Posts Tagged ‘travel photography’

Mark Orton Demonstrates Foot Fault In Bantam CT

Posted in photography on August 12th, 2010 by karendavis – Comments Off on Mark Orton Demonstrates Foot Fault In Bantam CT

Mark and I visited our friends the Keeler-Meyersons in their camp in Bantam CT.  He and Betsy teamed up against Kathy and Emmet and played two sets of doubles which ended in a tie.  Below Mark demonstrates the foot fault.  (This was my first outing using a Holga lens on my digital SLR.)

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Posted in on May 30th, 2010 by karendavis – Be the first to comment

Art in the Service of Society

rock and roll hall of fame restroomAt the end of the last century, MoMA mounted a major exhibition, “The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect,” which commented on nearly every aspect of museums and the art industry. “For Patrons Only” contributes to this body of work. Here I invite the viewer to meditate on both museums and artistic movements by considering an overlooked but critical space in every museum – the restroom.  Simultaneously hidden and open to the public, one will find the mundane, the predictable, the surprising, the overlooked, the critical.I have been adding photographs to this series for over fifteen years.  Started on a whim, my first challenge has always been to make an interesting image. Limited by palette and a reduced number of elements, I look for something that may connect to the larger institution, or comment on it.  The photographs have also become part of my visual memoir, tracking my movement through the art world over the years.

MASS MoCA Restrooms a Postcard Portfolio” on sale at museum shop, Hardware, & Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson NY. Prints exhibited at MASS MoCA between Men’s Room & Ladies’ Room
MASS MoCA Restrooms Postcard Portfolio by Karen Davis

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Classics and Recent Work

New York Public Library 5th&42nd

New York Public Library 5th&42nd

National Building Museum, Washington DC

National Building Museum, Washington DC

Tate Modern, London UK

Tate Modern, London UK

National Portrait Gallery, London UK

National Portrait Gallery, London UK

 

Southside Gallery, Oxford MS

Southside Gallery, Oxford MS

The Louvre, Paris FR

The Louvre, Paris FR

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland OH

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland OH

Guggenheim, NYC

Guggenheim, NYC

 

 

 

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Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Museum of Arts and Design, NYC © Karen Davis

Museum of Arts & Design, New York NY

 

 

 

Williams College Museum of Art © Karen Davis

Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown MA

New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe © Karen Davis

New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe

Yale Center for British Art, New Haven CT © Karen Davis

Yale Center for British Art, New Haven CT

Addison Gallery of American Art, No.Andover MA © Karen Davis

Addison Gallery of American Art, No.Andover MA

National Gallery of Art - East Building, Washington DC © Karen Davis

National Gallery of Art – East Building, Washington DC

New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans LA © Karen Davis

New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans LA

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Houston TX © Karen Davis

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston – Houston TX

The Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin TX © Karen Davis

The Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin TX

Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga TN © Karen Davis

Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga TN

 

 

 

In Vietnam

Posted in on March 6th, 2009 by karendavis – Be the first to comment

About the photographs

In December 1999, I traveled to Vietnam. My guide and companion was my son, Jonathan, a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin.  After he received his Ph.D., Jonathan married Nan and moved to Singapore, then Hong Kong as a university professor. Jesse was born in Spring, 2008.  In December 2008, my husband, Mark and I traveled to Hong Kong then we all headed to Hanoi where Jonathan introduced his friends to baby Jesse.

About the presentations

I have been experimenting with various software options for presenting my images on the web and am using this section about visits to Vietnam to illustrate some of approaches I could take.

  • a) Vietnam 1999 and b) Hanoi 2008 represent the linear presentation that can include a narrative.
  • Hanoi SV is Simple Viewer Gallery
  • Hanoi nexgen is a gallery program that includes a slide show.  It also will show each image against a dark background if the thumbnail is selected.
  • Hanoi-FlipBook uses Flipping Book software.  Images can appear on a single page or be split. I am still working out dimensions and use of text, but this presents the idea. (a navigation bar is possible but I chose not to include it in this example.