Interview / Nina Perlman | Wandering Bears -
Hey Nina, welcome to WB, so you are currently studying at the Maryland Institute College of Art, can you give us an insight into your University life and what projects you are currently up to?
Life at MICA is pretty busy these days. I’m graduating in December, so I’ve been working on my thesis. Alterity is a sort of study of the semiotics of poetic language. The meaning of a poem is formed contextually, in the way individual words bump up against each other. I’m applying the same logic to the way I arrange my images, re-contextualized into sequences and “stanzas.” I’m also working on a book that dives into a recent obsession with scaffolding. It’s a mix of photographs, scanned drawings, lithographic and letterpress prints, and a bit of writing.
Your work is very natural and fluid, how are you taking your pictures, do you have a pre planned process?
I don’t really have a specific process when it comes to the act of photographing itself. I wish I was one of those people who makes images every day, but I’m not. I’ll travel somewhere, or go home to New York for a weekend and shoot a lot in a short span of time. I’ll work for a few weeks selecting images, editing, sequencing and re-sequencing, until I figure them out. I’m a big believer in letting the work dictate its own meaning. I also read a lot, which is a big part of my process.
I think the first image in the series ‘The difference between Poetry & Prose‘ is my favourite, where was that taken?
The Difference Between Poetry & Prose is the work I completed last summer in San Francisco, during a residency at the San Francisco Art Institute. That image specifically was taken in the courtyard at SFAI.
You have done your fair share of Artists in Residence and internships, what are the most useful things you have learnt thus far from them?
Each residency was an opportunity to be influenced by a new place, and a new group of people. I’ve grown tremendously from the friendships I’ve made, and since my process is very intuitive, a change in situation is a way to shift my own perspective on the work I’m making and how it relates to the work I’ve made previously.
What purpose does your collection of images on your blog serve?
My blog is kind of a public sketchbook. I post recent images, or sequences I’m “testing,” and I post a lot of quotes from things i’m reading. Sometimes I feel like I post more quotes than actual images, but I like using it as a bookmarking tool and a record of my thought process.
I was interviewed by Nik over at Wandering Bears
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WILGUS GALLERY 2.0 —
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Calculating Net Profit After Taxes and Surcharges | Chicago Artists Resource -
If you are selling your work—and especially if you are selling your work without representation by a gallery or agent—you have probably found yourself scrambling to price your product, often with short notice, to capture a sale. You’ve probably also realized afterward that you didn’t take into account the overhead costs associated with that sale. Have you found yourself scribbling on scrap paper trying, with your pidgin math, to ricochet numbers off a price until you hear the mental “ding” of estimated tax coverage? There’s a better, simpler way.
marvel at marble improvement, Maryland, 2012
from PORTAL PLACE PARADISE
oh here’s the official flyer—thanks shan
(Source: shanlarue, via everythingelse-shanlarue)
Sanded screen print on black paper
22” x 30”
Excited to announce that some brand new work of mine will be featured in the upcoming show “Images and Ruins” at School 33. Curated by Michelle Gomez, the exhibition examines iconoclasm as an exercise in contemporary art making. The opening is on June 22 and the show runs through August 3.
This show is full of MICA Photons & friends !!