February 28 - March 16, 2019
La MaMa Galleria | 47 Great Jones St.
Gallery Hours: Thursday to Sunday 1 to 7PM, or by appointment
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 28th | 6pm-8pm
La MaMa Galleria is proud to present, for its opening show of Spring 2019, I’ve got a lot of things to face this month, featuring photographic works by Elliott Jerome Brown Jr. and María José that consider the daily efforts toward controlling one’s life.The title is self-referential; both artists have responsibilities to themselves and their intimate communities, but it also suggests a photographic sensibility that carefully makes space for the inner dialogue and circumstances of the pictured individuals. Each artist renders the everyday through different means. Elliott re-contextualizes the instant in which the photograph is made as a way of pursuing the literary possibilities of the frame, while María’s life experience is folded into the photograph as a matter-of-fact subject, often using images to mark and emphasize sentiment or observation.
María José, Paola y Nereida, 2014