Artists' Talk: Amy Elkins & Paul D'Amato

Detail of Amy Elkins,  Thirteen Years out of a Death Row Sentence (River)  and Paul D'Amato,  Red Sunday, New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church

Detail of Amy Elkins, Thirteen Years out of a Death Row Sentence (River) and Paul D'Amato, Red Sunday, New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church

LATITUDE's current Artist in Residence, Amy Elkins, joins former resident Paul D'Amato for a conversation on contemporary portraiture, the motivations for their respective projects, and questions of ethics and representation. The evening will start with brief artist talks from Elkins on her project Black is the Day, Black is the Night and from D'Amato on his project HereStillNow. These presentation will be followed by a general conversation between the artists and the audience. You can RSVP on Facebook HERE..

AMY ELKINS is LATITUDE's artist in residence in June/July of 2014. During her time in the lab she will be producing work from her series Black is the Day, Black is the Night for an exhibition at the Aperture Foundation Gallery in New York. The series "is conceptual exploration into the many facets of human identity using notions of time, accumulation, memory and distance through personal correspondence with men serving life and death row sentences in some of the most maximum security prisons in the U.S., all of which had served between 13-26 years at point of contact." Elkins lives and works in Los Angeles and she is the recipient of the 2014 Aperture Portfolio Prize. 

PAUL D'AMATO was LATITUDE's artist in residence in August of 2013. During his time in the lab he produced work for the exhibition We Shall at the DePaul University Art Museum , a documentary narrative of the African-American communities of Chicago's impoverished West Side. D'Amato works as a professor in the department of Photography - Columbia College Chicago. More about the We Shall exhibition is here.

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