THE LIFE AND WORK OF WYNN BULLOCK – A NEW ONLINE VIDEO
Last year, Brett Abbott at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, invited Chris Johnson, tenured professor of art and photography at the California College of the Arts, to deliver the opening talk for the Museum's landmark retrospective Wynn Bullock: Revelations.
After the presentation, many people new to Bullock photography shared how inspired they were by what they had learned through Chris. Even long-time admirers of Wynn's work expressed how meaningfully Chris had deepened their understanding and appreciation of Wynn's legacy. The feedback we received was so overwhelmingly positive that we knew we needed to share the presentation more widely.
Partnering Chris with our wonderful webmaster David Gordon, we now have a new online video of this very special presentation. You may access here it.
CURRENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
THE LIVES OF PICTURES: FORTY YEARS OF COLLECTING AT THE CENTER FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
This exhibition commemorates CCP's fortieth year with a selection of objects from its extensive collections. Featuring a wide range of works, including some of CCP's most treasured items, the show brings together photographs and their related stories, including those told by curators, archivists, and other key figures from the Center's past and present.
Wynn's photograph Woman on Dunes, 1972, is included in the show which opened October 10 and will run through May 13, 2016. It, along with four additional images of Wynn's, appeared in a televised feature that aired October 18 on Arizona Public Media (AZPM).
FLOWERS, FRUIT, BOOKS, BONES – STILL LIFE FROM THE CENTER FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY
Phoenix Art Museum, AZ
Hosted by the Phoenix Art Museum, this exhibition will draw on CCP's rich resources to explore photography's contributions to the genre of still life.
On view from December 5 to May 15, 2016, in the Doris and John Norton Gallery, the show will include a one-of-a-kind Carbro color print that Wynn made for a class assignment while he was a student at Art Center School in Los Angeles. As far as we know, his time at Art Center (1938-40) was the only opportunity he had to work with that particular printing process.
DEMOCRACY OF IMAGERY
Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, New York
Colin Westerbeck is the author of a book being prepared for publication under the imprint of Steidl/Howard Greenberg Library. Due to be released next spring, Democracy of Imagery will explore 100 images that Colin considers either underappreciated work by great photographers or great work by underappreciated photographers.
Colin's selection was made from the many thousands of prints in the inventory of the Howard Greenberg Gallery and each image was chosen for its individuality rather than its similarity to or compatibility with other images.
Among those images being showcased is Wynn's Del Monte Forest, 1956. All the photographs reproduced in the book will be included in an exhibition hosted concurrently with the book's release.