Louisville Photo Biennial Reception & Artist Talk with Myra Greene

Make a night of it and view six Louisville Photo Biennial exhibitions in one evening, within one block. On October 28th from 5-9pm 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, KMAC Museum, and Moremen Gallery will all be hosting concurrent receptions for you to enjoy a range of lens-based artworks. 

21c Louisville presents the exhibition "What Lies Beneath," which features recent photo-based works by Vinhay Keo, Nate Lewis, Mohau Modisakeng, Stephanie Syjuco, Hank Willis Thomas, and Cosmo Whyte that reveal intersections between identity, migration, trauma, and memory, bearing witness to past and present. Also on view at 21c, "Truth or Dare: A Reality Show" features artworks in a variety of media, including lens-based works, that emphasize the importance of questioning both knowledge and belief by utilizing illusion to entice, entertain, and explore the terrain between fact and fiction, presence and absence, reality and imagination.

At Moremen Gallery, the photographs in "American Nocturne: Zed Saeed" look at the America of the here and now. In the tradition of Edward Hopper and George Ault, who captured the particular loneliness of the nocturnal American urban life, Zed Saeed uses a large-format camera and extends this heritage to the current moment. Also on view, "Alice Zilberberg: Meditations," includes the artist’s digital paintings of landscapes and wildlife that exude a dreamlike quality, indicative of our precarious relationship with the world we inhabit, the ways we define nature, and the ways nature defines us.

KMAC Museum presents the exhibition Before It Falls Apart which includes a new series of photographic self-portraits that trace chance encounters with the materials and processes Celeste uses for her sculptures. The exhibition Spectrum features Green’s work that uses the nineteenth-century photographic method of ambrotype to confront the role photography played in the politicization of the Black body in American culture.

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Artist Talk with Myra Greene

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In addition to the Louisville Biennial photo exhibitions and receptions, KMAC will also be hosting an artist talk with Myra Greene on that night of October 28th. Myra will talk through her process and the works in her show Spectrum. This artist talk is free to the public and will take place at 5:30 PM at KMAC

Currently working in Atlanta, Myra Greene (b. New York City, 1975) earned a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis and an MFA in photography from the University of New Mexico. In addition to exhibiting at KMAC, Greene has presented work in 2021 at the High Museum in Atlanta as well as at the Atlanta Contemporary as part of the 2021 Atlanta Biennial. Additionally, Greene has shown at Corvi Mora (London) and Indianapolis Contemporary since 2020.

Greene’s work is held is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago), the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), the National Gallery (Washington, D.C.), the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City), the Princeton University Art Museum, and the Studio Museum in Harlem. During her career, she has exhibited at galleries and museums including the New York Public Library, Duke Center for Documentary Studies, Williams College Museum of Art, Museum of African Diaspora (San Francisco), and the Sculpture Center (New York City). Green currently serves as a Professor of Photography and the Chair of the Department of Art & Visual Culture as Spelman College, and is represented by PATRON Gallery (Chicago) and Corvi Mora (London).