1. "If something looks wrong there is probably something wrong."

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    River Valley—from Transfigurations (32”x40” Gelatin Silver Print)

    Bucky Miller in Conversation with Photographer Michael Lundgren

    In Michael Lundgren’s kitchen there is something called the cabinet of death. It houses mostly artifacts that the photographer collects in the deserts of the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico, but among the expected seed pods, mammal skulls, and dried-out lizards are some dusty, mysterious bits of technological evidence. The most memorable of these is a half-melted and charred orange pill bottle that has fused to the digital camera memory card it contained, creating a reliquary for something unknowable but entirely relatable.

    The cabinet is a reasonable parallel to Lundgren’s picture-making. His first book, Transfigurations (Radius, 2008) was akin to a Sonoran landscape survey performed by a magical realist. The work he’s made since, which he calls Matter, is a bit different. The landscape has remained the same, but Mike’s relationship to it has evolved.  A selection of those pictures are on view at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco as part of the exhibition Where There’s Smoke from July 10—August 23. On a recent and unexpected drive through the Arizona desert Mike and I started talking about the shift in his picture making and I started recording.

    —Bucky Miller

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    Untitled—from Transfigurations (20” x 24” Gelatin Silver Print)

    I. LOOK AT IT

    THE BELIEVER: Your first book really was entrenched in the history of landscape photography, and I think the new work is less tied to the generation of photographers who influenced you. It deals with landscape in a way we aren’t used to seeing.

    MICHAEL LUNDGREN: Exactly. The older work, I’ve been noticing more and more now looking at it, was really my way of digesting history, tracing the path of history in terms of photography in general, and specifically landscape photography. It charts the path of my understanding of my predecessors. It’s much less mine, even though I had thought it was mine at the time.

    The new work has much less precedent, and the precedent is not in landscape photography. Even though it’s connected to the landscape, the precedent is in work that’s maybe only become possible because of the pictures generation.

    BLVR: Like what?

    ML: The idea that photographs come from other places. The idea that a valid art photograph does not just come from the solo artist with a vision, but that one can glean things from contemporary culture, from the vernacular, from advertising. That generation changed the way we see pictures. Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel are probably the largest, most obvious influence.

    BLVR: Evidence.

    ML: Yeah. They are the biggest influence in the known world. In the unknown world, which is where the best work is, other artists are important.

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  3. dallascontemporary:

This Friday night, join #dc for a panel discussion + formal critique for the #StudentNewMedia Art exhibition. #FREE + Open to the Public!! (at Dallas Contemporary)

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    This Friday night, join #dc for a panel discussion + formal critique for the #StudentNewMedia Art exhibition. #FREE + Open to the Public!! (at Dallas Contemporary)

  4. 13 May 2014

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Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel, “Untitled (Wallpaper), 2012 on view at Dallas Contemporary until 10 AUG

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    Julian Schnabel

    Julian Schnabel, “Untitled (Wallpaper), 2012 on view at Dallas Contemporary until 10 AUG

  5. dallascontemporary:

#dc is celebrating two major milestones today!! THANK YOU for 5,000+ Likes on Facebook and 3,000+ followers on Instagram AND here’s to many more #dc photos, videos, links and likes!

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    #dc is celebrating two major milestones today!! THANK YOU for 5,000+ Likes on Facebook and 3,000+ followers on Instagram AND here’s to many more #dc photos, videos, links and likes!

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YOU + ART + DC = #dcplusme! Submit today to join #dc's online community. New work posted every friday!http://goo.gl/0my99Q

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    YOU + ART + DC = #dcplusme! Submit today to join #dc's online community. New work posted every friday!http://goo.gl/0my99Q

  7. jrartist:

The French National Library just became my largest printer :) #insideoutproject

    jrartist:

    The French National Library just became my largest printer :) #insideoutproject

  8. dallascontemporary:

#tbt to this intense portrait (taken by Matt Hawthorne) of Shepard Fairey in front of his #dc mural back in 2012! (at Dallas Contemporary)

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    #tbt to this intense portrait (taken by Matt Hawthorne) of Shepard Fairey in front of his #dc mural back in 2012! (at Dallas Contemporary)

  9. sfmoma:

SubmissionFriday:
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untitled on Flickr.
Canon A-1, Fujifilm 200

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    SubmissionFriday:

    jromethehuman:

    untitled on Flickr.

    Canon A-1, Fujifilm 200

  10. dallascontemporary:

Rachel Fischer: Full Frontal, mixed media, 2014
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instagram: rachelfischerstudio 

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    Rachel Fischer: Full Frontal, mixed media, 2014

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    instagram: rachelfischerstudio 

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Natalie Sélavy, Oreo Moon Phases, Archival Pigment Print, 2014Natalie Sélavy

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    Natalie Sélavy, Oreo Moon Phases, Archival Pigment Print, 2014

    Natalie Sélavy

  12. dealingwiththehumanform:

    from the series, When we are all rich, Matias Costa
    photograph by Jan Zimmerman

  13. dallascontemporary:

Make #dc a stop during your #DADA art walk today! We are open till 6pm today! (at Dallas Contemporary)

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    Make #dc a stop during your #DADA art walk today! We are open till 6pm today! (at Dallas Contemporary)

  14. arpeggia:

Anneè Olofsson - Unfamiliar, 2001
See more Anneè Olofsson posts here.

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    Anneè Olofsson - Unfamiliar, 2001

    See more Anneè Olofsson posts here.

  15. dallascontemporary:

Jenny Holzer, Art Car, 1999 via this photo gallery.

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    Jenny Holzer, Art Car, 1999 via this photo gallery.