FilmNorth Exhibition

    STATES OF MATTER — New work by Lisa Nebenzahl and Keith Taylor

    Photographers Lisa Nebenzahl and Keith Taylor look at elemental components of the natural landscape, turning their cameras to land, water, and sky. These quiet investigations move in and out of abstraction, using light, scale, and perspective to describe the subtle surfaces of our environment.

    I’ll be exhibiting some new work at FilmNorth in St. Paul, MN alongside my friend Lisa Nebenzahl. Lisa was awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board grant last year and spent several weeks at the studio with me making a series of diptychs in polymergravure.

     

    Opening reception: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 5-8pm

    Marsden/Gustafson Gallery at FilmNorth

     

    The exhibition is free, accessible, and open to the public.

    Gallery hours: Monday — Friday 10:30am – 5:30pm.

    FilmNorth, 550 Vandalia Street, Suite 120, St. Paul, MN 55114.

    B&W Magazine

    BLACK & WHITE MAGAZINE

    Several of my images are featured in the latest issue of Black & White magazine as part of its story on the Obsolete and Discontinued project that I was invited to be part of.

     

    The paper I chose was Kodak Royal Bromesko, a paper that was available between 1962 and the late 1970s, so at best, it’s close to 40 years old. The image is from a series I have been working on titled Otherworld.

     

    Thanks Debbie for sending me the magazine image!

    Here We Go Again…


    W. Eugene Smith in his darkroom.

     

    Another new year and another attempt at posting more often and keeping this blog current and up-to-date. Maybe this is the impetus that I need to start again.

     

    Traditional blogs might have swung out of favor, as we all discovered the benefits of social media and aggregating platforms, but we think they’re about to swing back in style, as we all discover the real costs and problems brought by such centralization.

    — DHH writing for Signal v Noise.

     

     

    The Shop is Online!

    I have a new and improved shop that’s now online! Here, you can, or will be able to, purchase aquatint screens for the polymergravure process as well as small, special print editions.

     

    What I’m really excited about is the small range of ready-made portfolio boxes that I’m going to start offering. These I’ll make in standard print sizes but without any stamping or customisation. For this reason they’ll be priced lower than my custom-made boxes but they will be one-offs, so once a box is sold, that’s it, it’s gone. So if you see one you like, don’t hesitate! As time goes on I’ll keep adding to the number available.

     

    www.keithtaylor.shop

     

       

     

     

    Nigel Henderson

    © Nigel Henderson/Tate Gallery

     

    Another of the small shows that I happened upon was one in the basement archives of Tate Britain showing the work of Nigel Henderson. The Tate holds his archive of approximately 3000 photographs, made between the late 1940s to the mid 1950s in Bethnal Green, around London’s East End and the jazz scene in Soho. I wasn’t familiar with his work before, but these were beautiful.

    Letter from Eduardo Paolozzi to Nigel Henderson
    — 20 September 1949

     

    In this letter Paolozzi details the photographic enlarger that he would bring back from Paris as a gift for Henderson. (No way around the shadow, I’m afraid.)