Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Stacy Kranitz at the University of California, Irvine

Stacy Kranitz, whose work in Appalachia we discussed in an earlier blog entry, will have a show of her work from her portfolio As It Was Give(n) to Me, opening at the Gallery of the Contemporary Arts Center of the University of California, Irvine, April 24th, 2014, from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.

The show will be on view from noon until 6:00 pm daily through May 2nd, 2014. 

There will be a formal opening of the show with a reception, to be held on Saturday, April 26th, from 2:00 - 5:00 pm.

Kranitz' work combines stunningly beautiful landscapes, sometimes being wantonly destroyed, with rich and visually complex depictions of the people of the region as they worship, party, work, and rest.

The work combines photographs, maps, archival prints, quotations from its subjects, and other materials into an exceptionally rich depiction and interpretation of the region's life.

You can see  a preview of the show here.

Kranitz has already received significant attention to her work; for a sample, see below.

The Oxford American, The Fantasy of Objectivity 
Bag News Notes,The Rape of Appalachia 
The Oxford American. Eyes on the South: Stacy Kranitz
Thought Catalog, Truth and Consequences in Appalachia
Columbia Journalism Review, On the Job, The Outsider
The Believer, Wouldn’t you want to party with a baby?
Feature Shoot, Renegotiating a Complex History – Stacy Kranitz’s Portrait of Central Appalachia

Kranitz is doing exceptionally strong work, well worthy of our regard.

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