In 1986, Ariel Chu’s parents immigrated from Taiwan to the United States. In Taiwan, her parents were both engaged in their passions—her father was a well-known programmer and her mother a beloved Chinese literature teacher. The political and economic uncertainty…
Light Work Presents John Edmonds: ‘Anonymous’ Opening Reception, Gallery Talk, Book Signing Today
Light Work will host an opening reception for “Anonymous,” an exhibition by New York City-based photographer John Edmonds, and “New Voices: Recent Acquisitions from the Light Work Collection” on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 from 5-7 p.m. Reception guests are invited to join artist John Edmonds at 6 p.m. for an in-gallery talk about his photographic portrait series, creative process and the intersection of art, politics and Black identity. Edmonds will also be signing of copies his “Anonymous” exhibition catalog, Contact Sheet 194.
Selected from over 4,000 photographs, “New Voices” represents a conceptually and technically diverse collection of images by former Light Work artists-in-residence. The exhibition highlights works by Jennifer Garza-Cuen, Takahiro Kaneyama, Sara Macel, John Mann, Zanele Muholi, Flurina Rothenberger, Hrvoje Slovenc, Pacifico Silano, Maija Tammi and Mila Teshaieva. The Light Work Collection is an extensive and diverse archive for the mapping of trends and developments in contemporary photography. This noteworthy collection includes all genres of expression found in contemporary photography, including documentary, abstract, experimental and conceptual work. Both exhibitions will be on view through Dec. 14.
The opening reception will be held at Light Work in the Robert B. Menschel Media Center at 316 Waverly Ave. Free 2-hour parking is available directly across the street from the gallery on Waverly Avenue. Paid parking is available in the Booth Garage at the intersection of Comstock and Waverly Avenues, diagonally across the street from Light Work. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.