Herbert Lotz - Artist Statement
These photographs were taken in 1968 while I was serving in the U.S. Army in the Viet Nam Conflict. They were taken in South Viet Nam, mostly at the base camp of the 25th Infantry Division at Cu Chi, where I served as a radio operator. I wanted to have a record of my time spent there as well as continue my work in photography.
The photographs of these young men were taken in quiet times, in sleep, off duty, watching a U.S.O. show. What I see in their faces is what holds my attention. I find that I don’t want to editorialize too much about the images.
I appreciate Margo Donaldson for her attention to my photographs and Miles Conrad for exhibiting them.
1971 University of New Mexico
1969-70 School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1964-67 University of Chicago
2005 War and Peace, Rio Bravo Fine Art, Truth or Consequences, N.M.
2004 Cu Chi, Vietnam 1968-1969, Peace in War. University of New Mexico Art Museum
2001 Death and Love, Art and Industry, Santa Fe, N.M.
- 1999 OUTWEST, Plan B, Santa Fe, NM Curated by Harmony Hammond. catalogue published
- 1998 Troubling Customs, invitational, Ontario College of Art and Design, Ontario, Canada/Katherine Lane Weems Center, Boston, MA
- 1996-98 Kissing, traveling invitational, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York City, NY catalogue published
- 1997 Kissing, traveling invitational, G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Los Angeles, CA three catalogues published
- 1996 Contemporary New Mexico Artists: Sketches and Schemas, SITE Santa Fe, NM book published
- 1993 2 Much-the Gay and Lesbian Experience, invitational, University of Colorado, CO, curated by Lucy Lippard
- 1991 MEN-Daguerreotype to SX-70, the Collection of Jack Shear, Los Angeles, CA
- 1999 Utställningshallen Öckerö Bibliothek, Öckerö, Sweden
Skulpturenpark Katzow, “7 Jahre Faszination Papier”, Germany Nordens Bilder Gallery, Kungälv, Sweden
Musée Charmey, “Troisième Triennale Internationale du Papier”, Switzerland
- 1998 Museum Rijswik, “Holland Papier Biennale 1998”, Holland
- 1997 Harris Gallery, “Moku Hanga: Contemporary Japanese Woodcuts, in America”, College Park, WA
- 1996 Honolulu Academy of Arts, “Turning the Page: International Book Exhibition”, Hawaii
Gentofte Art Library, “Int’l Artist Book Exhibit”, Copenhagen, Denmark/Traveled to Sweden
- 1995 Japan Paper Academy, “Touch Please”, Japan Paper Symposium, Kyoto, Japan
- 1994 Aklan Museum, "International Mini Paper Exhibition 1994", Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines
Galeria Mesta Bratislavy, “Arizona on Paper”, Bratislava, Slovakia
- 1991 University of Basel, "International Paper Exhibit", Switzerland Traveled to Holland and Germany
Galerie Niklaus Knoll, "Art in Paper”, Basel, Switzerland
- 1989 Rutgers University, "International Symposium on Art and the Invisible Reality", New Brunswick, NJ;
Franklin Furnace Gallery, NYC
Gallery K, "International Mini Paper Exhibition 1989", Kaminosoto, Japan