Floorlamp, 2580 -2005, from the series, EMPIRE. © Hyers and Mebane
Marty and I are very excited to have 38 photographs from EMPIRE exhibited as part of an exhibition about home at the Elmhurst Art Museum in Elmhurst, Il.
Elmhurst Art Museum (EAM) presents the first exhibition curated by recently appointedChief Curator Staci Boris, Open House: Art About Home, from Jan. 19-April 20, 2013. This exhibition of artists’ representations of home is inspired by the Museum’s McCormick House—a mid-century modern home designed by architect Mies van der Rohe—and explores experiences, contents, memories and realities of home today. Among the exhibitors is Chicagoan and new EAM Artist-in-Residence Alberto Aguilar, who presents a site-specific installation of “domestic monuments” incorporating borrowed objects from area residents’ homes, transformed into public sculptures marking the exchange between artist and owner. In addition, Open House: Art About Home includes recent works by artists Gabrielle Garland,Martin Hyers and William Mebane, Alyssa Miserendino and Ann Toebbe, examining the lives embedded within a home and the trappings associated with personal space. A group of house-shaped sculptures by Don Baum serve as a prelude to the exhibition.
forthcoming exhibition // american life, travels to shijiazhuang art museum, shijiazhuang, china
In November 2011, we had the pleasure of participating in the Lishui Photography Festival in Lishui, China. Photographs from EMPIRE were included in an exhibition about America, curated by Karen Irvine of the MoCP. Our work was part of a larger show in the festival called American Life that was curated by Yan Li.
This exhibition will travel to the Shijiazhuang Art Museum and will be on view from February 1- March 1, 2013.
acquisitions // MoCP
The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago has acquired a 17x20.5" EMPIRE portfolio, which includes 100 photographs. You can view the work in their collection here.
This fall I had the privilege of photographing Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts of several non-profits and foundations such as The John A. Hartford Foundation, The Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Occupy Sandy, and Stoked Mentoring. While all of these organizations do important work on a daily basis, it was inspiring to see how they organized and implemented support and relief efforts for the most vulnerable New Yorkers. Many of my favorite photographs are forthcoming and cannot be shared before their publication, but there are others that I am working with in my studio. Here is a sneak peak of the direction of this work. I'll be sure to share more in the future.
review // american photo on looking at the land
Peripheral Views: States of America will open at the Museum of Contemporary Photography tomorrow. An installation of 100 photographs from Empire, by Hyers + Mebane, will be included in this exhibition along with great work by Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, Nicolas Krebs & Taiyo Onorato , Liz Magic Laser, Object Orange, Harry Shearer, Michael Mergen, and Doug Rickard. The exhibition will run from July 13 to September 30. If you happen to be in the Chicago area this summer check it out, or join us in the fall for the closing reception on Thursday, September 27th. There will be a number of special events related to the exhibition. For more details visit the museum's events page.
I recently made a trip to Port Jefferson, NY to visit the Pigtronix guitar pedal company to shoot part of a feature for Bloomberg Business Week. The article discusses the return of many small American manufacturers to the United States after unsatisfactory attempts to manufacture in China. Michael Schmelling photographed the LightSaver Factory in California. It was great to witness the process of building the pedals and meet the folks who work there. To read the article, head here (photo featured on page two). To view the full portfolio of images, click here.
Back in April I traveled to Penn State to shoot a feature on the legacy of Joe Paterno for Esquire Magazine. The article is in the current June/July 2012 issue, and is available on newsstands now. To read the full article click here. To see the full portfolio of images from this shoot, head here.
Interview by Kevin Thrasher for Fototazo. You can check out the interview at the link below.
It was great to exhibit in this year's NY Photo Festival at Smack Mellon with Sophie Morner from Capricious Space
This past November in China I had the pleasure of getting to meet Aline Smithson, the very fashionable lady behind Lenscratch. Thanks for sharing our work with your audience!
Here is a link to our interview on lenscratch