xmlns:fb='http://ogp.me/ns/fb#' Kate Farrall

Friday, September 12, 2014

40 Movies About Photography Every Photographer Should Watch


 
I've got a lot of movies ahead of me to kill this list but hey, that's what Netflix is for, right? I've only seen 5 of these with City of God and High Art being two. 

If you can guess what the other three are, I'm sending you a print. Leave your guesses in my Facebook page's comments. I'll go until someone gets it.


Here's the list of 40 movies to choose from.

-Kate

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Serious Talk. Seriously. -Interview time

Serious Talk. Seriously. recently interviewed me and the podcast is live! We cover a lot of territory in our conversation ---how living in Baltimore is like The Wire, non-traditional photography, my recent drugstore project, and Sac Open Studios which starts this week!

So plug in your ear buds and drown out your co-workers with a little art talk.

Johnny has interviewed a lot of other creative folks, too so check out those podcasts here.

That's Johnny in the photo, working his sound magic right after the interview. And yes, that microphone loomed large during the interview.  The drawing that he mentions buying on the spot because he liked it so much, is hanging behind him.

Okay, go give it a listen.

-Kate


Monday, September 08, 2014

Getting Prints Ready

Getting ready for CAST Sacramento Open Studios! Laying out prints to frame and I'm half way through. It's taking longer than than I thought but I really like how the framed images look! Seeing how they are relating to each other is a lot of fun.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Open Studios

In two weeks I’m opening my art studio so come by and say hello if you can. It would be great to see you.

I’m opening it up through the CAST Sacramento Open Studios event. There are 38 other studios open that weekend so there will be art all over. Here are the details...

Sat. 9/20/14 and Sun. 9/21/14
10am – 5pm
Studio #207
Free – open to the public
Map and Guide


Donna Napper, Curator of the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art selected me for inclusion in her Curator's Picks for Open Studios – I am so excited (and honored) to be on her list!

I'm really excited because I'll get to share a new project with you called Processing the Drugstore - where I made photograms completely inside a drugstore, from start to finish.

And, there will be a few other photogram goodies including the some made using foxfire, a bioluminescent fungus that I grow.  

Oh, and please come to the opening reception for the Open Studios Exhibition on Thursday 9/11, 6-9pm at Verge Center for the Arts. It’s free and I have a piece hanging in the show! The opening will coincide with the opening of 343 Dresses: the Chromatic Convergence Project by Mary Younnakof which is a super project, too.

Cheers,
Kate

P.S. Look for the red yard signs during Open Studios!
www.katefarrall.com

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Critic's Pick

Just found out that I was selected as part of Donna Napper's Curator Picks for the CAST 2014 Sacramento Open Studios! Yay! Donna is the Curator for the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art so it is an honor to be a part of her artist selections. The printed Open Studios Guide with the Curator's Picks write-up will be out in early August. 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Pinhole Camera Workshop

Pinhole Camera Workshop - taught by Me!

Location: Delta Workshop, 2598 21st Street, Sacramento, CA 95818
Thursday, April 24, 5:30-8pm & Saturday, May 10, 5-6pm (optional) • $45
Register here
Note: this is a 2-session class (second session is optional)   
Celebrate Pinhole Photography Day by making your very own pinhole camera with me! In this workshop you’ll create a pinhole camera from a Jell-O box that uses 35mm film. This workshop is specifically designed to show you how to make pinhole images the old fashioned way and without needing access to a darkroom. You’ll leave the workshop with a pinhole camera and a roll of film so you are ready to go shoot your heart out on Pinhole Photography Day, April 27, 2014.

But that's not all....

On Saturday, May 12 (Second Saturday) everyone in the class is invited to bring prints of their pinhole photographs and put them up for an informal art show at Delta Workshop. Check out your classmates' photos, share tips and tricks, and celebrate your artwork!

All supplies will be provided. The workshop is limited to 10 participants, so sign up now. The last alternative photo workshop filled up quickly. ----Update: Only a few spots left!

About the instructor: Kate Farrall is an artist who loves all things alternative photography. Her work includes printing Van Dyke Brown prints on fake fur, exposing photos through the mail system and growing bioluminescent fungus to make uncanny photograms. She has exhibited her work with the likes of Marco Breuer, Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey, Binh Danh and Ann Hamilton and she holds a MFA in Photography from the California College of the Arts, a BA in Art History, and BA in Photography from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

caffenol

I learned how to do caffenol film development recently. There is a nice graininess and it's great to be able to develop with caffeine and vitamin c --- chemicals that are much less harsh than typical and great for home use.

This empty party room in a old industrial sugar mill with its string of lights makes for a festive setting among the shop worn walls and warehouse windows.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Friday, November 01, 2013

Kate’s Bioluminescent Photograms in SF This Weekend

My new bioluminescent photograms will be shown this weekend as part of ArtSpan’s San Francisco Open Studios event! These prints are from my Hacking Photographic Memory series and many have not been shown publicly before.

I’ll be there along with eleven other amazingly talented artists. Come by and say hello!

Saturday, 11/2 & Sunday, 11/3

11am-6pm

SHARED
739 Bryant Street (between 5th & 6th Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94107


Lots of studios will be open so it’s easy to make a day of it. Here’s a link to the map and artists’ listings.

Pick up a Guide at my studio location and plan your tour around town. Or you can download the SF Open Studios App here.

I’ll be there to talk about my process and you can ask me in person why I use glowing fungus to make images.

If you know of other people that enjoy looking at art, please forward this invite to them.

Hope to see you soon if not this weekend!

Cheers,
Kate

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

open studio

Thank you to everyone who came to my studio to say hello during last week's Capital Artists' Studio Tour! It was great catching up with old friends and making new ones, and of course chatting about art all weekend. Here are a few visuals from the studio last weekend....