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BRINK v1 is the first in a series of exhibitions dedicated to emerging art in the Northeast and organized around a theme or subject determined by the invited exhibition curator. In BRINK v1, curator Lexi Lee Sullivan brings together four artists and one artists’ collaborative to explore ideas of itinerancy in contemporary photographic practices. Featured artists are Cole Caswell, Nelson Chan, Georgie Friedman, Houseboat Press and Scott Patrick Wiener.

In Cole Caswell’s western expanses, Nelson Chan’s familial portraits, Georgie Friedman’s aerial abstractions, Houseboat Press’s travelogues and Scott Patrick Wiener’s mediated landscapes, travel is used as both process and subject. These photographers build on the rich artistic lineages of travel, documentary and street photography, and show the influence of inspired peripatetics from Walt Whitman to the Beat poets, in prints that seem similarly unrooted.

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Associated Public Programs: Free and Open to the Public

Opening Reception
Thursday, February 13 | 6-8pm
Mills Gallery
Free and Open to the Public

Solar Exposures with Scott Patrick Wiener
Saturday, March 15 | 1-3pm
Mills Gallery
Free and Open to the Public
Pre-registration required

How do we capture and give physical form to our memories?

Collaborate with artist Scott Patrick Wiener to print your own personal imagery onto construction paper using UV light. Through hands-on art making and discussion, explore Wiener’s process using a material that—much like memory—will fade over time.

In advance of the workshop, you will submit an image of your choice to the artist. He will then transform your image into a transparency that you will use to make your print during the workshop. The transparency will become yours to keep—you’ll be able reproduce the picture whenever you like!

Panel Discussion: Itinerant Photography
Thursday, March 20 | 7pm
Mills Gallery
Free and Open to the Public
Join us as exhibition artists discuss contemporary artistic practices that engage themes of psychogeography, psychological portraiture and nomadic countercultures. Moderated by independent curator, photohistorian and educator Leslie K. Brown. Participating artists include Nelson Chan, Georgie Friedman, Scott Patrick Wiener and Houseboat Press members Dan Boardman and Ryan Arthurs.

Hands-on Bookmaking with Houseboat Press
Saturday, April 5 | 1-3pm
Mills Gallery
Free and Open to the Public
Pre-registration preferred

How can we use image selection and editing to tell a story?

Work alongside members of Houseboat Press to create your own book. Editing from a bank of photos, explore relationships between images and the impact that selection can have on how a story is created. Together, examine contemporary and historic photobooks and discuss their successes and failures.

IMAGE: Cole Caswell, Transient Salesman, New River, Arizona 2013, courtesy of Susan Maasch Fine Art

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We are grateful to the Joan Mitchell Foundation and the NLT Foundation for their support.



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