Well, I think I found a theme for the blog that I like. I have kept this one for about a week, so it is now here to stay. Also, I just updated the links. If I missed you, I am sorry, send me an email or tweet and I can get you on the list. I hope you like what you see.
My “Sale Day” images at the CADD Art Lab in Dallas.
The group MFA show “Launch” is up for one more week at the CADD Art Lab in Dallas. On Thursday night at 7 p.m. there will be an artists talk with Julie Barnofski, Angel Cabrales, Gabriel Dawe, Tim Harding, and Kyle Kondas all speaking about their works in the show. If you get a chance stop by.
I personally would like to thank Anne Lawrence and the galleries in CADD for giving us this opportunity.
So, this is it. I have narrowed it down to one blog. This one. I am sticking with wordpress and forgoing my other blogger blog. I have imported it, so everything is now in one place. I had to do it, two blogs were driving me crazy. Over the next week this blog will change a little cosmetically, but rest assured, it is now all here, and not going anywhere else. I can also be found on Lightstalkers, Twitter, Flickr and Facebook. You can occasionally find tdleininger on Skype. More than likely tdleininger is on Google Chat or on AIM with tdl50f2.So there you have it. I like blogger because I loves me some Google, but I decided to just stick with what I have here. Since a few of you have this RSS feed going. More to come.
I am honored and humbled to be a part of the new group show “Fathers and Sons” curated by Aline Smithson at Fraction Magazine. I have been photographing my children since they were born. Doing this I was able to see the joy and personal value of photography, something that had been missing in my life. Doing it also motivated me to go to graduate school. When I came to Texas, what had been my personal work took on a new focus. I was unsure it of because it is my family and had a seeming lack of gravitas. Well, I am not totally sure on how I feel about putting images of my family out there, but the project does have gravitas. I see that now.
When I made the decision to go to graduate school I was emailing any photographer who had an MFA whose work was remotely similar to mine. I cam across the work of Todd Deutsch, who suggested I look at the work of Brian Ulrich. I also found Dennis Chamberlin. All three of these men were kind enough to answer my questions about what graduate school I might fit in at. It is humbling that four years later I am included with both Todd and Dennis.
I do not know all of the photographers represented. I have been following the work of Timothy Archibald and Byron Wolfe for some time. But the others in the show amaze me. I need to step my game up. I need to be more intentional my camera, not just lazy with my mobile phone.
Like everything in photography, I think I am the only one photographing his kids in a serious manner. The internet reveals the truth, I am not. Places like Fraction Magazine really open my eyes to all of the amazing work out there. Thanks Aline for including Alex and I in this.
I will be participating on a panel discussion at CADD in Dallas next Thursday night at 7 p.m. If you are able to make it, that would be great. If not, the group exhibition runs until Sept. 3.
Join us for a panel of MFA students, recent graduates and arts professionals to discuss what it means to be a graduate student in the Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton area; what the role of the MFA program is; and how to make the transition from the university to the gallery world among other topics.
Nate Glaspie, Texas Christian University
Mona Kasra, University of Texas at Dallas
Tom Leininger, University of North Texas
Victoria DeCuir, Assistant Gallery Director, University of North Texas
Anne Lawrence, Director, Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas
John Pomara, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Dallas
Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas
1608-C Main Street, Dallas, TX 75201
214 741-1075 // www.caddallas.net
Located between Neiman Marcus and The Joule hotel in Downtown Dallas.
It should be a good time. The space is amazing and the show looks great. Anne Lawrence and her staff have done a top shelf job of putting this on. A selection of my Sale Day pictures are on display.