An Invitation: Everything That Rises Must Converge
421 N. Howard
Irina Rozovsky, Untitled (from In Plain Air),Brooklyn,NY
Current Space Presents: Everything That Rises Must Converge curated by Carl Gunhouse & Ginevra Shay
March 2nd – March 18th, 2012
Weekends only: 12 – 4 pm or by appointment
Opening reception: Friday, March 2nd, 7 – 10 p.m.
Location:421 N. Howard St.Baltimore,MD 21201
Everything That Rises Must Converge is a group exhibition that explores the connection between six emerging photographers and their neighborhoods. A dialogue is formed between these photographers and their immediate surroundings that helps shape their art and is expressed through a personal narrative in their work. The photographers have become ambassadors for their neighborhoods, communicating the stories, feelings and idiosyncrasies that surround them.
Heyward Hart, from Spartanburg, SC, studied photography and received his MFA from Yale University. His work has been exhibited nationally including shows at Nicole Klagsburn Project space in New York, NY, Aviary Gallery in Boston, MA, and the Hanes Art Center in Chapel Hill, NC. He has also been awarded the Richard Benson Prize and Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship. Heyward currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
Irina Rozovsky (b. 1981, Moscow) studied French and Spanish literature as an undergraduate at Tufts University, and received an MFA in photography from Massachusetts College of Art in 2007. Her work has been featured in numerous national and international exhibitions and publications, including 25 under 25: Up and Coming American Photographers (powerHouse Books and Duke University); 31 Women in Art Photography, curated by Charlotte Cotton and Jon Feinstein; Exposure at the PRC, curated by Mia Hamm; the Magnum Expression Award juried by Martin Parr; Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography(Humble Arts, NYC) ; Rencontres, Arles; PhotoEspaña, Madrid. Most recently, her work was the subject of a solo exhibition at the New England School of Photography, Boston. This spring she published her first monograph, One to Nothing (Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg), which was named a Selected Title at the German Photo Book Award and featured on the Top 20 Photo Books of 2011 list by Alec Soth. Irina lives inBrooklyn,NY, and teaches at the International Center of Photography.
Born to a Cuban mother and Puerto Rican father in New York City, and raised in Florida, photographer Joseph Michael Lopez began working as a documentary cinematographer, notably on the critically acclaimed Bruce Weber film, Chop Suey. Lopez’s recent solo work gravitates toward filmic still images, book forms, haptic installations that have been exhibited inNew York and Berlin. He studied with photographer Danny Lyon and atColumbiaUniversity, where he holds an M.F.A. Lopez’s work has appeared on the cover of the Sunday Review of The New York Times and he is a contributor to Agence VU’. He has just completed working on the first chapter of his ongoing long-term book project, Birth Write: Patriarchy and Lust, which was nominated by the Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund. The project’s second chapter has been proposed for production in 2012.
RaMell Ross is a photographer based inGreensboro,AL. A 2005Georgetown graduate, RaMell double majored in sociology and English and received a minor in art. Merging his passions for art and service, RaMell is currently the Youthbuild Job Placement Manager at the Hale Empowerment & Revitalization Organization, Inc. This led him to document the Black Belt region of Hale County, Alabama, an endeavor which he is still actively photographing. An unstoppable emerging artist, RaMell has already been published with The New York Times, ESPN, Penguin Group, The Washington Post, Simon and Schuster, Business Week, Food and Wine Magazine, Garden and Guns Magazine, CNN, Ready Made Magazine, and several online publications.
Trevor Powers was born in 1985 in Burlington, Vermont. He attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA where he studied Photography and bookmaking. He received his Diploma in 2008 and Fifth Year Certificate in 2009. His work has been published and exhibited throughout the United States. He now lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts.
Andrew Laumann was born in the spring of 1987 inBaltimore,MD, where he currently resides. He did not attend College, after high school he spent 4 years traveling and living around the country. His work is concerned with the act of destruction and reconstruction and its affect on the natural and supernatural world. He has multiple publications by the likes of Gottlund Verlag, JSBJ, & Hamburger Eye, and has been shown nationally and internationally.
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