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Ben Altman: The More That Is Taken Away

January 06th, 2017 – February 03rd, 2017
Sol Mednick Gallery at The University of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA

Ben Altman: The More That Is Taken Away

Ben Altman's multiple-year earthwork, performance and meditation "The More That Is Taken Away" uses the mass grave as its central image and spectacle. The work is loosely divided into three acts, documented in black and white photographs and in extensive video. In Act 1, shown...

Fritz Liedtke: Astra Velum / Liminal Spaces

January 06th, 2017 – February 03rd, 2017
Gallery 1401 at The University of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA

Fritz Liedtke: Astra Velum / Liminal Spaces

Portland, Oregon-based artist Fritz Liedtke presents two series at Gallery 1401: "Astra Velum" and "Liminal Spaces." "Astra Velum" explores our culturally-defined views of beauty. At its essence, this series explores the beauty of flawed human skin, with its freckles and scars, overlaid upon us like...

GETTING THE WATER RIGHT: The culture and politics of water in the Everglades

October 26th, 2016 – February 04th, 2017
Southeast Museum of Photography
Daytona Beach, FL

GETTING THE WATER RIGHT: The culture and politics of water in the Everglades

A photographic exhibition by Adam Nadel with scholarship by Jessica Cattelino October 26, 2016

Rania Matar: Becoming

January 19th, 2017 – February 21st, 2017
Rayko Photo Center
San Francisco, CA

Rania Matar: Becoming

Featuring Works From a Girl and Her Room, L'Enfant-Femme and Unspoken Conversations

"Becoming is a continuum of Rania Matar's work from the past several years, and it's a feast to view her multiple projects together. Through this collection of portraits, Matar leads us through many stages in the life of a woman. She photographs girls and women...

Relationship Show

January 20th, 2017 – February 25th, 2017
Colorado Photographic Arts Center
Denver, CO

Relationship Show

The Relationship Show explores four artists’ viewpoints on the beginning, end, and isolation within current relationships. Each artist approaches the topic utilizing multiple approaches that meet us emotionally, visually, and with bittersweet laughter. The most important role an artist plays is the way in which they...

Lydia Panas: After Sargent

January 20th, 2017 – March 03rd, 2017
Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
Wilkes-Barre, PA

Lydia Panas: After Sargent

Award-winning photographer Lydia Panas explores vulnerability, tension and emotion within the classic but non-traditional portrait. Panas captures a revealing and compelling honesty through body language, facial expression and the model's relationship with space. The exhibition, After Sargent, is inspired by the painting, "The Daughters of Edward...

Memory and the Politics of Place: Michael Mergen

January 20th, 2017 – March 19th, 2017
Longwood Center for the Visual Arts
Farmville, VA

Memory and the Politics of Place: Michael Mergen

This is the first exhibtion to examine several of the photographer's series together as a study of Americans' concepts of their country and its institutions. Opening reception on January 20, 2017, 5:30 - 8:00 pm

Kelli Connell / Double Life: Fifteen Years

January 13th, 2017 – April 14th, 2017
SPE National
Cleveland, OH

Kelli Connell / Double Life: Fifteen Years

Kelli Connell’s body of work, Double Life, is now in its fifteenth year. Throughout this time we’ve seen the unfolding of an intimate and complex dynamic of a woman’s relationship; defined perhaps as a self-portrait acted out by another, or perhaps a metaphor for all...

Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media

December 20th, 2016 – April 30th, 2017
The J. Paul Getty Trust
Los Angeles, CA

Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media

Beginning in the 1960s, artists increasingly turned to news media—both printed and televised—as a rich source of inspiration. Breaking News presents work by artists who have employed appropriation, juxtaposition, and mimicry, among other means, to create photographs and videos that effectively comment on the role...

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