A reception will precede the event at
If a picture speaks a thousand words, Bey's portraiture has been providing a conversation on society and how we view ourselves for nearly 40 years. A collection of Bey's thought-provoking photographs are featured in the
The Bey exhibition is organized by
Since 1975, Bey, who is an artist, essayist and professor at
"'Picturing People' is a comprehensive look at Bey's work, providing an opportunity to explore subjects such as the presentation of self, race, site and the relationship between artist and subject," said
The exhibition includes selections from Bey's work spanning from 1982 to the present. Seven bodies of work comprise the exhibition and include: small camera street photographs, taken from 1981-1988; large format black-and-white street photographs, 1988-1992; Polaroid 20 x 24 works, 1991-1998; color street portraits, 2000-2002; and selections from the series titled "Class Pictures," 2002-2006, "
Bey's small camera pictures focus on the spontaneous choreography of human interactions within specific locations, and the fleeting social tensions embedded in them. His street portraits explore moments of consensual collaboration between the artist and the subjects, and speak to the possibility of formal portraits made in public spaces. Bey's first Polaroid works mark the introduction of young people as the central subject, which is further developed in his "Class Pictures" and "
Bey's most recent project, "Strangers/Community," returns to a concerns with neighborhood and community. Bey pairs people who live in the same neighborhood but who have never previously met -- and whose lives are unlikely to bring them into contact.
This conversation is funded by the
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