Former artist in residence Paul D’Amato returns to the lab for a public conversation with current artist in residence Amy Elkins! D’Amato and Elkins will discuss contemporary portraiture, the motivations for their respective projects, and questions of ethics and representation. The evening will start with brief artist’s talks from Elkins on her project Black is the Day, Black is the Night and from D’Amato on his project HereStillNow. These presentation will be followed by a general conversation between the artists and the audience.
This event is FREE and open to the public–please join us!
AMY ELKINS is LATITUDE’s artist in residence in June/July of 2014. During her time in the lab she will be producing work from her series Black is the Day, Black is the Night for an exhibition at the Aperture Foundation Gallery in New York. The series “is conceptual exploration into the many facets of human identity using notions of time, accumulation, memory and distance through personal correspondence with men serving life and death row sentences in some of the most maximum security prisons in the U.S., all of which had served between 13-26 years at point of contact.” Elkins lives and works in Los Angeles and she is the recipient of the 2014 Aperture Portfolio Prize.
More about Amy Elkins and Black is the Day, Black is the Night: http://www.amyelkins.com/black-is-the-day-black-is-the-night
PAUL D’AMATO was LATITUDE’s artist in residence in August of 2013. During his time in the lab he produced work for the exhibition We Shall at the DePaul University Art Museum, a documentary narrative of the African-American communities of Chicago’s impoverished West Side. D’Amato works as a professor in the department of Photography – Columbia College Chicago.
More about Paul D’Amato: http://pauldamato.com/
More about the We Shall exhibition: http://museums.depaul.edu/exhibitions/paul-show/
LATITUDE’s residency program is meant to complement the lab’s ongoing mission of providing a space for collaboration and exchange. Residents maintain regular studio hours when they are available to the public for dialogue, and they typically work towards completing a specific project during their time in the lab. Residencies are both by invitation and through an application process.
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