Paul Brach Lecture Series: Pradeep Dalal & Joshua Lutz
ART: Pradeep Dalal is a Mumbai-born artist and writer based in New York. Recent exhibitions include: “Picturing Parallax: Photography and Video from the South Asian Diaspora” in San Francisco, "Exchanging Glances" at Chatterjee & Lal in Mumbai, and "Vision is Elastic. Thought is Elastic," Murray Guy in New York. His work is included in Blind Spot 43 and he is a recipient of the Tierney Fellowship. Pradeep has an MFA from ICP/Bard College and a MA in Architecture from MIT. He is on the faculty at the International Center of Photography and the Bard College MFA Program, and he also directs the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program.
- For more information on the Creative Capital I Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program: http://artswriters.org/home.html
Joshua Lutz's large-format photographs of urban sprawl and suburban portraiture capture intimate details of places and their inhabitants in a soft, moody palette. The subtle tension in Lutz's photographs between natural and man-made structures expands upon themes of the New Topographics. Meadowlands, Lutz's debut monograph, was published by powerHouse Books in 2008. Breaking down the structure of the photograph as truth and the book as narrative, Lutz's second monograph, Hesitating Beauty, is an intimate portrait that rethinks how photographs and text can function. Lutz blends family archives, interviews, and letters with his own photographic practice into a precious, fictitious experience of a life and family consumed by mental illness. Lutz is currently on the faculty of the MFA program at Bard College, The International Center of Photography, and Pratt Institute.
- Hear an interview on NPR about his latest book, Hesitating Beauty: http://thestory.org/archive/The_Story_71612.mp3/view