Friday, January 29, 2010

Museum Exhibition Announcement: Chris Verene

DNJ Gallery is pleased to announce Chris Verene’s inclusion in several prominent museum exhibitions in the upcoming year. Verene’s work will be included in “Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and The Camera Since 1870.” This exhibition will open in May 2010 at the Tate Modern in London, and will travel to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in October 2010, and continue on to the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis in 2011.

Chris Verene, Candi's House

Chris Verene, Candi's House,
c-print, 2008, 30" x 36"

In addition, Verene’s lifelong body of work, “Family,” will be featured in a solo museum exhibition at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa from November 2010 through February 2011.

Chris Verene has been photographing the changing landscape of family, friends, and place in his hometown of Galesburg, IL. since 1984. “The key to my artwork,“ Verene has written, “is that it can only be born out of real and deep friendships and bonds with the people in the pictures.” Each image, whether it is of his family at Christmas breakfast, or of a run-down trailer of two of his friends, is accompanied by a hand-written, sincere text, giving the viewer an insight into Verene’s relationship to his subjects.

Chris Verene, Pregnancy Test

Chris Verene, Pregnancy Test,
2002, c-print, 30" x 36"

Chris Verene has exhibited across the country and has been included in exhibitions at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Verene’s photographs are included in many esteemed collections such as The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and The High Museum of Art in Atlanta.

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