July | MJ Sharp
In Place (working title) archival photography project
The reception originally scheduled for July 15, has been canceled. We will reschedule later in the month, if possible. Thank you.
***PLEASE NOTE: The PPG goes to a summer schedule during the months of June, July, and August. We will be open to the public Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11am–6pm, with extended hours during special events. Please call 919-660-3622 for any inquiries***
“I have documented my family for thirty years and have published and shown many of those individual photographs over the years, but I have never before been struck by an idea to combine them into one art piece. My initial impulse, which may evolve as I get more deeply into it, is to find compelling images of similar vantage points over decades and combine them in such a way that they blend all the temporal realities portrayed in the pictures.”
This summer, the Power Plant Gallery, an initiative of the Center for Documentary Studies and MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University, inaugurates a residency program for individual artists and artist groups. Three separate one-month public studio residencies will be held in June, July, and August at the 1,500-square-foot gallery, located at the historic American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham.
A laboratory for documentary and experimental art practices, the Power Plant Gallery promotes creative work while engaging with audiences through the transformative power of the arts in society. In this spirit, the gallery will hold open hours Thursdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. during the summer residencies to foster public interest in the art-making process, not just the final product. Artists-in-residence will be encouraged to engage with the public during open hours, exploring the full relationship between artist and audience, and will have full access to the gallery space during the rest of the week.