Episode No. 168 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artists Alec Soth and Francis Upritchard.
Alec Soth’s newest book, “Songbook,” features pictures Soth took between 2012 and 2014 while working on his LBM Dispatches project with writer Brad Zellar and while on other editorial assignments. LBM Dispatches were a series of seven newspaper-style ‘zines that Soth published through his Little Brown Mushroom imprint. The book is available from Amazon for $60.
Many of the pictures in “Songbook” will be exhibited in three more-or-less concurrent exhibitions: At Sean Kelly gallery in New York on January 30, at San Francisco’s Fraenkel Gallery on February 5, and at the Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis on February 20.
In 2008 the Jeu de Paume in Paris and the Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland exhibited a survey of Soth’s work. The Walker Art Center launched an American Soth survey in 2010.
The second segment features artist Francis Upritchard. The Hammer Museum is showing Upritchard’s work in one of its ‘Projects’ exhibitions through March 1. It was curated by Anne Ellegood. Upritchard’s previous museum solo exhibitions have been at the Secession in Vienna and at the Contempoarary Arts Center in Cincinnati. She represetned New Zealand in the 2009 Venice Bienniale.
Air date: January 22, 2015.