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Jeremy Dennis (Shinnecock/American, born 1990), Beach Trip, 2018, Archival Inkjet print, 30 x 40 inches. Courtesy the artist.


Curator’s Talk: Corinne Erni in Conversation with Jeremy Dennis on Telling Stories: Reframing the Narratives

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE!

May 29, 5 pm - 6 pm


Join us for a livesteam presentation and conversation with Corinne Erni, Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects and artist Jeremy Dennis, Parrish collection artist/Shinnecock Nation member who explores indigenous identity, assimilation, and tradition, as he discusses his work featured in the online exhibition, Telling Stories: Reframing the Narratives, a robust online exhibition of work by eight contemporary artists who transform their unique personal histories into participatory dramas.

Based on the full exhibition initially planned at the Museum for Spring, 2020, prior to closures due to the Coronavirus, Telling Stories highlights the role that narrative plays in understanding the world. Through work that engages memory and history, fact and fancy, dreams and nightmares, the participating artists engage in varied approaches to and styles of stories that change by virtue of who is telling them.

About Jeremy Dennis:
Jeremy Dennis (b. 1990) is a contemporary fine art photographer and a tribal member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation in Southampton, NY. In his work, he explores indigenous identity, culture, and assimilation.

Dennis was one of 10 recipients of a 2016 Dreamstarter Grant from the national non-profit organization Running Strong for American Indian Youth. He was awarded $10,000 to pursue his project, On This Site, which uses photography and an interactive online map to showcase culturally significant Native American sites on Long Island, a topic of special meaning for Dennis, who was raised on the Shinnecock Nation Reservation. He also created a book and exhibition from this project. Most recently, Dennis received the Creative Bursar Award from Getty Images in 2018 to continue his series Stories.

In 2013, Dennis began working on the series, Stories—Indigenous Oral Stories, Dreams and Myths. Inspired by North American indigenous stories, the artist staged supernatural images that transform these myths and legends to depictions of an actual experience in a photograph.

Residencies: Yaddo (2019), Byrdcliffe Artist Colony (2017), North Mountain Residency, Shanghai, WV (2018), MDOC Storytellers’ Institute, Saratoga Springs, NY (2018). Eyes on Main Street Residency & Festival, Wilson, NC (2018), Watermill Center, Watermill, NY (2017) and the Vermont Studio Center hosted by the Harpo Foundation (2016).

He has been part of several group and solo exhibitions, including Stories—Dreams, Myths, and Experiences, for The Parrish Art Museum’s Road Show (2018), Stories, From Where We Came, The Department of Art Gallery, Stony Brook University (2018); Trees Also Speak, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, SUNY College at Old Westbury, NY (2018); Nothing Happened Here, Flecker Gallery at Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY (2018); On This Site: Indigenous People of Suffolk County, Suffolk County Historical Society, Riverhead, NY (2017); Pauppukkeewis, Zoller Gallery, State College, PA (2016); and Dreams, Tabler Gallery, Stony Brook, NY (2012).

Dennis holds an MFA from Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, and a BA in Studio Art from Stony Brook University, NY. He currently lives and works in Southampton on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation.

 

 

Friday Nights at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:Additional support provided by The Corcoran Group and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.

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Date:
May 29
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY 11976 United States
Phone:
631-283-2118
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Curator’s Talk: Corinne Erni in Conversation with Jeremy Dennis on Telling Stories: Reframing the Narratives

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE!

May 29, 5 pm - 6 pm


Join us for a livesteam presentation and conversation with Corinne Erni, Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects and artist Jeremy Dennis, Parrish collection artist/Shinnecock Nation member who explores indigenous identity, assimilation, and tradition, as he discusses his work featured in the online exhibition, Telling Stories: Reframing the Narratives, a robust online exhibition of work by eight contemporary artists who transform their unique personal histories into participatory dramas.

Based on the full exhibition initially planned at the Museum for Spring, 2020, prior to closures due to the Coronavirus, Telling Stories highlights the role that narrative plays in understanding the world. Through work that engages memory and history, fact and fancy, dreams and nightmares, the participating artists engage in varied approaches to and styles of stories that change by virtue of who is telling them.

About Jeremy Dennis:
Jeremy Dennis (b. 1990) is a contemporary fine art photographer and a tribal member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation in Southampton, NY. In his work, he explores indigenous identity, culture, and assimilation.

Dennis was one of 10 recipients of a 2016 Dreamstarter Grant from the national non-profit organization Running Strong for American Indian Youth. He was awarded $10,000 to pursue his project, On This Site, which uses photography and an interactive online map to showcase culturally significant Native American sites on Long Island, a topic of special meaning for Dennis, who was raised on the Shinnecock Nation Reservation. He also created a book and exhibition from this project. Most recently, Dennis received the Creative Bursar Award from Getty Images in 2018 to continue his series Stories.

In 2013, Dennis began working on the series, Stories—Indigenous Oral Stories, Dreams and Myths. Inspired by North American indigenous stories, the artist staged supernatural images that transform these myths and legends to depictions of an actual experience in a photograph.

Residencies: Yaddo (2019), Byrdcliffe Artist Colony (2017), North Mountain Residency, Shanghai, WV (2018), MDOC Storytellers’ Institute, Saratoga Springs, NY (2018). Eyes on Main Street Residency & Festival, Wilson, NC (2018), Watermill Center, Watermill, NY (2017) and the Vermont Studio Center hosted by the Harpo Foundation (2016).

He has been part of several group and solo exhibitions, including Stories—Dreams, Myths, and Experiences, for The Parrish Art Museum’s Road Show (2018), Stories, From Where We Came, The Department of Art Gallery, Stony Brook University (2018); Trees Also Speak, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, SUNY College at Old Westbury, NY (2018); Nothing Happened Here, Flecker Gallery at Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY (2018); On This Site: Indigenous People of Suffolk County, Suffolk County Historical Society, Riverhead, NY (2017); Pauppukkeewis, Zoller Gallery, State College, PA (2016); and Dreams, Tabler Gallery, Stony Brook, NY (2012).

Dennis holds an MFA from Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, and a BA in Studio Art from Stony Brook University, NY. He currently lives and works in Southampton on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation.

 

 

Friday Nights at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:Additional support provided by The Corcoran Group and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.