Steel Stillman

Steel Stillman featured in Osmos Magazine

Faculty member and contemporary artist, Steel Stillman will be featured in the Summer 2018 issue of Osmos Magazine with his writing "6 Photographs". Featuring a radical blend of arresting images, print quality, and distinctive design, Osmos magazine is the most recognized publication in the market fostering contemporary perspectives in photography as the medium crossing all creative industries and practices--art, design, fashion and propaganda, aiming at the core of our imagination.

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This issue will also feautre Marilyn Minter, artist Jill Magid on her ongoing engagement with the work of Alexander Calder, an essay by contributing editor Tom McDonough on Anne Collier, Drew Sawyer on Elle Pérez, Russian Ghanaian photographer Liz Johnson Artur's "beautiful moments of everyday black life around the world" and Dale Harding's murals created using a stencil technique practiced by the artist's ancestors: the Bidjara, Ghungalu and Garingbal peoples of Central Queensland, Australia

Steel Stillman in exhibition 'Defamiliarization' at Studio 10

Opening May 18th, 2018, 'Defamiliarization' at Studio 10 will feature the works of Gary Stephan, Susan Wides and faculty member and artist Steel Stillman.

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Steel Stillman was born in New York City in 1955. Recent New York group exhibitions include Foundation Barbin Presents Sort Of at Kai Matsumiya Gallery, and Cuts Noon Light at Brian Morris Gallery. In 2014, he had solo exhibitions at Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, and Show Room, Brooklyn. He is also a writer and a contributing editor at Art in America.

image courtesy of Studio 10

image courtesy of Studio 10

Steel Stillman featured in exhibition at Marquee Projects

MARQUEE PROJECTS is pleased to announce By the Sea, an exhibition of photography organized by Mikael Levin who presents his work alongside that of Vera Lutter, James Welling and faculty member Steel Stillman. The show will run April 28 through May 20, 2018; with an opening reception on Friday April 28th from 5-7 pm.

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The works all have the seaside in common but each in the artist’s own way treats photography’s relation to memory and time. Encompassing a variety of approaches – analog and digital, black & white and color, and still and moving images – the selection addresses the ever-evolving nature of the photographic method, as well as of our understanding of how it is used and interpreted.

For more information on gallery hours and to plan your visit, please click here.

images from Enlargements I (2016) courtesy of Steel Stillman

images from Enlargements I (2016) courtesy of Steel Stillman

Steel Stillman’s Enlargements series are blow-ups of photographs which the artist has been taking since the 1970s, using pocket-sized cameras to address scenes of intimate, everyday life. They are scanned from original drugstore prints for the most part, then cropped, enlarged, and printed over the last two years. Stillman’s Enlargements manifest a coherence that time and distance have only enhanced. The pictures in By the Sea are all digital pigment prints taken at, or close to, the ocean’s edge.

Steel Stillman and Lucas Blalock in conversation

Presented by Dear Dave Magazine, faculty members and artists, Lucas Blalock and Steel Stillman will be in conversation on Thursday March 29th discussing Blalock’s work, his current exhibition at Galerie Eva Presenhuber in Zurich, and the evolution of his distinctive style, which reimagines what photography can be in the 21st century. The event is free and open to the public. For more details, please click here.

The Occupants (2016) by Lucas Blalock. 

The Occupants (2016) by Lucas Blalock. 

Lucas Blalock makes darkly comic photographs that probe discomfiting corners of the psyche, while thumbing his nose at staid photographic norms. His pictures are purposely awkward, ham-fisted, and jury-rigged, constructed with cutting-edge imaging software that normally fades into the background of slick post-processed advertising, but which he thrusts center stage. Anyone with a rudimentary working knowledge of Photoshop can understand the methods Blalock employs--a jittery fuzz of clone stamping here, an irregular bit of masking there. He has no tricks up his sleeves. But this feeling that we can see the gears of the image turning is precisely Blalock's goal. His upcoming solo exhibition takes its title: "Ketchup as a Vegetable", from the swirl of controversy stirred up by a proposed piece of Reagan-era legislation that sought to cut spending on lunches in public schools in the United States.

"Interiors," 1997-2003

"Interiors," 1997-2003

Steel Stillman has been a photographer since the late 1970s, recording scenes of often intimate, everyday 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. Stillman was born in New York City in 1955. Recent New York group exhibitions include Foundation Barbin Presents Sort Of at Kai Matsumiya Gallery, and Cuts Noon Light at Brian Morris Gallery. In 2014, he had solo exhibitions at Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, and Show Room, Brooklyn. He is also a writer and a contributing editor at Art in America.

Steel Stillman at Kunstverein Langenhagen and Interview with Leigh Ledare

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Faculty member and fine artist, Steel Stillman will be featured in the exhibition aroundabout Jack Jaeger at Kunstverein Langenhagen in Germany. In this exhibition, Jaeger’s work forms the core of the presentation, to which works of a number of equal-minded artists are added as ‘conversation partners’, among them Anne Collier, Wjm Kok, Rachel Harrison, Aloïs Godinat, Anne Daem,s B. Wurtz, Michaela Meise and Wolfgang Tillmans.

The exhibition will run through Febbruary 11th, 2018. For more details please click here.

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Concurrently, Stillman recently participated in an interview with artist Leigh Ledare about his recent work which is featured in this month's issue of Art in America. For more information and to buy a copy, please click here. 

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Leigh Ledare in Conversation with Steel Stillman

Dear Dave magazine, presents artist Leigh Ledare in conversation with artist, writer and faculty member Steel Stillman, discussing Ledare’s current solo exhibition, The Plot—Ruttenberg Contemporary Photography Series at The Art Institute of Chicago and the complex interpersonal dynamics that are at the heart of his work.

The dialogue will take place Thursday October 5th, 2017 at 7pm at the SVA Theatre located at 333 West 23rd Street in New York. The event is free and open to the public.

For more details, please click here. 

Image courtesy of Leigh Ledare.

Image courtesy of Leigh Ledare.

Leigh Ledare, 'Double Bind (Dyptich #15/25),' 2010. (Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash)

Leigh Ledare, 'Double Bind (Dyptich #15/25),' 2010. (Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash)

Leigh Ledare pushes social systems to lay bare their underlying structures. His fundamentally collaborative photographic projects and films rely on the enactment of complex social situations and interpersonal dynamics that play out with and before the camera. Currently the subject of a solo exhibition at The Art Institute of Chicago which runs through January 1, 2018, Ledare’s exhibitions and projects have been exhibited extensively in the US and abroad. His publications include: Double Bind Conversations with Rhea Anastas (A.R.T. Press, 2015), Ana and Carl and some other couples (Andrew Roth, 2014), a collaboration with Nicolás Guagnini, Leigh Ledare, et al. (Mousse Publishing, 2012), edited by Elena Filipovic; Double Bind (MFC-michèle didier, 2012); and Pretend You’re Actually Alive (PPP Editions and Andrew Roth, 2008).