Thursday, February 4, 2016

Student Picks: Time and Space

Student Picks is a SCMA program in which Smith students organize their own one-day art show using our collection of works on paper. This month’s student curator and guest blogger Anna Saunders '17J  discusses her show "Workers in the Shadows: Portraits of Urban Life" which will be on view FRIDAY, February 5 from 12-4 PM in the Cunningham Center for the Study of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. We hope to see you there!

 

Confused and contemplative, I don’t want to say America is at a crossroads with itself, but… it’s like we literally entered a new millennium. This exhibition loosely deals with American adolescence, of coming into a history with uncertain predictions of the future. A juxtaposition of isolated prints, this collection consists of portraits and still lifes that span that from roughly the Sixties to the early 2000s. 

David Ricci, American, born 1952. Swan Hotel, Walt Disney World, 1991. Cibachrome. Gift of David Ricci. SC 1991:10

 

Lauren Greenfield, American, born 1966. Jennifer Lopez in Versace at the VH1;Vogue Fashion Awards, New York, New York, 1998. Dye destruction print. Promised gift of Ann and Richard Solomon (Ann Weinbaum, class of 1959). SC TR 6977.37

These photos represent my fascination with historical progression; the divergent subjects of these photos capture halted moments that are stalled within the context of time and space at which they were taken. 

Martin Parr, English, born 1952. New Brighton, Merseyside from The Last Resort, ca. 1983-1986 negative; 2005 print. C-print. Purchased with the Josephine A. Stein, class of 1927, Fund in honor of the class of 1927. SC 2006:7

I would like to thank the Cunningham Center for sponsoring such an incredible and unique opportunity. I would also like to thank Colleen McDermott for her help, support and patience.

Sarah Malakoff, American, born 1972. Untitled Interior (blizzard), 2005. Digital C-Print. Purchased with the class of 1990 Art Fund. SC 2007:36

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