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Louisville, KY 40206
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Multiple Shows (see below)
Moremen Moloney Contemporary is pleased to participate in the 2017 Louisville Photo Biennial. We will be exhibiting two photographers, each are very unique in their style and technique.
Show 1: Confront – Installation and photography by Vinhay Keo
Dates: September 15 – October 14, 2017
Events: Opening Reception: September 15 at 5:30-8:00 pm
Moremen Moloney Contemporary is pleased to present Confront, Vinhay Keo’s first solo exhibition since graduating from the Kentucky College of Art + Design at Spaulding University. This exhibition comes at tumultuous sociopolitical time and Keo’s deeply personal examination of sexuality, the realities of existing as an Asian American immigrant, a “modeled minority,” and the isolation of being a brown body navigating predominately whites spaces has universal implications. Here Keo confronts the intersectionality of his identities as a singular narrative to bolster the examination of a larger social rhetoric.
Keo will take over the first two rooms of the gallery for a site-specific installation and series of performances (dates and times below). In a third gallery, Confront will include photographs from his ongoing self-portrait series. As an interdisciplinary artist Keo often uses paper to create his large-scale environments, sculptures and photographic props to sustain a visceral intimacy.
Moremen Moloney Contemporary opened September 2016. Presenting Vin’s work is a continuation of the gallery’s interest in exploring the social and politic landscape of diaspora in an ever changing and often confusing world.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born and raised in Cambodia until the age of ten, Vinhay Keo immigrated to the United States in 2004. He earned his BFA and mounted his Senior Thesis “Sanctuary, Purgatory” at the Kentucky College of Art + Design at Spalding University in 2016. He received the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship to study at the Yale at Norfolk Summer Art Program, and participated in workshops at the Anderson Ranch Art Center, Colorado, and Anne West’s writing reflection.
Installation & Performance Dates
September 15 – Opening Reception at 6:00-8:00 pm
September 23 – Performance at 1:30-3:00 pm
September 29 – Performance at 6:00-8:00 pm
October 6 – Performance at 6:00-8:00 pm
October 13 – Closing Performance with Open Dialog at 6:00-8:00 pm
Show 2: Africa Gold by Adam Shulman
Dates: October 20 – November 18, 2017
Events: Opening Reception: Friday, October 20 at 5:30-8:00 pm
Moremen Moloney Contemporary is pleased to present Gold of Africa – a new body of work by international photographer Adam Shulman. A self-taught photographer from an early age, Adam has pursued both digital and film media of various format throughout his career and has shot everything from Arizona landscapes to fashion photography. His Gold of Africa series is the culmination of the greater part of a decade immersed in two divergent worlds: the wonder-filled dream of fashion and the life it cultivates, and the painstaking pursuit of an African medical system deserving of its people.
Gold of Africa metaphorically represents the gold of Africa as being the people and the land. Showcasing beautiful African bodies covered in what appears to be golden, cracked, desert earth, each model captivates the viewer with overwhelming power and beauty. The mass of an entire continent lies behind their eyes or under the contours of each muscle or shadow. The gold seems to be a suffocating barrier at times, yet also somehow an extension of each model’s body and soul.
Shot with 6×7 film on a Mamiya RZ67 manual camera, the images capture the essence and the magnitude of life. The actual film size leads to larger, crisper images, capturing the subtleties of each model. The imperfections of the film grain are representative of the subtle flaws in nature that captivate the senses, and yet the smoothness of the image as a whole is representative of the fluidity of life. The images are crisp, powerful, and yet sensual.
Adam Shulman was born and raised in Nashville, TN. He is a board-certified medical physicist as well as a medical philanthropist, having completed his training at Vanderbilt University. He has spent 6 years working in and out of Africa donating medical equipment and training local medical professionals on modern cancer treatment techniques through NGO Radiating Hope. Adam has lived in Dakar, Senegal with his Senegalese wife Adama, training medical staff, and just recently completed a year of medical training in Accra, Ghana. He has been immersed in African culture and beauty for the greater part of a decade, and for this, his series Gold of Africa is more than art on a wall. It is life.
For more information, please contact Susan Moremen at email@example.com.