30 Under 30: a juried exhibition

The Vermont Center for Photography is proud to introduce our newest juried exhibition: “30 Under 30“. This exciting exhibit will showcase the work of 30 emerging photographers from across the country, under 30 years of age.

Exhibition: March 6 – 29, 2015
Opening Reception:
Friday, March 6th – 5:30 to 8:30pm

Participants include:

Dan Bassett  –  Seattle, WA
Kelly Burgess  –  Arlington, MA
Meagan Connolly  –  Alpharetta, GA
Lexi Cooper  –  Bannockburn, IL
Hannah Cooper McCauley  –  Ruston, LA
Peter Croteau  –  Providence, RI
Elizabeth Ellenwood  –  Jamaica Plain, MA
Meghan Graham  –  Keene, NH
Dave Greer  –  Philadelphia, PA
Suzi Grossman  –  Medford, MA
Mercedes Jelinek  –  Penland, NC
Kory Kingsley  –  Savannah, GA
Cassandra Klos  –  Brighton, MA
Margaret Kristensen  –  Brooklyn, NY
Jiayi Liu  –  Amherst, MA
Zachary McCauley  –  Ruston, LA
Ivan Ng  –  Baltimore, MD
Matthew Peterson  –  Burlington, VT
Maureen Price  –  Glendale, CA
Paul Puiia  –  Worcester, MA
Renée Ricciardi  –  Norwell, MA
Zak Alexander Rose  –  Boston, MA
Nick Schietromo  –  Whitman, MA
Melissa Simser  –  Saratoga Springs, NY
Katie Sivits  –  Savannah, GA
Steph Telesco  –  Jamaica Plain, MA
Lauren Wesley  –  Brookline, MA
Paal  –  Southampton, MA
Toshiki Yashiro  –  Concord, MA
Eric Zeigler  –  Perrysburg, OH

Juror Statement:
“As the juror for this exhibition, I was very excited (and a bit daunted) about what would hopefully be a wide range of work to sift and transform into a single show. True to expectation, I was not disappointed in the variety submitted, and spent a long time living with work that I was surprised I responded to, and disappointed that I could not include more for the space provided. My tastes were challenged in the best ways possible, and with that came selections that I hope viewers will find representational of a wide swath of artists.

Of note on our theme – working within the context of “young artist” as the only framework for this exhibition gave me pause on my considerations. I ultimately decided to scrap this – not to judge these images as the work of young artists – implying naivety and the crutch of potential- but as the accomplishments of artists that were elevating themselves above their contemporaries.

I did decide, then, to select works based on themes that expressed themselves prominently and intricately by the artists selected. I found myself staying with work that found beauty in the grotesque, humor in the banal, and portraiture lacking in identity, but steeped in narrative or the political. Grappling with these themes and how these images would relate (or not), several of the photographers have multiple images in the exhibition. I felt that paired images would enrich the voice of the artists that did not work with single imagery, and it gave opportunity to play with how even in such a small selection these artists have a budding style, visual language and a narrative working through how they formulate and present their imagery.

I look forward to seeing this exhibition come together, and hope these young artists will continue to excite with the imagery they are making.”   -Greer Muldowney

Installation Photos:

Each of the 30 artists accepted into the exhibition will receive a complimentary 1-year exhibiting membership from VCP. Read about our membership benefits HERE.

VCP will also publish a limited edition (80 copies), 7×7”, softcover, full color exhibition catalog featuring each work selected for the exhibit plus additional information on each artist. Please stay tuned for details on purchasing or reserving your copy. One “Juror’s Choice Award” recipient as well as one “Director’s Choice Award” recipient will each receive a free copy of the exhibition catalog.

Juror:
Muldowney_Turbines_ProvidenceGreer Muldowney
is an artist, photography professor and independent curator based in Boston, Massachusetts. She received an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Studio Art from Clark University, and an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She has acted as the Curator for the Desotorow Gallery in Savannah, GA and is the Regional Coordinator for the Flash Forward Festival on behalf of the Magenta Foundation. Muldowney also serves as an active member of the Board for the Griffin Museum of Photography, and currently teaches at Boston College and Boston University.

Her work has been exhibited and published in North America, Hong Kong, Malaysia and France, and is a 2013 recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship.