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This event is open to photographers and artists who use photography amongst other media in their work. The intention of the session is to create dialogue and openness between artistic peers in a relaxed environment. It is hoped the session will foster networking and continued peer support and provide the opportunity to engage with artists Amy and Tim. Attendees are asked to come prepared with a short presentation on their practice and on future projects they would like to develop.
Amy Stevens will present and discuss the concepts surrounding her work. She will also chat about what it is like to have a long-term photographic project and the process involved in constructing photographic imagery. In addition, Amy will discuss and present some newer work veering off into the realm of installation, followed by a discussion from the participating artists regarding her work.
Tim Portlock will discuss his current work in which he makes inkjet prints based on the empty architecture around his home in Philadelphia using 3D special effects and computer game making software. Then each participant will present their work, using the session to discuss issues and questions they have with their work. All participants will ask the presenting artist questions and make some suggestions on how to solve issues within their peer's work.
Amy Stevens holds a BFA in Studio Art/ Photography, and a certificate in Women’s Studies from Arizona State University and an MFA in Photography from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Stevens has participated in both group and solo shows in major US cities as well as Canada, Ireland and China. Stevens has notably shown in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Delaware Art Museum, Photo LA, Photographic Center Northwest, Philadelphia International Airport, The Center for Photography at Woodstock and Jen Bekman Gallery in New York. Amy’s work is part of the permanent photography collection at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Indie Photobook Library, numerous corporate collections and The Beaverbrook Art Gallery in New Brunswick, Canada. Amy is curator of Adapt, which is an international exchange exhibition at Broadstone Gallery as part of the Open Programme for PhotoIreland Festival 2012. Amy currently lives in Reading, Pennsylvania where she is a resident artist at Goggleworks Center for the Arts and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Albright College and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online. www.amystevensart.com/
Amy’s long-term photographic project, Confections, explores issues of desire, the quest for perfection, humor and a little feminist rebellion surrounding the domestic do-it-yourself phenomenon in contemporary popular culture.
Tim Portlock was born in Chicago, which inspired his lifelong interest in the dialogue between place and the formation of identity. While holding two degrees in painting (BFA, painting, Kansas City Art institute and MFA, Studio Art, University of Chicago) he also has a degree in Electronic Visualization (MFA, University of Illinois at Chicago). Portlock’s computer generated images present post-industrial cities as subject matter using the conventions of 19th century American landscape painting. He has exhibited in France, the UK, Poland, Argentina, Austria and Japan as well as other countries in Europe, North America. Portlock is a recipient of 2011 Pew Fellowship in the Arts. www.timportlock.net/
This event was developed with artist Angie Duignan and with support from Broadstone Studios. It coincides with the Adapt exhibition 19 Jul - 4 Aug 2012, curated by Philadelphia based curator and artist Amy Stevens. Adapt features the work of 7 US Artists at Broadstone Studios. Amy got to know artist, Angie Duignan, in the summer of 2010 while participating in the art@work residency programme in Co. Roscommon. Adapt is the second of two exchange exhibitions. The first titled Interchanges (Apr - May 2012) was curated by Angie Duignan in Philadelphia and featured the work of 8 Irish Artists at The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CEVA), Philadelphia. The idea for these exchange exhibitions was forged by Amy and Angie's friendship and a desire for an international collaboration.
Adapt is included in the OPEN Programme for PhotoIreland Festival which takes place 1-31 July 2012. Following this event we'd like to invite a wider audience to hear Amy and Tim talk about their work and discuss how these exchange exhibitions developed. For further information click here.