INFOCUS Calendar of Events

DEC 6

Curator Tour: The Logic of the Copy
December 6, 2017

6:30 - 7:30PM
Phoenix Art Museum
Norton Photography Gallery

Free with RSVP

Curator Tour: The Logic of the Copy
Four Decades of Photography in Print

with exhibition curator Andrew Kensett

Join curator Andrew Kensett for a tour of the Norton Photography Gallery exhibition The Logic of the Copy: Four Decades of Photography in Print, which surveys the intersections of photography and printmaking from 1960 through the turn of the twenty-first century. Featuring prints and artist’s books by artists as diverse as Tacita Dean, Robert Heinecken, and Robert Rauschenberg. Read more and RSVP here.

Tacita Dean, The Russian Ending, 2001 © Tacita Dean, courtesy Frith Street Gallery, London and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris. Photo: Ken Howie © Phoenix Art Museum

JAN 10

Viewer’s Choice Award
January 10, 2018

6:30 - 8:30PM
Phoenix Art Museum
Singer Hall

Tickets $5, Free for members
Registration

Viewer’s Choice Award

Each year during the INFOCUS Members’ Exhibition, the viewing public votes on which exhibited work will receive the Viewer’s Choice Award. The winner of that award is given the opportunity to show and discuss their body of work in greater detail.

The 2017 VCA was awarded to Katharine P. Britt and she will be the main speaker of the evening. In addition, James Larson, who received the next highest number of votes, will also show and discuss his body of work. At this event, details for the 2018 INFOCUS Members’ Exhibition will be announced.

Burmese Woman Smoking a Cerut. Burma. February, 1998. © Katharine P. Britt, M.F.A.

FEB 7

The Ten Most Exciting Photographers I Learned About Last Year - Kathy Ryan
February 7, 2018

7:00PM
Phoenix Art Museum
Whiteman Hall

The Ten Most Exciting Photographers I Learned About Last Year

Featuring selections from Kathy Ryan

Every year, INFOCUS invites a prominent person in the photography field to discuss and show work by the ten most exciting photographers they’ve learned about that year. Save the date now to hear our speaker for 2018, Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography for The New York Times Magazine. Ms. Ryan is also the author of Office Romance: Photographs from Inside the New York Times Building, described as a love song to her office life. Read more about Ms. Ryan here and on time.com.

FEB 10

Portfolio Workshop 2018
February 7, 2018

9:00AM - 4:45PM
Phoenix Art Museum
Singer Hall

INFOCUS Portfolio Workshop 2018

A signature annual INFOCUS event, the one-day Portfolio Workshop includes a morning presentation and discussion for the general public, followed by an afternoon session for registered photographers. Experts in the photography community will review and critique participants’ portfolios. Watch for registration details in January.

DEC 2 ~
APR 22

Logic of the Copy
December 2, 2017 – April 22, 2018

Phoenix Art Museum
Norton Gallery

The Logic of the Copy

Four Decades of Photography in Print

Even before screens, photographs were everywhere. When photomechanical printing—reproducing a photograph cheaply with printmaking techniques that use a printing press and ink—took off in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, photography’s visibility expanded hugely. Photographic imagery made its way into books, newspapers, and magazines, onto posters and billboards and stamps and postcards. Photography, specifically photography in print, quickly became the dominant form of visual communication. The Logic of the Copy will bring together the work of artists working with photographs in print, beginning in 1960 and ending at the turn of the 21st century when the widespread adoption of digital means of producing and sharing images transformed photography.

Read more.

Image: Andy Warhol, Sunset, 1972. Screenprint. Collection Center for Creative Photography © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

 

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