Thursday, November 17, 2011
CCNY Conversation Series: Molly Landreth with Introduction by Tema Stauffer
Cruz, aka Jalessa, Columbus, OH, 2007
© Molly Landreth
Friday, November 18, 7pm
at the CCNY studio
336 West 37th Street, Suite 206
Free admission - Seating is limited
CCNY presents a talk with artist Molly Landreth, with an introduction by curator Tema Stauffer on Friday, November 18 at 7pm at the CCNY Studio. Landreth will present both work from the Embodiment: A Portrait of Queer Life in America series, as well as other bodies of work.
This Conversations Series artist talk is held in conjunction with CCNY’s Other Places exhibition, guest curated by Tema Stauffer.
Q & A to follow the talk
“Embodiment: A Portrait of Queer Life in America” is a series of photographs in an archive and a journey through a rapidly changing community and the lives of people who offer brave new visions of what it means to be queer in America today. Stopping in churches, parks, high school classrooms, back yards and bedrooms, I have collaborated with individuals from both urban and rural areas for over six years. With this ever-growing archive of portraits, I aim to highlight a national experience while acknowledging its many diverging, overlapping and at times conflicting parts.
Created as a joint effort with participants who boldly stand in front of my lens, “Embodiment” reveals images of love and survival, the process of growing into one’s self, creative forms of gender expression and the ever-changing anatomy of a family. It is my hope that these photographs will become a lasting archive for generations to come.
Molly Landreth is a Seattle-based artist who explores concepts of identity and community by way of intimate large-format film photography and multi-media collaboration. She has been recently featured in the New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, Time Magazine’s Lens Blog and in The Advocate for her work on “queer America.” Landreth holds an MFA in Photography, Video, and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts, New York; and a BA in Studio Art from Scripps College in California. She is faculty at The Photographic Center Northwest and Seattle University. Visit her website at: www.mollylandreth.com