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Alumni Guest Lecture 11-26-13




@ 4:45 pm, room 843



Janna Ireland received her BFA from DPI in 2007 and her MFA from UCLA in 2013. She will be speaking in Lorie Novak’s Multimedia Class about her recent photographic projects, blogging, and life after getting a BFA. All invited.

see www.jannaireland.com for more info

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Studio Diffused Portraits with Tom’s Large Format Class

Tom Drysdale recently brought vintage lenses into his Large Format class for a round of classic portraits. Click through for a complete gallery with process shots by Liam Cotter >>>

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Field Trip! Large Format visits Green Rhino/Brooklyn Printworks [Update]

Alumnus Anthony Accardi recently hosted Tom Drysdale’s Large Format Class at Green Rhino/Brooklyn Printworks, 221 McKibben Street, in Bushwick. Anthony showed samples of the amazing range of non-silver printing techniques he has made available to artists; including large-scale platinum, cyanotype, gum-bichromate and even albumin print options. Using his digital-c printing system to make inter-negatives, Accardi has systematically refined optimal curves for best results with any of these expressive approaches. Speaking with students, he discussed the subtle relationship between aesthetic choices and appropriate materials. With thirty years of experience printing a variety of formats for artists like Matthew Barney, he extolls the virtues of a hybrid approach to image-making, utilizing digital tools as well as traditional, even “obsolete” methodologies. We had a great time and we’d urge anyone with thoughts of special printing methods to contact him.

[Update]: Tom and students have sent over some extra photos from their day in Brooklyn. Click the thumbnails to enlarge.

Photo 1 Caption: Group shot of the Large Format Class in Brooklyn, at Anthony Accardi’s (DPI Class of ’86) Brooklyn Print Works studio, taken with an 8×10 Deardorff, with a 480mm Apo-Ronar lens.

Photo 2 Caption: Spontaneous portrait of Daryl and friend on a custom Harley Davidson, shot with an 8×10 Deardorff and a 300mm Goerz Dagor.( Note that the plane of focus follows the diagonal axis of the bike, using the “swing” feature of the vintage camera.)

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Advanced Lighting goes on Location

Mark Jenkinson reporting on his Advanced Lighting’s recent field trip.

A little too chilly, (when is going to finally warm up?) but we couldn’t hold out any longer.  All of us had cabin fever from spending too much of the semester in Room 844, so we loaded up my car with a ton of lighting gear and headed off to the East Village where our model Zack, from Red Model Management came to meet us.

Arranging locations for field trips is always tricky for me, I have to consider a lot of visual factors (like does it look cool), as well as practical considerations; are there bathrooms nearby, shelter in case it rains, and security for the students and gear.  Luckily one of our students, Brian McGuffog, a had a nearby apartment with a roof deck, really we couldn’t have asked for a better location to play with “day for night” , and mixed strobe motion effects.




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DPI Senior Thesis Exhibition 2013 ‘Show Two’

DPI is excited to open Senior Thesis Show 2. The opening reception will take place on Thursday March 14th at 6pm. The show is on view through April 17th. Gallery, Statement and Details after the jump!

Check out the Facebook Event!

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DPI@30 Act vs. React

DPI is happy to announce that Act vs. React, a selection of art works representing what is now DPI’s 30 year history, is now on view here on the 8th FL and in the Gulf & Western Gallery, of 721 Broadway.  Please stop by, take a look, and say hello! After the jump is a wide selection of images from the show.


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Art School Class Portraits « Paul Sepuya

Art School Class Portraits « DIS Magazine.

Alumnus Paul Sepuya art school portraits featured in Dis Magazine Art School Issue. Lorie Novak’s Multimedia class and Mark Jenkinson’s Advanced Lighting class are included in this look at future artists.

Paul has been very busy. Visit his website to see new work and download the catalogue from his recent Studio Work exhibition in Minneapolis.


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