RIFT / FAULT REVIEWED IN SAINT LUCY"S BOOK REPORT #1
Review by Mark Alice Durant
"Belanger’s approach to image-making is informed not only of her understanding of the history of photography, but more urgently, how precarious human life / culture is claiming a bit of territory on the skin of this earth. Plate tectonics, geothermal forces, volcanic activity, and climate change hover just outside, or just below the frame, all of which can and will make human claims of dominance and control, a sad boast. In Belanger’s vision, humans seem to occupy slivers of the planet, living out their lives in tentative and temporary settlements, holding their collective breath hoping that today at least will be spared inevitable cataclysm"
DOCUMENTING THE UNSEEN FORCES OF TECTONIC PLATES
Review by Meg Miller/ FAST CO DESIGN
"That these lovely, tranquil, and muted photos conjure up thoughts of natural disaster at all is a testament to Belanger’s skill as a landscape photographer. "
WOMEN IN COLOUR
August 19 - September 2017
RUBBER FACTORY is pleased to present a group exhibition exploring the pioneering role of women in the use of color in photography. Women in Colour, the British spelling, advances fresh, new scholarship through a distinct and separate category; color, tracing its origins to gender-specificity. Color orbits an artist’s universe; color theory (RGB=YMC) is photography’s planet. The British Victorian, Anna Atkins (1799-1871) was the first woman photographer, albeit camera-less, and the first in color, through the cyanotype method (1842) taught to her by Sir John Herschel. Pioneering his method with Talbot’s photogram (non-color), Atkins created images in Prussian blue that included her handwriting, thus introducing text and image; she also made the first photo-book (1843). These seminal moments in photographic history suggest an innovative use of color by women within the medium which continues today.
Why do women choose color? Color is technically challenging and expensive, does this fact underscore female power, financial autonomy, breaking taboos of physical strength, visual intelligence and the “woman artist” stereotypes in art, science, and chemistry? What was photography’s role in this? With the recent discovery of tetrachromacy, stating that women with this gene can discern color better than men, who have a higher rate of color-blindness, the hypothesis gains ground. It states the singular recognition of women practitioners, whose historical and contemporary collective contributions in color photography remain under-exposed.
Artists included in the group exhibition:
Amanda Means, Carrie Mae Weems, Cindy Sherman, Ellen Carey, Elinor Carucci, Jan Groover, Liz Nielsen, Laurie Simmons, Patty Carroll, Meghann Riepenhoff, Merry Alpern, Marion Belanger, Moira McDonald, Penelope Umbrico, Renee Cox, Susan Derges, Whitney Hubbs
HYPOALLERGENIC REVIEW OF RIFT / FAULT
BY ALLISON MEIER
PHOTO EYE REVIEW OF RIFT / FAULT
by Adam Bell
BROAD STRIPES AND BRIGHT STARS
Ely Center of Contemporary Art
New Haven, CT
JUNE 29 - AUGUST 12
A group show curated by Dave Coon and Aicha Woods
The Birthday Club Project website has been launched!
Since meeting at the Yale MFA program in the late 1980’s, the photographers Marion Belanger, Mary Berridge, Ann Burke Daly, Laura Letinsky, Tanya Marcuse, and Jennette Williams have been getting together to critique work in progress, celebrate milestone birthdays, and give photographs as presents.
Exhibition of 8 photographs from River
Five Points Gallery
33 Main Street
May 11- June 1
Converging to a Center: Photographs from the Collection of Andrew Szegedy-Maszak and Elizabeth Bobrick
Davison Art Gallery
301 High Street
March 31 - May 28
This amazing exhibition includes photographs from Robert Adams, Joe deal, Marion Belanger, Jem Southam, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Sasha Rudensky, Jem Southam, and George Georgiou among others.
Honoree, The 2016 Shpilman International Prize for Excellence in Photography Awarded by the Israeli Museum, Jerusalem, the Prize was dedicated this year to issues of locality, of the relation between the work of art and its affiliation with certain geography.
Marion Belanger Lectures on
Rift / Fault, published by Radius Books.
Sponsored by the College of the Environment, Wesleyan University.
November 28, 2016 4:30 Downey House, Room 113
Solo Exhibition / Passing Moments
REAL ART WAYS
November 17, 2016 - February 17, 2017
Curated by David Borwaski
Exhibition Supported by the Connecticut Commission on the Arts Grant