The Modern Contemporaries enjoyed the rare opportunity of working with an artist from the current exhibition, Framing Desire. A selection of Allison V Smith’s photographs from her Marfa Series are on view at the Modern through August 23, 2015. Participants in Smith’s workshop enjoyed pizza, drinks and Allison’s illuminating talk on quick and dirty photography tricks. Smith discussed how everyone is a photographer in our fast paced digital age filled with smart phones, photo apps, filters and other mobile gadgets.
Tom Sachs, Cinderblock, 2009
Misty Keasler, Igloo Waiting Area, Hotel Gang Snowman, Osaka, 2004, GicléeAllison V. Smith, Parked, May 2011. Marfa, Texas, 2012, Chromogenic color photograph
Jonathan Schipper, The Inherent Beauty In A Failure to Reconstruct (detail), 2007. Mixed media. Approx. 9 x 5 x 2.5 feet
Tuesday Evenings began in the fall of 1991 and grew out of an effort to make the Modern more available to its public and to include that public in a conversation about current art-related ideas and events within the Metroplex and beyond. I attended the lectures before working at the Modern, but developed a keen relationship with the program when I became Curator of Education in November 1994.
The new school year has begun and the busy days of Art Camp are over. Here are some highlights from the Modern’s summer programs:
Art Camp: Almost 5