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“Martin Venezky: The New Machinery” at San Francisco International Airport

July 12 – October 18, 2018

The New Machinery is making its wide public debut at the San Francisco International Airport. Curator Kai Caemmerer has selected eight images from my ongoing series to feature in one of Terminal 3’s pre-security lounges. The exhibition will be on display from July 12 through October 18, 2018. Read the SFO press release, which features all eight images here.

Photo Alliance: Bay Area Currents

August 2018

Untitled No. 23 from “The New Machinery” has been selected to be included in Photo Alliance’s upcoming Bay Area Currents exhibition. The exhibition will be held at the Smith Andersen North Gallery in San Anselmo, California. Opening reception is Saturday, September 8. Details here.

MUSEE MAGAZINE ISSUE 20 (MOTION)

August 2018

“We Have Been Where You Are Going,” my collaborative project with Barbara Levine is featured in the new online issue of Musée Magazine. Five of our images are presented across eight pages of the magazine. Enjoy the full issue here.

The Center for Fine Art Photography “Wonder”

July 27, 2018

Untitled No. 24 from “The New Machinery” is selected by juror Jean Dykstra for the Center for Fine Art Photography’s upcoming exhibition “Wonder.” See the full gallery of selected images here.

F-Stop Magazine “Altered Image”

May 21, 2018

I’m proud to have four images from “The New Machinery” selected for F-Stop’s online photography magazine’s group exhibition: “Altered Image.” Check out the full roster of intriguing photography here.

Martin Venezky in conversation with Andy Mattern

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 2:00pm

Designer and photographer Marin Venezky presents and discusses his work with Andy Mattern, assistant professor of photography and digital media at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater. This event serves as closing event for the DesignSpace exhibition Martin Venezky: What I Know About Photography. Located in the Fine Arts Building, DesignSpace Gallery. More information on the SFSU Events Site here.

“What I Know About Photography” at San Francisco State University, DESIGNSPACE Gallery

March 29 – April 21, 2018

Martin Venezky: What I know about Photography, marks the first comprehensive survey of photographic work by Martin Venezky. An exhibition featuring a celebrated graphic designer might typically offer instant accessibility and familiarity to iconic works, however, in this case, Venezky will be showing a less known aspect of his creative practice. A body of photographic work has existed literally in the “background,” hovering behind or aside his ornate and dynamic typographic compositions that are his signature. Venezky recently dedicated his sabbatical year to recontextualize his work and reinvent himself in this connected discipline. The exhibition will include over 100 images made between 1991 to the present, including snapshots, found photography, collage, and his most recent body of photo constructions titled “The New Machinery.” Thank you to the partners who have been integral to the success of the project are Andy Mattern, Emily McVarish, Eing Opastpongkarn, Mike Scaringe, Joshua Singer, Mike Slane, Rudy Vanderlans, and Lindsey Westbrook. A full catalog of the exhibition is currently in production.

Adore Noir Magazine features “The New Machinery”

February 2018

A big thank you to Chris Kovacks, editor of online magazine Adore Noir (now Mono Chroma) for featuring 14 images from “The New Machinery” in its February 2018 issue along with an extended interview. The full issue is available for purchase here.

“Every Corner Vibrates Like Art” at San Francisco Arts Commission Grove Street Gallery

August 26, 2017 – December 31, 2018

“Every Corner Vibrates Like Art” is the concluding exhibition at the SFAC Grove Street Gallery. Installed in the gallery’s four street-level windows, the photo construction is composed of hundreds of individual photo prints, many of which were captured within the now vacant building. The gallery is located at 155 Grove Street, directly across from San Francisco City Hall. Read the SFAC press release here.

Studio Visit for Elephant Magazine.

September 2017

Robert Urquhat interviewed me in my studio for a recent Elephant Magazine blog post. Read the interview here.

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