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Opening Reception & Artist Talks: RELATIVE DISTANCE

      Andi , 2014, by Keliy Anderson-Staley |   Human Blood Stain  by Susan Worsham


 Andi, 2014, by Keliy Anderson-Staley |  Human Blood Stain by Susan Worsham

RELATIVE DISTANCE explores the relationship between distance and intimacy in portraiture through the photographic work of Keliy Anderson-Staley and Susan Worsham.

During this opening reception both of the artists in the exhibit will be giving walk-through artist talks.

Keliy Anderson-Staley has been making wet plate collodion tintypes and ambrotypes for ten years. Her tintype portrait work was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and a Puffin Grant.  In 2010, she was an artist-in-residence at Light Work in Syracuse, NY. Anderson-Staley’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the country, including the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian, the California Museum of Photography and the Bronx Museum of Art. She currently lives in Houston, TX and teaches photography at the University of Houston.

Susan Worsham was born in Richmond, Virginia. In 2009 Susan was nominated for the Santa Fe Prize For Photography, and her book, Some Fox Trails In Virginia, won first runner up in the fine art category of the Blurb Photography Book Now International Competition. Named one of Oxford American’s “New Superstars of Southern Art,” she has been an artist-in-residence at Light Work in Syracuse, NY, where her work was published in Contact Sheet 168: Bittersweet/Bloodwork. Her photographs have been exhibited at the New York Photo Festival, The Australian Centre for Photography, The Photographic Center Northwest, the Danville Museum in Virginia, and The Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

Curated by Jessina Leonard.


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