The show will features works from two new series, titled 'Sugar Camp Road' and 'Morning Call.' Both of the series show portrets of average people that responded to Grannan's ad published in local newspapers. Each project explores the desire to be immortualized in a still image.
Gallery Fifty One Fine Art Photography is pleased to present the second exhibition by Katy Grannan. The show will features works from two new series, titled "Sugar Camp Road" and "Morning Call." Both of the series show portrets of average people that responded to Grannan's ad published in local newspapers. Each project explores the desire to be immortualized in a still image.
'... Grannan is not only one of the best portrait photographers working today, she may be a legitimate heir to Diane Arbus.' Jerry Saltz of the Village Voice , NY
The works of the new color series entitled "Sugar Camp Road" are large scale c-prints and were all made outdoors in public parks around Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania.
The new black and white series entitled "Morning Call" consists of small scale portraits made in the private homes of her sitters.
Grannan begins this series around Allentown, PA and photographs the inhabitants and interiors of an area documented by Walker Evans in the 1930s and 40s. Grannan also uses a documentary style in a subjective description of the complex psychological landscape of her sitters and the dynamic between the artist and her subject.
Katy Grannan received her BFA from the University of Pennsylvania and her MFA from Yale University. The artist has exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao; The Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; and The Orange County Museum of Art, LA, CA, among others. Her work is in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; and The Guggenheim Museum, NY.
biography: KATY GRANNAN
(1969 - )
Born in Arlington, MA. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
1991 University of Pennsylvania, PA, B.A.
1993 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1999 Yale University, New Haven, CT, M.F.A.
2003 Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium, Sugar Camp Road - Morning Call
2003 Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY, Sugar Camp Road
Salon 94, New York, NY, Morning Call
2001 Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium, Dream America
2000 Lawrence Rubin Greenberg Van Doren, New York, NY, Dream America
Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Dream America
2003 Moving Pictures, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, October 7 - May, 2004
Frankenstein, Tanya Bonakar Gallery, June 26 - August 2
Guided by Heroes, Z33, Hasselt, Belgium
Imperfect Innocence:The Debra & Dennis Scholl Collection,Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD: Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, FL
2002 True Blue, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
The Norman Dubrow Bienial, Kagan Martos Gallery, New York, NY
Women by Women, Cook Fine Art, New York, NY
2001 Boomerang: Collector's Choice II, Exit Art, New York, NY
Casino 2001, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium
Installed Collections / Collections Installed, Mason Gross
School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Legitimate Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS
Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant, 1999
artists receptions 27 nov
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