Visiting Artist Lecture: Will Steacy
Thursday, January 17th, 2013,  6:00pm

In conjunction with the current exhibition 99 Days, PPAC is pleased to host a conversation between Will Steacy and Christopher Gianunzio regarding Steacy’s recent publication Down These Mean Streets(b.frank books). A limited quantity of books will be available for purchase and the artist will be signing copies after the conversation.   

Steacy was named 25 Under 25: Up-and-Coming American Photographers by The Center for Documentary Studies and one of Photo District News 30 Emerging Photographers of 2011. His photographs have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the New Orleans Museum of Art, Museum of the City of New York, FotoFest Biennial, African American Museum of Art, among others, and represented in major collections, including The Haggerty Museum of Art, Ogden Museum of Southern Art and The Library of Congress.  

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Film Screening:
Gregory Crewdson:Brief Encounters 
Saturday, January 26th, 2013, 6:00pm 
* Q & A with Kylie Wright to follow 
Tickets: $5
Purchase advance tickets here.

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An acclaimed photographer with the eye of a filmmaker, Gregory Crewdson has created some of the most gorgeously haunting pictures in the history of the medium. His meticulously composed, large-scale images are stunning narratives of small-town American life-moviescapes crystallized into a single frame. While the photographs are staged with crews that rival many feature film productions, Crewdson takes inspiration as much from his own dreams and fantasies as the worlds of Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch, Edward Hopper and Diane Arbus. Crewdson’s imagery has also infiltrated the pop culture landscape-including his inimitable Six Feet Under ads and Yo La Tengo album art. Shot over a decade with unprecedented access, Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters beautifully bares the artist’s process-and it’s as mesmerizing and riveting as the images themselves. *Kylie Wright has been working in the Fine Art Photography realm for more than 20 years. She is known globally as a master printer and retoucher and has worked with many prominent artists, including Stephen Shore, Joel Sternfeld and Robert Polidori.

She started collaborating with Gregory Crewdson in 2000, and worked on both the “Twilight” and “Beneath the Roses” series with him. She currently is a professor in the Drexel University Photography program.

 

And in February… 

Visiting Artist Lecture: Brian Ulrich

Saturday, February, 9th, 2013, 6:00pm

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In conjunction with the current exhibition 99 Days, PPAC is pleased to host a lecture by Richmond Virginia based artist Brian Ulrich. His photographs depict the architectural legacies of a retail-driven economy in the midst of collapse-shopping malls on the brink of demolition, empty big box stores,  and the fraying surfaces of a shopping-obsessed culture. Both personal and sociologically astute, Ulrich has successfully managed to get under the skin of the current economic crisis, providing a sobering document of the American consumer psyche in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Brian Ulrich was born 1971 in Northport, NY. His photographs portraying contemporary consumer culture reside in major museum collections such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. In 2011, Aperture in conjunction with the Cleveland Museum of Art published his first monograph, ‘Is This Place Great or What’. An exhibition titled Brian Ulrich: Copia-Retail, Thrift, and Dark Stores, 2001-11 will open at the Anderson Gallery in Richmond Virginia later this month. 

 

We hope to see you at some of these events in the coming weeks!

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