Click on the images for a close up. (Image Description: the top image is a photograph from the show, it shows a white hand laying on a bedspread. The two middle fingers are covered in blood. In the foreground is the leg of a Brown person, and in the background we can see the legs and feet of the person whose hand is centered. The second photo is the back of the promotional card, It reads "Amanda Morgan: photography/writing. Selections from: Mik, a portrait. May 6-17. Opening Reception Tuesday May 6th 6p.m.-8p.m. Calumet Gallery 22 W 22nd Street 2nd Floor. Monday-Friday 8:30a.m.-6:30PM Saturday 9a.m.-5p.m. www.AmandaMorgan.com")
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Amanda Morgan: BFA Photography Show!
This Tuesday is the opening reception of the BFA Candidate's Photography show at the Calumet Gallery near Union Square. The show is goign to have a reception from 6-8p.m. but the photographs will be up until May 17th so you can check them out during gallery hours. My partner is going to be displaying 15 photos. We spent all Saturday hanging the show so I hope to see people there. If you come you will certainly see me!
On a personal note of someone who is not an art critic but who is involved with the artist, I think these photos are creating new narratives of sexuality and gender. I know I'm biased, but I think they're new and unusual images. I've never seen men depicted with so much softness and I've never seen people with female bodies being depicted so free from objectification. All the artists are going to be amazing, but I hope you'll be as excited by Amanda Morgan's work as I am! It'll make you think, which is always a good thing.