Thanks to the generosity of the artist, a selection of images from Stacy Kranitz's residency project are now available for free* use!
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(*Images may not be used for commercial purposes - please credit "Stacy Kranitz www.stacykranitz.com" where possible.)
Once Entangled With Us, Nothing Else Seems Possible To Us
December 12 - January 28, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, December 12, 2014, 7-10pm
Gallery Protocol is pleased to present an exhibition by photographer Stacy Kranitz. In response to an invitation from the gallery, Kranitz spent 12 weeks as an artist in residence in Gainesville, Florida, documenting her engagement with indi- viduals, landscapes and local histories. The resulting body of work does not attempt to summarize Gainesville as “place” or “community”, but is instead an intimate record of small, often marginal, struggles for presence.
Working within the social documentary tradition, Kranitz’s work challenges and deconstructs accepted notions of this genre through a heightened sense of self-awareness which is shared between artist and subject. Acknowledging the limits of photographic representation, Kranitz’s images create an expanded sense of authorship and accountability in which all parties (including the viewer) are complicit in the representational act as a false, and yet, ultimately, satisfying and seduc- tive construct. In this sense, Kranitz’s images do not tell the “truth”, but are honest about their inherent shortcomings, and thus reclaim these failures (exoticism, ambiguity, fetishization, etc.) as sympathetic equivalents to more forcefully convey the complexity and instability of the lives, places and moments they depict.
Kranitz received her MFA from the University of California, Irvine. Her work has been seen in publications including Elle, Mother Jones, New York Times Magazine, Oxford American, Rolling Stone, Vice, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and Wired. She is represented by Little Big Man Gallery in Los Angeles, California.
Below are photos from the Opening Reception: