Dennis Farber's Work Accompanies "The Narcissism of Minor Differences" Exhibit
Posted 12.27.10 by mica communications
BALTIMORE--From Friday, Jan. 28-Sunday, March 13, foundation faculty member Dennis Farber will revive the memory of those who died in genocides of the past century through five albums that bind together images both found and made, in an exhibition in Bunting Center's Pinkard Gallery, 1401 W. Mount Royal Ave. A reception will take place on Friday, Jan. 28, 5-7 p.m.
The images, not intended for documentary purposes, invite visual and narrative connections, stories to be imagined and questions to be asked. Memory gives humans an emotional connection to the past and keeps the dead from perishing altogether. In photographs, it is possible to see generations past and present, stirring up notions of ancestor, family and clan. Though alluding to the Holocaust and other atrocities, the images as a whole do not speak to a specific historical event. Instead, they emulate our knowledge of lost populations: a palimpsest of images-vague, fugitive and a powerful reminder.
Foundation and humanistic studies faculty member Amy Eisner, whose poems accompany this exhibition, will give a reading during the reception.
The solo show accompanies the exhibition The Narcissism of Minor Differences, which showcases 18 acclaimed artists who explore the dark side of intolerance using art, historical artifact and documentation, on view through Sunday, March 13.
MICA's galleries, which are free and open to the public, are open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. They are closed on major holidays.
Photo captions: Dennis Farber, The Album Project, collage, cabinet cards and inkjet, 2010.
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