No. 168: Alec Soth, Francis Upritchard

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.

Cover of "Songbook."

Cover of “Songbook.”

Alec Soth, Eleanor and Ron. Cleveland, Ohio, 2012.

Alec Soth, Eleanor and Ron. Cleveland, Ohio, 2012.

Alec Soth, Dover Burial Park, Dover, Ohio, 2012.

Alec Soth, Dover Burial Park, Dover, Ohio, 2012.

Alec Soth, Near San Antonio, Texas, 2013.

Alec Soth, Near San Antonio, Texas, 2013.

Alec Soth, Dover, Ohio, 2012.

Alec Soth, Dover, Ohio, 2012.

Alec Soth, Bill, Antlers, Oklahoma, 2014.

Alec Soth, Bill, Antlers, Oklahoma, 2014.

Dorothea Lange, Migrant Mother, 1936. Collection of the Library of Congress, Washington.

Dorothea Lange, Migrant Mother, 1936. Collection of the Library of Congress, Washington.

Alec Soth, Madjna and Two Sons, Oak Manor Apartments, San Antonio, 2011.

Alec Soth, Madjna and Two Sons, Oak Manor Apartments, San Antonio, 2011.

Alec Soth, Dave and Trish, Denver, Colorado, 2013.

Alec Soth, Dave and Trish, Denver, Colorado, 2013.

Alec Soth, Charles, Vasa, Minnesota, 2002.

Alec Soth, Charles, Vasa, Minnesota, 2002.

Alec Soth, Melissa, 2005.

Alec Soth, Melissa, 2005.

Alec Soth, Babyland General Hospital. Cleveland, Georgia, 2014.

Alec Soth, Babyland General Hospital. Cleveland, Georgia, 2014.

Alec Soth, Prom, Cleveland, Ohio.

Alec Soth, Prom, Cleveland, Ohio, 2012.

Alec Soth, West of Sterling, Colorado, 2013.

Alec Soth, West of Sterling, Colorado, 2013.

Alec Soth, Redwood City, California, 2013.

Alec Soth, Redwood City, California, 2013.

Alec Soth, Redwood City, California, 2013.

Alec Soth, Redwood City, California, 2013.

Alec Soth, Death Valley, California, 2013.

Alec Soth, Death Valley, California, 2013.

Francis Upritchard, Nincompoop, 2011.

Francis Upritchard, Nincompoop, 2011.

Francis Upritchard, Piled Flipper Dinosaurs, 2014.

Francis Upritchard, Piled Flipper Dinosaurs, 2014.

Francis Upritchard, Whizz, 2014.

Francis Upritchard, Whizz, 2014.

Francis Upritchard at the Hammer Museum, installation view.

Francis Upritchard at the Hammer Museum, installation view.

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