Owen Kydd

Artist lecture Tuesday, November 17, 2015 7PM
Timken Lecture Hall, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
Yucca Color Shift, 2012 [Video Still]

Los Angeles-based artist Owen Kydd is perhaps best known for his “durational photographs,” video works that run four to six minutes and present near static segments of time that slowly reveal elements of movement or change. Made with the digital camera’s video function and displayed on high-definition LED monitors typically used for commercial signage, his perpetually-looping photographic videos untether photography’s association with discrete time while taking advantage of the medium’s ability to describe the world with compelling precision. While one typically relies on images and objects for narrative cues, these works only offer up small pieces of information, rendering them as seemingly variegated or endless territories. Borrowing subjects from traditional photographic genre, Kydd’s images function as still lifes that propagate the familiarity and generality of photographs while allowing them to hover in a temporally enigmatic zone.

Kydd was born in Calgary, Alberta, in 1975. He received his Bachelor’s degree in film and art from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, and a Master’s degree from UCLA. His work has been widely exhibited at the Vancouver Art Gallery in British Columbia, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Art Gallery of Western Australia in Perth, Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Daegu Photo Biennale in Korea, among other venues and institutions.


Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program

Pier 24 Photography is pleased to present the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program in collaboration with California College of the Arts and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Each year, the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program brings six photographers, writers, and curators to San Francisco to offer free and open lectures, and to work one-on-one with students at California College of the Arts.


Larry Sultan Photography Award


Marco Breuer, Untitled (C-1189), 2012 [Detail]

Marco Breuer

Spring 2016 Residency
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

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Marco Breuer (b. Landshut, Germany) is well known for his radical approach to the photographic medium. Breuer employs nontraditional photographic techniques that do not rely on the use of a camera, aperture, or film, but instead utilize a combination of photogrammic, abrasive, and incisive techniques to make marks and capture images. His work is in numerous public collections at major institutions around the world and is widely exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. Currently residing in upstate New York, Breuer has lectured and taught extensively, and received a Guggenheim fellowship in 2006.