Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Updates

A lot of teaching has been going on in the past month!
At AI, Chicago, I am club adviser to some wonderfully talented photography students.

April 20, 2013 was the opening of SPS Spring Open show. We featured work from 15 different photography students representing a wide range of talent and levels. A special thanks to jurors Jim Kirkhoff and Casey Smallwood for their thoughtful judging!  Please check out the SPS Club's new blog here. On the blog you will find the SPS Spring Open and the announcement of the winners! Congrats to all for a successful show.

Doña Ana College
At the beginning of April I taught a workshop and gave a public lecture at Doña Ana College, New Mexico on The Creative Personal Narrative. The workshop was a blast to teach - giving me the opportunity to meet and guide some very creative students. I was impressed by their enthusiasm and their work - and looking forward to connecting with those that attend the Southwest Rendezvous in October.

Thanks to Paul Schranz, for giving me a personal tour of White Sands, NM where I spent an afternoon shooting. Edits are in progress and will be posted soon.

This has been a successful month!


Saturday, March 16, 2013

Simultaneous Openings in Chicago and Mexico

Friday, March 15 marked the opening of Cultural Symbiosis in both Chicago at 33 Contemporary Gallery and Tijuana at the Instituto de Cultura de Baja California.


Cultural Symbiosis, at 33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago. Photo by Sergio Gomez.
Cultural Symbiosis, at 33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago.
Photo by Sergio Gomez.


Cultural Symbiosis, at 33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago.
Photo by Sergio Gomez.



Photo by Zore Sixtyfour
After party, Cultural Symbiosis, Tijuana

Photo by Zore Sixtyfour, Cultural Symbiosis, Tijuana. My work, Provocation is on the left


Photo by Zore Sixtyfour, Cultural Symbiosis, Tijuana

Photo by Zore Sixtyfour, Cultural Symbiosis, Tijuana. My work, Provocation is on the left

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Work in progress

My work in progress for Surrealscapes. Check more out here.

Copyright, Jennifer Moore, 2012
Copyright, Jennifer Moore, 2013
Copyright, Jennifer Moore, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Copy.right?: The Art of Appropriation

If you didn't get a chance to see the show, check out 33 Contemporary's online exhibit of the exhibition, Copy.right?: The Art of Appropriation. It was curated by Sergio Gomez and myself, Jennifer Moore

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Mad World at Union Street Gallery

The exhibit, Mad World is opening this Friday, March 8 | 6-9pm at Union Street Gallery in Chicago Heights.  I have 2 pieces in the exhibit, Untitled (with Deer Skulls) and Unnatural Annihilation. Come check it out.

copyright, Jennifer Moore www.jmooreart.com
copyright, Jennifer Moore www.jmooreart.com

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

News, news, news!

Some updates and some recent goings on.

 Martha Madigan speaking at Gormley Gallery - Notre Dame of Maryland University's show, Parallax. My piece, Birth and Affliction is on view at the gallery until the end of the month.


photo copyright, Stacy Bauer Photography
Copyright, Jennifer Moore, 2012

Friday, February 15, 2013

2 Major Openings Tonight!

Tonight, Friday, February 15th marks my professional curatorial debut with the opening of Copy.right? The Art of Appropriation at 33 Contemporary Gallery in Chicago.

It is also the opening of Motion to Stillness, a small invitational group show that includes two of my pieces (Incubator and Augamy) at Zhou B. Art Gallery.

Coincidentally, both shows are in the same building. So come out and see both shows!



Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Video Biography

Didi Menendez, publisher of Poets Artist Magazine created my video biography for the Motion to Stillness exhibit curated by Sergio Gomez and Didi Menendez.

Incubator will be on view at the Motion to Stillness exhibit at the Zhou B Art Center located at 1029 W. 35th Street, Chicago in Bridgeport from February 15 to March 10. Opening reception Friday, February 15, 7-10pm.

Watch the video biography here.


Incubator, 2013 copyright, Jennifer Moore


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ongoing work

On-going rough edits. 
copyright, Jennifer Moore, 2013

copyright, Jennifer Moore, 2013
Copyright Jennifer Moore, 2013

Rough edits in progress for this one.....
copyright, Jennifer Moore, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Work in Progress @ -2F


When temperatures top -2F in Chicago, it's almost impossible for me to work outside. Sure, I can get a few people to stand barefoot in a strapless gown on a frozen stream - but is it nice to do that to someone?!  Not really. And my fingers get cold when adjusting shutter and f/stops.

So when it's too cold to work outside, I take my work inside.

Indoor shoots are sometimes a challenge for me - a welcome challenge though. I find my indoor locations the same way I find my outdoor locations - I see them and assess them. I am constantly asking myself questions when visiting friends homes or attending events. Is there something I can use here? Would the owner be willing to allow me to use it? Can I get a model to pose here? How does this space work with my themes? Do I need props? Etc...

I love to photograph in natural light as well as with lighting equipment. Sometimes I photograph in the same location at different times of day utilizing both natural light and artificial light.

Below are a few images that I've been working on. I've shot a few sets in this location. I feel the space lends itself nicely to my themes.

The first 3 images were created using artificial lighting in the evening.

I must really take a moment to thank my models - most of which are friends of mine that spend their days off doing things for me that they normally wouldn't do without a few drinks. My friends and models, I tip my hat to you!

Copyright Jennifer Moore, 2013

Copyright Jennifer Moore, 2013

Copyright Jennifer Moore, 2013

Below is an image from the same location but with mixed natural and artificial lighting. Different model too.

Copyright Jennifer Moore, 2012


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Call for Artists!


33 Contemporary Gallery presents:
 

copy.right?
The Art of Appropriation.

Click here to apply.

February 15 to March 9, 2013


ABOUT
As long as there have been artists, there have been artists who appropriate. To appropriate is to borrow elements in the creation of new work. Appropriation recontextualises whatever it borrows to create something new. In some cases the original 'thing' remains accessible as the original, without change, but in other cases, the new work takes on a completely different façade and ultimately new meaning. Thus, blurring the line of what is fair usage and challenging the implications of copyright laws. The practice of appropriation can be traced back before the Renaissance, but became popular with the Surrealists, Dadaists, Pop Artists and the Neo-Geo Artists when mass production became a cultural norm.

Art is not created in a bubble. Artists are influenced by almost everything: the internet, television, literature, history, news and even other artists. The “copy.right?” exhibition seeks to give forum to contemporary artists who explore the idea of appropriation through concept, materials, awareness and who also challenge global mass culture.

copy.right? is juried and curated by Sergio Gomez (33 Contemporary Gallery director) and Jennifer Moore (photographer).

ELIGIBILITY
Open to artists 18 years or over working in all media.



Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Great Start to 2013!

What a wonderful start to 2013!

New Work
I am working on a new series specifically for the show, Motion to Stillness, curated by Sergio Gomez and Didi Menéndez in February 2013. The show will be presented at the Zhou B Art Center and published by PoetsArtists Magazine. February 15 - March 10, 2013.

New Shows
I have a few shows already in the works for 2013. Visit my site to see the most up-to-date list. 

Curating
I have been invited me to curate the show, Copy.right? at 33 Contemporary Gallery in February. I am looking forward to co-curating with one of my favorite artists and friends, Sergio Gomez!  

Workshops
In April 2013 I will be hosting a workshop at Dona Ana College in New Mexico. I have designed the workshop to help participants tap into their own personal experiences to create a more defined dramatic narrative in their photography. I'm looking forward to teaching on this new platform.

Old and New Friendships
In 2012 I forged some wonderful professional relationships that I am eager to watch grow. Among them, I am grateful to Megan Paonessa of Flying House, Steven Lockwood of Water Street Studios, Paul Shranz of Dona Ana College and  Sergio Gomez of 33 Contemporary Gallery. I am grateful for the opportunities and experiences I have gained in 2012.

I am looking forward to a creative and productive new year!