Fall 2016


Penumbra Artist Series

 

The Penumbra Foundation is proud to host our artist lecture program, the Penumbra Artist Series. The series, organized by Leandro Villaro, brings to life the work of featured photographers and other notable guest artists and scholars, offering a unique opportunity to engage with them in an intimate setting as they discuss their work and process.

 

All lectures are held at Penumbra Foundation unless otherwise noted.

36 East 30th Street - New York, NY 10016

Time: 7pm

 

Image © Eileen Quinlan. The Crow, 2016. Gelatin silver print, 25 x 20 inches (63.5 x 50.8 cm). Courtesy Miguel Abreu Gallery and the artist.

Tuesdays, October 4th-November 15th | 7:00 pm

PENUMBRA ARTIST SERIES FALL 2016

Eileen Quinlan  (October 4th)
Aspen Mays (October 11th)
An-My Lê (October 18th)
Sarah Palmer (October 25th) 
Meghann Riepenhoff (November 1st)
Suné Woods (November 8th)
Milagros de la Torre (November 15th)

Any changes to the program will be announced online.

 

All lectures are held at Penumbra Foundation. 
36 E. 30th St. New York, NY, 10016 (between Madison Ave. & Park Ave. South
(917) 288-0343 |  info@penumbrafoundation.org  |  penumbrafoundation.org
 

Tickets: $12 (Members 10% discount). Students free (with a valid ID).
 

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 | 7:00 pm

Image © Eileen Quinlan. The Crow, 2016. Gelatin silver print, 25 x 20 inches (63.5 x 50.8 cm). Courtesy of Miguel Abreu Gallery and the artist.

Eileen Quinlan was born in Boston, MA and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She has a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and an MFA from Columbia University. Quinlan frequently participates in group shows and has mounted more than a dozen solo shows internationally since 2005. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Hammer Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art LA, and FRAC (Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain), France, among others. Recent shows include joint solo exhibitions at Campoli Presti Galleries in London and Paris, and group exhibitions Image Support at Bergen Kunsthall, Norway; Transmission, Recreation and Repetition at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Lens Work at LACMA in Los Angeles, and New Photography at the Museum of Modern Artand What Is a Photograph at the International Center for Photography, both in New York. Quinlan's work is represented by Miguel Abreu Gallery, in New York.

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Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 | 7:00 pm

Image © Aspen Mays. Bandanna, 2016, gelatin silver photogram 24 x 20 inches. Courtesy of Higher Pictures and the artist.

Aspen Mays was born in 1980 in Asheville, North Carolina and received her MFA in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009. She has had solo exhibitions of her work at the Center for Ongoing Projects & Research in Columbus, Ohio and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Her work has also been included in the recent exhibitions, State of the Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Tales from a Dark Room at the New Mexico Museum of Art, and Double Back: Photographic Reflexivity at the University of Maryland. She is currently Assistant Professor at California College of the Arts. Mays lives and works in Oakland, California.

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Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 | 7:00 pm

Image © An-My Lê. 29 Palms: Night Operations III, 2003-04. Gelatin silver print, 26 1/2 x 38 inches. Courtesy of Murray Guy Gallery and An-My Lê.

An-My Lê was born in Saigon, Vietnam, in 1960. She left Vietnam during the final year of the war in 1975 before finding a home as a political refugee in the U.S. Lê received an MFA from Yale University in 1993, and between 1994 and 1998 she made several trips back to Vietnam to discover and photograph her native country in peacetime. Since then Lê has explored the military conflicts that have framed the last half-century of American history: the war in Vietnam and the war in Iraq. But she approaches these events obliquely; instead of addressing her subject by creating reportage of actual conflict, she photographs places where war is psychologically anticipated, processed, and relived: Vietnam War re-enactments in Virginia and North Carolina (in her series Small Wars); and the US Marines’ training in the “virtual” Afghanistan and Iraq of the Californian desert (in 29 Palms). Lê has had solo exhibitions at the Baltimore Art Museum, the Charles Scott Gallery at Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg; DIA: Beacon, New York; the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; and P.S.1 MoMA, New York, among many other institutions. Lê is the recipient of numerous awards, including fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation in 2012. She is a professor of Photography at Bard College.

 

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Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 | 7:00 pm

Image © Sarah Palmer. Light Passes, Archival Pigment Print, 30" x 24", 2016.

Sarah Palmer was born in San Francisco and lives in Brooklyn. She is an artist and an educator whose work has been exhibited most recently in "Original Copy" at the 2016 SPRING/BREAK Art Show, as well as at the Foam_fotografiemuseum and the Wild Project in recent years. She was awarded the 2011 Aperture Portfolio Prize and made a self-published artist book, Waves, in late 2015 and early 2016.

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 | 7:00 pm

Image © Meghann Riepenhoff. Littoral Drift #05 (Recto/Verso, Rodeo Beach, Sausalito, CA 08.01.13, Two Waves, Dipped); unique cyanotype, 24"x48".

Born in Atlanta, GA, Meghann Riepenhoff is based in Bainbridge Island, WA and San Francisco, CA. She received a BFA in Photography from the University of Georgia, and an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute, where she is a member of the visiting faculty. Her work is represented by Yossi Milo Gallery and Euqinom Projects. She has been exhibited at the High Museum of Art, the Worcester Art Museum, Galerie du Monde, San Francisco Camerawork, Aperture, and the Center for Fine Art Photography. Her work is in the collections of the High Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Worcester Art Museum, and has been published in Harper’s Magazine, Aperture PhotoBook Review, The New York Times, TIME Magazine Lightbox, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She is the recipient of a Fleishhacker Foundation grant, and is speaking at What Light Can Do, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s upcoming lecture series. 

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Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 | 7:00 pm

Image © Suné Woods. Landings, 2015, 10.5”x 17”, mixed media collage.

Suné Woods is an artist living in Los Angeles. Her work takes the form of multi-channel video installations, photographs, and collage. Woods practice examines absences and vulnerabilities within cultural and social histories. She also uses microsomal sites such as family to understand larger sociological phenomenon, imperialist mechanisms, & formations of knowledge. She is interested in how language is emoted, guarded, and translated through the absence/presence of a physical body. 

She has participated in residencies at Headlands Center of the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, and Light Work. Woods is a recipient of the Visions from the New California initiative, The John Gutmann Fellowship Award, and The Baum Award for an Emerging American Photographer.

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Tuesday, November 25th, 2016 | 7:00 pm

Image © Milagros de la Torre. Under the Black Sun (Policemen), 1991-1993. Archival pigment print on cotton paper, mounted on aluminum. 80 x 60 in.

Milagros de la Torre is an artist working with the photographic medium since 1991. Her practice usually involves extensive research in projects centered in the analysis of image language, the individual and violence. She studied Communications Sciences at the University of Lima and received a B.A. (Hons) in Photographic Arts from the London College of Communications. Her first solo exhibition, curated by Robert Delpire, was presented at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris. She received the Rockefeller Foundation Artist Grant and was awarded the Romeo Martinez Photography Prize and the Young Iberoamerican Creators Prize. In 2003, her artist book Trouble de la Vue was published by Toluca Editions, Paris.  De la Torre received the Guggenheim Fellowship in Creative Arts, Photography, 2011 and the Dora Maar Fellowship from The Brown Foundation, 2014. Her work has been exhibited broadly and is part of permanent museum collections in America and Europe. In 2012, the Americas Society, N.Y. presented ‘Observed’, a solo show curated by Edward J. Sullivan and the Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI) honored her with a mid-career retrospective exhibition. Born in Lima, Peru. De la Torre lives and works in New York.

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