Two group shows that I’m a part of are closing at the end of the month.
The first is Exposure 2011 at the PRC in Boston, which runs until August 20. Installation views of the show on Flickr, and a review by Mark Feeney at the Boston Globe. Not too far away in Philadelphia is A Love Supreme at the PPAC, which closes on August 27. Installation views of the show here, and a review by Chip Schwartz at The Art Blog.
Steven Beckly (Toronto, Ontario), Single Rooms Eliot Dudik (Savannah, GA), Road Ends in Water Tealia Ellis Ritter (Barrington Hills, IL), The Live Creature and Ethereal Things Elizabeth Libert (New York, NY), Libert & Company Dina Litovsky (Brooklyn, NY), Untag This Photo Rania Matar (Brookline, MA), A Girl and Her Room Mary Beth Meehan (Providence, RI), Undocumented Monika Merva (Brooklyn, NY), City of Children Dana Mueller (Somerville, MA), The Devil’s Den Jason Reblando (Chicago, IL), New Deal Utopias
The artists featured in EXPOSURE 2011 take a strong interest in the human condition. Probing portraits, vibrant social interactions, historically-inflected landscapes, and provocative situations are all present in Johnson’s selections. The placement of each project encourages the viewer to find connections between the artists’ subjects. Although the show encompasses wildly different stylistic approaches, each project flirts with documentary photography, shedding light on the human experience in unique ways. However, the photographers seem more intent on introspection, discovery, and questioning than pointing out conditions in need of change.