I wanted to give a shout out to our lovely (and talented) friend Myra whose work is on exhibit at The Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery at New Jersey City University from January 22 to February 27, 2008. The reception will be February 4 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. with an artists talk at 5:30 p.m. Here's some more information: "Character Recognition is the photographer Myra Greene's latest project and consists of 35 plates of small black-glass-plated Ambrotype, installed in a darkened room. The questions which inspired her to create these photographs include: "What do people see when they look at me?"; "Am I nothing but black?"; "Is that skin tone enough to describe my nature and expectation in life?"; "Does my character resonate louder than my skin tone?" Using a photographic process linked to the times of ethnographic classification, she has repeatedly explored her ethnic features. The lessons learned are haunting and frightening in these modern times.
Many of Greene's projects include photography, printmaking, sound, as well as digital production work. She melds these processes into exploring issues about the body, memory, the absorption of culture and the ever shifting identity of African Americans. Her work was recently included in of Double Exposure: African Americans Before and Behind the Camera, at the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art in Hartford Connecticut. Greene is currently an Assistant Professor in the Photography Department at Columbia College Chicago." Congratulations, Myra!
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