RACE, LOVE AND LABOR

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September 12 – October 21, 2017

Art Crawl: Thursday, September 14, 3-5pm
Free tours of campus-wide galleries. Begins at at 3pm at Melville Library Special Collections, followed by Zuccaire Gallery at 4pm and ending at the Wang Center with a reception.
Salon: Wednesday, September 20, 12 noon
Artist and SBU alumnus Jeremy Dennis speaks about his photographs and residency at CWP.

The Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery is pleased to present RACE, LOVE AND LABOR an exhibition of work by artists-in-residence at the Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW). 

Since 1999, over 100 artists and writers of color working in the photographic arts have created vital images during their residencies at CPW, forming a corpus that captures the shifting currents of contemporary photographic practices. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Lewis, an acclaimed author, art historian, and assistant professor at Harvard University. “It is impossible to separate the history of photography from the history of labor, love, and race in America… A critical function of photography, through a vast range of aesthetics, is the labor of becoming and the work it entails—on the land and within our inner worlds,” says Lewis.

The exhibition includes the work of twenty-one artists including Endia Beal, William Cordova, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Tommy Kha, Deana Lawson, Alma Leiva, Gina Osterloh, Tim Portlock, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Xaviera Simmons, and Joanna Tam.

Join us for an Art Crawl on Thursday, September 14, from 3-5pm, and a Salon discussion by photographer and SBU alumnus Jeremy Dennis on Wednesday, September 20 at 12 noon. Additional programs and events to be announced.

Programming at the Zuccaire Gallery will include lectures and discussions about the themes of race, love and labor in photography and everyday life. A lounge in the Gallery provides an inviting space in which campus and community members can gather informally to continue conversations inspired by the photographs on view.

The Zuccaire Gallery is located on the first floor of the Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University. Free and open to the public.

Race, Love and Labor and the 2017-2018 Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery schedule is made possible by a generous grant from the Paul W. Zuccaire Foundation. Program funding for this exhibition is provided by a Presidential Mini-Grant for Departmental Diversity Initiatives. Additional funding is provided by the County of Suffolk and the Friends of Staller Center.

Top image: Xaviera Simmons, Untitled #6 (from the Series “American Book Covers”), 2007

LaToya Ruby Frazier, Momme, 2008
LaToya Ruby Frazier, Momme, 2008
Paul Sepuya, Self-Portrait After, 2010
Paul Sepuya, Self-Portrait After, 2010
Joanna Tam, Untitled (from the series "Manner of Delivery"), 2013
Joanna Tam, Untitled (from the series “Manner of Delivery”), 2013