A group exhibition, FAMILY MATTERS, revisited explores familial relationships through the vision of photographers who share personal perspectives on their own families whether as documentation or metaphor. Through images they explore intimate family dynamics, cultural traditions, painful and joyful memories, bonds of support and love, as well as challenging issues of illness, prejudice, abuse and addiction.
Join us for in the gallery for Coburn’s intimate artist talk and a discussion about forgiveness on Tuesday, Oct 28 at 6:30 pm
Come share family stories with Miranda after her artist talk in the gallery on Tuesday, Nov 18 at 6:30 pm
FAMILY MATTERS, revisited features Daniel Coburn’s Domestic Reliquary in which he uses vernacular photographs to represent personal family dynamics. By portraying his own family’s dark history through the use of found images, he speaks about personal struggles, quiet suffering and a gradual healing from the past. Coburn reproduces these images using the salted paper process and then applies paint or sews into the print. He earned his MFA from the University of New Mexico and is currently a professor of Photo Media at the University of Kansas. Daniel W. Coburn
In Karen Miranda’s series Other Histories/Historias Bravas, she reenacts memories from her childhood in which she collaborates with members of her family, often her mother and her aunt, to explore issues concerning her bi-cultural background growing up in Ecuador and the US. She says the images “provide a means for reflection and a search for truthfulness.” Miranda’s act of handwriting her diaristic titles directly onto the print welcomes the viewer into her intimate space and invites us to reflect on our own personal histories. Karen Miranda
Other artists featured in the exhibition include Sean Black, Jess Dugan, Annie Lopez, Marivi Ortiz, Hillerbrand + Magsamen and H. Jennings Sheffield.
Curator: Liz Allen
School of Art
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Mom healing me from my fear of iguanas by Karen Miranda
Escape Route by Daniel Coburn
1977 by Sean Black