Posts Tagged ‘Light Work’

Street gaze (part 41)

Friday, October 3rd, 2014
Urban Video Project screened Western Union: Small Boats by Issac Julien in Everson Plaza

The Urban Video Project screened Issac Julien's Western Union: Small Boats at Everson Plaza.

Night at the Museum (plaza)

Saturday, August 30th, 2014
Urban Video Project (Everson Museum Plaza)

Urban Video Project (Everson Museum Plaza)

Urban Cinematheque is a collaboration between Light Work, Syracuse University, the Connective Corridor and the Everson Museum. This year’s film was “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

Artistic Collaboration at Urban Cinematheque 2014

Artistic collaboration at Urban Cinematheque 2014

Throwback Thursday: Legends

Thursday, September 26th, 2013
Xenia Belcher, Jesse Dowdell with Carrie Mae Weems at the Everson Museum about 10 years ago.

Xenia Belcher, Jesse Dowdell with Carrie Mae Weems at the Everson Museum about 10 years ago.

A few days ago it was announced that bi-urban (Syracuse and Brooklyn) photographer/artist/filmmaker/legend Carrie Mae Weems was a recipient of the 2013 MacArthur Fellowship.  Her work will also be on display for the 40th anniversary of Light Work Gallery in Syracuse. The Light Work reception is later today.

A Syracuse Original

Friday, November 14th, 2008

 Marjory Wilkins

Photographer Marjory Wilkins shows us that aging gracefully can become a work of art. She has spent most of her life documenting life here in Syracuse. Her gallery show (curated by historian Nancy Keefe Rhodes) opened last night at Light Work.

The show was attended by family members, friends, artists and members of the photographic community. I spoke with her brother Raymond Werts and he said he and Ms. Wilkins playfully argued over the date of a photo in which he appeared.  Mr. Werts also pointed out that in one of the photographs (cir. 1940s) there were new cars that cost around 400 dollars.

Ms. Wilkins’ work reminds me a lot of the photo-documentation done by Pittsburgh’s Teenie Harris.

We photographers can learn from her vision and her work, but we could learn more from her giving spirit.