Ivan Forde at AIPAD on Hyperallergic
April 5, 2019
At De Soto Gallery, Ivan Forde, in a set of large-scale cyanotypes that look more like paintings or prints than photographs, brings mythology, colonization, and self-portraiture simultaneously to life. Born in Georgetown, Guyana in 1990, Forde uses family folklore to recast himself into post-emancipation narratives, or poetic tales like the Epic of Gilgamesh to explore contemporary issues of diversity and representation.
Q&A with Connie Samaras for FLAUNT
January 29, 2019
“The work I’m showing at Photo L.A., The Past is Another Planet, is based on the research I’ve been doing on Octavia E. Butler’s papers housed at the Huntington Library in San Marino. Butler is one of the great science fiction writers of our time… Given our current political climate, I think Butler’s “Parable of the Sower” and it’s sequel should be required reading. If you haven’t read the series I guarantee you won’t be able to look at the landscape around you with the same complacency again especially if you live in Southern California.”
Ivan Forde on UNSEEN Platform
DECEMBER 14, 2018
Connecting the personal to the collective, Ivan retells the stories from his grandmother’s village. Steeped in political significance and informed by a network of personal relationships, Invocation takes the form of immersive installations that reflect the malleable fabric of history itself.
Alma Haser in British Journal of Photography
August 2, 2018
"The main thing I learned was that there is no point in people-pleasing. Now, I just focus on work that I enjoy making," says Alma Haser, whose willingness to push the boundaries has brought creative and career success.
Alma Haser in AnOther Magazine
April 25, 2018
Alma Haser is the Emerging Artist You Need to Know This Spring. The British-German photographer is building a legion of followers with her ability to step out of the digital world and create tangible sculptural photographs
Osamu Yokonami at AIPAD on Artnet
April 6, 2018
7 Breakthrough Artists to Discover at the 2018 AIPAD Photography Show: Highlights include a series of 1,000 adorable Japanese school girls and daguerreotypes on leaves.
Osamu Yokonami at AIPAD on Hyperallergic
April 6, 2018
Portraiture and history dominates this year’s The Photography Show, and there are many stand out works by Osamu Yokonami, Julie Blackmon, Ryan Vizzions, and others.
Connie Samaras in "Trigger" at the New Museum in New York Times
April 6, 2018
When It Comes to Gender, Let Confusion Reign: The New Museum shouldn’t mind some puzzled faces at the show “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon.” Thinking hard is the point.
Alma Haser at AIPAD on Artnet
March 30, 2017
10 Remarkable Photographers to Discover at This Year’s AIPAD Fair: Here's what to seek out as AIPAD settles in at its new home on Pier 94.
Laura Plageman at PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco on Artsy
January 27, 2017
12 Must-See Works at PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco