James English Leary
11 / Sep/ 2015
Born in 1982 at Chicago
Lives and works in New York City
Study at BFA, Cooper Union, 2004
James English Leary is a founding member of
"The Bruce High Quality Foundation".
11 / Dec / 2015
Born in 1970 at Pennsylvania
Study at Rhode Island School of Design, 1987
and Ravensbourne College of Design, England
Homatorium is an ongoing series that grew out of two years of travel and research into architecture's light, air and openness movement and a rooted interest in home as asylum and healer.The paintings are a result of splicing and combining photographs taken during site visits to Richard Neutra's VDL Research House (Los Angeles), the Zonnestraal Sanatorium (Netherlands), the Williamsburg Houses (Brooklyn) and vintage images from the Richard Neutra Architectural firm (with thanks to Cal-Poly University's ENV Archives-Special Collections).
15 / Jan / 2016
For centuries, the Congo has compelled and defied the Western imagination. Richard Mosse brings to this subject the use of a discontinued military surveillance technology, a type of color infrared film called Kodak Aerochrome. Originally developed for camouflage detection, this aerial reconnaissance film registers an invisible spectrum of infrared light, rendering the green landscape in vivid hues of lavender, crimson, and hot pink.
Infrared film also found civilian uses among cartographers, agronomists, hydrologists, and archaeologists, to reveal subtle changes in the landscape. In the late 1960s, the medium was appropriated in the cover art of albums by rock musicians like Jimi Hendrix or the Grateful Dead, trickling into the popular imagination as the palette of psychedelic (from the Greek for "soul-manifesting") experience, eventually accumulating a kitsch aesthetic.
6 / May / 2016