ONLINE September 13, 6:30-8:30pm
Featuring April Friges, Jason Reblando, David Sokosh, Sue Palmer Stone
This event is free to attend and open to the public. Register HERE.
In celebration of EXPOSURE 2022, the 26th annual PRC Members juried exhibition, we are delighted to host four exhibiting photographers for this month’s PRC Nights Online. Supporting member photographers since 1996, more than 400 photographers have shown in EXPOSURE including an array of those established and emerging in the field. Each year a respected member of the photographic community—from curators to gallerists to publishers—is asked to select between 10 to 15 artists for exhibition. This year’s juror, Catherine Edelman, selected 12 photographers from nearly 200 entries.
Ohio artist, April Friges, creates her work in analog darkrooms with photosensitive paper or collodion wet plate, utilizing light and chemistry. Integrating traditional photographic darkroom prints with three-dimensional sculpting methods, her works relate image and object, perception and contemporary theory. Her work has been exhibited in venues including, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA, The Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS, and The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, MI. Friges’ work is included in public and private collections such as The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL, Bank of New York Mellon Corporation and the Duane Michals Estate. April Friges received her MFA in studio art from The University of California, Irvine, and is Associate Professor of Photography at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA.
Jason Reblando is a Filipino-American photographer and artist, based in Normal, Il. His series, Field Notes, is comprised of photocollages based upon archival images from the American colonial period in the Philippines. By physically cutting, pasting, and rearranging various elements of the images he deconstructs and critiques the colonial gaze, while recontextualizing archives that codified colonial power dynamics between the U.S. and the Philippines. Reblando’s goal is that his project will contribute to a growing conversation by contemporary artists who are eager to interrogate the colonizing power for all members of the Global South. Jason Reblando received his MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago and BA in Sociology from Boston College. He is the recipient of a grants and awards such as U.S. Fulbright Fellowship, and two Artist Fellowship Awards from the Illinois Arts Council. His work has been published in outlets such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Financial Times, Chicago Tribune, Politico, Slate, Bloomberg Businessweek, Real Simple, and Chicago Magazine. Reblando’s photographs are in the collections of the Library of Congress, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Pennsylvania State University Special Collections, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He currently serves on the Society for Photographic Education Board of Directors and is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Illinois State University.
David Sokosh is a photographic artist based in Claverack, NY. He shoots film and works in Cyanotype, Tintype and Letterpress. His project, Things That Look Like the MOON (but are not the moon), is a playful examination of objects that look like the moon which explores perception vs. reality in photographs. Sokosh holds a BA in Photography from WCSU and has worked in New York as client liaison at Kelton Labs and was gallery director at Underbridge Pictures in DUMBO. His work has been included in exhibitions at venues including Equity Gallery, NYC, Shelburne Museum, VT, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY, and The Griffin Museum, Winchester, MA. Sokosh’s work has also been included in the Magnum Festival and his tintypes appeared in The New York Times. His work is in the permanent collections of the Shelburne Museum, The Kinsey Institute, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL, Pfizer Collection, Polaroid Collection, and the Richard Gere Collection. David Sokosh is represented by Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY.
Sue Palmer Stone‘s series Embodiment — Salvaging a Self represents a salvage operation; retrieving something of value out of detritus and man-made cast-offs that would otherwise be lost or abandoned. It’s an effort to generate coherence and harmony in a dissonant, fragile, and precarious world, rendered more so as she contends with an autoimmune condition that has threatened her mobility. The sculptures she photographs speak to each other through shape, color, line, texture, gesture, attitude and atmosphere, referencing human frailty, and the question of what we can salvage from our experiences. Sue Palmer Stone is from Connecticut, graduated from Colby College in Maine, and then moved to New York to work in advertising and marketing. She studied photography at Silvermine Art School and from 2012 to 2021, she participated in Sandi Haber Fifield’s photography workshops. Stone’s work has been featured in LensCulture and made Time Magazine’s list of Best Photobooks of 2019. She has exhibited in venues such as the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Lenox, MA, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, and the Vermont Center for Photography.