INFOCUS Calendar of Events

NOV 17

PhotoBid Image Copyright
November 17, 2016

6:00PM - 9:00PM
Phoenix Art Museum
Great Hall

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Preview Exhibition
October 26 - November 16
Norton Gallery

PhotoBid 2016 Gala Art Auction

Early Bird Tickets Now Available!

Join fellow art lovers and collectors for this exciting annual fundraiser, now in its eighth year. Whether you are a seasoned collector or just starting out, INFOCUS Photobid is a fun, welcoming event where you can mingle with people who share a passion for photography and bring home an original work of art – all to benefit INFOCUS and the photography programs at Phoenix Art Museum and in our community.

Organized by INFOCUS, and curated by Dr. Rebecca Senf, PhotoBid will offer both silent and live auction components, featuring more than 50 signed limited-edition photographic prints and books by acclaimed photographers throughout Arizona and the United States. Guests will also enjoy a raffle, door prizes, music, hors d'oeuvres and a well-stocked bar.

Get discounted Early Bird tickets for only $39 now through September 16. Advance ticket price will be $49 from September 17 through November 16, $60 at the door. Read more.

Image © Jesse Tallman 2015

MAY 28 ~
OCT 16

David Taylor: Here and Abroad
May 28 - October 16, 2016

Phoenix Art Museum
Norton Family Photography Gallery

David Taylor: Here and Abroad

During a period of rapid change along the US-Mexico border in 2007, Arizona-based artist David Taylor began photographing the 276 monuments that delineate the border between Mexico and the United States, documenting each of the obelisks installed by the International Boundary Commission following the Mexican/American War.

In the process of his work, and as tensions in the area grew and the zone became increasingly politicized, Taylor became familiar with the region and undertook an extensive survey, one that rigorously engages the documentation conducted by Boundary Commission photographer D.R. Payne between 1891 and 1895. David Taylor: Here and Abroad includes the full portfolio of monument photographs, installed in numerical order, to form a grid. The exhibition also features recent photographs that complement and expand upon the artist’s documentation of the monuments. Primarily made in Tijuana, these additional photographs, a combination of expansive landscape views and images of people and interiors, are meant to reveal a space that is simultaneously foreign and familiar, much like the border itself.

Read more about David Taylor

Border Monument image © David Taylor.

AUG 20 ~
NOV 26

Karl Blossfeldt Blumenbachia hieronymi.
August 20 - November 26, 2016

Center for Creative Photography
Tucson

Flowers, Fruit, Books, Bones

If you missed Flowers, Fruit, Books, Bones: Still Life from the Center for Creative Photography while it was at Phoenix Art Museum this spring, it will reopen at the CCP this summer. While many of these 60 still life photographs were conceived for a range of purposes outside of fine art, from advertising images to teaching aids, all make full use of photography’s ability to render rich detail. To deepen the experience, the photographs are paired with short pieces of text – both poetry and prose – that invite visitors into a space of contemplation.

Karl Blossfeldt, Blumenbachia hieronymi. Geschlossene Samenkapsel, 18mal vergrössert, 1900. Collection Center for Creative Photography.

 

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