John Messinger: In Process

Water Mill, United States

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The Watermill Center is pleased to announce East Hampton based artist John Messinger: In Process at the Watermill Center Saturday December 15th. 

Current Watermill Center artist-in-residence, John Messinger, will install in the Center studios his most recent series, #nofilter, created during his time in residence.  The newly conceived project will be on display Saturday, December 15th from 3pm to 6pm.  The current project brings into question the evolving nature of the photograph amidst the ubiquity and proliferation of the digital image.

John Messinger is further exploring the creation of large-scale, site-specific, photographic tapestries that he began experimenting with one year ago. Each tapestry is composed of hundreds of individual rectangular 3.25 x 4.25 Fuji instant photographs created using a Polaroid Land Camera.  As each instant photograph is a unique image, each final work is an original one of one. 

We invite you to browse John’s work and join him for one-on-one conversation about his process on December 15th from 3pm-6pm at The Watermill Center.  A reception will follow the opening.



Currently, John Messinger is an Artist in Residence at The Watermill Center, works as a freelance photographer for the Wall Street Journal, and teaches photography at the Ross School. His project, The Estate of Joseph A. Porter, will be published by Harper’s Books in 2013. His work has been exhibited by the McNeil Art Group, the Elaine Benson Gallery, and most recently, Boltax Gallery. His images have also appeared in the pages of The New York Times Magazine and The Boston Globe. 

John was awarded the Aaron Siskind Memorial Scholarship to attend the School of Visual Arts for a Master in Fine Arts, under the tutelage of Elinor Carucci. He also received a photojournalism and art history degree from Boston University’s College of Communication.

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