Blue Mitchell, an independent publisher, curator, and photographer, will discuss the photographic imagery he creates through unconventional means during a public appearance at Amarillo College.
Mitchell, who incorporates inkjet transfers and burned negatives into the photographic process, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19 in the Oak Room of the College Union Building on the Washington Street Campus.
His appearance is free and open to the public.
Meanwhile, Mitchell’s work will be on display at AC from April 9 to May 5 in the Southern Light Gallery on the first floor of Lynn Library, directly south of the College Union Building. He has dubbed his exhibit “Evanescent Energy.”
Mitchell is a graduate of Oregon College of Art and Craft and has curated and juried several photography exhibitions, created an online photography gallery (platestopixels.com), and launched a fine art photography annual called “Diffusion: Unconventional Photography.”
About his latest exhibition, “Evanescent Energy,” Mitchell says: “The energy that emanates from our natural surroundings pierces through my exterior senses and into my core being. This intense fervor cannot be cast on film alone, but with the use of fire I’ve found a way to recreate the almost metaphysical underpinning of nature, myself and the invisible effervescence around us.”
For more information about Mitchell’s exhibition or appearance at AC, contact Rene West, AC instructor of photography, at 806-345-5654.
Dream Allegory curated by Blue Mitchell
In “Dream Allegory” I was inspired by visual images that go from tangible physical reality to dreamlike symbolism. The artists chosen for this exhibit all have different photographic methods and voices, but they are intertwined by a thread of dreamy symbolism and style. To accentuate the parable, all the work in the show is monochromatic, simplifying visual clutter to focus on symbolic implications. This exhibit allows us to see beyond the surface and diving into our dream lore.
Whether the artists is capturing a specific place, people, animal, emotion or creating their own mythos, as a whole, we’re treated with a visual journey into night, like following the white rabbit down the hole of our collective unconsciousness.
Coming in March to:
Lightbox Photographic Gallery & Fine Printing 1045 Marine Drive Astoria, Oregon 97103 503-468-0238 http://lightbox-photographic.com more info to come.
Just a quick note to thank you for your continued support and to wish you Happy Holidays! 2010 has been a big photography year for me both personally and professionally. Here are some of the highlights:
Newspace exhibition in January featuring Evanescent Energy.
Diffusion, Volume II is born.
A few images from Evanescent Energy is juried into the Light Factory’s 3rd Juried Annuale.
Diffusion Exhibition 2010 is a full on success bringing Diffusion artists from all over the map to Portland. Louviere + Vanessa are in attendance and give some insights into their work!
Lyvia Sky is born.
Plates to Pixels gets a facelift & new programming.
Juried Critical Mass – what a treat!
Enjoyed being a reviewer at PhotoNola 2010 … read some of my thoughts here.
Other fun stuff:
Interviewed by Lauren Henkin for photoradio blog.
Sat on an Alternative Photography panel with Zeb Andrews and Ray Bidegain for the NW SPE conference hosted at Newspace.
Aline Smithson features Evanescent Energy on Lenscratch.
This just in…
Holga Jen features my Holga work on The Holga Darkroom blog.
Daniela Molnar commissioned me to shoot Balch Creek for the most recent issue (issue 30) of the Bear Deluxe magazine. I was excited at the challenge of shooting an article feature with my pano-pinhole camera and to contribute to such a fantastic local magazine.
See more about Orlo and the Bear Deluxe here: www.orlo.org/
Find the Bear Deluxe near you: www.orlo.org/updated_dist_list.pdf
Every Fall, photographers gather in Austin to celebrate and learn. PHOTOTexas, TPS’ annual 3 day event, a symposium of workshops, lectures, exhibits and a print auction. This year’s event will take place on September 11, 12 and 13.
Auction XV, will be held Friday September 11 from 6:00pm-8:15pm at the Davis Gallery, 837 W 12th Street. Bill Davis has graciously turned one of Austinís premier galleries over to TPS for the auction since 1999. Over 80 framed photographs by US’s foremost photographers may be viewed beginning Tuesday, September 8th. Silent bidding will continue until 8:15pm Friday evening. The auction is TPS’s major fund raising event and serves as vital support for our programs including the color exhibition catalogs and TPS’s traveling exhibits. An Auction catalogue will be mailed to all TPS members in late September and will be available on the TPS website.
TPS will again sponsor a raffle of fabulous photographic items, including equipment, photos, Santa Fe Workshops tuition and much more. Raffle tickets begin at $5 each and may be purchased directly from TPS. You may buy a single ticket for one item, multiple tickets for one item or a number tickets for any or all items. A list of Raffle items will be on the TPS website and included in the Auction Catalog.
The workshops will be held in the Journalism Department at the University of Texas at Austin. We have arranged a great array of artistic and technical courses, led by well-known instructors. You may register for the workshops using TPS secure website below, or if you desire lunch, you can download the Workshops Registration and Lunch Form in pdf formatt and mail the form to:
D. Clarke Evans
Texas Photographic Society
6338 N New Braunfels # 174
San Antonio TX 78209
Early registration will guarantee information packets with detailed information, supplies list, and maps.
There are places to eat near the workshop, or students can bring a box lunch. You may purchase a box lunch from TPS for $10, see the menu below.
TPS reserves the right to cancel any class and will refund full tuition. If YOU should cancel, full tuition will be refunded up to one week before the workshops and a 50% refund the week of the course.
Fine Print Auction
Auction at Davis Gallery
837 – W12 Street
6p-8:15p Auction Party and reception
7:15p Live auction of select prints
With over 80 prints being auctioned each year, the auction is an economical way to become of a collector of fantastic prints from the likes of Christopher Broughton, Nevada Weir, Kim Weston, Dan Burkholder, Kate Breakey, Chip Hooper, and Robb Kendrick, TPS publishes a color catalog which is mailed to members in advance. The catalog will be widely distributed and is available on our website for out-of-town bidders.
Diffusion focuses on unconventional photographic processes and photo related artwork. We showcase artists working in alternative processes, experimental darkroom derived work, analog/low-fidelity, mixed-media photography, as well as unique digital processes. We believe the print market is saturated with traditional photography and conventional digital photographic practices, therefore Diffusion showcase’s artists working with unusual photographic methods.
Articles: Zeb Andrews & Dr. Mike Ware
Interviews and Portfolios: Jeffrey Baker, Tina Maas, Pamela Petro, & Sika Stanton
Group Showcase: Formerly and Hereafter, 2nd Annual Juried Exhibit, Plates to Pixels Gallery with juror Christina Z. Anderson
From Blue Mitchell, the editor of Diffusion magazine
It seems every week I learn of a newspaper or magazine that is going under, most likely due to increased reliance on the internet, coupled with current economic problems. Unfortunately, I am probably part of the problem. Outside of public radio in the morning, I turn to the internet for my daily news. The internet also hosts a plethora of art related resources, making art appreciation more accessible. I do however find myself annoyed with the limitations of this online art world. To me photography is visceral. It can not be bound by a monitor and mouse clicks – it is best showcased in a tangible form. Don’t get me wrong, I have immensely enjoyed curating for the virtual gallery platestopixels.com. This magazine would probably not be possible without my experiences and the outstanding response to the Plates to Pixels gallery. The main problem I have come across in the online world of art is that would like to have hard-copies of magazines, books and images that I can grasp with my fingers.
Diffusion is born out of a longing to create something palpable as well as enticing, educational, and hopefully entertaining. I have a keen interest as an artist – and art consumer – in photographers that push the boundaries and limitations of traditional photographic processes. Although I surround myself with artwork from photographers that push these boundaries, I have discovered, outside of physical exhibitions and online, that this type of photographic work is underrepresented in the modern photography magazine.
Diffusion is a compilation of articles, interviews, and images from artists and image-makers that coincide with this purpose. The magazine will be published annually, however, we will be producing special editions periodically that will focus more on specific themes and will not be limited to the photographic arts.
Thanks for reading and viewing, plus a big thank you to all the Diffusion contributors, this could not have happened without all your patience, incredible image-making, and exceptional writing abilities.
Visit diffusionmag.com for a preview and purchasing information
“Marguarite, State One” Liquid Light on stone by Pamela Petro
backlit pigment print from burnt transparency, 44″x30″, 2 panels.
This piece was created for the Oregon College of Arts & Crafts “Art on the Vine Auction” 2009.
See the full catalog here: ocac.edu/downloads/catalogs_schedules/AOVCatalog09.pdf