The Center for Integrative Photographic Studies is pleased to announce the upcoming inaugural show Photographic Occurrences, in person at Maxwell Hall in the newly renovated Gayle Klarch Cook Center for Public Arts and Humanities at Indiana University. The exhibition is co-curated by James Nakagawa, Ruth N. Halls Distinguished Professor of Photography and Director of the Center and IU School of Art, Architecture and Design Lecturer of Photography, David Ondrik.
February 5, 2021 - March 12, 2021
The exhibition is accompanied by an 87 page catalogue designed by Sarah Edmands Martin, featuring essays by IUB Arts and Humanities Council Director Edward P. Comentale and Eskenazi Museum of Art Assistant Curator of Photography Lauren Richman.
In March 2020, CIPS was prepared to host Japanese daguerreotypist Takashi Arai, when it became necessary to cancel his visit due to the spread of COVID-19. This initial cancellation prompted CIPS director James Nakagawa’s desire to plan an exhibition to display Arai’s work, alongside a retrospective display of the Indiana University Photography Department’s own Henry Holmes Smith’s legacy of fine art work beginning in the 1940s.
Smith was the co-founder of the Society for Photographic Education, as well as the founder of one of the first graduate programs for photographic study. Works on display represent twenty three contemporary and historically significant photographers working in material exploration directly influenced by Smith’s legacy of experimentation with antique photographic processes. From direct students of Henry Holmes Smith such as Jerry Uelsmann and Betty Hahn to current IU SOAAD faculty and recent IU MFA alumni, a breadth of physical manifestations of photographic processes invite the viewer to feel these works with their eyes.
Join us on February 5th at 5pm on Facebook Live for the virtual opening
Image: Sarah E. Martin
Environmental and Social Change Along the Monon, 1847-2020
February 09, 2021 - March 12, 2021
The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University is pleased to present Hoosier Lifelines: Environmental and Social Change Along the Monon, 1847-2020, an artistic and historical exploration of Indiana’s changing environment along the remains of the historic Monon Railroad, from the Ohio River’s banks to Lake Michigan’s dunes.
The Monon’s centrality to Indiana’s social and economic life was captured by the company’s mid-twentieth century nickname: the “Hoosier Lifeline.” Today, its trains gone and its tracks largely deserted, the Monon’s path serves as the foundation on which to build a new understanding of the interplay of landscapes, ecosystems, and communities across time and space.
This exhibition features works by IU Photography alum Richard Koening, as well as the Grunwald Gallery Director Betsy Stirratt. Stirratt’s work is also included in Photographic Occurrences.
Image: Abandoned Tower—La Crosse, Indiana, 2020, 20" x 30", Pigment Print Richard Koenig
College Arts and Humanities Institute: Meet the Author Osamu James Nakagawa and David Ondrik
Thursday, February 11, 2021
4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M on Facebook Live
Osamu James Nakagawa will give a lecture titled “Beyond Photography,” followed by a discussion with guest David Ondrik. The talk will present work completed since his 2009-10 Guggenheim fellowship project, Gama Caves, in Okinawa. Nakagawa will discuss the development of his artistic concerns and the nature of experimental work, which combines both digital and analog photographic processes. Additionally, he and Professor Ondrik will discuss the exhibition they co-curated, Photographic Occurrences, which will open at the newly-renovated Cook Center at Maxwell Hall opening February 2021.