Feb 4th 2023

Myra Greene: Kept


1612 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Saturday, February 4th, from 5PM - 7:30PM

On view through Saturday, March 25th

PATRON is proud to announce the opening of Kept, Myra Greene’s third solo exhibition with the gallery. In her latest body of work, Greene extends her ongoing interest in portraiture by exploring the ways in which context and material enlivens the object.

For Kept, Greene mined a group of family and personal photographs belonging to her grandmother. Greene selected and reprinted a group of photo booth images from the collection using alternative materials and techniques she developed based on historic processes. Her artistic practice acts as an intervention upon each image, leading the viewer to reevaluate the photograph’s value and meaning as memory objects. For Greene, this work comprises a rich, living archive that allows a reconsideration and evaluation of the historical context of mid-twentieth century vernacular imagery of Black American life.

image: Myra Greene, PB #4 White #2, 2022
White glass ambrotype | 7″ x 5″ / 17.8 x 12.7 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Patron Gallery, Chicago.

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