Shannon: New Work

By Recent Graduates

Of The Yale MFA

Photography Program

July 12, 2013 - July 28, 2013

Opening Reception: Friday, July 12 from 7-10PM

Marzena Abrahamik
Endia Beal
Elizabeth Bick
Johanna Case-Hofmeister
Tommy Kha
Michael Marcelle
Sophie Ruspoli
Justin Schmitz
Sadie Wechler
Rick Yribe

Please find the essay written to mark the exhibition here.

Johalla Projects is very pleased to announce Shannon, a group exhibition of recent graduates of the Yale School of the Art MFA Photography Program. Museum of Contemporary Photography Assistant Curator Allison Grant will contribute an essay to mark the exhibition. Shannon will run from JULY 12 to JULY 28. Please join us for an opening reception on Friday, July 12 from 7-10pm.

Shannon is a collective consciousness, muse, and unifier, a mutual creation between these artists who have profoundly impacted one another. It is a way to express their individual work while, at the same time, find a commonality within their varied experiences as students and colleagues. During rigorous and constant evaluation, the artists attempt to find new ways of working through a diverse range of contemporary issues in photographic seeing.

In honor of Shannon, the artists are presenting their work out of the original context of their theses, interwoven to allow for new relationships and conversations to emerge.

The exhibition examines themes such as the necessity and risk of being in one’s own work, the transformation of the street and exploration of landscape through fantastical and optical manipulations, and the intervention of performance in both staged and nonfiction through improvisational methods of picture making.

Shannon is not necessarily a consequence or the result of their time together but rather the deep connection they all share despite their disparate approaches and practices. Shannon is this unique experience the artists leave behind as they pursue their own paths and voice.

This exhibition is a dedication to him, her, them, and us.

Shannon is being presented at the Aperture Foundation Gallery, NY from July 18 to August 15, 2013.

Generous support for this exhibition is provided by Phase One.