MICA Photo student shows in Aperture exhibition

Faith Couch (class of 2019) featured in Aperture exhibition in New York City…

The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion
Curated by Antwaun Sargent

Nadine Ijewere, Untitled, 2018, from The New Black Vanguard (Aperture, 2019)
© Nadine Ijewere, for Garage magazine

Photographs by Campbell Addy, Arielle Bobb-Willis, Micaiah Carter, Awol Erizku, Nadine Ijewere, Quil Lemons, Namsa Leuba, Renell Medrano, Tyler Mitchell, Jamal Nxedlana, Daniel Obasi, Ruth Ossai, Adrienne Raquel, Dana Scruggs, and Stephen Tayo.

The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion presents fifteen artists, whose vibrant portraits and conceptual images fuse the genres of art and fashion photography in ways that break down long-established boundaries. Their work has been widely consumed in traditional lifestyle magazines, ad campaigns, and museums, as well as on their individual social-media channels, reinfusing the contemporary visual vocabulary around beauty and the body with new vitality and substance. The images open up conversations around the roles of the black body and black lives as subject matter; collectively, they celebrate black creativity and the cross-pollination between art, fashion, and culture in constructing an image. Seeking to challenge the idea that blackness is homogenous, the works serve as a form of visual activism. It’s a perspective often seen from this loose movement of emerging talents, who are creating photography in vastly different contexts—New York and Johannesburg, Lagos and London. The results—often made in collaboration with black stylists and fashion designers—present new perspectives on the medium of photography and the notions of race and beauty, gender and power.

This exhibition includes selected works from groundbreaking contemporary photographers. The framed work sits alongside vitrines of publications, past and present, that contextualize these images and chart the history of inclusion, and exclusion, in the creation of the commercial black image, while simultaneously proposing a brilliantly reenvisioned future.

Also including photographs by:

Lawrence Agyei, Daveed Baptiste, Faith Couch, Yannis Davy Guibinga, Delphine Diallo, Rhea Dillon, Cary Fagan, Justin French, Erica Génécé, Denzel Golatt, Travis Gumbs, Texas Isaiah, Seye Isikalu, Adama Jalloh, Manny Jefferson, Joshua Kissi, Myles Loftin, Ronan Mckenzie, Tyra Mitchell, Travys Owen, Lucie Rox, Makeda Sandford, Cécile Smetana Baudier, Isaac West, Joshua Woods

Opening Reception:
Thursday, October 24, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Antwaun Sargent is an independent writer, curator, and critic, whose work has been published in the New YorkerNew York TimesWVogueVICE, and various museum catalogues, among other publications.

This exhibition is presented in partnership with Airbnb Magazine.

MICA Photo Student/Alum featured in upcoming exhibition

Faith Couch and Lola Flash to show together in Philadelphia exhibition…

MICA Photo is pleased to announce that Faith Couch (Class of 2019), and alumna Lola Flash (Class of 1981) are exhibiting new work for the show “In Conversation – Visual Meditations on Black Masculinity”. The exhibition will be held at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. Special thanks to Stuart B. Cooper and Endowed Chair Deb Willis. Congratulations!

MICA Photo student to show in North Carolina

Faith Couch to show in “Across County Lines: Contemporary Photography from the Piedmont”…

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Susan Harbage Page, Argyle Sock, Brownsville, Texas (detail), from the U.S. – Mexico Border Project, 2007. Archival pigment print, 42 x 42 inches (106.7 x 106.7 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC.

This group survey presents the striking crosscurrents of photographic work by thirty-nine artists with a strong connection to the Piedmont. It blends the imagery of both emerging and established photographers, and spans the 1970s to the present day. Some artists work within the genres of landscape, portraiture, and still life, while others take abstract and conceptual approaches. Themes touch on Durham and the South, immigration, cultural traditions, family history, gender, race, sexuality, music, and religion, among others. All the artists capture the immediacy and possibility of photography, while their images provide dynamic views of the world through wide-ranging methods and techniques.

The Nasher Museum is pleased to bring together this group of artists who contribute to the Piedmont’s thriving cultural community, and beyond: Ben Alper, D.L. Anderson, Bill Bamberger, Endia Beal,  Diego Camposeco, Aaron Canipe, Kennedi Carter, Faith Couch, Phyllis Dooney, Tim Duffy, William Ferris, Maya Freelon, Tamika Galanis, Michael Galinksy, Alex Harris, Harrison Haynes, Titus Brooks Heagins, Colby Katz, Anna Kipervaser and On Look Films, Jeremy M. Lange, Bryce Lankard, Jim Lee, Elizabeth Matheson, Lisa McCarty, Lindsay Metivier, Susan Harbage Page, Tom Rankin, John Rosenthal, Margaret Sartor, MJ Sharp, Christopher Sims, Heather Evans Smith, Leah Sobsey and Tim Telkamp, Hồng-Ân Trương and Hương Ngô, Burk Uzzle, Caroline Hickman Vaughan, and Gesche Würfel.

This exhibition is organized by the Nasher Museum’s curatorial department: Molly Boarati, assistant curator; Reneé Cagnina Haynes, exhibitions and publications manager; Melissa Gwynn, curatorial assistant; Marshall Price, Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art; and Trevor Schoonmaker, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art.

Across County Lines: Contemporary Photography from the Piedmont is supported by the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family Fund for Exhibitions and Parker & Otis.

Save the date for the opening celebration for Across County Lines on Saturday, October 6th.

MICA Photo student to show in Nasher Museum exhibition

Faith Couch to show in “Across County Lines: Contemporary Photography from the Piedmont”…

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Susan Harbage Page, Argyle Sock, Brownsville, Texas (detail), from the U.S. – Mexico Border Project, 2007. Archival pigment print, 42 x 42 inches (106.7 x 106.7 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, N.C.

About:

Photography is arguably the region’s most widely practiced artistic medium. From analogue to digital to experimental, the range of photographic techniques practiced throughout North Carolina is both broad and deep. Across County Lines: Contemporary Photography from the Piedmont presents more than 35 artists in a group exhibition exploring the striking cross-currents of photographic work happening in the Piedmont region of this state. The exhibition blends the photography of both emerging and established photographers, with images dating from the 1970s to the present day. Subject matter ranges from portraiture and landscape to the conceptual, abstract, and experimental. The artists, all of whom reside in North Carolina and either live or have lived in the immediate region, include Ben Alper, DL Anderson, Endia Beal, Diego Camposeco, Faith Couch, Phyllis Dooney, Tamika Galanis, Michael Galinsky, Alex Harris, Titus Brooks Heagins, Jim Lee, Elizabeth Matheson, Lisa McCarty, MJ Sharp, Chris Sims, Hồng-Ân Trương, Gesche Würfel, and many others. Their images provide as many views of the world through a variety of techniques, all capturing the immediacy and possibility of the photographic medium. Several photographs from the Nasher Museum’s permanent collection will also be included in the exhibition, including those by Susan Harbage Page and Burk Uzzle.

Exhibition Dates:

October 04, 2018 – February 10, 2019

Exhibition Opening Party: “Across County Lines”

October 6, 2018

Time: 7 PM – 9 PM

 

The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
2001 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States

Across County Lines is organized by the Nasher Museum’s curatorial department, including Molly Boarati, Assistant Curator; Reneé Cagnina Haynes, Exhibitions and Publications Manager; Melissa Gwynn, Curatorial Assistant; Marshall N. Price, Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art; and Trevor Schoonmaker, Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art.

MICA Photo student featured in L.A. exhibition

 Faith Couch, MICA Photo major, has new work featured at the New Image Art Gallery in Los Angeles…

  NEW IMAGE ART
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WITH YOU

New Image Art is pleased to present WITH YOUa group exhibition curated by Theresa Chromati featuring work byFaith CouchDerrick AdamsElliott Jerome BrownJrNaudline PierreAlexandria Smith, Devin N. MorrisYetunde Olagbaju, and GraceLynne

Theresa Chromati often explores partnership by capturing community in her work. In this group exhibition, “With You” Chromati has chosen works that focus on various forms of partnership from several artists. Chromati is interested in ways artists view partnership through conversation, support, and relationship. For example, Elliott Jerome Brown Jr,TBD (Kenny on the Hill), one distant figure that exhibits partnership between the images themselves. Although there are multiple images, they work together to illustrate time within a single setting. Additional works contribute examples of conversation, such as two arms depicted mirroring one another arranging a call and response in Beach Series, No Iby Faith Couch.

Each piece of work supports one another forming dialogue that welcomes you in, creating a partnership between audience and artists as well.

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FAITH COUCH

Faith Couch was born in Durham, North Carolina in 1997. Couch works predominantly in the medium of photography and video art. Her work highlights themes dealing with race, gender, sexuality and nationality. Couch is currently attending Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore MD, where she will complete her Bachelors of Fine Art in Photography.

An opening reception for the artists will be held on Sat, November 4th, from 7 to 10 pm

For all inquiries on works from this exhibition please contact: info@newimageartgallery.com 

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Group Exhibition features MICA Photo student

Faith Couch featured in Hollywood art gallery…

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MICA Photo is pleased to announce that current student, Faith Couch, will be featured in an upcoming group exhibition curated by Theresa Chromati. The exhibit is called, “WITH YOU”.

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New Image Art Gallery

“WITH YOU”

GROUP EXHIBITION (PROJECT ROOM)

EXHIBITION DATES: 04 NOV 2017 to 02 DEC 2017

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 04 FROM 7-10 PM

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New Image Art Gallery
7920 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90046
tel: (323) 654-2192

Established in 1994 by gallery director Marsea Goldberg, New Image Art exhibits emerging and mid career artists with an interest in supporting the various movements existing outside the art world’s periphery. Over the years, the gallery has launched or helped mobilize the careers of: Tauba Auerbach, Bäst, Date Farmers, Ed Templeton, Barry McGee, Shepard Fairey, Chris Johanson, Anthony Lister, Neck Face, Cleon Peterson, and Retna, among others.