2nd Tuesdays at NOPA: Richard McCabe Presents LAND STAR
Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 6:30-8:00 pm
NOPA Gallery, 1111 St. Mary Street, New Orleans
Please join us for an evening with Richard McCabe, Curator of Photography at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. McCabe will present his own work from the LAND STAR series of photographs and discuss his process and use of instant film to make photographs.
McCabe says of the series, “These photographs represent a perfect world of saturated color that that exists within a parallel universe, far from the complicated, hyper-digitized, and gentrified world of today. For the past three years, I have photographed almost exclusively with a 1960s era Polaroid land camera. The LAND STAR photographs were made over the past two years and are a contiunialization of my fascination with Americana, color, vanishing sites, and instant film photography.
LAND STAR reflects my interest in how car culture and the road have shaped the American dream and mythology. I am interested in using the camera as a tool for preservation – documenting objects and things before they disappear. These photographs were influenced by the work of photographers: Eugène Atget, Berenice Abbott, Walker Evans, William Eggleston, William Christenberry, Jeff Burrows, and Jim Dow.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Richard McCabe was born in Mildenhall, England and grew up in the American South. He received an MFA in Studio Art from Florida State University in 1998. That same year he received a fellowship to the American Photography Institute, National Graduate Seminar at New York University. Over the last 18 years he has lived and worked in New York City and New Orleans, Louisiana. His art has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums throughout the United States. Mr. McCabe works primarily in photography, painting, and installation art. Currently, Mr. McCabe is the Curator of Photography at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans.
Photo credit: Richard McCabe, all rights reserved
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