Please join PPAC as we host a dual book signing/lecture with artists Jordan Baumgarten and Amani Willet. Briar Patch Jordan Baumgarten’s forthcoming publication with Parts & Labor Books, is about the dissonance felt when your home is somewhere you don’t belong. The images explore a life and a relationship in the context of an at-times violent neighborhood, and the anxiety of that looming violence coming into the home.
Willet’s Disquiet is a metaphoric journey that examines the first two years in the life of the photographer’s son, weaves intimate family pictures with images of political and economic turbulence in American society between 2010 and 2012. Relying on a comprehensive visual approach, including environmental portraiture, landscapes, still lifes and news images, Disquiet creates a multi-layered story of beauty, tenderness and unease. The cinematic images form a narrative arc in which the photographer’s sense of anxiety is palpable.