White Sands National Monument 2008


Just becuase 10.2 ~ After Icebergs with a Painter by Ben Ruggiero

My friend, Ben Ruggiero has a new solo show opening this weekend at Testsite in Austin, TX. If you're in town you should come. The opening will be Sunday afternoon on June 6th. There will be a performance by Barry Stone and Matthew Kemp. I can hear them practicing in the other room right now.

"After Icebergs with a Painter references the romantic impulse realized by the painter Frederic Edwin Church in his Arctic paintings. Through a series of photographs, artist Ben Ruggiero examines the intentionality and the pursuit of the exotic in Hudson River School paintings and considers how those impulses inform representation and materiality in contemporary photographic practice and aesthetics." ~Testsite