Thursday, February 5, 2015

Race, Love, and Labor at Tremaine Gallery

Posted By on Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 1:58 PM

click to enlarge Untitled (from the series "Manner of Delivery"), 2013, Archival pigment print, Center for Photography at Woodstock Permanent Print Collection - JOANNA TAM
  • Joanna Tam
  • Untitled (from the series "Manner of Delivery"), 2013, Archival pigment print, Center for Photography at Woodstock Permanent Print Collection

Over the past 16 years, almost 100 photographers of color have taken part in summer residencies at the Center for Photography in Woodstock (CPW). At the completion of the program, residents donate at least one piece to CPW’s permanent collection, creating a sort of timeline that follows the development of photography and how race relations have influenced photographers over the past decade and a half.

The program was designed as a sanctum for photographers: a place to sleep, learn, and create without worrying about finances, supplies, or living accommodations. Every year, CPW offers seven residencies for artists and one “critical studies residency” for a curator or critic of color.

Self-Portrait After (from the series "Glasco Turnpike"), 2010, Archival pigment print, the Center for Photography at Woodstock Permanent Print Collection - PAUL MPAGI SEPUYA
  • Paul Mpagi Sepuya
  • Self-Portrait After (from the series "Glasco Turnpike"), 2010, Archival pigment print, the Center for Photography at Woodstock Permanent Print Collection

Residents are given stipends for food and travel, full access to CPW’s facilities (including a darkroom, a library, and a “digital kitchen” with 27 inch iMac computers and state of the art hardware, software, and printers), as well as the opportunity for an exhibition.

A total of 20 artists will feature their work in the upcoming exhibit at the Hotchkiss School’s Tremaine Gallery, Race, Love, and Labor: New Work from the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s Artist-in-Residency Program, including four of the CPW residents. The exhibit runs from through March 3. There will be a “gallery talk” with CPW Executive Director Arial Shanberg on Thursday, February 12 at 6:30pm, followed by a reception.

click to enlarge Momme, 2008, Gelatin silver print, the Center for Photography at Woodstock Permanent Print Collection - LATOYA RUBY FRAZIER
  • LaToya Ruby Frazier
  • Momme, 2008, Gelatin silver print, the Center for Photography at Woodstock Permanent Print Collection

Sarah Lewis, the exhibit’s guest curator, brings the exhibit from SUNY New Paltz’s Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art to the Hotchkiss School along with an impressive reputation.

Sarah Lewis became a Du Bois Fellow at Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African American Studies for her research regarding international race formation. She is in the process of earning her doctorate from Yale. She’s been a curator at several prestigious institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Tate Modern in London. She’s been published in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and publications put out by the Smithsonian and Rizzoli. She served on President Obama’s Arts Policy Committee.

Her experience studying global racial development and navigating some of the world’s most elite artistic institutions make her the perfect guest curator for the CPW exhibit.

click to enlarge Little Polite (A Role Study), 2011, Chromogenic color print, Center for Photography at Woodstock Permanent Print Collection - TOMMY KHA
  • Tommy Kha
  • Little Polite (A Role Study), 2011, Chromogenic color print, Center for Photography at Woodstock Permanent Print Collection

“A reflective look at the CPW collection shows how photography, working with a vast range of aesthetics, plays a critical role in the labor of becoming and the work it entails—on the land and within our inner worlds,” Lewis said. “They function, as Frederick Douglass once reminded us, as images that both record what is and conjure a sense of what could be.”

The exhibit features other mediums besides photography, including video and books from CPW’s permanent collection. A fully illustrated, 66-page catalogue of the exhibit, including a curatorial statement by Lewis, is published by the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art.

  • Pin It
  • StumbleUpon
  • Email
  • Favorite

Tags: , , ,

Speaking of...

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • CIA’s Pangea to End Run July 1

    The Culinary Institute of America’s temporary restaurant Pangea will be closing Wednesday, July 1.
    • Jun 8, 2015
  • Tour de Force

    On June 28th, the Tour de Kingston-Ulster celebrates its 10th anniversary with a bicycle-seat view of the historic houses, artisanal restaurants, mountain glimpses, and studied urban decay that make our fair city such a fun place to explore. You should do it with your kids!
    • Jun 15, 2015

Hudson Valley Events

submit event

Latest in Daily Dose

More by Kelly Seiz

  • Chili, Cheese, & Cider Fest

    The Hudson Valley's best chili chefs, cheesemakers, and cider producers collide in gastronomic harmony at the Henry Hudson Riverfront Park in Hudson on October 10 from 12-4pm.
    • Oct 1, 2015
  • Parting Shot—Natalie Wargin

    Natalie Wargin's work gives viewers the opportunity to see the Hudson Valley with a fresh perspective—big-city-girl-let-loose-in-the-country awe.
    • Oct 1, 2015
  • The Burning of Kingston

    To celebrate Kingston's resilience, rehabilitation, and revolutionary spirit, the biennial Burning of Kingston event is held this year from October 16 to 18.
    • Oct 1, 2015
  • More »

Top Commenters

Current Issue

December 1-31, 2016
Issue Cover