Sustained Pause, Curated by Robert Lyons at Joseloff Gallery in Hartford, CT

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Sustained Pause, 2018 Thesis Exhibition

International Limited-Residency MFA Photography Program, University of Hartford

On View: August 6-11, 2018

Reception: August 10, 6:00-9:00 PM

Joseloff Gallery, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117

Victor Alcantara• Jaclyn Kolev Brown• Mat Brutger• Paul Cohen• Alan Huck• Molly Peters Stuart Richardson • Rick Schatzberg• Marshall Scheuttle • Ernesto Solana • Antonis Theodoridis • Alex Christopher Williams

Sustained Pause is a group exhibition presenting the work of twelve photographers, all from the 2018 graduating class of the International Low Residency MFA in Photography at the Hartford Art School-University of Hartford.The exhibition draws together a diverse range of approaches to the medium and its attendant subject matter, collectively demonstrating the abundance of our visual world in its varying states of wonderment, perplexity, and joy. The show will feature an array of portraiture engaged with the complexities of aging, trauma, and interpersonal relationships, along with work that shifts its focus toward the natural world and our sometimes fraught relationship to it. Other artists included in the show move toward photography's boundaries, employing it as a means of extending the formal practices of sculpture and essay-writing. Also on display will be a collection of book publications produced by the artists.

The International Low Residency MFA in Photography at the Hartford Art School - University of Hartford was founded in 2010 as the first graduate art program focused on the intersection of art, documentary practice, and the photo-based book. The faculty includes Director - Robert Lyons, Jorg Colberg, Alice Rose George, Alec Soth, and Michael Vahrenwald. Notable guest artists and critics have included Dru Donovan, Felix Hoffman, Lisa Kereszi, Hiroh Kikai, Wiebke Loeper, Ute Mahler, Tod Papageorge, J. John Priola, Michael Schafer, Paul Schiek, Mark Steinmetz, Hannes Wanderer, and Thomas Weski.

For more information, please visit: http://www.hartfordphotomfa2018.com 

As To Be INAUDIBLE, Curated by Jörg Colberg at C/o Berlin, Berlin Germany

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Victor Alcantara / Jaclyn Brown / Paul Cohen / Alan Huck / Emily Kinni / Molly Peters / Stuart Richardson / Ligaiya Romero / Rick Schatzberg / Marshall Scheuttle / Ernesto Solana / Antonis Theodoridis / Alex Williams
Opening Reception: Thursday, 18 May, 18-21
Friday, 19 May 2017, 10-18

Hosted by C/O Berlin, the International Limited-Residency MFA in Photography program at Hartford Art School/University of Hartford (US) presents "as to be inaudible", an exhibition opening on 18 May 2017. The exhibition was curated by Jörg Colberg and contains photographs by first-year students in the program.

Curated by Jörg Colberg, the exhibition explores the breadth of contemporary photography, featuring vaguely dystopian landscapes, portraits (staged and candid), quiet observations from anonymous cityscapes, and more. "as to be inaudible" hints at a larger sense of unease the respective artists‘ societies appear to be finding themselves in at this inauspicious moment in time.

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Portrait As Community, Curated by Michael Lease At The Anderson, Richmond VA

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Portrait as Community is a student exhibition of multimedia projects documenting communities in and around Richmond. It is also the culmination of a special course inspired by Growing Up in Civil Rights Richmond: A Community Remembers, a project organized by the Anderson Gallery with South African photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa and American Studies scholar Laura Browder. Students from the VCU Departments of Photography & Film and Art Education examined historical examples, research methodologies, ethical concerns, and artistic strategies related to the representation of communities, selecting and working with specific Richmond communities over the semester to create their projects. 

Projects by: Jaclyn Brown, Casey Collier, Kate Fowler, Beth Harris, Lauren Lyon, Jessica Overcash, Mark Strandquist, Breonca Trofort, and Michael Weinheimer. Portrait as Community was a collaborative course offered by the Department of Photography and Film, VCU Libraries and the Anderson Gallery. Yuki Hibben, Assistant Head of Special Collections, James Branch Cabell Library, and Michael Lease, Head of Exhibitions and Design, Anderson Gallery, professors.

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From Looking, Curated by Crawford Alexander Mann III At Art 6, Richmond VA

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