Artist and graphic design professor Kate Bingaman first caught our eye with her charming line drawings of her credit card statements, which are available from her website Obsessive Consumption each for the amount of that particular statement's minimum balance. The site which showcases Bingaman's love/hate relationship with consumer culture launched in early 2003 and includes drawings of all of her purchases from 22 January 2002 to 22 April 2004.
Bingaman was recently selected as one of ten winners of the Hey, Hot Shot! showcase, an ongoing series of exhibitions of emerging photographers, selected by a panel of influential photography industry insiders including Caterina Fake, Co-Founder of Flickr. The gallery will host a reception for the 2006 winners tomorrow, 6 September 2006 at the Jen Bekman Gallery, 6 Spring Street, New York City. The exhibition will be on view Thurs-Sunday 12-6pm through 10 September 2006.