Grad Night: Jesse Egner, Ranran Fan, and Trent Bozeman
An evening of presentations by three graduate students exploring personal, sexual, and racial identity. Trent Bozeman uses his practice as a tool to aid in the act of remembering his past, both ancestral and temporal. His current work explores Gullah sea island communities and the memories that continue to prolong their cultural significance. Ranran Fan works primarily in photography, installation and performance to create images and devices as manifestos about issues such as authoritarian surveillance and control of mass media, and sexual assaults and violence against women (especially women of color) in the patriarchal white-supremacy society. Jesse Egner's playful and performative photographs reflect on experiences of allientation within the LGBTQ community. Using a visual language of "body neutrality," Egner photographs queer bodies that are meant to be neither grotesque nor beautiful, as well as particular interactions between queer bodies, reflections, and environments.