Lucid Methods, a panel on images, their meaning and their making
Organized by Francisco Correa-Cordero
Lucid Methods will bring together a group of artists, curators and writers for an informal discussion about images from the perspective of image-making and picture-taking. Speakers will talk about the relevance of image-production in a culture already saturated with photographs, image appropriation and other cannibalistic practices and the inherent capacity of the medium to advance itself. Moderated by artist and writer Gabriel H. Sanchez, the panel will include Meredyth Sparks (artist), Sophie Mörner (publisher, Capricious), Walker Waugh (director, Yancey Richardson Gallery) and Lindsey Castillo (curator of public programs, Camera Club of New York).
Sophie Mörner, born in Stockholm, Sweden has been a New York resident since 1999. She has been a central figure in what has come to be a new photography movement in and around New York. As the founder, owner and curator of the widely respected Capricious Magazine and Publishing founded in 2004, and newly established Capricious 88 Gallery, she has provided exposure for new, up-and-coming photographers, as well the often marginalized work of the queer community.
Born in 1972 in Panama City, Florida, Meredyth Sparks earned a BFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and an MFA from Hunter College. Sparks has been showing internationally for the last decade, including solo exhibitions at The Arts Club of Chicago (IL); Veneklasen/Werner (Berlin); Galerie Catherine Bastide (Brussels); and Galerie Frank Elbaz (Paris). Her work has been included in group exhibitions at The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York); ICA (Boston); CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art (Bordeaux); Les Recontres d’Arles Photographie (Arles); Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); and The 2nd Moscow Biennial. Sparks lives and works in Queens, NY.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is an artist and writer based in New York, NY, as well as the current Photo Essay Editor at the social news and entertainment company, BuzzFeed. Many of his photographs document the pageantry and excess of what is considered the "art world” in New York City. While his role as BuzzFeed's Photo Essay Editor is tasked with curating exceptional photography into the power of the social-web to form a new sort of hyper-sharable photo essay for the 21st century. Having recently completed his graduate studies at Parsons the New School For Design, he currently holds two degrees in Photography and has published texts on topic in various academic journals, including Artforum and Artslant.com.
Peter Scott is an artist, writer, curator and director of the non-profit space carriage trade. His work has been exhibited most recently at Rectangle in Brussels, Martos Gallery, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Sometimes (works of art) and 3A Gallery in New York, Galerie Sophie Scheidecker, Paris.
Walker Waugh is the Director of Yancey Richardson Gallery, one of the preeminent dealers of contemporary fine art photography in the world. The gallery represents a range of emerging, mid-career, and 20th century photographers, including Laura Letinsky, Andrew Moore, and Sebastiao Salgado, among many others. Waugh previously co-founded and was the director of WORK Gallery, a red tin shack on the Red Hook, Brooklyn waterfront dedicated to emerging artists working across all mediums. He also works as an independent curator and is a contributor to Musee Magazine. He is a graduate of Williams College and is originally from the Flint Hills of Kansas.