HCAH interviews Charles Woodard on his solo-exhibition opening tonight!

HCAH interviews Charles Woodard on his solo-exhibition opening tonight!

Charles Woodard The History of Photography in Pen and Ink, 1646-1990 June 28 – August 5, 2016   Higher Pictures is pleased to present the work of Charles Woodard. The 60 four-by-six-inch flashcards on view here comprise the complete set of drawings Woodard made as an undergraduate in 2007 when he was a student in Nick Muellner’s notoriously difficult history of photography survey course at Ithaca College. This is the first time these original pieces have been shown and this is Woodard’s first solo gallery exhibition.     HCAH: Can you let us in on the history of how these works came to be? C. Woodard: The original drawings came to be due to a rather monstrous History of Photography course I took in undergrad coupled with a broken printer. Since I didn’t want to pay the printing charge at the library, I opted to draw the photos that I had to study out on flash cards, and used them. After the course was finished, I presented them to my professor at the time, since I knew he found them funny. A month later I got an email from him and his publishing partner, saying they wanted to turn the work into a book. HCAH: So, because of these note cards, you have your first solo-exhibition…but did they actually help you pass your exam? C. Woodard: Yes, they actually did help, which is why people like them I assume. I got an A in the class. HCAH: What was the card that you had the most fun drawing? Which image was the hardest to memorize? C. Woodard: My personal,...