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Announcing: 'Imagined Futures' by Rafael Soldi by Candor Arts

Candor Arts is thrilled to announce the forthcoming release of Imagined Futures, a book of photographs by Rafael Soldi with a supporting essay by Miguel A. Lopez. This book will be released in a hardcover first edition this Fall of 2019.

Image © Rafael Soldi, from  Imagined Futures

Image © Rafael Soldi, from Imagined Futures

WORDS FROM THE AUTHOR ON Imagined Futures:

I was born in Lima, Perú to a mother and father—themselves children of immigrants. I was aware of my queerness in an abstract sense from an early age. At school, the culture was toxic—the posturing of masculinity was paramount to surviving our teens. I was neither interested nor dexterous at this posturing, and knew early on that whatever society expected of me as a man, I was destined to disappoint. Whether this was true, or a projection of my own fears, I’ll never know—perhaps it was both. I imagined my future often, and it was always one starring me living in the shadows. In my teens I relocated to the US, where I never stopped thinking of the life I may have lived, had I never left.

Comprised of 50 seemingly identical self-portraits, Imagined Futures addresses a concern universal to most immigrants. How do we grieve the life we left behind in order to live this one? What do we do with these haunting visions and questions about the lives we left behind? For two years I used analog photo booths to capture the loss of imagined futures, bidding each farewell in a private ritual. Akin to a confessional, the booths are both witness and complicit in each performance—a small stage for a monumental performance that is private and public all at once. Releasing all formal control, each booth yields a unique image, transforming from a simple picture-making apparatus into a collaborator that makes a likeness of a body mourning in its belly.

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ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Rafael Soldi is a Peruvian­-born, Seattle-based artist and curator. He holds a BFA in Photography & Curatorial Studies from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He has exhibited internationally at the Frye Art Museum, American University Museum, Griffin Museum of Photography, ClampArt, The Print Center, G. Gibson Gallery, Connersmith, Filter Space, and Burrard Arts Foundation, among others. Rafael is a 2012 Magenta Foundation Award Winner, and recipient of the 2014 Puffin Foundation grant, 2015 Portable Works Cultural Perspectives Purchase Grant, 2016 smART Ventures grant, 2016 Jini Dellaccio GAP grant, 2017 CityArtist Projects Grant, and a 2017 & 2019 4Culture Arts Projects Grant. He has been awarded residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, PICTURE BERLIN, Oxbow Space, and the Bogliasco Foundation.

His work is in the permanent collections of the Tacoma Art Museum, Frye Art Museum, King County Public Art Collection, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He has been published in PDN, Dwell, Hello Mr, Metropolis, GRAY, LUXE, Lagom, among others. His work has been reviewed on ARTFORUM, The Seattle Times, The Boston Globe, Lensculture, Photograph Magazine, The Seen, Art Nexus, OSMOS, and PDN. Rafael is the co-founder of the Strange Fire Collective, a project dedicated to highlighting work made by women, people of color, and queer and trans artists.

ABOUT THE SUPPORTING WRITER:

Miguel A. López (Lima, 1983). Writer, researcher, and Co-Director and Chief Curator of TEOR/éTica in San José, Costa Rica. His work investigates collaborative dynamics and feminist re-articulations of art and culture in recent decades. He has published in periodicals such as Afterall, ramona, E-flux Journal, Art in America, Art Journal, Manifesta Journal, Journal of Visual Culture, among others. He has recently curated “The Words of Others: León Ferrari and Rhetoric in Times of War” (with Ruth Estévez and Agustín Díez Fischer), Los Angeles, REDCAT,2017; “Balance and collapse. Patricia Belli, Works 1986-2016” at TEOR/éTica and Fundación Ortiz Gurdián 2016-2017; “Teresa Burga. Structures of Air” (with Agustín Pérez Rubio) at the MALBA, Buenos Aires, 2015; and the project “God is Queer” for the 31th Bienal de São Paulo (2014). In 2016 he was recipient of the Independent Vision Curatorial Award from ICI, New York.


PRE-ORDER: 'While nothing lasts,' by Edward Cushenberry by Candor Arts

While nothing lasts, by Edward Cushenberry is now available for Pre-Order at a discounted price.

Orders will ship the week of July 27th or can be picked up at the release event at Visitor Welcome Center.

While nothing lasts,
from 65.00

BY EDWARD CUSHENBERRY 

Essay by Oriana Koren

PUBLISHED BY CANDOR ARTS

ISBN 978-1-950615-99-5

Releasing at Visitor Welcome Center in Los Angeles on July 27 2019.

9.5" x 12.75" x .625", 120 pages, photographs and text printed on a HP Indigo 12000 HD.

Japanese silk cloth covers, foil stamped on front and spine, tipped in print on back.

Printed and bound in Chicago. 

Cased and foil stamped at Candor Arts.

Special Edition of 10 (coming soon) designed by Matt Austin and Hannah Batsel.

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WORDS FROM THE AUTHOR ON While nothing lasts,:

While nothing lasts, is a collection of intimate and sometimes intrusive photographs of my very close friends and family. This project started four years ago at a party, when I made a picture of my friend crying after she told me she wanted to break up with her boyfriend. After that night, I felt compelled to document every moment of my friends' and family's lives—the good and the bad. I wanted to do this to better understand how we collectively cope with life, love, heartbreak and death. Since this project began, I have seen friendships come and go, been witness to pursuits of love, moments of intimacy, joy, and self-reflection, seen rejected inhibitions, consequences of actions, loved ones facing their own mortality while lying in hospital beds. These moments have been lessons in how nothing really lasts, helping me to embrace life as it is. Throughout these experiences, I have found life to have a tendency to be beautiful.

Edward Cushenberry, author of  While nothing lasts,  — Image Credit: Hiroshi Clark

Edward Cushenberry, author of While nothing lasts, — Image Credit: Hiroshi Clark

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Edward Cushenberry is a multidisciplinary artist who was born and raised in Orange County, CA. He now lives and works in Los Angeles, where he splits his time between photographing those who are close to him and drawing everything else that's going on in his world.

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Announcing: 'While nothing lasts,' by Edward Cushenberry by Candor Arts

Candor Arts is thrilled to announce the forthcoming release of While nothing lasts, a book of photographs by Edward Cushenberry. This 9.25”x12.5” book will be released in a hardcover first edition with a collector’s edition of 10.

Image © Edward Cushenberry, from  While nothing lasts,

Image © Edward Cushenberry, from While nothing lasts,

WORDS FROM THE AUTHOR ON While nothing lasts,:

While nothing lasts, is a collection of intimate and sometimes intrusive photographs of my very close friends and family. This project started four years ago at a party, when I made a picture of my friend crying after she told me she wanted to break up with her boyfriend. After that night, I felt compelled to document every moment of my friends' and family's lives—the good and the bad. I wanted to do this to better understand how we collectively cope with life, love, heartbreak and death. Since this project began, I have seen friendships come and go, been witness to pursuits of love, moments of intimacy, joy, and self-reflection, seen rejected inhibitions, consequences of actions, loved ones facing their own mortality while lying in hospital beds. These moments have been lessons in how nothing really lasts, helping me to embrace life as it is. Throughout these experiences, I have found life to have a tendency to be beautiful.

Edward Cushenberry, author of  While nothing lasts,  — Image Credit: Hiroshi Clark

Edward Cushenberry, author of While nothing lasts, — Image Credit: Hiroshi Clark

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Edward Cushenberry is a multidisciplinary artist who was born and raised in Orange County, CA. He now lives and works in Los Angeles, where he splits his time between photographing those who are close to him and drawing everything else that's going on in his world.

Follow Edward Cushenberry on Instagram


Preview: 'de' by Victor Yañez-Lazcano by Candor Arts

ON DE, WORDS FROM THE AUTHOR:

de, which is Spanish for “of” or “from” is an ongoing body of photographic work that explores my family’s identity in the United States as it grows into a second generation of citizens. Predominantly settled in the Midwest, my family has grown to over 100 individuals, many of whom I have yet to meet, spanning a diverse socioeconomic spectrum with varying degrees of assimilation. In 2009, inspired by the myriad of oral histories, I began to document the members of my family and re-imagine narratives of transition as a way to better understand the social implications of our Mexican-American identity. Veiled in new traditions and sometimes accompanied by thick accents, my family’s brief history in the United States has allowed for me to witness a cultural shift that I believe is unique to the rural Midwestern Mexican immigrant experience.  

The very first set of 3 books that were created in 2012 have been exhibited at various book fairs and exhibitions. Two are in exhibition circulation and one has been purchased by the School of the Art Institute's Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection. 

DE [artist book]
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Pre-Order: 'Bye Bye Broadway' by David Bell by Candor Arts

Bye Bye Broadway is a book of poetic reflections on David's personal experience of living in and running an exhibition space in downtown Los Angeles and the impact it has had on his perception of and relationship with gentrification.

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