I have work included in the forthcoming Lucy Lippard book that will be released 2 April (this is a huge honor for me, as I view her as one of the best writers/curators in my field):
“Stephen Chalmers’ landscape photos are lovely but eerie—he’s focused on sites where notorious serial killers dumped dead bodies. Chalmers’ work makes viewers question whether it’s OK to turn heinous acts into art. That question, and others swirling around the intersection of art and crime, will be the topic of a panel discussion and art reception, Shadow Spaces from The Art, from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in Room LL108 at the SDSU Library. Chalmers’ photographs and a collection of artwork by prisoners will be on view. The event is put on by The Art | Crime Archive, a project “devoted to the study of the spaces where art and crime overlap.” Chalmers will be joined by UCSD researcher Laura Pacenco and Art | Crime Archive co-directors Brian Goeltzenleuchter and Paul Kaplan. If you can’t make the panel discussion, the two exhibitions are on view and open to the public through the end of the month.”
View a little piece on a local news channel, WFMJ (an NBC affiliate), titled “A Visual Document of the Environmental, Social and Economic Impact of the Shale Boom” from 5 March:
There was also some other press, including:
- Photographers show off shale industry images in Youngstown. WKBN (CBS affiliate). 27 March.
- Exhibitions will get people talking. Vindicator Newspaper (Youngstown). 27 March.
- Marcellus Shale Documentary Project Comes to YSU. WYSU (NPR affiliate). 8 March. Photo.
- Marcellus Shale Documentary Project at YSU this month. YSU News. 7 March.
- Marcellus Shale Documentary Project Travels To Youngstown State University, Ohio. Frack-Free America National Coalition. 2 March. Installation photos.
I spent Saturday evening installing the MSDP in YSU’s Bliss Gallery. Tight fit (a lot of work for our space), but I really like the way it turned out!
I will be exhibiting work from Unmarked (March 1 ‐ May 31, 2014) and part of a Panel Discussion (March 20, 2-5 PM) at San Diego State University as part of their “Shadow Spaces from The Art | Crime Archive” series of lectures, exhibits and events.
I used this biennial show as a sort of rough draft to work out some exhibition issues for a new body of work. Still working out the kinks, but I’m pretty excited!
McDonough Art Museum Faculty Biennial Exhibition. Youngstown, OH. January – February 2014. Click on image for a larger view (with my exceptional colleague in ceramics, Prof. Missy McCormick, starring).