Sandra Louise Dyas Photography


Friday, August 15, 2014

Experimental Video Accordion Shoot with Dave Moore by Jason Levi Smith

lizmungerphotoclub --- Jason Levi Smith's brainchild -- love JASON SMITH'S work! This was an ACCORDION EXTRAVAGANZA WITH
The Red Cabin Shoot.

It's the Iowa City Song Project

   very cool


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sean Preciado Genell, After the Fact

Sean Preciado Genell, Marco's Taxicab, Iowa City, Iowa                                                                           (c) Sandra L. Dyas
Sean is a talented man. He has a new book coming out this year! I was lucky enough to make this portrait of Sean last year. Sean is part of my on-going series, Lost in the Midwest. My work was recently shown in the 2014 National Prize Juried Show presented by the Cambridge Art Association at The University Place Gallery in Cambridge. James Welu, Director Emeritus at the Worcester Art Museum. I think we have an author photo out of this deal, too. Sean expressed to me that it was really hard to get a good picture of himself....I have to disagree. 

                                                                  Sean Preciado Genell, Iowa City, Iowa                                      (c) Sandra L. Dyas

Thursday, June 26, 2014

She Doesn't Blink - Response to Yoko Ono's EYE BLINK

She Doesn't Blink is in response to viewing Yoko Ono's infamous EYE BLINK - a flux film she made in 1966. I saw this work in Denmark, north of Copenhagen last summer in 2013. I was visiting my friend Lene Wyke and we saw posters and billboards everywhere promoting Yoko Ono's major retrospective at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Beautiful place on the coast with the sea in plain view. The exhibition was truly a gift and I was so incredibly lucky to be there at that time. All chance. The film says so much about who Yoko Ono is as a woman - She Doesn't Blink. Thank you YOKO for your inspiration!

This work is part of a video dialogue with LeAnn Erickson - called HOMEGROWNSTORIES.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

NEW WORK: Collaboration with Esther Baker-Tarpaga

Thank you Esther for inviting me to collaborate with you to create new work. The experience of making new photographic portraits to be in direct conversation with Grant Wood's infamous portraits was challenging and rewarding. Proving to me over and over how different it is to use a camera verses a paint brush. The work also speaks to my Midwestern roots and to the challenge of being a regional artist.

Grant Wood Tableaux Vivants is a new work that combines visual art with performance. Esther Baker-Tarpaga is a Fellow at the Grant Wood Art Colony at the University of Iowa. Her vision for this piece was to frame a queer, racially diverse utopia. The work was performed in the Art Building West at the University of Iowa on April 25, 2014. It was part of the 2014 Grant Wood Symposium.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sandra L. Dyas Video Works (playlist)

Sandra L. Dyas Video Works (playlist)