Photography Shows by Cristin Durning and Brandon Daniel Greer Run March 23-April 2
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents a series of six Senior Thesis Exhibitions, March 23 – May 12, celebrating the work of 13 graduating students in the Fine Art and Photography departments. Four shows with receptions will be staged in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus and two in community locations.
Photography majors Cristin Durning and Brandon Daniel Greer will kick off the series on Friday, March 23, with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Their work will be on display in the Currey Gallery through April 2.
The exhibitions and reception are free and the public is invited.
Cristin Durning, Upland, CA
BFA in Photography
Conchas de Pan (4x5 camera, Polaroid)
Cristin Durning offers Conchas de Pan, a series of large format Polaroid prints exploring the internal border that divides the artist’s European-American heritage from her Mexican heritage. Durning does this through finding connections to her deceased grandparents who had a strong Mexican pride, which is contrasted with her longtime denial of the culture. “As a teenager I tried to hide my culture because of stereotypes, but now as an adult I find myself drawn to it. Much of my work involves investigating past memories and getting to know my grandparents and their stories through artifacts. I am beginning to get an understanding of my culture and gain the sense of pride that my family once had.”
Brandon Daniel Greer,
BFA in Photography
Brandon Daniel Greer is a documentary photographer, living in and photographing the South. His Cedar work is part photo-documentary, part sculpture, and part performance regarding his family’s relationship to their longstanding cedar woodworking business after the death of his grandfather. His work explores family lineage and relations as well as his place in the sixty-five-year history of his family’s shop, “The Cedar Place.”
Greer presents his work comprised of medium-format photography and objects made from the cedar wood used in his family’s shop.
Updates to programming will be posted to the Watkins website: www.Watkins.edu.
The remaining schedule of Watkins Spring 2012 Senior Thesis Exhibitions in Fine Art and Photography follows (in Currey Gallery unless otherwise noted):
April 6 – 16
Opening reception Friday, April 6, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Sam Angel, BFA in Photography
Claudia O’Steen, BFA in Fine Art
The Sound of One Hand Clapping
Lisa Talbott, BFA in Fine Art
*at The Sending Studio (1203 Paris Avenue, #104)*
Closing reception Saturday, April 28, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Courtney Ann Greenlee, BFA in Photography
*at Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary School (1625 Dr. D. B. Todd Jr. Blvd.)*
Opening Thursday, April 12, 5 to 8 p.m.
Kevin Free, BFA in Photography
April 20 – 30
Opening reception Friday, April 20, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Andi Austin, BFA in Fine Art
Amy Jernigan, BFA in Fine Art
The Skin Within
Karen Voelker, BFA in Photography
May 3 – 12
Opening Thursday, May 3, from 6 to 9 p.m.
James Tyler Blankenship, BFA in Photography
Megan Chunn, BFA in Fine Art
Amanda Sledge, BFA in Photography
Hey Mom, Is This Me?
Watkins is located at 2298 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard in MetroCenter; free parking is available in the campus lot. For more information, visit Watkins.edu or call 615.383.4848.