Privilege and Consequence


Juror: Kris Graves

NOVEMBER 26, 2021 – JANUARY 8, 2022

Opening Reception at Colorado Photographic Arts Center

1070 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204

Saturday, December 4, 2021

5 – 8 pm

All events are free and open to the public

**Please note the Parade of Lights will be taking place, a map of the route and street closures can be found here.

About the Exhibit

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center presents Privilege and Consequence, a juried exhibition that takes a contemporary look at how art and photography fight against the status quo through the images of 20 photographers. Juror Kris Graves selected these artists from a pool of 169 entries from photographers located across the country.

Pictured above: Removed Jefferson Davis monument, New Orleans, Louisiana, Donated by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Installed 1911, Removed 2017 (detail), © Allison Stewart

Juror’s Statement

As Privilege and Consequence is the title of the exhibition, what can be understood throughout is the consequence of privilege. The artists that make up our exhibition are working on photographic projects that fall in between concept and document; focusing heavily on protest, as well as societal issues plaguing our citizens and landscape. Positively, ideas of growth and self-love are also made evident in the portraits of people trying to figure out where they fit.

— Kris Graves

About Kris Graves

Kris Graves (b. 1982 New York, NY) is an artist and publisher based in New York and California. He received his BFA in Visual Arts from S.U.N.Y. Purchase College and has been published and exhibited globally, including Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Portrait Gallery in London, England and Aperture Gallery, New York; among others. Permanent collections include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Schomburg Center, Whitney Museum, Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Brooklyn Museum; and The Wedge Collection, Toronto; amongst others.

Kris Graves creates artwork that deals with societal problems and aims to use art as a means to inform people about cultural issues. He also works to elevate the representation of people of color in the fine art canon; and to create opportunities for conversation about race, representation, and urban life. Graves creates photographs of landscapes and people to preserve memory.