'No Big Heads' juror talks about his artistic career, offers advice

2012-10-24 by

This year’s juror is David Kassan, a realist portrait artist from Brooklyn, N.Y. Well-known for his incredibly detailed life-sized portraits, his work has been featured in dozens of exhibitions around the world. Kassan delivered a free juror’s lecture on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012.

The ‘No Big Heads’ exhibit, a national, juried self-portrait competition of limited size held in the Student Union Gallery at UAA, will be up through Nov. 6.

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David Kassan
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Joel Adams describes his work on display at UAA Student Union Gallery July 18-Aug. 15

2012-07-18 by

After just a year and a half working on photography, UAA sophomore Joel Adams has found a niche photographing local bands and models. Here are excerpts from a conversation with Joel about photography, how to get started, his equipment, his influences and how he’s maximized his opportunities at UAA.

His show at the UAA Student Union Gallery will be available July 18-August 15. The opening reception is July 18 5-7 pm. This conversation was recorded July 16, 2012, with Kathleen McCoy of UAA Advancement.

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Joel Adams Photography
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Artist Michael Conti previews his June 21 Solstice exhibit at the UAA Student Union Gallery

2012-06-19 by

Photographer Michael Conti plans to focus thinking about the winter and summer solstice by creating a camera obscura within the gallery. He’s found a way to represent or mingle the images and sounds of a winter solstice with those of a summer solstice. He’s interviewed here by Kathleen McCoy, recorded June 18, 2012. Parts of his conversation with time frames are listed below.

  • What is a camera obscura (:52)

  • Why Solstice? (5:55)

  • Will you have sound during the show? (10:50)

  • Will the gallery be in the dark? (11:34)

  • The creative process—figuring it out as you go along. Is that comfortable for you? (13:02)

  • The show’s invitational postcard is an eye-catching brilliant yellow and orange sunset. Tell us about that. (15:31)

  • What to think about when you come to the show (19:11)

The exhibit will be up from June 21-July 12. Summer gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Parking is always free in campus parking lots on Fridays. For more information, email the Student Union Gallery at gallery@uaa.alaska.edu.

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Camera obscura, explained
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Michael Conti
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