In COnversation 

Friday, September 14th, 2018 | 7:00PM

Aspen Mays and Klea McKenna in conversation with CURATOR Joshua Chuang

 Image © Aspen Mays.  Hugo 3 , 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Higher Pictures.

Image © Aspen Mays. Hugo 3, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Higher Pictures.

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. Mays was a 2009-2010 Fulbright Scholar in Santiago, Chile, where she spent time with astrophysicists using the world’s most advanced telescopes to look at the sky. Her work has been written about in Art ForumArt Papers, the New Yorker and the New York Times. She is currently Assistant Professor at California College of the Arts. Mays lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. 

A new body of work, opens this September in New York (Higher Pictures, September 15th).

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    Image © Klea McKenna. From the series  Generation: Snakes InThe Garden,  2018. Courtesy of the Artist.

 

Image © Klea McKenna. From the series Generation: Snakes InThe Garden, 2018. Courtesy of the Artist.

Klea McKenna is a visual artist whose work has been shown and published internationally at venues such as SFMOMA, Datz Museum of Art in Korea, The Museum of Photographic Arts and the Hecksher Museum in NY. Her photograms are held in the collection of the SFMOMA, LACMA, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the US Embassy collection and the Mead Museum of Art . McKenna is represented by Von Lintel Gallery in Los Angeles and Euqinom Projects in San Francisco. In addition to her own art practice, she was co-founder and photographer at IN THE MAKE an online arts journal that published studio visits and interviews with over 120 West Coast artists from 2011 to 2015. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and their young daughter. 

A new body of work, GENERATION, opens this September in both Los Angeles (Von Lintel, September 8th) and New York (Gitterman Gallery, September 12th).

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Joshua Chuang is The Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Associate Director for Art, Prints and Photographs, and The Robert B. Menschel Senior Curator of Photography at The New York Public Library.

 

 

 

PENUMBRA ARTIST SERIES FALL 2018

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 | 7:00PM

MARCO BREUER

Image ©  Marco Breuer. Untitled (C-1656), 2014. Chromogenic paper, folded/burned/scraped. 22-1/2 x 16-13/16 inches, unique. Collection of Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK.

Marco Breuer has exhibited widely throughout the United States and Europe. One-person museum exhibitions include Line of Sight at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, New Pictures 2: Marco Breuer at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and Circa 1999 at the MIT List Visual Art Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His work has been included in group exhibitions at the Morgan Library & Museum, the International Center of Photography, the Drawing Center, and White Columns in New York; the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas; and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia. His work is in numerous public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the George Eastman Museum in Rochester; the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles; the Art Institute of Chicago; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart, Germany. Breuer is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship (2006) and the inaugural Larry Sultan Photography
Award (2015). Monographs of Marco Breuer’s work include SMTWTFS (Roth Horowitz, 2002), Early Recordings (Aperture, 2007), and Color (Blackdog, 2015). Breuer has been a guest lecturer at Yale School of Art, Rutgers University, Princeton University, and the San Francisco Art Institute, among others; and has taught photography at New York’s School of Visual Arts, and in the MFA program at Bard College.

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 | 7:00PM

ERIN SHIRREFF

Image © Erin Shirreff. Lacquer, clips and stack, 2018. Dye sublimation and archival pigment prints. 88.25 x 37.25 x 5.75 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York.

Erin Shirreff was born in British Columbia, Canada, and now lives and works in New York. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Palazzo De'Toschi, Bologna (2018); Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York (2018); Fonderie Darling, Montreal (2017); and the Kunsthalle Basel (2016). A survey exhibition of photographs, sculpture, and video was co-curated by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in 2015-16. Her work was recently included in these group shows: Le lieu du film, Kanal-Centre Pompidou, Brussels (2018); Slow Objects, The Common Guild, Glasgow (2017); Gray Matters, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus (2017);Photography Today: Distant Realities, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (2016); L’image volée, Fondazione Prada, Milan (2016); and Photo-Poetics: An Anthology, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2015). Shirreff's work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Centre Pompidou, LACMA, The Museum of Modern Art, Art Gallery of Ontario, and Yale University Art Gallery, among others. 

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 | 7:00PM  

Jordan Sullivan

 

Image © Jordan Sullivan. The Burning Season, 24x16inches, C-print. Courtesy of the artist.

Jordan Sullivan is an artist based in Los Angeles, CA and Brooklyn, NY. His work within landscapes and urban environments explores the borders that exist between abandonment and loss, hope and resilience, the spirit and the body. Sullivan’s work is held in a number of international collections and has been exhibited widely, including exhibitions at Rubber Factory (New York City), Next Level Gallery (Paris, FR), MAMA (Los Angeles, CA), and Ampersand Gallery (Portland, OR). Sullivan is the author of 28 photobooks, zines, and artist books, most recently Looking After Angels (Paradigm Publishing, 2018), Death Valley (Ampersand Editions, 2017), and Remaining Light (Silas Finch Foundation, 2017). His artist book, Natural History, was featured in the International Center for Photography Triennial (2013), and a number of his books are included in the library collections of SF MOMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, The Amon Carter Museum, and the Brooklyn Museum, among others. His photographs and curatorial projects have appeared in publications such as The Paris ReviewThe New York Times T Magazine, Lenscratch, Elephant, Russh, Juxtapoz, and The New Yorker. Sullivan, though self-taught as a photographer, studied fine arts at the University of Michigan and University College London. 

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 7:00PM  

ADAM PUTNAM

Image © Adam Putnam. Untitled (The Drop I), 2014. 30x40 inches. Black and White C-Print. Courtesy of the artist and PPOW Gallery.

Adam Putnam is an interdisciplinary artist whose work has appeared in various exhibitions and institutions worldwide including 2008 Whitney Biennial; the 2nd Moscow Biennial,  Busan Biennial, South Korea, MoMA P.S.1 and The Astrup Fearnley Museum (Oslo). Curatorial projects have included an exhibition of Martin Wong entitled Everything Must Go at P.P.O.W. and Blow Both of Us at Participant Inc. Recent projects have included solo exhibitions P.P.O.W. gallery, Galveston Artist Residency Gallery and the Munchen Kunstverein (Munich). 

 

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 | 7:00PM  

RACHELLE BUSSIÈRES

 

Image © Rachelle Bussières. Dilemme Synthetique, 2016.
Unique gelatin silver print,
24 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

 

Rachelle Bussières (b.1986, Quebec City, Canada) received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2015. She is the recipient of the 2015 Graduate Fellowship Award from the Headlands Center for the Arts, California; and the Award for Excellence from the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation in 2008 and 2009. In 2015, she received an Honorable Mention for the Snider Prize from the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. Her work has recently been exhibited at Johansson Projects, the General French Consulate (San Francisco, CA), the Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins, CO), Robert Koch Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Minnesota Street Project (San Francisco, CA), R/SF Projects (San Francisco, CA), Galerie l’Inlassable (Paris, FR), Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito, CA) and Present Company (New York, NY). In the last two years, she was awarded residencies at the Banff Centre in Alberta, the Vermont Studio Center and the SIM residency in Iceland. She is currently a Charter Resident at Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco.

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Thursday, November 13th, 2018 | 7:00PM  

ANSLEY WEST RIVERS

Image © Ansley West Rivers. Santa Elena Canyon, Rio Grande River, Texas, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

Ansley West Rivers is an artist whose photographic practice focuses on the intersection of landscape and humanity.
Her work is featured in many public and private collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, The Judge Collection, LaGrange Art Museum and The Mayo Collection. Additionally, West Rivers's work has been shown at the Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art (San Francisco, CA), Sous Les Etoiles Gallery (New York, NY), Burrard Arts Foundation (Vancouver BC), EUQINOM Projects (San Francisco, CA), The Brower Center (Berkley, CA), Kala Art Institute (Berkley, CA), Carmel Visual Arts (Carmel, CA), Hathaway Gallery (Atlanta, GA), United Photo Industries (DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY), The Print Center (Philadelphia, PA), The Wiregrass Museum (Dothan, AL), and Laney Contemporary (Savannah, GA). West Rivers has an upcoming solo exhibition of Seven Rivers at the Telfair Academy of
Art in Savannah, Georgia.
She received her BFA from the University of Georgia and MFA from the California College of the Arts. She currently lives in the Low Country of Georgia where she restored a 1930s cabin for her studio on her family’s organic farm.

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