Dialogues with Michelangelo: Latitude

Barb has begun making drum scans at Latitude, choosing papers and researching bindings for Dialogues with Michelangelo -- the book. We were delighted to hear that our Filter Photography Festival friend, James Pepper Kelly, has been engaged as Executive Director.


LATITUDE provides advanced digital media equipment and a professional production space for established and emerging artists. The workflow and space was backed and built by Black Point Editions, a master print lab that has pushed the boundaries of pigment printing and digital workflow since 2004. LATITUDE supports continual work with Blackpoint’s roster of artists at the same level of custom printing so beloved by the art community in the past while also supporting a much wider swath of artists through full DIY printing, scanning, a wide format service bureau, classes, critiques, group meetings, portfolio reviews, and so much more. We are building a long-term home for the photo community in Chicago.

Inspiration: Sarah Lucas

Currently the Saatchi Gallery is exhibiting a range of work by photographer, installation and performance artist, Sarah Lucas (b. l962). Her work is not just clever, also confrontational, scary and hilarious work about sexual stereotyping.  She is "using a base language given critical viability by an affinity to previous movements such as Situationism and Surrealism" which also recalls the morbidity and provocative nature of Francis Bacon and Damien Hirst.  To us, it is  an old school #classic.

Ellen Wallenstein: Respectful of our Elders

As we work on Natural History, a sentiment which caught our attention was Ellen Wallenstein's title of her book of portraits:  Respecting My Elders. She was interviewed by book, exhibition and web designer, Elizabeth Avedon. Wallenstein's description of her working process with her honored subjects is fascinating, uplifting and bittersweet. She also shared her production and distribution challenges. We too admire many of her elders.

Resource: Maria Buszek

We were fortunate to meet Maria Buszek a few years ago at the Women's Caucus for Art conference in Chicago. We noticed she has moved to the University of Colorado-Denver to teach the history of art. Her extensive feminist bibliography is a great resource.

The Art of Noise: Art and popular music since 1977

Interview: Victor Cassidy

Chicago art critic, Victor Cassidy came by to interview us for his upcoming book on artist's collaborating. We had an extensive discussion and look forward to his essay.  Thanks for thinking of collaboration Victor!
Sculptors at Work

Henry Chandler Cowles


Collaboration: Otto Kaan

Photographers' duo Otto Kaan turned practical problems of lack of studio space into an aesthetic solution presented in four new projects in the exhibition Works. Otto Kaan consists of Berend Otto (1985) and Guus Kaandorp (1986).

Dialogues with Michelangelo: Research Sibyls and Prophets

The Prophets: 
The Colleageville Bible Commentary ISBN Q 8146 2210
Roman Catholic CannonLiturgical Press
Women's Bible Commentary, Newsom and Ringe

The Sibyls:
Sibyls and Seers: A survey of Some Ancient Theories of Revelation and Inspiration, Edwyn Bevan
Mysteries of the Oracles: The Last Secrets of Antiquity, Philipp Vandenberg
The Seer in Ancient Greece, Michael Flower
the poems of Anne Carson