The Daily Word in Heroic Women, Chemistry and Photogenic Monkeys
The true art of seduction, told by a heroic 90-year-old woman.
On his quest to photograph all 12,000 captive species in the world, photographer Joel Sartore adds the majestic proboscis monkey to the list. Apparently the noses on these guys are a pretty attractive trait to female proboscises.
Ah, the blame game. The NRA claims that Obama and his policies are responsible for the heartbreaking mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Meanwhile, thousands of people attend a vigil determined to spread love and support, and prove that hate cannot win.
Next on the summer reading list.
An atmospheric chemist collects air samples in movie theaters and discovers that emissions from peoples' breath are most likely influenced by emotions.
Be nice to your waitstaff, or pay the price.
Neither her wedding dress nor her agenda got in the way of this just-married woman from saving the day.
Thursday, Mar 31: Who Are US: Observations from the 21st Century American Road
Assumed Identities: Photographs by Anne Noggle
Photographs by Anne Noggle
Pilot, photographer, professor, and poet, Anne Noggle (1922-2005) began her groundbreaking career as a photographer late in life but quickly gained recognition for her witty and honest work.
Assumed Identities: Photographs by Anne Noggle opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on Saturday, April 2, 2016 and runs through September 11, 2016. A free to the public opening is on Friday, April 1 from 5.30 to 7.30pm.
Drawn from the museum's extensive holdings of her work, Assumed Identities reintroduces the artist to the public ten years after her death. The show traces Noggle from her beginnings in photography in the late 1960s and early 1970s where we see her searching for subject matter in the early pieces – many taken in and around her home in Albuquerque. These photographs are the earliest inklings of the subject Noggle pursued most often in her career: herself and her world.
Noggle was influenced by Julia Margaret Cameron, Diane Arbus, and August Sander's revealing photographic portrayals of family and friends, the ordinary work-a-day prol, and even the obscure or freakish. When Noggle turned the camera on herself she became known for her unblinking self-portraits including those showing herself recovering from a facelift, nudes made when she was in her seventies, as well as portraits of elderly women that hint at their rich lives. Noggle's self-portraits present many guises to the camera – some real, some imaginary – and connect her firmly with both the feminist artists of the 1970s and to a long line of contemporary female photographic self-portraiture as seen in the work of Cindy Sherman, Gay Block, and others. "People tell me that the photographs of me are not in any way flattering," the artist told curator Anne Tucker in 1993. "They are not meant to be. They are supposed to be real."
Noggle's place in the world of photography is somewhat unheralded. One of her most significant contributions to the field of photographic history was the groundbreaking exhibition, Women of Photography: An Historical Survey, a show she co-curated in 1975 with San Francisco Bay Area photographer Margery Mann and an inspiration for young artists at the time. Noggle received a Guggenheim Fellowship, three NEA awards, and an honorary doctorate from the University of New Mexico. Additionally, she was the museum's first photography curator (1970 to 1976), and her work has been on view many times at the New Mexico Museum of Art; first in a 1968 photography competition and ten subsequent times in either group or survey shows.
Katherine Ware, both the exhibition curator and the museum's Curator of Photography noted that, "Noggle was important in the development of photography in New Mexico. With more than 100 pieces of her work in the museum's collection, her contributions as an artist have yet to be fully appreciated or evaluated. Assumed Identities is an attempt to examine her work in depth on the 10th anniversary of her death."
About Anne Noggle
Born in Illinois, Noggle earned a pilot's license by her senior year in high school, at a time when very few women were pilots. Working as a flight instructor, she served as a Women's Air Force Service Pilot (WASP) during World War II. Following the war, she taught flying, did stunts for an aerial circus, and did crop-dusting throughout the Southwest. She then went on active duty with the Air Force and served overseas. Working in Paris for a time, her visits to the Louvre sparked her interest in art. From her crop-dusting work Noggle developed emphysema forcing her retirement from flying. She then moved to Albuquerque and at the age of thirty-eight enrolled as a freshman in art history at the University of New Mexico. Taking a studio art requirement, she developed photographs for the first time and felt the same kind of excitement she had experienced as a pilot, saying, "There is a resemblance, I think, between flying and photography. Both are done alone, in concept anyway, and both require independence and optimism, and some dumb courage." She went on to earn a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree in Art and Art History in 1966; she subsequently continued graduate studies in photography from 1966 until she earned a master's degree in 1970. Her emphasis on portraiture was distinctly at odds with the focus of the art department at that time as shaped by Van Deren Coke but Noggle stood by her vision.
Exhibition Opening for Santa Fe Faces
New photos by Alan Pearlman
On Sunday, March 13 at 2pm, meet Santa Fe photographer Alan Pearlman and see his photography exhibit in the Mezzanine Gallery of the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe. A retired physician and loyal Palace of the Governors Photo Archives volunteer, Pearlman recently donated 200 archival prints to the museum’s Photo Legacy Project. This exhibit features portraits he took from 2009–2013, during a quest to capture the soul of Santa Fe. Free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents.
The Daily Word in food trucks, Hanukkah song parodies and mall Santas
Food truck ordinance is driving food trucks out of downtown.
Man claims he gave his infant son a bear hug and that's where the injuries came from. Yeah, right.
City of Beijing issues a red alert for smog, closing schools and making cars drive on alternate days.
One photographer is photoshopping herself into other people's old family photos and it's genius.
The Daily Word in Domestic Terrorism, Jessica Jones, and Trials
Transphobia is alive and well all over the world—in this case—to sell signs.
Soon everyone can die for the US (if you're into that kinda thing).
Think terrorist attacks on Planned Parenthood is a new thing? HA.
Will justice actually be served with the diverse Freddie Gray Jury? It seems more likely now.
The show Jessica Jones is everything I’ve ever wanted from a drama.
I doubt any of you will be able to go to this exhibition in London, but you can still enjoy these historical photos of the club scene in the UK.
In addition to my upcoming list in the Alibi’s last minute gift guide, take note of this, friends.
What the Camera Reveals
Photographer Wes Naman explores New Mexico's identity through portraiture
The Daily Word: The Innovation of Loneliness
From God to Science to... Unbelievable Space Magic?
An exercise in confusing futility.
Psychedelic animal specimens.
A gem of creativity.
The Daily Word in George
Pros & Cons of CGI.
A reflection of our time.
CRY FOR ME!
NASA the hedgehog.
Computerman ( or the Expected Ignorance of Virture )
The power of Venus.
Secrets of the US dollar.
The Daily Word: Rhythms of Life
Working class genius.
Spin me, right round.
Devil in the details.
Rhythms of life.
Phobias, now is glorious technicolor!
The Daily Word: Off the Grid
Gateway to Hell.
Even more future schtuff!
Oh, the feels.
Guardian of the Galaxy.
Who needs intelligence when you have this?
The Daily Word: A Painful Yellow
art is hard work.
a diet of still stars.
pantone matching system.
a history of bad men.
a painful yellow.
The Daily Word: in Tiny Giants
bro, you got goldfish in my resin, bro! you got resin in my goldfish!
from pulp to paint, the future melts.
I still hate flying.
i get it. the world sucks.
tiny giants made of tinier giants.
insert skynet reference here.
you dance like a windmill.
smart is simple
brevity truly is the soul of wit.
art is simply a projection.
The Daily Word: art schtuff
the past, now in glorious technicolor!
who needs a brush?
dissect your childhood
cut it out
damn girl, are you an ancient philosophical text? because I’m learning a lot about myself and the universe from looking at you
jesus, does anyone draw anything anymore?
I guess not.
The Daily Word: The Great Disconnect or the Virtue of Dullness (hint: there is none)
jesus, not another blog post about robots.
can you spot the differences?
in soviet russia, mountain hikes you
dullness does not cost money, but it ain’t free
an answer you’ve always wanted
time is a flat...two dimensional illustration?