White (Niagara Falls Obscured By Mist, April 17, 2006 5:30 PM), 2006
Brooklyn artist Spencer Finch utilizes light and colour in his installations to re-create moments of “light”. Most of his pieces specify a certain time and place in which he is attempting to re-create the light of that specific moment.
I recently used Finch’s work as an inspiration for my science class that I teach to 2 year olds. Even as young as they were, the students really began to experiment and think about how light and colour effect the way we visually interact with our environment.
Kevin Bauman started the project 10 years ago, photographing abandonment in Detroit (a city experiencing a mass exodus of people). The project has grown from there, resulting in a series of hauntingly beautiful images.
Stezaker makes collages of old images–classic movie stills, vintage postcards and book illustrations–into new images.
I can’t even imagine the pain he must have felt cutting up old bromides–I was almost emotional looking at this work just thinking about destroying these images to create new ones.
Pair IV, 2007
Marriage XXXII, 2007
Mask LXV, 2007
If you’re lucky enough to be in London right now he has an exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery that you should go to and tell me all about so I can live vicariously through you (please).
*note: apparently “Steaz,” “Steaze,” or “Steazy” has a variety of meanings according to more urban sources. I simply shortened the artist’s name because I wanted to sound gangster and clever, and I am not implying any other meaning by this hyphenation other than to be witty.