Dan McCormack

"I earned my MFA in Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1969. My thesis was on photographic Grids of nudes that were based on mathematical Set Theory. I have continued for over fifty years exploring various cameras, techniques and processes while continuing with the nude."

Lenoir_R_06-25-2020--958 - Cell phone camera - 20 x 16 in.

Dan McCormack studied Photography at the Institute of Design in Chicago Next, he earned an MFA in Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He began photographing the nude with Wendy, his wife while in graduate school. Then for over fifty years, he explored various techniques and processes while photographing the nude as a central theme. In 1982, Dan McCormack won an NYSCA-CAPS Photography Fellowship with a series of infrared nude images made of Wendy. With that series, he produced a monograph, "BODY LIGHT-Passages in a Relationship" in 1989.   

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

In January 2010, Dan McCormack had a solo show at the Photography Center of the Capitol District in Troy, NY. He showed over fifty images from ten diverse series made from 1990 to 2010. I

Dan was one of the three founders of the Center for Photography in Woodstock in 1975 and in 1989 he was a founding member of Gallery 3 in Philadelphia, PA.

Helen_W_03-04-16--07 - Pinhole Camera 20 x 16 in.

GRID-SHADOWS-FINGERS_Lenoir_R_11-20-20 - Cell phone camera - 3 x 3 Grid

Lenoir_R_01-09-20--5235 - Cell phone photo 11,2 x 8,40 in.

Lenoir_R_06-28-20--3814 - Cell phone photo 11,2 x 8,40 in.
Lenoir_R_05-21-21--3644 - Cell phone photo 11,2 x 8,40 in.
Lenoir_R_02-12-21--4441 - Cell phone photo 11,2 x 8,40 in.
Lenoir_R_01-15-21--3230 - Cell phone photo 11,2 x 8,40 in.
GRID-Pearls-Shadows_Lenoir_R_02-21-20 - Cell Phone camera -4 x 3 Grid
Vera_J_3-11-16--01AB - Pinhole Camera 20 x 16 in.
Lenoir+R+10-26-19--0638 - Cell phone photo 11,2 x 8,40 in.
Lenoir_R_12-06-19--3903 - Cell phone photo 11,2 x 8,40 in.
Lenoir_R_10-26-19--1744 - Cell phone photo 11,2 x 8,40 in.
Lenoir_R_07-11-19--5252 - Cell phone photo 11,2 x 8,40 in.
Lenoir_R_07-11-19--4847 - Cell phone photo 11,2 x 8,40 in.

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


 

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