Sunday, October 14, 2012

Midwest Society for Photographic Education Conference - Cincinnati

Day 1: Amelia Morris as Robert Frank's Elevator Girl at the Hilton Netherland.

Instagram view of downtown Cincinnati, the Ohio River, and Covington, Kentucky from Room 2417.

Prime location: Carnegie Visual and Performance Art Center opening exhibition with Corrinne LeNeave (Photo by Matt Compton)

After the opening at Mt. Adams Bar and Grill with Matt Compton, Corrinne LeNeave, and James Luckett (Lighting by Amelia Morris)

Day 2: Lecture with a couple microphone technical issues but other than that I survived in the giant Pavilion with infinite seating.

Edible clay at the Contemporary Art Center's Green Acres exhibition (it tasted chalky = no surprise)

Amelia striking a pose in Image Machine: Andy Warhol and Photography at the CAC.

Defunct clouds in the Andy Warhol exhibition at CAC (another fan was desperately needed)

Anthony Luensman's Taint at the Weston Art Gallery (above and two below). The Weston always receives an A+  for alternative modes of presentation. Luensman's exhibition included video portraits, objects illuminated by light installed in unusual locations, and photographs. I wish I had time to return and study his art more closely - too many openings that evening.

Amelia Morris and Allen Morris (A. Morris^2) at the Senate featuring gourmet street food as witnessed by the Lindsay Lohan hot dogs above.

Day 3: James and Eve at the Cincinnati Art Museum (in addition to me holding hands with fake humans and animals, James posing with a serial killer expression became a popular photographic trend throughout the conference)

Jim Dine's The Red Bandana at the Cincinnati Art Museum

The most amazing disclaimer that each of us had to sign before entering Doug and Mike Starn's The Gravity of Light at the Holy Cross Church at Mount Adams Monastery.

The illuminating arc had technical malfunctions when we first walked into the space with our hoodies securely fastened and UV glasses on.

View from the platform overlooking Gravity of Light.

Detail of the tape holding the moth/fly print together.

Those uneven surfaces I could have tripped on mentioned in the disclaimer.

The Starn Triplets: JR, Amelia, and James. For more photos of this installation, see this link from the Starn's website.

Before the drive back, Amelia and I stopped at Jungle Jim's International Market (my twice a year run to one of the best grocery stores in the US). I accidentally discovered something I was looking for in May 2010. There were two on the shelf and they had a thick coating of dust as if they had been on display since I first heard about it 2.5 years ago. Needless to say, they were both purchased - one for Hannah for cat sitting and the other to  see if it tastes like visiting the Spiral Jetty on a hot August day in the middle of the summer.

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