Lucida Journal: Habitat launch in Los Angeles


Celebrate the first international launch of Queensland Centre for Photography’s Lucida Journal: Habitat, on Sunday 11 October 2.00pm at Edward Cella Art & Architecture.

Join us for the panel discussion Topography, migration and the multicultural habitat with:

Steve Reinstein (art collector)
Steve Reinstein, a resident of Los Angeles for 25 years, is both a well-recognised art collector and commercial real estate developer. Assembled with passion, Steve’s extensive photography collection includes significant works by Avedon, Burtynsky, Mapplethorpe, Mollinier, Penn and numerous other national and international artists, both emerging and established. The walls of his 1928 home are covered with photographic portraits and landscapes dating from the 1920s to present day. His development projects have received awards for their innovative public art installations. Steve is a founding board member and Chairman of LACMA’s Photographic Arts Council, and a founding board member of the Photographic Arts Council/Los Angeles.

Kaucyila Brooke (Co-Director, Photo and Media Program, School of Art, CalArts)
Kaucyila Brooke works primarily in photography, text and image, video and drawing. She edited the book Gendered Geographies, pub. Hochschule fur Gestaltung und Kunst Zürich, (2002). From 2002 through 2005, she photographed inside The Natural History Museum in Vienna. The resulting project is documented in the exhibition catalog: Kaucyila Brooke: Vitrinen in Arbeit, ed. Christiane Stahl, pub: Verlag Schaden, Cologne (2008). Her 2012 retrospective Do You Want Me To Draw You A Diagram? at the Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany focused on narrative projects starting from the 1980’s through the present. Selections from her ongoing project Tit for Twat (1992–) were featured in her 2014 solo show at Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles. She is the Co-Director of the Program in Photography and Media at CalArts in Los Angeles, where she has been a regular member of the faculty since 1992.

Eve Schillo (Assistant Curator, Wallis Annenberg Photography Dept, LACMA)
Eve Schillo has worked on numerous exhibitions in her 15+ years with LACMA, ranging from Cuban photography after the revolution, multi-media work by author/artist William S. Burroughs, a self-portraiture series culled from the Irmas Collection, and still and moving imagery by California-based Katy Grannan and Charlie White.  More current exhibitions she contributed to, along with their accompanying catalogues, include Larry Sultan: Here & Home, John Divola: As Far As I Could Get and See the Light–Photography, Perception, Cognition: The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection. She continues to curate exhibits highlighting the permanent collection for multi-media galleries dedicated to American, Latin American, Modern, Contemporary and Japanese Art, spanning photographic history.  Recent exhibitions beyond LACMA include Road Trip: Photography of the American West, an exchange between sister cities Los Angeles and Bordeaux.

Edward Cella (gallerist)
Edward Cella studied the history of art and architecture at UC Santa Barbara with a specific emphasis on 20th Century architecture under David Gebhard, and has applied this academic focus though the curation of exhibitions, historic-preservation planning and review of development proposals and art collection management. He established Edward Cella Art + Architecture in 2006.

Moderated by

Camilla Birkeland (curator)
Camilla Birkeland is a founding member and the Director of the Queensland Centre for Photography. She holds a Bachelor of Photography with First Class Honours and a Masters of Visual Arts from Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. She is a curator and a photo-media artist.

The Journal is a limited edition of 100 numbered copies, retailing for $30.


Featured image: Benjamin Rasmussen Easter egg drop. Albin, Wyoming 2012.  Courtesy of the artist.

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