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The Eye of Photography Praises John Reuter's Latest Exhibition

From L'Oeil de la Photographie:

"John Reuter’s mixed media images abstract the environments and subjects contained within each frame to such a degree that they could be interpreted as surrealist paintings. Pushed aside are notions of photography as a medium of truth and reality.

Reuter explains how his process began; “In the fall of 1975 I entered the MA program at the University of Iowa to study with John Schulze.  My work then was primarily experimental black and white processes from solarization to reticulation and composite printing.  My influences were experimental photographers such as Man Ray, Todd Walker, Herbert Bayer and Jerry Uelsmann.  Equally important were the influences of painters such as Rene Magritte, Max Ernst and Francis Bacon.  At a studio shoot arranged by the students I brought the SX-70 camera in addition to my 35 mm equipment.  A fellow grad student, Rick Valencenti also had an SX-70 camera and told me about a stripping technique he was using to take apart his images, remove some of the emulsion and replace it with paint or collage elements.  That to me was a revelation and I quickly abandoned my surface manipulated SX-70s in favor of what I would refer to as “emulsion stripping”.  In a short time, this became my primary means of image making.  Having combined alternative process photographs with paint for several years prior it was a natural to replace the SX-70 removed sections with acrylic paint, ink drawing and collage elements.  The true beauty of the process is that it was all done from behind, leaving the SX-70 frame intact and from the front it appeared as if it was a normal SX-70 photograph.  For me this was part of the aesthetic, this perfect consumer photographic process generating these surrealist scenes as apparent instant moments.  It fit well with my belief that photography was a mythic medium and that its verisimilitude was an illusion.”

Curator Barbara Hitchcock elaborates on Reuters work;“Shadows and Traces: The Photography of John Reuter” celebrates the artist’s innovative exploration of film technology, photography and painting coupled with his imaginative reinterpretation of people, places and things that have populated the real world. Reuter reinvents the past, stimulates our imagination, and encourages us to enjoy this flight into a familiar, yet somewhat unconventional, alternative universe.

Born in Chicago and raised in California and New York, Reuter went on to receive his Bachelors of art from State University College of New York at Geneseo. He also received his Masters of Arts and Masters of Fine Arts from University of Iowa School of Art and Art History. In 2014 he made a documentary film, ‘Camera Ready: The Polaroid 20×24” project which chronicles the history of the Polaroid. Reuter currently is the director at 20×24 Studio and teaches at Hartford Art School. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions of his work and taught workshops for the International Center of Photography and Palm Beach Photographic Center. Aperture, Henry Horenstein, the International Polaroid Collection of Cambridge, MA, and more have published Reuter.

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2019 Goldfarb Artists Announced

The artists featured in this year's Alexander A. Goldfarb Juried Student Exhibition have been chosen. This year's show opens on January 31, with a reception from 5–7 p.m., and runs through February 22, 2019.

 

Chloe AriolaMaria JohnsonMichaela Ranniello
Abigail BaerSamantha LopezStephanie Saccoccio
Merav DavidKim LyDevon Savino
Sam DayJulia MaherEmma Schroh
Elisa DeelyAlicia MartinDani Sigler
Cristianna DuvallEvelyn MtikaSarah Sparkowski
Jacqueline FlockNaomi Nevo Ben-AriPhilip Thomas
Maxx GianniEthan NewmanJorge Valencia
Rachel HamiltonKristen OrtegaAlexis Winter
Jade Henderson-BerubeSerena PhuYing Ye
Sarah Yorski

Find more information about the Goldfarb exhibition on our events page. We hope you can join us for the opening reception!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caroline Woolard Hosts Discussion Series at Hauser & Wirth

BFAMFAPhD presents Making and Being, a series of conversations that ask: What ways of making and being do we want to experience in art classes? The series places artists and educators in intimate conversation about forms of critique, cooperatives, artist-run spaces, healing, and the death of projects. These conversations about art and pedagogy are co-presented by BFAMFAPhD & Pioneer Works, hosted by Hauser & Wirth, and covered by media partners Eyebeam and Bad at Sports. 

Caroline Woolard, Assistant Professor of Sculpture and one of the founding minds behind BFAMFAPhD, organized the series. Each event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required. For information about the discussions and how to register, visit the gallery site.

graphic of the arts economy by Caroline Woolard

Announcing the 2019 Alumni Forum

Alumni Forum will be held on Thursday, February 14 from 3:30–5 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium. This year we focus on Artist as Activist/Artist in the Community. It will be moderated by HAS Alumna and HASE, Inc. board member Jane Rainwater '75, and include Lauren Moran '12, Social Practice Fellow at Massachusetts College of Art; Aviva Kapust ‘00, The Village of Arts and Humanities in Philadelphia; Constanza Segovia '09, working on deportation issues in Hartford; and Karl Goulet '14, one of the Lauchpad artists at Five Points Art Center.

The unscripted Alumni Forum program has brought back a total of 42 alumni to inspire, inform, and surprise the audience through their insights. These alumni love their careers and have had an impact on their communities. The program began in 2012 as a way to honor and engage our alumni as well as inform our current students about creative careers in the arts.


The program is generously supported by the Hartford Art School Endowment, Inc. Past themes have included:Challenging the Myth of the Starving Artist, (moderated by Robert Calafiore ‘87); My Crazy Path, (moderated by Janice LaMotta ’78); Take This Job and Love It! (moderated by Naomi Lerner Tussin ’77), The Art of Teaching (moderated by Judith McElhone ’88); Design Matters(moderated by Chris Piascik ’05 and MFA ’15), and Artist at Work (moderated by Gene Gort ’78).
 

Following the panel discussion, please join us at the opening reception and scholarship announcements of “Community” an exhibition featuring student work from the region’s community colleges in the Silpe Gallery from 6–8 p.m..

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Alumni Forum will be held on Thursday, February 14 from 3:30–5 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium. This year we focus on Artist as Activist/Artist in the Community. It will be moderated by HAS Alumna and HASE, Inc. board member Jane Rainwater '75, and include Lauren Moran '12, Social Practice Fellow at Massachusetts College of Art; Aviva Kapust ‘00, The Village of Arts and Humanities in Philadelphia; Constanza Segovia '09, working on deportation issues in Hartford; and Karl Goulet '14, one of the Lauchpad artists at Five Points Art Center.

The unscripted Alumni Forum program has brought back a total of 42 alumni to inspire, inform, and surprise the audience through their insights. These alumni love their careers and have had an impact on their communities. The program began in 2012 as a way to honor and engage our alumni as well as inform our current students about creative careers in the arts.


The program is generously supported by the Hartford Art School Endowment, Inc. Past themes have included:Challenging the Myth of the Starving Artist, (moderated by Robert Calafiore ‘87); My Crazy Path, (moderated by Janice LaMotta ’78); Take This Job and Love It! (moderated by Naomi Lerner Tussin ’77), The Art of Teaching (moderated by Judith McElhone ’88); Design Matters(moderated by Chris Piascik ’05 and MFA ’15), and Artist at Work (moderated by Gene Gort ’78).
 

Following the panel discussion, please join us at the opening reception and scholarship announcements of “Community” an exhibition featuring student work from the region’s community colleges in the Silpe Gallery from 6–8 p.m..