Tomorrow (Thur., Sept. 17) I’ll be giving an artist’s talk about the “Tears of Stone” show currently on exhibit at the Dayton Art Institute. The show is up through Sunday, October 4.
Here’s a link with more information about the lecture, which includes a short video of me talking about one of the pieces in the show.
I’ve spent the past few days putting this talk together. In brief, it will include information about the research I did for the project, the technical aspects and challenges of shooting it, and I’ll be reading excerpts from my field notebooks about experiences I had while working on the project. I’m really thankful for the opportunity to do this- it’s been a while since I’ve made a presentation about this work, and it’s nice to get back to it.
“Tears of Stone: World War I Remembered” opened at the Dayton Art Institute today. It is paired with “Call to Duty”, an exhibition of United States war posters from both world wars.
Banner announcing the two shows on the exterior of the Dayton Art Institute
There was a Member’s Opening a few days ago, which was really fun, and which spoke to my appreciation of detail. Below is an example of the table decorations in the reception hall. Please note that this is an ammunition box with shells draped over it!
I had to make a short speech to the assembled masses:
Here are a few pictures of the “Tears” installation:
Thanks again to Laura Fisher (left) and Alex McClay (right), without whom I wouldn’t get half the work done that I do get done:
The Dayton Daily News (DDN) published an article on my upcoming “Tears of Stone” exhibition in last Sunday’s paper. Because the article is only available through subscription on the DDN’s website, I have posted it below. Many thanks to Features reporter Meredith Moss for her insightful and comprehensive writing.