Silver Eye to present solo exhibition

Silver Eye presents a solo exhibition by LaToya Ruby Frazier held at two locations: Silver Eye’s Penn Avenue gallery and at the August Wilson Center’s main galleries. Frazier will exhibit a large selection of works, which offer an incisive exploration of the legacy of racism and economic decline in America’s small towns, as embodied by her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania. Frazier’s work focuses on African American life in Western Pennsylvania.

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SILVER EYE – Sep 21 – Nov 18, 2017

AUGUST WILSON CENTER – Sep 22 – Dec 31, 2017

Reception + Cultural Trust Gallery Crawl
Friday, Sept 22, 2017, 5:30 pm
August Wilson Center
980 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Image credit: LaToya Ruby Frazier, The Bottom (Talbot Towers, Allegheny County Housing Projects), from The Notion of Family (Aperture, 2014), 2009. Courtesy of the artist and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York.

LaToya awarded honorary degree from Pratt Institute

On Wednesday, May 17, Pratt Institute degree candidates will gather in their caps and gowns at Radio City Music Hall in the heart of Manhattan, where Pratt Institute’s 128th Commencement will be held. The Institute will celebrate the achievements of more than 1,000 graduating students at the iconic venue and confer their degrees during the ceremony, which will begin at 10 AM.

Paola Antonelli, Gary Smith, LaToya Ruby Frazier

Honorary degrees will be awarded to Gary Smith, pioneering television producer; renowned photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier; and the Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) Senior Curator of Architecture and Design Paola Antonelli, who will be the keynote speaker at the ceremony.

LaToya Ruby Frazier’s honorary degree will be conferred in recognition of her insightful work exploring social and environmental justice issues. Her work in photography, video, and performance build visual archives addressing industrialism, rustbelt revitalization, healthcare inequity, family and communal history. She is currently an associate professor of photography at the School of Art Institute of Chicago. Frazier’s work is exhibited widely in the United States and internationally, with notable solo exhibitions at Brooklyn Museum; Seattle Art Museum; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.

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Robert Rauschenberg Foundation welcomes LaToya as an artist-in-residence

The Rauschenberg Residency is a creative center that welcomes artists of all disciplines from around the world to live, work, and create. The residency is located on Robert Rauschenberg’s former property on Captiva Island, Florida, where he lived and worked for nearly four decades. The facility, which includes the 8,000-square-foot studio Rauschenberg built in 1992 and a collection of historic homes and studio spaces, is infused with beauty and tranquility and marked by its unique history.

Robert Rauschenberg. Captiva, Florida, 1979

Rauschenberg in front of the Fish House, Captiva, Florida, 1979. Photo: Terry Van Brunt

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation launched the residency program in 2012–13 with a series of five pilot residencies that served to inform and shape the program. There are up to seven five- and six-week residencies a year that serve over seventy artists and other individuals of exceptional talent and promise.  Selectors anonymously identify artists and creative thinkers from a diverse mix of disciplines, backgrounds, ages, and career levels, who are interested in working in an interdisciplinary environment and are open to the idea of collaboration.

Rauschenberg Residency 26: June 5 – July 7, 2017
Abigail DeVille
Adrienne Edwards
John Hoobyar
Skylar Fein
LaToya Ruby Fraizer
Yve Laris Cohen
Conor Kolk
Rodney McMillian
Ebony G. Patterson
Will Rawls
Naoko Wowsugi

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Courtesy of: The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation