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"BIO I studied Photography from 1962 - 1967 at the Institute of Design in Chicago and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1967 to 1970. I began photographing the nude with Wendy, my wife while in graduate school. Then for over forty years I explored various techniques and processes while photographing the nude as a central theme. In 1"

Review
by Louise Thompson

On display at the Wilson Street Gallery this week are the surreal, futurist images by Dan McCormack. With a similarity to image transfers, McCormack's works arrest the eye with their unfinished, grungy appearance. An invisible string threads the viewer through the eccentricity of his mind apparent in each inkjet print; and with their surface beauty, one is lured with the temptation to touch.

Raking the sands of technology, he has taken the granules of time, integrating them to produce fascinating, innovative compositions. In combining one of the earliest photographic techniques with the latest technology, he has extended the photographic pinhole process in intriguing ways while keeping consistency well under par. Both process and content weave through time, bringing history and the present to a surface climax.


In exploring the naked form, he has portrayed nudity in a shameless open way; and rather than touching on suggestive issues, he has revealed the comfortable, confident stance of his models. The women make no issue of shyness, 'Maia' stands directly in front of a blackboard which reads her repeated detention lines, "I will not come to class naked", whereas 'Lupe' appears wearing nothing but knee-high boots, reflecting the childhood fun of dressing up.

Void of frames, the works swell with diverse artistic expression, each holding an individual meaning. In portraying the nudes in different contexts, his use of locations varies, ranging from metropolitan and interior views, to the raw traditional landscape. Some works hold a futurist appeal with their extremely vibrant, electric colours, while others follow a more traditional style with the use of subtle, muted hues.

From start to finish, in their intricate creation, these are works which have been produced and reproduced, starting as one medium then becoming another. With great skill, McCormack has brought his exquisite imagery to our attention, reminding us to embrace what technology has given us, yet respect what was there in its absence. In both a material and philosophical sense, his use of these mediums is that of a master, a powerful impressive collection that long lingers in the mind.
 
 
 
http://www.csu.edu.au/faculty/arts/vpa/wilsonstreet/exhibitions/sing_the_body_electric/index.html 

 

 

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Maia_V_11-03-01--1CA

Maia_V_6-28-05--1CE

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2015
“Photographer of the year”
,Woodstock Art Assoc,Woodstock,NY December

Black & White Spider Awards 2015 Nude - Nominee – online December

[Announcement - Dan Mccormack - 2Ko - 2016]


 EXHIBITIONS 2015
2015 “Photographer of the year”,Woodstock Art Assoc,Woodstock,NY December Black & White Spider Awards 2015 Nude - Nominee – online December “Member show”, The Pacific Art League. Palo Alto, CA. December “Member Show”, Art Association of Jackson Hole, Jackson, WY December “Skyward”, 1650 Gallery, Los Angele
[Page - Dan Mccormack - 1Ko - 2016]


 Sing the Body Electric
An exhibition at Charles Sturt University of pinhole imagery by Dan McCormack
[Page - Dan Mccormack - 4Ko - 2006]


  1. BIO

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I studied Photography from 1962 - 1967 at the Institute of Design in Chicago and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1967 to 1970. I began photographing the nude with Wendy, my wife while in graduate school. Then for over forty years I explored various techniques and processes while photographing the nude as a central theme.

In 1976 joined the Board of Directors of the Catskill Center for Photography and served as Vice President of the Board for ten years.

In 1982, I won a NYSCA-CAPS Photography Fellowship with a series of infrared nude images that I made of Wendy. With that series, I produced a monograph, "BODY LIGHT-Passages in a Relationship" in 1989.

I have taught photography at Purdue University, Pratt Institute, SUNY New Paltz, Bard College, Ramapo College, Mercy College before I came to Marist College twenty years ago. I currently head the Photography program at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. 

In 1998 I began to work with pinhole photography. In 2009, I won the Ultimate Eye Foundation’s grant for Figurative Photography and had my work featured in an exhibition at the Peninsula Museum of Art in Belmont, CA. 

In January to February 2010, I had a solo show at the Photography Center of the Capitol District inTroy, NY. I showed over fifty images from ten diverse series made from 1990 to 2010. In May 2013, I had a solo show at the Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. In this exhibit I showed 28 images from my Nude at Home series.

[Biography - Dan Mccormack - 3Ko]


                                                                                  VITAE

  DAN McCORMACK           13 Beehive Road,  Accord,   New York 12404               ( 845 / 626-7958 )       

  http://www.danmccormack.net                                       e-mail   dan_mccormack@yahoo.com   

                                                          

                                                                    EDUCATION:                

 

  SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO                                 Sept. 1967 - Aug. 1969

  Michigan at Adams, Chicago, Illinois 60616  (312/567-3310)                   M.F.A. in Photography 1970

  Studied with Ken Josephson, Barbara Crane, Frank Barsotti

 

  INSTITUTE OF DESIGN - ILL. INST. OF TECH.                                      Sept. 1962 - June 1967

  3300 S. Federal Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603  (312/899-5100)               B.S.  in Photography 1967

 Studied with Aaron Siskind, Joe Jachna, Wynn Bullock, Arthur Siegel

 

                                                                  TEACHING:

 

   MARIST COLLEGE         Poughkeepsie, N.Y.                              Feb. 91   -    current

   ACADEMY of ART UNIVERSITY, non-resident MFA program         Feb.       -    May    2010

   ART INSTITUTE of BOSTON,  non-resident MFA program           Sept.       -    Dec.   2003

   VERMONT COLLEGE,  non-resident MFA program                        Feb.        -    July    2000

   S.U.N.Y. COLLEGE AT NEW PALTZ,  N.Y.                                       Jan.         -    May   1997

   RAMAPO COLLEGE,               Mawah, N.J.                                  Sept.       -    Dec.   1994

  INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY NYC.               June 92   -    Dec.   1993

  IONA COLLEGE, SETON SCHOOL, Yonkers, N.Y.                            Sept.90   -    Dec.   1992

  MERCY COLLEGE,          Dobbs ferry, N.Y.                                  Jan.  82    -    Aug.  1989

  COUNTY COLLEGE OF MORRIS,  Randolph, N.J.                            June 81    -    Aug.  1982

  HARRIMAN COLLEGE,          Harriman, N.Y.                                  Sept.80    -    June   1981

  JUNIOR COLLEGE OF ALBANY,    Albany, N.Y.                               Sept.79    -    June  1980

  BARD COLLEGE,             Annondale, N.Y.                                    January    term       1979

  SOMERSET COUNTY COLLEGE, Somerville, N.J.                         Sept.76    -    Dec.  1985

  COLUMBIA-GREENE COMM.COLLEGE, Hudson N.Y.                         Feb. 72    -    Dec.  1979

  MOMBACCUS ART CENTER         Accord, N.Y.                                Sept.71    -    Aug.  1974

  S.U.N.Y. COLLEGE AT NEW PALTZ,       N.Y.                                    Sept.70    -    June   1971

  PRATT INSTITUTE,           Brooklyn, N.Y.                                  Sept.69   -    June   1970

  PURDUE UNIVERSITY,   West Lafayette, IN.                             Feb. 69   -    June   1969

 

                                                                  COLLECTIONS:

 

  THE  PINHOLE RESOURCE,  San Lorenzo, New Mexico

  THE  ONTOLOGICAL MUSEUM, Fort Worth, Texas

  ULTIMATE EYE FOUNDATION, San Francisco, Calif

 MUSEUM of MODERN ART, LIBRARY,  New York, NY

  FOUNDATION FOR SEX POSITIVE CULTURE,  Seattle, WA.

 SAMUEL DORSKY MUSEUM, SUNY, New Paltz,    New Paltz, New York

 ART INSTITUE OF CHICAGO, Chicago, Illinois  

 CENTER  FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY-UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, Tuscon, AZ

 MASSACHUSETS INSTITUTE. OF TECHNOLOGY, Cambridge, MA

 CHICAGO CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY, Chicago, Illinois

 VISUAL STUDIES WORKSHOP, study collection, Rochester, New York

 CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY at WOODSTOCK, Woodstock, New York

 INSTITUTE OF DESIGN ARCHIVES, Chicago, Illinois

 MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON, Texas

 KALAMAZOO INSTITUTE of ARTS, Kalamazoo, Michigan

 PRIVATE collections

 


 

[Biography - Dan Mccormack - 15Ko]


D A N M c C O R M A C K
Pinhole Camera Nudes

 


I use the distortions of the oatmeal box pinhole camera and the digital

colorizations to create a series of visceral images that probe the unconscious,

stepping away from the literal reality and choosing instead to speak with a

Jungian expressionism. Objects or places juxtaposed with the model trigger a

response that I react to while colorizing. Through successive pulling of curves

B&W values are replaced with color in separate channels that ultimately

connect with the dreamlike state of the finished image.


In 1998 I began to work with pinhole photography. Using an oatmeal box

pinhole camera, I shoot 8x10 inch B&W film. With its extreme wide angle and

distortion, the camera gives results that are constantly a surprise. I develop the

B&W negatives, scan them into Photoshop, and then colorize the image.

This imagery, rooted in 16th Century pinhole optics, juxtaposed with 21st

Century digital print manipulations, is a hybrid of Photography and Digital

Printmaking.

 

[Biography - Dan Mccormack - 2Ko]


Fine Art Photographer

I began studying Photography in 1963 at the Institute of Design in Chicago. My studies with Aaron Siskind, Joe Jachna, Arthur Siegal and Wynn Bullock gave me first hand experience with truly creative photographers.

At the Art Institute of Chicago around 1967, I began photographing the nude with Wendy, my wife, and I began making multiple image prints. Then for over thirty years I explored various techniques and processes while photographing the nude as a central theme.

I began digital image making with the Apple IIe in 1984 where I explored juxtapositions, ie. portraits on top of nudes and pigment against raster scan lines. This led into the idea of scanning my finished images of palladium diptychs of a nude in water and using it as a module for a new Photoshop series of composited images. Repeating the diptych image many times with strange overlaps create a surreal statement. Next I scanned a series of B&W Nimslo camera multiple image shots of figures. These I colorized and reduced in size using Photoshop so that the image became a color pattern where it was hard to discern the tiny nude.

In 1998 I began to work with pinhole photography.

I use an oatmeal box pinhole camera to make 8x10 inch B&W negatives. With its extreme wide angle and distortion, the camera is a delight because it gives me results that are constantly a surprise. I develop the B&W negatives, scan them into Photoshop, and then colorize the image by pulling curves in each of the channels. It is a thrill to make an image rooted in 16th Century pinhole optics juxtaposed with 21st Century digital print manipulations. These newest photographs of mine are a blend of these opposites.

In my diverse series, from multiple exposures, to juxtapositions of time, from plastic camera, Nimslo camera, scanner as camera to pinhole camera, I have always tried to find a mix of image and process with the nude as a theme.

I currently head the Photography program at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York where I teach photography classes and an Introduction to Digital Media class.

 

[Biography - Dan Mccormack - 4Ko]








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