Month of Photography: Small Talk

© Rebecca Stumpf

MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY PRESENTS

Small Talk

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CO-CURATED BY SAMANTHA JOHNSTON AND BENJAMIN RASMUSSEN/PATTERN

As part of the 2023 Month of Photography Denver festival, “Small Talk” is a photographic collection of short stories by nine artists exploring people and places, collaborations with loved ones, and detours taken from larger projects paused by the pandemic.

March 2 – 31, 2023 

TEMPLE HOYNE BUELL THEATRE LOBBY

1350 CURTIS STREET, DENVER, CO 80202

Art exhibit viewing times: The exhibit is open to ticket-holders during performances.

For a private tour, please contact [email protected]

OPENING RECEPTION & PROGRAMMING:
MARCH 2 & MARCH 23

Opening Reception:
Thursday, March 2nd between 5 – 8 PM at the Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre Lobby. This event is free and open to the public.

Panel Discussion:
On Thursday, March 23rd at 5:30 PM an in-person panel discussion will take place in the Studio Loft at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Moderated by Samantha Johnston, CPAC Executive Director & Curator and Benjamin Rasmussen, Pattern, guests will hear from featured artists. This event is free and open to the public.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

The pandemic changed the way that we communicate and connect. Unable to meet in person, we had no one with whom to discuss our lives, our obsessions and our discoveries. So instead, we made “small talk” through the creation of bodies of work, a tangible yet physically distanced way to speak each other.

This exhibition explores people and places we found interesting, collaborations with loved ones and detours taken from larger projects paused by the pandemic. If our broader practices are the creation of large, sweeping bodies of work, Small Talk is a photographic collection of our short stories.

La pandemia cambió la forma en que nos comunicamos y conectamos. Al no poder reunirnos en persona, no teníamos a nadie con quien hablar de nuestras vidas, nuestras obsesiones y descubrimientos. Entonces, en cambio, hicimos una “pequeña charla” a través de la creación de cuerpos de trabajo, una forma tangible pero físicamente distanciada de hablarnos entre nosotros.

Esta exposición explora personas y lugares que encontramos interesantes, colaboraciones con seres queridos y desvíos tomados de proyectos más grandes detenidos por la pandemia. Si nuestras prácticas más amplias son la creación de grandes cuerpos de trabajo amplios, “Small Talk” es una colección fotográfica de nuestras historias cortas.

FEATURED ARTISTS

Carl Bower

Daniel Brenner

Brendan Davis

Ryan Dearth

Juan Fuentes

Benjamin Rasmussen

James Stukenberg

Rebecca Stumpf

Julia Vandenoever

EXHIBITION PREVIEW

Special thanks to 2023 Month of Photography Denver Festival Headline Sponsor David & Laura Merage Foundation

Additional support provided by:

Bonfils Stanton Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts arts.gov
SCFD We Fund Culture.
CCI