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2018 SPE Annual Conference: UNCERTAIN TIMES: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood

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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...

The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today

February 04th, 2017 – May 14th, 2017
Tacoma Art Museum
Tacoma, WA

The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today

From the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery comes a showcase of today's most commendable American portraits, the finalists from the triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition.

Every three years, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery invites artists to participate in the most prestigious portrait contest in the country: the juried Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. In 2016, its fourth iteration, jurors selected 43 winning works from more than 2,500 entries. The resulting exhibition...

This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement

February 22nd, 2017 – May 14th, 2017
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Beachwood, OH

This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement

As relevant today as they were half a century ago, more than 150 black-and-white images chronicling the Southern Freedom Movement are featured in This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement. The 4,000-square-foot multimedia exhibition features works by nine activist photographers who...

Unforeseen Structures

April 14th, 2017 – May 20th, 2017
Flower City Arts Center
Rochester, NY

Unforeseen Structures

Unforeseen Structures is artist Mitch Goldstein's examination of emergent form using darkroom photography techniques, specifically the photogram. Photograms use no cameras or lenses

Interference

March 09th, 2017 – May 20th, 2017
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Philadelphia, PA

Interference

Andre Bradley & Paul Anthony Smith

Interference presents the work of Andre Bradley and Paul Anthony Smith, two artists who deal with relationships between personal experience and the social forces that shape our perceptions of self, others, and the world around us. Using distinct but related artistic means, Bradley and Smith...

Daniel W. Coburn: The Hereditary Estate

April 21st, 2017 – June 03rd, 2017
Colorado Photographic Arts Center
Denver, CO

Daniel W. Coburn: The Hereditary Estate

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center is pleased to present The Hereditary Estate, a solo exhibition by Kansas-based artist Daniel W. Coburn. The exhibition is comprised of deeply intimate photographs that challenge the conventionality of the family photo album and its role in portraying a narrative...

Family

February 25th, 2017 – August 20th, 2017
Akron Art Museum
Akron, OH

Family

Family is a fundamental social construct in every culture. Most basically, its definition references parents, their children and others related by blood or by law. As well, partners, close friends, neighbors, church members, mentors, colleagues and others special to us may assume the role of...

Light Tight: New Work by Meggan Gould and Andy Mattern

March 25th, 2017 – September 17th, 2017
New Mexico Museum of Art
Santa Fe, NM

Light Tight: New Work by Meggan Gould and Andy Mattern

This two-person exhibition creates a visual conversation about how the tools and conventions of photography can be reconsidered and manipulated. The title of the show refers to the need to keep light sensitive material covered up, or “light tight,” until it is ready to be...

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