May 26 - June 17, 2018
I am thrilled to have been invited to participate in This is Not Here RE:21 ART SHOW, an interdisciplinary group exhibition curated by Efrem Zelony-Mindell.
Humble Arts Foundation: This is Not Here: 57 Artists Challenge the Gamut of Everything
In the In-Between: In Their Own Words: Photo-Artists from This is Not Here: RE 21
I am so thrilled to have my work included in this Financial Times Article along side so many phenomenal photographic practitioners:
August - September 2017
RUBBER FACTORY is pleased to present a group exhibition exploring the pioneering role of women in the use of color in photography. Women in Colour, the British spelling, advances fresh, new scholarship through a distinct and separate category; color, tracing its origins to gender-specificity. Color orbits an artist’s universe; color theory (RGB=YMC) is photography’s planet. The British Victorian, Anna Atkins (1799-1871) was the first woman photographer, albeit camera-less, and the first in color, through the cyanotype method (1842) taught to her by Sir John Herschel. Pioneering his method with Talbot’s photogram (non-color), Atkins created images in Prussian blue that included her handwriting, thus introducing text and image; she also made the first photo-book (1843). These seminal moments in photographic history suggest an innovative use of color by women within the medium which continues today.
Why do women choose color? Color is technically challenging and expensive, does this fact underscore female power, financial autonomy, breaking taboos of physical strength, visual intelligence and the “woman artist” stereotypes in art, science, and chemistry? What was photography’s role in this? With the recent discovery of tetrachromacy, stating that women with this gene can discern color better than men, who have a higher rate of color-blindness, the hypothesis gains ground. It states the singular recognition of women practitioners, whose historical and contemporary collective contributions in color photography remain under-exposed.
Artists included in the group exhibition:
Amanda Means, Carrie Mae Weems, Cindy Sherman, Ellen Carey, Elinor Carucci, Jan Groover, Liz Nielsen, Laurie Simmons, Patty Carroll, Meghann Riepenhoff, Merry Alpern, Marion Belanger, Moira McDonald, Penelope Umbrico, Renee Cox, Susan Derges, Whitney Hubbs
Humble Arts Foundation interview with Ellen Carey about Women in Colour: Scholarly Exhibition Explores the Pioneering Role of Women Using Color in Photography
curated by Brian Taylor
The Center for Photographic Art - Carmel-by-the-Sea , California
April 8 through May 28, 2017
CPA has invited five groundbreaking photographers for its exhibition, Low Fidelity: The Action of Light. The innovative approaches to photography of John Chiara, Chris McCaw, Moira McDonald, Klea McKenna, and Meghann Riepenhoff have drawn the attention of museum curators and collectors from New York to Los Angeles, as well as from those interested in the renewed explorations of pre-digital photography. Each of these artists has chosen to forgo the tech-heavy aspects of today’s version of the medium in order to revisit primary photographic methods using the action of natural light to create their images. Working with handmade or modified cameras, or no camera at all, all are readapting processes of the past and discovering novel approaches, while redefining what photography can be.
PHOTOFAIRS San Francisco
Curated by Alexander Montague-Sparey, Artistic Director, PHOTOFAIRS and Allie Haeusslein, Associate Director, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco. The Insights exhibition focuses entirely on cutting-edge artists using technical prowess and originality to push the boundaries of the medium.