Silver Eye Center for Photography is excited to share three exhibitions coming this fall:
Jacob Haupt uses lovingly handmade props and costumes to explore pop culture and what he calls, “the tragedy of becoming an adult.” Using himself, his wife and daughter, and his friends as performers, Haupt creates pictures that are absurd, funny, and poignant tableaus of monsters, heroes, villains, and devils. Through these images he shares his feelings, weighs the value of nostalgia and celebrates the staged, the fictitious, and the performed. Real to Me is also a sincere, peculiar, joyful, delirious, and real family portrait.
Brooklyn based artist Hernease Davis will present new multi-media work with silk cyanotypes, sound installation, and silver gelatin prints. Recapitulation refers to an element of musical theory, where a musical theme is presented again later on, after its initial appearance. It can also mean an act of summarizing, restating the main points of an idea or event. Fusing these notions of restarting and renewing, this exhibition looks to personal modes of processing, calming, and coping as a means of confronting personal experiences of trauma.
Radial Survey is a biennial exhibition of the preeminent emerging and mid-career photo based artists working within 300 miles of Pittsburgh. The goal is to highlight work and support artists from places that are sometimes overlooked in the national photography conversation. After dozen studio visits and working with curatorial consultants from across the radius, for this second iteration of the biennial Silver Eye has identified a group of eight outstanding artists from across the radius whose work explores how their personal identities intersect with the histories of places they are from, and where they work.