Kris has been chosen as the first recipient of the newly created Anne Wilkes Tucker Young Photographers Endowment for 2017-2018.
This year, Aperture’s Staff reviewed more than 700 portfolios, submitted from all over the world. The winner of the 2017 Aperture Portfolio Prize will be announced in May 2017, and will be published in Aperture magazine, receive a cash prize, and present an exhibition at Aperture Gallery and Bookstore in New York.
We here at SWP are so proud of Kris.
Congratulations as well to the other four finalists:
Emmanuelle Andrianjafy, Nancy Floyd, Balarama Heller, and Natalie Krick.
Please come visit us at the Art on Paper fair this week!
You can find us in booth C3.
This year will be a solo booth featuring the Testament Project portraits by Kris Graves.
“The Testament Project is an exploration and re-conception of the contemporary black experience in America. More often than not, black people are portrayed in the extreme—either as very rich or very poor, they are demonized, infantilized, ridiculed, idolized or hyper-sexualized; and within the art canon there is a noticeable scarcity of black representation.
In these glowing portraits, control of the colored lighting is given to my subjects, in order to create a space that is participatory and empowered. By including subjects in the creation of the scene and the altering of color, I seek to create photographs that portray individuality in addition to their blackness.”
“The Testament Project is an exploration and re-conception of the contemporary black experience in America. More often than not, black people are portrayed in the extreme—either as very rich or very poor, they are demonized, infantilized, ridiculed, idolized or hyper-sexualized; and within the art canon there is a noticeable scarcity of black representation.”
More of Kris’ work, as well as his biography, press, and publications, can be found on his artist’s page.
The final exhibition under Sasha Wolf Gallery, Sasha Rudensky’s Tinsel and Blue, received terrific press notices. The show was chosen as an Artforum Critics’ Pick and selected by Aperture as one of the 5 exhibitions to see this summer! The exhibition has also been featured on Collector Daily and PDN.
We are pleased to announce that Paul McDonough has been selected to receive a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. McDonough will use the grant to develop a new body of studio work. Christine Osinski was also awarded a grant from the Foundation earlier this year to complete a book featuring her Staten Island photographs.
Adam Katseff’s work has recently been acquired by the Nelson-Atkins Museum. Additionally, a piece by Katseff is being included in the upcoming show Tahoe: A Visual History opening at the Nevada Museum of Art on August 22, after which the museum will acquire the piece. We are also thrilled that Katseff has been announced as the winner of the INFOCUS Sidney Zuber Photography Award. As part of the win, his work will be displayed for up to two months at the Phoenix Art Museum and he will also be honored at a reception at the museum on May 20, 2015.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has acquired a piece of work by McNair Evans.
Elinor Carucci: The Effect of Motherhood will be on view at Condé Nast Gallery from May 11. This solo show of Carucci’s work will combine photography with editorial stories and run through the end of June. There will be a Q&A with Joanna Milter and Elinor Carucci, and a book signing of Carucci’s most recent publication, Mother, on Wednesday 27th May, 6-8pm. RSVP to attend.
Related events at Condé Nast Gallery:
Tour with Elinor Carucci: Saturday, 6 June 2015 1:00 P.M.
Tour with Elinor Carucci: Wednesday, 24 June 2015 5:00 P.M.
RSVP required for all events.
We are pleased to announce that Caleb Charland is going to be one of the 2015 speakers for f295. You can see his interview with them here.
During the run of Bryan Schutmaat’s show ‘Grays the Mountain Sends’, his work has been acquired by two notable institutions, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and The Hood Museum of Art. We also want to congratulate Schutmaat for shooting the cover for TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year, 2014.