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Opening Reception

September 29, 08:00pm - 10:00pm

Opening Reception: September 29 | 8 PM to 10 PM

Exhibition runs: September 28 to November 25, 2018

Join us for the opening reception of our newest exhibitions with Althea Thauberger’s Who Is It That Will Tell Me What I Am, Vivek Shraya’s I Learned I Had A Bodyand Cindy Baker's Things I’ve Forgotten.

 

Althea Thauberger: Who Is It That Will Tell Me What I Am                                         

Althea Thauberger’s practice has evolved from documentary photography, where her recognizably striking portraiture belies the tension of a connection with the subjects of her images and her immersion as photographer within the environmental context of the image. Her methodology of image-making has consistently transitioned to large-scale international theatrical and performance productions, in sites rife with historical and social complexity. Thauberger’s position as co-director and co-producer is dependent on the relationships forged with fellow actors and audiences, creating an opening for complex community narratives to be performed and witnessed. 

Vivek Shraya:  I Learned I Had A Body
 
Vivek Shraya’s solo exhibition features two recent works documenting her relationship to her own body and connection to her family. The exhibition includes her photography essay Trisha, a series of diptychs with Shraya reconstructing images of her mother from the 1970s. Shraya produced the series in a collaborative process with her peers, a photographer, makeup artist, and hairstylist who transformed Shraya in homage of her mother, a generation earlier. 
 
Cindy Baker: Things I’ve Forgotten
 
Cindy Baker’s Things I’ve Forgotten explores the relationship between trauma, memory, and the body. This multi-part project is based on a very specific, mostly-forgotten memory, where the artist is three years old, riding her Big Wheel tricycle, and abducted by two young boys. Though this event is indelibly marked in Baker’s memory, she has no recollection of what followed after the boys’ initial taunts. Things I’ve Forgotten examines the tension between the ability of our brains to block out traumatic events from conscious memory, but their inability to prevent those events from impacting us into adulthood. 

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