I am thrilled to be featured on Collier Brown and 21st Editions The Od Review blog!
Here is an excerpt:
“And while I know the best results are usually found in the tension between representation and abstraction, my mind is still pulled toward complete obliteration,” says Doug Fogelson.
Fogelson’s reflections recall for me a line from Wallace Stevens’ “Sunday Morning,” where death “strews the leaves / of sure obliteration on our paths,” and yet, she “makes the willows shiver in the sun / For maidens who were wont to sit and gaze / Upon the grass.”
I’m no maiden, alas—but do I sit and gaze at these photographs as if they were willows shivering in the sun? Yes I do. Yes I did. Yes I will.
I recently attended a weekend retreat gathering in the UK for the followers of Dark Mountain. It was quite an interesting time, read my recap here:
I was happy to be a Rule Breaker and loved the words from Kyohei Abe, who is the Executive Director of the Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography and a cool photographer himself.
Minding Nature Journal
Volume 9, Number 2
I am honored to have one of my images on the cover of the current Minding Nature Journal. Included inside is a lovely essay about my work by Allison Grant along with many other interesting articles pertinent to our times.
I was recently photographed by Chester Alamo Costello for an ongoing project he is doing of Chicago's artists and he also interviewed me for the Comp Magazine, check it here:
Some recent press from the Creative Destruction exhibition at Sasha Wolf Gallery:
SASHA WOLF GALLERY at MIAMI PROJECT BOOTH H9
Return to Oblivion No. 10 © Doug Fogelson. From the series Chemical Alterations.
Sasha Wolf Gallery is excited to be heading back to Miami and this year we're doing two fairs, Miami Project and Art on Paper Miami. Both fairs open Tuesday, December 1st at The Deauville Beach Resort in the heart of Miami Beach. The co-located fairs will build on the resounding success of their previous editions.
"If you can only see one fair, make it Miami Project", said the Miami Herald of Miami Project 2014.
Now celebrating its fourth year as one of the most highly sought out venues for the acquisition of modern and contemporary art, Miami Project 2015 will present fifty top galleries from around the world and include a robust program of special projects installed throughout the grounds of The Deauville. Sasha Wolf gallery will be exhibiting large scale works by Doug Fogelson and Adam Katseff and some new, unique pieces by Caleb Charland.
The Deauville Beach Resort
Collins Ave at 67th St,
Miami Beach, FL
Tuesday December 1, 2015
5:00pm to 10:00pm
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 11:00am to 7:00pm
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 11:00am to 7:00pm
Friday, December 4, 2015 - 11:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 11:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 11:00am to 6:00pm
Exit Eden No. 10© Doug Fogelson. From the series Chemical Alterations.
We are pleased to announce that photographer Doug Fogelson has joined the gallery.
Doug Fogelson studied art and photography at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago. His photographic manipulations are included in notable public and private collections such as The J. Paul Getty Center, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, The Cleveland Clinic, Palm Springs Art Museum and Elmhurst Art Museum. His work has featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions and esteemed galleries and museums since 2004, including The Art Center, Illinois, Chicago Cultural Center, Walker Art Center, Chicago Urban Art Society, Linda Warren Projects, Kasher/Potamkin Gallery, The Arts Club of Chicago, Delta Institute and Museum Belvedere, Netherlands
He has been recognized by publications including Art News, Photo District News, Art Forum, and AfterImage, and has had work included in Harpers, Orion and New York: A Photographer's City (pub. Rizzoli, 2011). Additionally, Doug Fogelson founded Front Forty Press, an award-winning independent fine art publishing company, he has taught in the Photography Department of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and he is on the Board of Directors for Filter Photo Festival. He is an advocate for the fine arts and ecological sustainability, and he is currently based in Chicago.
Fogelson's first exhibition with Sasha Wolf Gallery will be on view from March 2, 2016.
Dirt (California No. 02) © Doug Fogelson. From the Photogram series .
SASHA WOLF GALLERY
70 Orchard Street, LES, New York, NY
212.925.0025 firstname.lastname@example.org sashawolf.com
Tuesday - Saturday, 12 to 6 PM and by appointment
Cover Art for Zelienople's "Show Us The Fire"
I am honored to have provided an image for the cover of Zelienople's most recent album release, titled Show Us The Fire. Have a listen and read more about the band here:
Elmhurst Art Museum Biennial: Chicago Statements
DECEMBER 12, 2015 - FEBRUARY 21, 2016
Chicago artists have something to say. Taking on the role of cultural commentator, facilitator, advocate or activist, many artists in Chicago are actively engaged with their communities and the pressing and often highly-charged social issues of our day. Celebrating this artistic approach, Elmhurst Art Museum’s inaugural Biennial, Chicago Statements, provides nineteen artists with a wide-reaching public platform for their messages, their voices and their revelations that address imbalances of power, access and resources. Through drawings, sculpture, video, photography, text and documentation of public projects, the Biennial intends to raise awareness, encourage discussion and promote the power of individual and collective expression and healing.
Participants include Lise Haller Baggesen, Tom Burtonwood and Holly Holmes, Doug Fogelson, Maria Gaspar, Matthew Hoffman, Jesse Howard, Jenny Kendler, Kirsten Leenaars, Faheem Majeed, Billy McGuinness, Christopher Meerdo, Matt Morris, Cheryl Pope, John Preus, Alison Ruttan, Aram Han Sifuentes, Edra Soto and Amanda Williams. Topics explored by these artists include feminism and motherhood, new technologies, community building, race and power, gun violence, gentrification, poverty, war, environmentalism and immigration, among others.
Elmhurst Art Museum Biennial: Chicago Statements will fill the majority of the Museum’s building and will fittingly present Lise Haller Baggesen’s interactive installation Mothernism (a play on motherhood and modernism) in one wing of the Mies van der Rohe-designed McCormick House. Including a tent, silk banners, an audio component and a disco ball, Mothernism encourages conversations about identity, inclusiveness and art-making. Another participatory work includes Tom Burtonwood and Holly Holmes’ Copy Shop, an installation highlighting 3D scanning and printing and its transformative effect on object design and production. Jesse Howard’s new charcoal and watercolor portraits of African Americans and Kirsten Leenaars’ recent video #thisistomorrow respond to the current climate of violence, disenfranchisement and abuse of power and serve as a call to action to imagine a better future.
A lively roster of weekly public programs will include artist talks, performances, concerts, exhibition tours, a book discussion and unique workshops led by many of the Biennial artists, including Aram Han Sifuentes’ U.S. Citizenship Test Project, aimed at non-citizen immigrants to provide information about the process of gaining American citizenship and to sew samplers. Partnerships with schools and local institutions are also in the works. Elmhurst Art Museum Biennial: Chicago Statements is curated by EAM Chief Curator & Director of Public Programs Staci Boris.
The Safelight Photographic Catalog is now available. High public demand for used analog photographic equipment (along with the boxes of said gear given to me by a friend departing the country, who got it from another photographer that had her father's old darkroom gear) necessitated the creation of this catalog. Divided into three sections of Paper & Film, Processing, and Darkroom the catalog showcases everything you need to do it the old way. Expired chemistry, film, and paper are on display as are the gear- even a few choice negatives found in the archive and one Kodachrome color portrait. Contact me for your copy today!
Designed by Russell Lord (http://optionl.net/)
Please join us for a morning mimosa and brunch at the gallery before you head over to Expo Chicago. Meet Doug Fogelson and Nina Rizzo and see their exhibitions "Broken Cabinet" and "You Are Here" (respectively).
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 20th, 2015, 10:00 AM to12:00 PM
Linda Warren Projects
327 North Aberdeen Street
Chicago, IL 60607
PERFORMANCE/INTERVENTION AT EXPO CHICAGO "Water Works":
Water Works invites a select group of contemporary artists - Doug Fogelson, Jenny Kendler, Meg Leary, Aspen Mays, Linda Tegg, and Alex Wieder - to create ephemeral interventions at EXPO CHICAGO using water as their only resource. The series revolves around Water Light Graffiti, a digital surface that illuminates when touched by water. Created by Paris-based artist Antonin Fourneau, Water Light Graffiti merges the immediacy of street-art with the sophistication of digital technology and the movement of the cinematic screen.
Participating artists will use the surface of Water Light Graffiti as inspiration to showcase their unique perspectives. The resulting Water Works will trigger creative dialogue and encourage viewers to reflect upon the importance of art, technology, and the natural world in contemporary culture.
Curated by Giovanni Aloi and Elizabeth Corr, this special series is sponsored by the Water Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an international nonprofit environmental organization committed to raising awareness about the environment through robust interdisciplinary partnerships.
Doug Fogelson and Alex Weider "Set My Bow"
The rainbow is a much-loved symbol among many cultures. It is a meteorological phenomenon of light refracting/reflecting through water droplets in a spectrum of colors made visible to the naked eye. Fogelson and Wieder reference the rainbow arc and its relationships from the current anthropogenic era of "peak water." Working with the water activated LED lights created by Fourneau, the artists use stencils and gels to create patterns that foster consideration of the ephemeral.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2015 3:00 PM
EXPO Chicago / NAVY PIER
NRDC Booth #104
600 East Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
"Return To Oblivion"- DOUG FOGELSON IN DISCUSSION WITH MOCP CURATOR ALLISON GRANT AT FIELD STUDY:
As a part of the programming for the Field Study Exhibition at David Weinberg Gallery a discussion between Museum of Contemporary Photography curator Allison Grant and Doug Fogelson will address Fogelson's experimental photographic techniques, the intersection of art and ecological concerns/devastation, and his plans for a yearlong residency with Openlands.
Field Study is a selection of photographs and videos that examine the indelible relationship between humans and nature. Co-sponsored byOpenlands to advance a culture of conservation in a variety of urban and regional settings, this group show investigates our current ecological reality. Curated by Katherine Ware and Meg Noe for the 7th AnnualFilter Photo Festival Juried Exhibition.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 18th, 2015 6:00-8:00 PM
David Weinberg Gallery
300 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654