Sunday, May 1 at 6:30 pm for Artists Lectures NYC forty-sixth installment of the series featuring Sarah Bednarek and Steel Stillman.
276 Greenpoint Avenue (b/w Newell & Jewel Streets) Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 11222 Christopher & Zoe's studio on the third floor
Steel Stillman has been a photographer since the late 1970s, recording scenes of everyday, often intimate life with small pocket cameras. The resulting images, typically printed as snapshots at one-hour photo labs, have been the starting point for nearly a dozen bodies of work. Among them is the ongoing Incidents series, in which photographs of interiors, landscapes, and other subjects are overlaid with hand-drawn black shapes that simultaneously redact and rewrite the circumstances they represent. Recently, Stillman began work on a new series, Enlargements, in which digital scans of closely cropped but otherwise un-manipulated snapshot prints are blown up to as much as 5 x 6 feet. Each Enlargement records two things – a moment of the past and its contemporaneous documentation – and regards them together from a distance measured in years.