetry.

Willis' piece is composed of 5 videos of him doing the exact same thing on five different days.  But they don't line up perfectly and after a while some of the videos fall out of sync, they don't even appear to be taken in the same place.  But like Michael and Brad's photos, when they do align and the timing is perfect, it's hard to believe you're watching separate events.

Overall, the connection between Austin's video and the Sametime project is their dependence upon time, place and chance. - Langdon Graves

Monday, January 21, 2008

Sarah Sudhoff selects...

Melanie Bilenker, Hairpin, 2006, broach, gold, sterling silver, boxwood, epoxy resin, pigment, hair

Langdon Graves, Monstrae No. 3, latex, plastic, aluminum, salt, artificial hair, wool, cowhide, enamel

Inspired by Victorian mourning jewelry, both artists create containers securing an artifact, in this case hair, of themselves or others in the form of a small sculpture or brooch. - Sarah Sudhoff

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Shen Wei selects...

Amy Elkins, Jordan, Brooklyn, NY, 2006, c-print

Ryan Pfluger, Jake & Nathan, 2006, c-print

Both photographers explore the intimacy, seduction, sensuality and romanticism of manhood. - Shen Wei

Monday, January 14, 2008

Amy Stein selects...

Image courtesy of Sarah Sudhoff

Image courtesy of Shen Wei

I chose Sarah Sudhoff and Shen Wei because their work both deals with the body, self and society. - Amy Stein

Friday, January 11, 2008

Dan Halm selects...

Amy Stein, Watering Hole, 2005, c-print

Rune Olsen, For Everything I Long To Do, 2005, Graphite, masking tape, blue mannequin eyes, newspaper, steel, wire and acrylic medium

I selected the following two artists because both deal with nature and man's interaction with it.

Amy's work I am very familiar with as she is a dear friend, while Rune's work I am only familiar with it because we both have a website hosted by the same company.

So let the game begins.

The Rules of the Game

So I got to thinking about if there is any correlation between inspiration and the network of artists who we choose to associate ourselves with. Which got me thinking about networking, which then reminded me of that old Breck shampoo TV commercial where "she tell two friends, and so on and so on...". Hence the birth of this curatorial project.

The rules are pretty simple and are as follows:

1- The maximum number of artist is 100 for the first round of And So On..., in order to keep that number I have started a database of artists asked to partake. Before you decide to invite anyone, please email me the names.
2- Each artist selected recommends two works from two additional artists for the project, hence the idea of creating a network of artists.
3- When selecting artists for this project, pick images that work curatorial together whether by theme, medium or style. (You will be asked to write a one line description of why they work together).
4- Send digital files with all caption information, web address and contact info of your selected artists to my attention at

Finally, please feel free to copy and paste the rules when inviting the next group.

Look forward to seeing where this leads.