April 25, 2001

George Picken (1898-1971) at Monique Goldstrom Gallery, NYC

The Works of George Picken (1898-1971)
Monique Goldstrom Gallery, New York
April 27 - May 22, 2001

Monique Goldstrom Gallery presents the work of American painter George Picken (1898-1971).

George Picken was a prominent painter among the American generation that matured between the world wars in the first half of this century. His sensibilities were shaped by urban immigrant realties, World War I and the depression, and his close relationships with friends and colleagues like Stuart Davis, Edward Hopper, Charles Burchfield, John Marin, Philip Evergood, and Kuniyoshi. He also faced the wave of indifference felt by many of these artists as abstract expressionism captured the world's, and the criticsí attention. However, Picken pursued his own artistic vision, even as he experimented with abstraction and color. In his last decade, he returned to figurative work and painted some of his most powerful work. The artist died in 1971 at the age of 73.

George Picken was born in New York city in 1898, the son of a scottish immigrant artist and photographer. He served in World War I with an ambulance corps that saw action at Verdun.

Back in New York, he studied at the Art Students League and married Viola Carton, a young beauty from Yonkers who was said to be one of Reginald Marshís favorite models. The earliest canvases that survive have urban themes and a dark palette, which prompted Stuart Davis to ask him why he was always painting ìdungeonsî. Picken had a difficult time during the depression, supporting a wife and two children, but was employed by the WPA. His murals can still be seen near Albany, at the Fort Edward and Hudson Falls post offices.

George Picken also became well known as a teacher. He taught painting, printmaking and lithography at Cooper Union and Columbia University for over 20 years.

His work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Corcoran Gallery, the Newark Museum, the Berkshire Museum, the Ogunquit Museum and numerous other collections.

The exhibition encompasses works from each period of the artistís career.

Monique Goldstrom Gallery
560 Broadway Street Suite 303
New York, NY 10012

April 21, 2001

Tim Gardner at 303 Gallery, New York

Tim Gardner
303 Gallery, New York
April 19 - May 25, 2001

303 Gallery presents Tim Gardner's second solo exhibition. Known for his watercolors of post-adolescent males reveling in juvenile behavior, we see this same cast of characters. Because it is clear that he is exploring his subjects from the outside, the viewer gets the feeling of having caught the subject in the middle of a dare such as streaking or a drinking game. There are inside jokes and secrets here that are never fully understood both by the viewer and Gardner himself. Unanswered questions keep the work and images in a state of motion, constantly evolving in their realm of possibility.

The watercolors are painted from photographs given to him by his brothers, their friends, or his parents. In this new body of work he continues to push the medium, making a more explicit reference to his watercolor's origin as photographs in their breathtaking accuracy. Exploring the complexity of his characters is done through his technicality, as if creating a more accurate facial expression will bring him, or you, closer to what is going on inside his subject. "I like to think of the images I paint, as if the subjects are perfectly self-conscious of their own theatricality and content in their banality."

Tim Gardner's place as voyeur is clear through his consistent examination of this group of young males, as well as through his images of people alone in nature. What brings together these two worlds is that his subjects are all depicted in leisure, what they are choosing to do in their "free time". One can easily deduce that Gardner himself identifies more closely with the isolated subject in nature, his self portraits have often been depicted as such; yet, the voyeuristic nature of the other work is an equal counterpart , in that one can just as easily be defined in what they are not or in what they are fascinated by.

525 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011

April 20, 2001

Eizo Announcements of release dates for North America

A selection of EIZO release dates for North America (2001-2008)

2008 October 23 EIZO Announces Color Matching Tool for Amateur Photographers
2008 October 3 EIZO Upgrades ColorNavigator Calibration Software Providing Compatibility with X-Rite's ColorMunki Photo and ColorMunki Design
2008 May 15 EIZO Announces Support for MAC OS X with OsiriPRO
2008 May 15 EIZO Announces RadiForce RX211 LCD Monitor for Color and Monochrome Imaging at SIIM 2008
2008 January 31 EIZO to Unveil ColorEdge CG301W 30" Widescreen Monitor with Hardware Calibration at PMA 2008
2008 January 31 EIZO to Introduce 22-inch ColorEdge CG222W Widescreen Monitor with Hardware Calibration at PMA 08
2007 June 19 EIZO Announces FlexScan Widescreen Monitors for Back Offices and Trading Rooms
2007 June 14 EIZO Introduces ColorEdge CG241W for High-End Still and Moving Image Work
2006 December 1 EIZO Unveils 4 Megapixel Widescreen Color Monitor for Medical Imaging
2006 November 26 EIZO Adds 24.1" Widescreen Format Model to FlexScan-M Series of Clinical Review Monitors
2006 November 26 EIZO Adds Four Monochrome Monitors to RadiForce Series
2006 November 1 EIZO Announces RadiForce RX210 LCD Monitor for Color and Monochrome Imaging at RSNA 2006
2006 September 11 EIZO Announces New 5MP LCD Monitors for Precise Digital Mammography Imaging
2006 August 17 EIZO Introduces ColorEdge CG221 LCD Monitor
2006 June 20 EIZO to Introduce Ultra-Thin 19" Monitor with 7 mm Side Bezels at SIA 2006
2006 February 24 EIZO Introduces Creator Edition (CE) Series with two additions to the ColorEdge Line of High-End Professional LCDs – ColorEdge CE210W and CE240W
2005 September 9 EIZO Expands LCD Offerings with FlexScan S2110W Widescreen Monitor
2005 August 3 EIZO Releases 3MP Color LCD Monitor for Medical Imaging
2005 July 25 EIZO Introduces 17" FlexScan M1700 LCD Monitor for Office Use
2005 June 2 EIZO's 3 MP Monochrome LCD Monitor for Medical Imaging
2005 May 5 EIZO Introduces FlexScan L997 LCD Monitor with Wide Range of Image and Color Control Functions
2005 May 3 EIZO Unveils ColorEdge CG210 LCD Monitor
2005 April 29 EIZO Releases New Gaming LCDs for Serious Computer Game Enthusiasts - FlexScan L778 and L578
2004 October 8 EIZO Introduces ColorEdge CG220 LCD Monitor at Graph Expo and PhotoPlus 2004
2004 October 8 EIZO Introduces ColorEdge CG19 LCD Monitor for Graphic Arts and Printing
2004 January 5 EIZO Announces Shipping of New Anti-Glare Monitor Hood for the ColorEdge Series of LCD Monitors
2003 November 17 EIZO Introduces 2 MP Color LCD Monitor for Medical Imaging
2003 November 17 EIZO Introduces RadiForce G51 and G31 LCD Monitors with 10-Bit Simultaneous Grayscale Display
2003 November 17 EIZO Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance from US FDA for All RadiForce Series Monochrome Medical Display Systems
2003 September 29 EIZO Upgrades ColorNavigator Calibration Software to Version 2
2003 August 1 EIZO Introduces Five Year Warranty for Select LCD Monitors
2003 June 18 Eizo Introduces ColorEdge Series of LCD Monitors for the Graphics Market at CeBIT America
2003 June 17 Eizo Announces 18.1" FlexScan L695 LCD Monitor at SIA Technology Management Conference
2003 April 8 Eizo Announces 21.3" FlexScan L985EX at FOSE 2003
2003 April 8 Eizo and Emergent OnLine Announce Exclusive eClient Partnership at FOSE 2003
2002 November 18 Eizo Ships New FlexScan P5072 during Comdex Fall 2002
2002 August 19 Eizo's FlexScan L685 Awarded DisplayMate Technologies' "Best Digital DVI Input LCD"
2002 June 25 New L665 18.1" Slim Bezel Display Completes MultiEdge Line at PC Expo
2002 March 19 Eizo Premieres New MultiEdge Slim Bezel Multimedia Displays at FOSE
2001 November 12 Eizo Announces Server Based Client Management Software
2001 November 12 Eizo Announces Five New Flat Panel Displays
2001 August 22 Eizo Ships High Performance 15" LCD Flexscan L365
2001 August 6 Eizo Ships High Brightness 17" FlexScan T565 CRT Display
2001 June 26 Eizo Nanao Premiers New Display Technologies at PC Expo
2001 April 16 Eizo Announces New FlexScan L461 16" SXGA LCD Flat Panel Display
Last update: 23.10.2008

April 18, 2001

Print Media Academy of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG records successes in first year

The Print Media Academy of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) was opened in April 2000 and has since established itself as a communication platform for the print and media industry and as a meeting point for visitors from the Rhine-Neckar region and the city of Heidelberg. 

The Print Media Academy received over 25,000 visitors in its first year. This figures does not include around 8000 course participants. Heidelberg's product training courses are particularly popular. The Academy offers a total of five modules: management training, product training, Print Manager Advanced Course, training courses for all Heidelberg employees, and seminars, forums and congresses. This event and training center for the graphic arts industry provides existing and prospective customers with the means to obtain practical training in the very latest market requirements. 

Illustration: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Heidelberg, Germany

However, the Print Media Academy is more than just a meeting point for the graphic arts industry. It also serves as a point of focus for a whole range of cross-industry forums and congresses. On average, the Print Media Academy hosts an event every second day. It already has bookings well into the start of 2003. The rooms are used for press conferences, industry events, art and culture events, photo shoots and video recordings. By way of example, the Print Media Academy played host to Heidelberg's city tour guides, the Business Managers' Congress organized by the Chamber of Trade and Industry, the Members Association of Heidelberg University, and a "1st Tuesday" meeting by young entrepreneurs. 

The company is expecting a further 30.000 visitors by April next year. In addition to a wider choice of subjects for the management training courses, Heidelberg also plans to extend the Print Manager course. Places on the new Winter Semester 2001 can now be booked. Course participants do not require a university or college degree and, upon completion, will receive a Heidelberg certificate instead of an MBA (Master of Business Administration). Detailed information on the courses available at the Print Media Academy is available from www.heidelberg.com.

April 10, 2001

Philippe Parreno, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, NYC - One Thousand Pictures Falling From One Thousand Walls

Philippe Parreno: One Thousand Pictures Falling From One Thousand Walls 
Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
April 10 - May 5, 2001

Friedrich Petzel Gallery presents the first New York solo exhibition by Paris based artist Philippe Parreno. One Thousand Pictures Falling from One Thousand Walls, consists of two video installations, Credits 2000 and Anywhere Out of the World 1999 and a carpet inlay that draws the projection of sounds on the floor.

Credits suggests an urban landscape and the play areas of housing projects built during the 1970s in France. Credits begins with a dark screen from which the image of bare trees with brightly colored plastic bags fluttering from their empty branches slowly emerges. Apartment buildings appear in the distance. The scene is never viewed in daylight. Playing in the background of this artificial landscape is a piercing guitar riff by Angus Young. At the end, when the movie fades to the black, the gallery lights go on revealing a picture of a young boy named Gerard Philippe, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.

Credits is the results of a large collaboration of artists, technicians and a series of personalities who were influential during the 1970s, such as Angus Young, the lead guitarist of AC/DC; Alain Peyrfitte, the former French Minister of the Interior in the Charles de Gaulle cabinet, and MIKO an ice-cream maker. More specifically this film is an investigation into the history of a type of housing project called Les Grands Ensembles, from the late 50s-60s. Credits was exhibited previously at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

The second video installation is titled Anywhere Out of the World. Last year, Pierre Huyghe and Philippe Parreno bought the rights of Annlee, a Japanese Manga character. This collaborative project, titled No Ghost Just A Shell began with two episodes made respectively by the two artists. Anywhere Out of the World is Philippe Parreno's contribution, while Pierre Huyghe's contribution was exhibited at Marian Goodman Gallery in New York last fall. Throughout the four-minute video, Annlee talks frankly about her situation as a simple, empty commodity within the Japanese animation world. As a nameless figure, Annlee easily could have been disposed of and forgotten, but was "rescued" and given life.

535 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011

April 2, 2001

Digital Photo and Internet Survey

Survey reveals internet is not the first choice for finding pictures

Seventy per cent of agencies and publishers prefer to use a picture search facility other than the internet, according to a new survey. While use of the web continues to grow, the findings from over 700 picture users show that the majority would rather phone in a picture request or browse through a catalogue or CD-ROM than search online. The survey found that 77 per cent of design and advertising agencies and book and magazine publishers had used the internet to search for pictures, but only 30 per cent said they preferred to search online. Twenty six per cent said they preferred to telephone with a picture request, a further 26 per cent said they would rather look through a catalogue and 17 per cent favoured using a CD-ROM.

Maria Storey, marketing & communications director of the Science Photo Library, which conducted the customer survey, said: "You can get information from a printed catalogue that you can't get by looking at hundreds of images on a screen. There is a 'feel' to it. Users can flick through a selection and an idea may leap out from the page." "Although, with an internet search, you can put in keywords related to 'mood' or 'atmosphere', often designers are not looking for something as simple as that. They are looking for a concept or an idea and that may not easily translate into a single keyword." She said the best approach was to use all the available search methods and provide customers with the greatest degree of choice. The digital era had made it much easier to show customers picture selections before sending them out. It also allowed designers to produce layout designs quickly and easily. And the supply of high-resolution digital files has also speeded up the efficiency of the production process.

The survey also provided some positive feedback about SPL. Ninety-eight per cent ranked SPL's range of pictures highly, with 50 per cent finding it excellent and 48 per cent rating it good. On picture quality, the survey found 98 per cent were more than happy - 75 per cent thought it was excellent and 23 per cent said it was good. The research service was also given a boost by customers in the results. Fifty per cent rated it excellent and a further 42 per cent thought it was good. Comments from users were also favourable.

Jade Sienkiewicz, formerly of Wickens Tutt Southgate advertising said: "The range of subjects for more specific topics was very good - they do not fall into the usual typical photos of most other photo libraries." David Caunce, of the design company Imagine, said: "We used SPL in our work for 'Expo 2000' earlier this year. We were very impressed with the quality of both the images and service." The National Lottery Charities Board's Mark Merryfield, also commented that he was "very impressed with quality of photos and helpful service of staff". Maria Storey, said: "The results of the survey are very good news. Our photographers are long-standing professionals who continually strive to achieve high-quality, exciting images. All our researchers are science graduates, and providing clients with detailed captions is a strong feature of our service."

The Science Photo Library is the world's leading photo agency specialising in science, medicine and technology, with over 130,000 images in its collection. Independent, privately owned and the only one of its kind in Britain, SPL is renowned for its high quality picture bank, created by photographers, illustrators, scientists and medical specialists.