Graphic Intersections & the Portrait As Allegory
Curated by the Exposure Project
May 4 – June 26, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 6 from 6 – 8pm
Graphic Intersections is a collaborative project loosely based on the old Surrealist and Dadaist game The Exquisite Corpse. Designed to unite disparate artists in an interconnected photographic relay of images inspired by one another, this project strives to emphasize a system of response entirely rooted in unmediated visual reaction.
This exhibition includes photographs by Ben Alper, Anastasia Cazabon, Thomas Damgaard, Scott Eiden, Grant Ernhart, Jon Feinstein, Elizabeth Fleming, Alan George, Hee Jin Kang, Drew Kelly, Michael Marcelle, Chris Mottalini, Ed Panar, Bradley Peters, Cara Phillips, Noel Rodo-Vankeulen, Irina Rozovsky, Brea Souders, Jane Tam and Grant Willing.
Photographs left to right: Ben Alper, Brea Souders, Irina Rozovsky
In the inside gallery, a second exhibition, The Portrait As Allegory, examines the work of three artists who utilize the figure metaphorically in service of a broader discourse on the human experience. In addition to exploring the personal identities of their subjects, these portraits simultaneously become vehicles which speak to a variety of social, historical, and familial histories.
This exhibition includes photographs by Timothy Briner, Birthe Piontek and Susan Worsham.
About The Curators
Ben Alper recently graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design with a BFA in photography. His work has been featured in Humble Arts Foundation’s Group Show, the Photographic Resource Center’s Northeast Exposure Online, Wassenaar Magazine, Ahorn Magazine and 52 Editions. In 2005, he co-founded The Exposure Project with Anastasia Cazabon. Ben lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Anastasia Cazabon also recently graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design with a BFA in photography. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include: Historie at the Gallery for Photography in Gdansk, Poland (solo exhibition); Storytelling at Photo Edition Berlin in Berlin, Germany (two-person exhibition); the Bova Images Festival and Exposure 2009 at the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, MA. Anastasia’s work was also recently featured in Flash Forward: Emerging Photographers 2009, The Collector’s Guide to Emerging Art Photography and Zettelkastchen. Additionally, she is co-founder of The Exposure Project. Anastasia lives and works in Cambridge, MA.
The Exposure Project was co-founded in 2005 by Ben Alper and Anastasia Cazabon with the aim of exposing and promoting new photographic talent through exhibition, publication and online exposure. Since their inception, they have nurtured community-based collaborations that seek to expand the lines of artistic camaraderie. The Exposure Project has hosted numerous exhibitions, self-published four books, facilitated various online projects and moderated a blog.
For more information on The Exposure Project visit their website at theexposureproject.com.