Artist Andy Hughes Artist Andy Hughes

Andy Hughes is a leading English photographer whose photographic works reflect a concern with the ocean, beach, and environmental issues. Born in 1966 in Castleford, Yorkshire, he developed an interest in the seascape and landscape after learning to surf whilst at Art College. He studied Fine Art at Cardiff University, and photography at the Royal College of Art, London. In 1995 he moved to Cornwall; currently he lives and works near Hayle, Penwith. He has supported NGO's such as Surfers Against Sewage and the Marine Conservation Society. He has been Artist in Residence at Tate St Ives. He was the reserve shortlisted artist for the Arts Council Antarctic Fellowship 2007/8. In 2009 his work will be featured in an exhibition at The Mariners' Museum with photographer Chris Jordan. His recent book Dominant Wave Theory is published by Booth-Clibborn and designed by David Carson. David Carson is an American graphic designer, best known for his innovative magazine design, and use of experimental typography. He was the art director for the magazine Ray Gun and is almost universally acknowledged as the greatest and certainly the most influential graphic designer of the nineties. In particular, his widely-imitated aesthetic defined the so-called "grunge" era.

Times Online: Modern Rubbish is Art with a Message
BBC News: Photographer sees art in litter (video)

 

Site: www.andyhughes.net
E-Mail: info@andyhughes.net

Artist Andy Hughes

Chris Jordan is a Seattle-based, internationally recognized photographic artist and cultural activist whose work focuses on the detritus of American mass culture. His work has recently received international recognition, being featured in more than fifty solo and group shows in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and South America. Most recently his prints were shown in the exhibition, "Weather Report: Art and Climate Change," curated by Lucy Lippard at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. This spring his first solo show at a museum will feature his newest series, Running the Numbers, at the Allen Memorial Art Museum in Oberlin, OH. This series will also be traveling through Asia and Europe with the National Geographic Channel in April and will be shown in Caracas, Venezuela in May. Chris will release a self-published book of his Running the Numbers series this spring. Photo essays, interviews and reviews of his images have been published in more than one hundred magazines, newspapers and weblogs all over the world, including Harper's, the New York Times, Utne Reader, Art In America, Esquire Magazine (Russia, Spain, and China), Smithsonian, Vogue (Italy), Masa Acher Magazine (Israel), "C" Magazine (Brazil), and Chis' work also has been the subject of several television features and documentary films, including the Colbert Report and Bill Moyer's Journal on PBS. Prints of Chris' work are held in more than two hundred public and private collections worldwide.

Chris Jordan Photographic Arts

6711 10th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117
Phone: 206-706-1550

 

Site: www.chrisjordan.com
E-Mail: studio@chrisjordan.com

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Originally from the Texas Gulf Coast, I have traveled and lived all over the US and Canada including Alaska, Hawaii, the Yukon Territory and Nova Scotia, however for the past 15 years I have lived on the North Fork of the Severn River in Gloucester County. During part of those roaming years, I worked as an actor and a newspaper writer and editor. I believe that this semi-peripatetic lifestyle from my late teens through my 40s has more than informed both my life and my artistic vision. I began as a painter and slowly began to drift toward 3D expression. With artist/sculptor Greg Henry as both a friend and mentor, I began to expand my vision even more, and with my aerospace engineer husband Doug, I have a partner who can and does the engineering of my large outdoor works. One of my large works was bought by the Downtown Hampton Development Board and is placed outside the Charles Taylor Art Center in Hampton. In September I will be traveling to Tokyo to exhibit a ceramic installation as part of an international invitational exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum. I am currently still working on a large multi-part installation called Rwanda. This work was begun years ago as a response to the genocidal upheaval that hit Rwanda.

William and Mary Students with Instructor Elizabeth Mead

Artist Andy Hughes From a set of photographs of the Mariner's Museum grounds, students selected specific sites and made sculptures designed with those sites in mind. Once completed the sculptures were installed on-site to see if the photographic images gave an accurate account of the site. Students, having now visited the grounds, once again constructed sculptures specific to a selected location. In this second approach (seen here), students were asked to create an intervention, interaction, and or relationship to the environment, and to use recycled or natural materials.

"We are looking at the difference in information that is obtained via technology vs. the kind of information obtained spatially and through the whole of the body. We approach technology as a tool both for the gathering and dissemination of knowledge and information of, and, about the world. With the advent of the internet and other advancing digital technologies, the world, regardless of how far away it may be geographically, is always at our fingertips. This is both exciting and frightening. This project aims to insure we always remember nothing will replace the experiential and the phenomenological."

Elizabeth Mead