New Photography 2020: Companion Pieces, Museum of Modern Art

September 2020

How do photographs speak to one another? Companion Pieces: New Photography 2020 traces conversations between images. Some happen between paired or pendant pictures that rely upon one another to convey a shared message; others use the visual rhyme or echoes that reverberate across multiple prints or in montage; still others occur between distinct photographic series that, woven together, deliver new or more complex accounts of the world.”


New Landscapes, Florida State University’s Museum of Fine Arts virtual exhibition

July 23 through October 31, 2020

“It is a New Landscape out there. It is a natural landscape, which we now share with a new life-threatening virus. It is a cultural landscape activated through righteous protests against racism, violence, and injustice. It is a digital landscape in which we gather and communicate. We perceive through the lenses of innumerable cameras that it is a new landscape, but we do not yet understand it. Museums, art galleries, and cultural organizations must confront the challenge of seeing, engaging with, and translating the experience of the new landscape. Technology will play an outsized role in how we come to terms with it, how we close the distances.” MORE

Studio Visit with Silver Eye Center for Photography

July 21, 2020

Studio Visits w/ Silver Eye is a series of conversational, virtual studio and exhibition visits with artists from our community and beyond. In this episode, Dionne Lee speaks about how she fell in love with the natural world, why she’s fascinated by wilderness survival techniques, and how quarantine has altered her art making. Studio Visits w/ Silver Eye is hosted by Executive Director, David Oresick. LISTEN HERE

Trap and Lean To, Light Work at Kathleen O. Ellis Gallery Syracuse , NY

January 13 – March 7, 2020

“Lee’s darkroom practice has the same sense of intervention and disruption. With a forceful irreverence for the sacred silver gelatin printing process, she deconstructs photography itself. Lee draws with graphite directly on prints before and after she exposes them. She pulls negatives across the scanning bed to create painterly abstractions. She tears, crumples, solarizes, and double-exposes fragments of information, challenging both photography’s purpose and authorship along with any idealized and colonialist view of the earth.” READ MORE

Continuum: Aspen Mays + Dionne Lee at Silver Eye Center for Photography

Sep 5–Oct 26, 2019

Continuum: Aspen Mays + Dionne Lee is the second in a series of exhibitions that explores ideas of creative influence, mentorship, partnership, and collaboration in contemporary photography. READ MORE