Comer Collection: Take to the Streets, Photography's Comment on Social Order - Gallery Talk by Curator Jessica Ingle

Patricia D. Richards, Barefoot with Brent, 1997/1999, gelatin silver print, 8x9.9 inches

Friday, March 15, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
Venue: MC 3.504
Admission: Free
Season: 2018-19

Curator and PhD student Jessica Ingle will be presenting a gallery talk regarding the selections from the Comer Collection of Photography.

In a somewhat cyclical methodology, city streets are often the best places to witness the cause and effect of the human experience; it is a place used to commute, to gather in protest or celebration, to socialize, to relax, to consume, and, unfortunately for some, to live one's life. As Langston Hughes noted, anyone “can photograph these people—but very few photographers can make […] a comment upon the social order that creates their lives.” The photographs in this exhibition display more than simply figures in a setting, but also the social behaviors and constructs that shape all individuals.

Jessica Ingle’s Bio:

Jessica Ingle obtained a dual Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Business Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, 2009 and her Master’s degree in Art History from University of North Texas, 2012. She is currently enrolled as a Ph.D. student in Aesthetic Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Ingle specializes in nineteenth and early-twentieth-century American art with a particular emphasis in turn of the century culture, media archaeology, gendered representations, and transculturalism. She has presented her research at major institutions such as the Dallas Museum of Art and the Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art, among others, and has curated exhibitions in galleries as well as institutional spaces.

Her previous experience includes Assistant Director at Zhulong Gallery, curator and collection manager of a private art collection in Dallas, graduate registration fellow at the Nasher Sculpture Center, as well as work with other institutions such as Public Art San Antonio, The McNay Art Museum, Sid Richardson Museum, The Historians of British Art, and Zubiate Projects.

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