Archers, Bhutan, 1980 and Steve Martin, California, 1978 from Mark Chester’s Twosomes touring exhibit and companion book (Un-Gyve Press); opening in DC in June at Busboys and Poets and at the Scandinavian Cultural Center (Massachusetts) in July.
A Six Month Stay for Mark Chester’s Twosomes at Busboys & Poets 14th & V
Washington DC 14th & V | June - November 2013
A collection of black and white photographs made over forty years, representing vastly varied subjects, roles, and cultures; pairing images of differing decades, countries, and ethnicities; making connections through commonalities, with an ever-present, but never unkind humor.
Thirty-eight framed diptychs will be exhibited along with the award-winning companion book (2011, Un-Gyve Press).
Details to be announced. For more information please visit: www.twosomes.net and www.busboysandpoets.com
Cutout Man, New York, 1971 | U.S. Capitol, Washington D.C., 1977
Copyright © Mark Chester
REALITY CHECK - THE GREG HOPKINS QUINTET + ONE (UN-GYVE RECORDS). Cover Photograph: Mark Chester, “Painters” (California, 1983) from Twosomes (Un-Gyve Press). Six of the country’s premiere jazz players offer up a Reality Check with the unparalleled compositions and arrangements of the great Greg Hopkins “the sound and spirit of a real working band.” (PRNewsFoto/Un-Gyve Limited)
View the March issue of El Mundo below, Reportaje Especial pp. 32-33.
Jim Dine Sculpture, Two Black Hearts, Massachusetts, 2004, Copyright Mark Chester from Twosomes (Un-Gyve Press).
First Friday February Open Studios 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston. Browsing Twosomes at Mark Chester’s studio (photograph Mark Chester).
Making Waves The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod | Cotuit Center for the Arts
“Keeping younger patrons in mind, art work will be displayed at a lower height throughout the exhibit – right at children’s eye level. A series of child-friendly events will be scheduled over the course of the month. School groups are welcome to the exhibit for free for the duration of the show, and are given docent-led tours and art instruction customized to the age level of the children.”
January 7 – February 23, 2013 | Monday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Cotuit Center for the Arts | 4404 Route 28, Cotuit MA | T: 508-362-0066
Generously sponsored by the Donald C. McGraw Foundation, Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, Cape Cod Melody Tent and supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the County of Barnstable.
Photograph by Mark Chester. Children from 4th grade come to view the show.
Why is a photograph worth a thousand words? Who came up with that number anyway? Why not just one hundred? Or five -hundred?
(This blog is 612 words plus a photograph, so here are 1612 words about the “photographer-writer.”) —
Mastering Photo » The Photographer Who Writes
“Once again, the chosen works represent an extraordinary range of local talent,” wrote Kevin Howard, executive director of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, who has spearheaded the project along with Airport Commission Vice Chairman Donald Megathlin. Michael Giaquinto, exhibitions curator at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, is serving as collections manager.
The artists whose work was chosen for the new exhibit include Jane Fay Baker of Woods Hole; Mark Chester of Falmouth; Carole Ann Danner of Hyannis; Kevin King of North Falmouth; Coco Larrain and Kathleen Sidwell, both of Brewster; Jane Lincoln of East Falmouth; Michael McGuire of Provincetown; Elizabeth Mumford of Hyannis Port; Carroll Sivco of Harwich Port; and, Edith Tonelli of West Barnstable. —
Airport continues to take art under its wing by Mary Richmond