How does a symposium explore silence? Through the eye—or ear—of the beholder. “People experience silence in many ways. It may represent peace and quiet, or—in contexts of inequality—a stifling of voices, or a strategy of resistance,” says Vivian May, director…
‘New Voices: Recent Acquisitions from Light Work Collection’ Open at Palitz Gallery
The Palitz Gallery presents “New Voices: Recent Acquisitions from the Light Work Collection.” The exhibition brings together photographs by former Light Work Artists-in-Residence. The exhibition will be on view through April 12 at the Palitz Gallery, which is located within Syracuse University’s Lubin House at 11 E. 61st St.
Selected from over 4,000 photographs donated to the Light Work Collection by former artists-in-residence, the exhibition highlights Jennifer Garza-Cuen, Takahiro Kaneyama, Sara Macel, John Mann, Zanele Muholi, Flurina Rothenberger, Hrvoje Slovenc, Pacifico Silano, Maija Tammi and Mila Teshaieva. The curated works of “New Voices” explore a wide variety of approaches to the medium, both conceptually and technically.
“My time as a resident proved to be incredibly valuable and life-changing,” says Silano, whose ongoing project looks at the historical impact of the HIV/AIDS crisis within the LGBTQ community. “While I was there, big moments in my career started to happen. I won a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Photography, I had work included in an exhibition at the Bronx Museum of the Arts and I was featured in The New York Times.”
Light Work’s 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.
“The residency program has benefited artists by offering time, space and support at important moments in their careers,” says Light Work director Shane Lavalette. “We have the great fortune of getting to know these individuals and watching their work grow and develop over time. We are equally excited about the future generations of artists to come, and will continue to respond to the needs that exist in the field.”
“I cannot say enough good things about Light Work” says Kaneyama, who had to scan, edit and print hundreds of images for his recently published book, “While Leaves Are Falling… .” “Light Work’s well-equipped lab facilities are configured to meet the specific needs of any artist, and the staff makes them fully accessible. I believe this is the key that enables artists to be productive.”
“New Voices: Recent Acquisitions from Light Work Collection” artists are also featured in “Light Work Annual: Contact Sheet 187, 192.” Copies of the Light Work Annual 2017 are available for purchase via the Light Work Subscription Program.
A reception with the artists will be held Tuesday, April 3, 6-8:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
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