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Joshua Dudley Greer, Parkton

Joshua Dudley Greer, Parkton

Joshua Dudley Greer

Parkton,
Maryland, 2005
From the Somewhere Along the Line series
Website – JDudleyGreer.com

Joshua Dudley Greer received his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2002 and his MFA, with distinction, from the University of Georgia in 2009. His photographs have appeared in The Collector's Guide to New Art Photography Volume 2, Flash Forward 2010, Smithsonian Magazine and Photographer's Forum. He has received grants from the Maryland State Arts Council, Tennessee Arts Commission and in 2012 was named one of the New Superstars of Southern Art by Oxford American. He is currently living in Johnson City, Tennessee where he is a visiting assistant professor of photography at East Tennessee State University.

Joshua Dudley Greer, Imperial Sand Dunes

Joshua Dudley Greer, Imperial Sand Dunes

Joshua Dudley Greer

Imperial Sand Dunes,
California, 2011
Website – JDudleyGreer.com

Joshua Dudley Greer received his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2002 and his MFA, with distinction, from the University of Georgia in 2009. His photographs have appeared in The Collector's Guide to New Art Photography Volume 2, Flash Forward 2010, Smithsonian Magazine and Photographer's Forum. He has received grants from the Maryland State Arts Council, Tennessee Arts Commission and in 2012 was named one of the New Superstars of Southern Art by Oxford American. He is currently living in Johnson City, Tennessee where he is a visiting assistant professor of photography at East Tennessee State University.

Joshua Dudley Greer, Imperial Sand Dunes

Joshua Dudley Greer, Imperial Sand Dunes

Joshua Dudley Greer

Imperial Sand Dunes,
California, 2011
Website – JDudleyGreer.com

Joshua Dudley Greer received his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2002 and his MFA, with distinction, from the University of Georgia in 2009. His photographs have appeared in The Collector's Guide to New Art Photography Volume 2, Flash Forward 2010, Smithsonian Magazine and Photographer's Forum. He has received grants from the Maryland State Arts Council, Tennessee Arts Commission and in 2012 was named one of the New Superstars of Southern Art by Oxford American. He is currently living in Johnson City, Tennessee where he is a visiting assistant professor of photography at East Tennessee State University.

Nate Mathews, Ivy Tree

Nate Mathews, Ivy Tree

Nate Mathews

Ivy Tree,
East Lansing, Michigan, 2009
From the Ersatz series
Website – NateMathews.com

Nate Mathews is a Chicago based artist who explores how architecture and the built environment affect those who use such spaces. In 2008, Mathews received his MFA from Columbia College Chicago. He is an Assistant Professor at Northeastern Illinois University. He was recently featured in Photo Technique and Le Monde Magazines. He has had solo shows at the University of Notre Dame, University of Illinois at Chicago, Morton College, McHenry County College, and the Steenbock Gallery in Madison and recently exhibited at Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago.
 

Jennifer Greenburg, His First Haircut

Jennifer Greenburg, His First Haircut

Jennifer Greenburg

His First Haircut,
, 2011
From the Revising History series
Website – JenniferGreenburg.com

Jennifer Greenburg is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Indiana University Northwest. She holds a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from The University of Chicago. She was an artist in residence at Light Work, Syracuse, in 2005 and is a recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Grant and two Community Arts Assistance Programs. Her work is part of the permanent collection of The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Light Work, and the National Gallery of Ontario. Recent exhibitions include the 2011 International Lishui China Photography Exhibition of Distinguished Curators and Infinite Mirror, both of which will be traveling until 2016.  A full-length monograph, The Rockabillies, was published by the Center for American Places in 2009. She is represented by Martha Schneider Gallery, Chicago, JDC Gallery, San Diego, and WallSpace Gallery, Santa Barbara.

Joshua Dudley Greer, Interior, TNT Storage Igloo S1-A

Joshua Dudley Greer, Interior, TNT Storage Igloo S1-A

Joshua Dudley Greer

Interior, TNT Storage Igloo S1-A ,
Point Pleasant, West Virginia, 2011
From the Point Pleasant series
Website – JDudleyGreer.com

Joshua Dudley Greer was born in Hazelton, Pennsylvania. He received his BFA in Photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2002 and his MFA, with distinction, from the University of Georgia in 2009. Joshua's work has been featured in publications such as Smithsonian Magazine, Photographer's Forum Magazine and Flash Forward 2010. He has received grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and was a Critical Mass finalist in 2011. He is currently living in Johnson City, Tennessee where he is a visiting assistant professor of photography at East Tennessee State University.

Beau Comeaux

New York photographer, by way of Texas and Louisiana, Beau Comeaux, manages to make the ordinary into imagined realities. His new exhibition, Implied Fictions, opens at the B. Hollyman Gallery in Austin, Texas on July 9th and runs through August 20th.

A presence, felt but not seen, emanates from the shadows, from around corners, and from behind structures. Psychologically inhabiting these images, one can become unnerved and uncertain about exploring the spaces and their ominous overtones. As much about definitions as exclusion, their voyeuristic implications are undeniably tempting. Perspective shifts, color mutates… lighting and focus – seemingly self-aware – further heighten disorientation…

Growing up in the lush and exotic landscapes of southern Louisiana, Beau’s childhood imagination allowed him to transform his neighborhoods into other worlds, and he has continued those explorations using nocturnal approaches and selective focus . “The process of transforming a negative captured hours/days/weeks prior into his current memory/imagination of the scene of immense fascination to him”, and led to an MFA in Photography from the University of North Texas. He currently resides in New York, where he is an Assistant Professor at Sage College of Albany and has exhibited world wide.

Implied Fictions’ are a mix of exploration and examination, existing at a point where art and science intersect. This body of work consists of large, contemporary color photographs driven by the photographer’s curiosity and imagination. Working with a digital camera, Beau begins his process by shooting long exposures at night, capturing an empty street, a house on the corner, a construction site, an open field. Alone in the solitude of the night he becomes the collector of raw materials, surveyor of the land and its artifacts. Post-shoot, he continues his creative process and transforms focus, light, and perspective to sculpt what his imagination envisioned. The result is a distorted reality encapsulated in an image that transcends the everyday. These surreal, dream-like scenes provoke a deeper examination of the spaces depicted, allowing the viewer to participate. The process of transforming a negative into his current realization of the scene was an early fascination to Comeaux. A switch to digital technology around 2004 led to new avenues of creativity by bringing the darkroom transformation experience to his color work.

I practice the art of discovery during exploration under the quiet cover of the still night. The pace is slowed, the mood settled, and the liminal spaces normally unattainable are made available. A presence, felt but not seen, emanates from the shadows, from around corners, and from behind structures.

I take ownership and control of domestic and semi-domestic spaces through acquisition and manipulation of digital captures. Focus, light, and color are twisted beyond their quotidian existence in order to transform the spaces depicted into fantasies wrapped in spatial ambiguity. Pulled into the fantastic spaces depicted, one often finds oneself unnerved and uncertain about exploring the spaces and their ominous overtones.

As much about definitions as exclusion, their voyeuristic implications are undeniably tempting. Perspective shifts, color mutates and lighting and focus, seemingly self-aware, further heighten disorientation, provoking a deeper examination of the spaces depicted.

Within the confines of the image, the observer becomes both servant and master; contributing to meaning and narrative. By using the photograph as an extension of the imagination, I provide a framework in which the viewer can operate, supplying his or her own particular narrative to my suggestive imagery.

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
—Marcel Proust