Photographer Jason Francisco brings his 'Names' to Budapest
Atlanta photographer's exhibition opens in Budapest today
By Egan ShortFriday April 26, 2013 11:14 am EDT
An exhibition of works by Atlanta photographer Jason Francisco opens today in Budapest. PH21 Gallery will feature These are the Names, 15 images from a collection of 100. The caption for each photograph begins, "These are the names of the people murdered here." A list follows - sometimes 20 or 30 names long - of victims lost to homicide on one block or a single street corner in Philadelphia, which has the highest per-capita murder rate among major U.S. cities. On average, nearly 400 people are killed each year. Most are young; most are male; most are black or Latino. "If 'Philadelphia' were the name of a cult of human sacrifice, we would be astonished at its bloodthirstiness, which demands more than one offering per day," Francisco's exhibition statement reads. Thus an unlikely transatlantic triangle forms - Atlanta and Philadelphia, between which Francisco splits his time, and Budapest, where a former student of his runs the gallery.
phenomena, an exhibition of works by Jenene Nagy, opens tonight at Get This! Gallery with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Nagy presents expansive works on paper, often in graphite, featuring bold geometry. The exhibition will run through June 8.
Tonight from 8 to 11 p.m., The Goat Farm Arts Center will host Artistic License. The event will merge installation and intimate performance, billed as "an evening of boundary blurring," in which "artists test new ideas in the context of a seamless sensory experience."
This is the inaugural weekend of Seismic Reflections, a new exhibition of work by Bethany Springer at Twin Kittens. Springer calls her works - in photography, video, and sculpture - "experiments monitoring awareness in a constantly accelerating world." Seismic Reflections opened yesterday and will run through May 24.