Wednesday, October 15, 2008

FREE ARTIST TALKS with SARA TERRY and HANK WILLIS THOMAS by The Lucie Foundation and Nueva Luz Photographic Journal

Hank Willis Thomas
Petey Wheatstraw: The Devil's son in Law 2000/2005
Lightjet Print
Unbranded Series

A very busy but, fun weekend folks !
Another FREE event by the Lucie Foundation!

After Sunday brunch , How about a free artist talk with these two hot artists Sara Terry and Hank Willis Thomas?

ARTmostfierce has been following Hank's work for a while and they will be more to learn with Sara.
Check it out !
Remember to RSVP ...Limited Seating!!!

Please read press release by Sherrie Berger

For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Sherrie Berger
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The Lucie Foundation and Nueva Luz Photographic Journal
proudly present:

Sunday, October 19th, 5:00-6:30 p.m., Splashlight Studios, Soho
ONE HUDSON SQUARE (75 Varick Street, Third Floor) New York, NY 10013
T. 212 268 7247

Limited Seating Available. Free to the public. RSVP mandatory.

Los Angeles, Calif. – (September 7, 2008) The Lucie Foundation & Nueva Luz Photographic Journal, with generous support from Splashlight Studios, proudly present an artist talk with photographer Sara Terry: The Aftermath Project and artist Hank Willis Thomas. Both artists are featured in the current October issue of Nueva Luz and both have monographs that have been published by the Aperture Foundation in 2008. Ms. Terry’s book is "War is Only Half the Story, the Aftermath Project-Volume 1", and Mr. Thomas’ is “Pitch Blackness.” These books will be on display this evening, along with other Aperture titles. Additionally, Ms. Terry will be honored with the 2008 Humanitarian Award at this year’s Lucie Awards ceremony, Monday, October 20 at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall.

Ms. Terry will present work from The Aftermath Project, for which she is receiving the Lucie Award. Terry met a woman she calls Mariam in Sierra Leone in June 2007 while working on her long term project, “Forgiveness and Conflict: Lessons from Africa.” To protect Mariam’s privacy, Ms. Terry found a way to let her tell her story without showing her face. Mariam used a camera for the first time in her life which allows us to see her world through her eyes, without seeing her face. The camera became a metaphorical tool, a way of telling the story of her life in the bush, according to the artist.
Terry’s work has been published in newspapers and magazines in the United States, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Bosnia, and Japan. Her photos have also been widely exhibited, at such venues as the United Nations, the Moving Walls exhibition at the Open Society Institute in New York, the Museum of Photography in Antwerp, and the Leica Gallery in Solms, Germany. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and in many private collections. Ms. Terry’s long-term project in Bosnia – and her conviction that war is only half the story – led her to start a non-profit grant program, The Aftermath Project,, which helps photographers cover the aftermath of war and other conflicts.

Mr. Thomas will speak about the traveling exhibition Engulfed by Katrina, curated with Deborah Willis - and then present his latest projects B®anded, and Unbranded: Reflections in Black from Corporate America 1968-2008. “Engulfed by Katrina” is an exhibition project examining and interpreting the experience of Katrina on the Gulf Coast so the impact of this horrific experience is not forgotten and overshadowed by more recent headlines. For his recent work, Thomas talks explicitly about race, class and history in a medium that almost everyone can decode. By “unbranding” media and advertising, he encourages viewers to look harder and think more deeply about how advertising reinforces generalizations surrounding race, gender and cultural identity. Raised in New York City, Thomas graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and received his MFA from California College of the Arts. His work has been published in numerous books and publications and he has exhibited in galleries and museums nationally and internationally including PS1, the Studio Museum in Harlem, Zacheta National Museum of Art in Poland, The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Thomas received a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Award in 2006, and is a recipient of the 2007 Renew Media Arts Fellowship (Rockefeller Foundation) and the Aperture West Book Prize in 2008. Thomas was an artist in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts near San Francisco, and Light Work.

About the Lucie Foundation
Lucie Foundation’s three fold mission is to salute the achievements of the world’s finest photographers, to discover and cultivate emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography worldwide. The Lucie Foundation, which presents a variety of programs, including the Lucie Awards, will also introduce new programs featured around education and exhibitions. For more information, please visit The Lucie Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable foundation.

About Nueva Luz
Published three times per year by En Foco Inc, Nueva Luz is the country’s only bilingual non-profit journal to feature contemporary fine art and documentary photographers of diverse cultures -- primarily U.S. residents of Latino, African and Asian heritage, and Native Peoples of the Americas and the Pacific. Founded in 1974, En Foco helps artists become visible to the art world, while remaining accessible to under-serviced communities. Through publication, exhibitions, workshops, and events, it provides professional recognition, honoraria and support to photographers as they grow into different stages of their careers. Funding for Nueva Luz is provided by The New York State Council on the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Bronx Council on the Arts, subscribers and patrons of En Foco’s Print Collectors Program. For more information: 718-931-9311

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