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Contemporary Arts Center
October 7, 2016, 7:00pm - 11:00pm
|7pm||Panel: Roe Ethridge: Nearest Neighbor
Moderated by Kevin Moore, Artistic Director and Curator, FotoFocus, with panelists: Roe Ethridge, Artist, New York; Brendan Dugan, Gallerist and Publisher, New York; Andy Harman, Production Designer, Set Designer, and Artist, New York; Liz Mulholland, Partner, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York; and Louise Parker, Model and Photographer, Los Angeles
|8pm||Exhibition Openings for FotoFocus Curated Exhibitions Roe Ethridge: Nearest Neighbor and New Slideshow|
Visit the FotoFocus Biennial 2016 Program page for a complete schedule of events.
Brendan Dugan, Gallerist and Publisher, New York
Roe Ethridge, Artist, New York
Andy Harman, Production Designer, Set Designer, and Artist, New York
Andy Harman is set/production designer and sculptor based in New York. Harman was born and raised in Ohio and received his B.F.A. from Kent State University, where he developed a direct flat-footed humor that is a hallmark of his creativity. Growing up in pre-internet Ohio, Harman found inspiration from what was at hand—magazines, Spiegel catalogs, music videos, and movies—these formed his knowledge of the outside world.
After graduation, Harman moved to Las Vegas, inspired by the book Learning from Las Vegas by Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. Evading for the moment New York City and the art world there, he was far more inspired by the constructed world of Las Vegas, where he absorbed lessons relating to the seduction and selling of the identity, culture and the dream of America.
He furthered his art education at Yale University, where he earned an M.F.A. Afterward, he moved to New York, where he joined the “cultural production machine,” establishing a career in set production design. Harman has established a strong career collaborating with top photographers, designers, magazines and advertising agencies. At the same time, he has been building his own studio for making artwork. The intersection between art and commerce has been, and continues to be, an enormous inspiration to him, apparent in his work with photographers such as Roe Ethridge and in his own work.
Kevin Moore, Artistic Director and Curator, FotoFocus, New York
Kevin Moore is an independent advisor, curator and writer based in New York. His work focuses on the history of photography, film/video, and contemporary art. He earned a Ph.D. in art history in 2002 from Princeton University and has worked in curatorial departments at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University. Since 2013, he has been the Artistic Director and Curator of FotoFocus, Cincinnati.
Moore is the author of Jacques Henri Lartigue: The Invention of an Artist (Princeton University Press, 2004) and Starburst: Color Photography in America 1970-1980 (Hatje Cantz/Cincinnati Art Museum, 2010). He is a recent contributor to Roe Ethridge: Neighbors (Mack, 2016); Photography at MoMA: 1920-1960 (Museum of Modern Art, 2016); Eric Boman, A Wandering Eye: Photographs 1975-2005 (Damiani, 2016); as well as The Guardian (2015) and Aperture (2015).