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H O M E / Cathouse Proper / Brooklyn, NY : MAY 12 - JUNE 17
Tribble & Mancenido twine their lived experience as a couple with minimalist aesthetics, muddying reduction with subjectivity, in their solo-exhibition titled HOME, their first with the Cathouse project.
HOME exhibits three major statements from Tribble & Mancenido’s Atwood Rd and Grid series, which employ photography as a foundation but also, in this gallery installation, build space. Significance is constructed from inherited tropes of the American minimalist tradition, nurtured with autobiographical references from the artists’ lived lives and mixed heritage, Tribble being African-American from rural South Carolina and Mancenido first generation Filipino-American.
The Atwood Rd series features a single sober, frontal shot of the couple’s first house together upstate New York that is put through the paces of serial scrutiny lending this humble house the iconic and mnemonic presence of home.
The Grid series combine refracted and fragmented photographs of the loaded landscapes of the American South with references to the Filipino flag, which is chosen as much for its cultural reference as for the fact that it is composed of primary colors.
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LEAVING HOME / Beacon, NY : JUN 24 - SEPT 10
curator: David Dixon producer: Paola Ochoa special thanks: Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz
Ellwood C. Dixon
Daniel Swanigan Snow
Tribble & Mancenido
Situated in a 3,000 sq. ft. warehouse space a few minutes walk from the Beacon train station, Cathouse FUNeral, for the summer of 2017, will be positioned on the flip-side of town from Dia.
Cathouse continues its itinerate on-site program with an installation of harvested FUNeral walls, historical objects, and the work of seventeen deeply engaged contemporary artists. Issues addressed in Leaving Home are immigration, border-crossing, notions of home and diremption, a self tearing apart.
No natural light graces this exhibition, it is a dark and dusty space, evoking a forgotten museum’s forgotten storage space with objects both of our cultural moment and of times and places past. A universal survey of crossed boundaries, both terrestrial and celestial, locating ourselves amongst ourselves in time and space, on land and at sea, in substance and in the void.
Hegel tells us: Reason appeals to the self-consciousness of each and every consciousness: ‘I am I, my object and my essence is I’; and no one will deny Reason this truth. But in basing itself on this appeal, Reason sanctions the truth of the other certainty, viz. that there is for me an ‘other’; that an other than ‘I’ is object and essence for me, or, in that I am object and essence to myself, I am only so by drawing back from the ‘other’ altogether, and taking my place as an actuality alongside it. *
Philosophy is cold comfort when you’ve lost your home, or your nation is war-torn, or you’re bottom feeding in a culture that has forgotten you (if it ever knew you were there in the first place) or, simply, if your neighbors hate you. But applied philosophical systems do determine ownership, justify power and even account for the distribution of food, for example. So, we are not wasting our time here by reflecting on contentiousness and conflict with art, our philosophy. The grave may be empty, but our discourse is full...
ART MIAMI / Miami, NY : FEB 16-20
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ART ROTTERDAM / Netherlands : FEB 11-14
Rare Birds will be showing Tribble & Mancenido's Hurry Up & Wait work at the Art Rotterdam Art Fair in the Netherlands.
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VICE // Netherlands : Across the American Highway : DEC 9
VICE // Netherlands recently featured Tribble & Mancenido's esteemed trucker series Hurry Up & Wait, check it out! The couple produced the work as both subject and voyeur, becoming bona fide long haul truckers across the American highways and lived on the road for over a year to complete the work.
ATWOOD ROAD / Graz Austria : OCT 14-NOV 15 Tribble & Mancenido will be showing a new body of work for their first solo show in Europe at Werkstadt Graz in Austria.
Using Richard Wagner’s notion of gesamtkunstwerk1, or total work of art, Tribble & Mancenido believe the home can also be its own living sculpture, one that you constantly strive (perform) to maintain your shifting desires and circumstances. It becomes a synthesis of life, an ideal, all-embracing art form of the domesticity of the everyday. Taking on a life of its own, as John Berger once said, “Home is no longer a dwelling but the untold story of life being lived.”2 They are not only interested in the representations of the quotidian or of the home, but rather the spaces of intersection between the universality of life, and its differences.
The repeating portrait of the artists’ former home signifies the experience, memory and time spent there. The colored and sometimes semi-transparent plexiglass serves as a metaphor for the ephemerality and fading of experience and time, while the document of the home remains exactly the same in each instance. The exaggerated distance between the printed image and the glass addresses the spaces between how we remember, while the works themselves take on a sculptural form as a result of the artists’ preoccupation with the two-dimensionality of a photograph, and the three-dimensionality of its components in their representation.
POSITIONING SYSTEMS : Microscope Gallery : JUN 13
Tribble & Mancenido are participating in a video screening curated by Zach Nader at Microscope Gallery.
“How do you jump a fence you cannot see? To make a map is to chart a new version of the world and to outline new boundaries. These 17 videos are elaborate rituals wrapped in digital containers to outline places where knowledge and confusion coalesce. Like flashes of light into nothing, each one is an expansion on what can and cannot be known and how we might locate ourselves within an accelerating universe.” – Zach Nader Swingers WKND / Works by Artist Couples : JUN 5-7 The familiar narrative of the artist couple is steeped in the mythology of creative partnership. The married artist collaborative, Tribble & Mancenido will examine this archetypal phenomenon in the pop-up exhibit, Swingers WKND.
The colloquial term “swinging” dates back to the sexual revolution of the 1960’s and is still used to describe recreational fornication between multiple couples. In the case of this exhibition, creative couples were invited to participate in an artistic orgy (pun intended) and to engage in free flowing discourse within a communal space. A few of the participating couples collaborated on producing work specifically for the show, while the individual members of each remaining couple chose to exhibit work from their personal artistic practices. Objects from the couples’ homes will be displayed alongside their respective works as symbols of domestic connectedness.
Artist couples in the exhibition include Russell Tyler & Trudy Benson, Ethan Greenbaum & Sun You, Heather Rasmussen & Julian Hoeber, Gina Magid & Ryan Steadman, Tribble & Mancenido, Carrie Yamaoka & Joy Episalla, Holly Coulis & Ridley Howard, Jennie Jieun Lee & Graham Collins, Jennifer Coates & David Humphrey, Saira McClaren & Mike Hein and Tamara Zahaykevich & Grant Huang.
The concept behind Swingers WKND draws a historical parallel to the landmark 1949 exhibition, Artists: Man and Wife at the Sidney Janis Gallery. Man and Wife paired work by 9 super-star artist couples like Jackson Pollock & Lee Krasner, and Françoise Gilot & Pablo Picasso. Sixty-six years later, Tribble & Mancenido continue to explore the perpetual complexities of artistic partnerships that are reinforced by shared domestic spaces. Each artist’s practice is embedded into one another, both subtle and layered despite their differing approaches to making work.
Swingers WKND // Works by Artist Couples
JUN 5-7 // 2015 2 St. Nicholas Avenue, Floor 2 Bushwick // Brooklyn // L to Jefferson Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday 12-6pm daily and by appointment Opening reception: Friday, June 5, 7-9pm STYRIAN ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE in Graz, Austria HIGHWAYS AND RESTSTOPS at SVA Gallery, New York, NT 2 0 1 4
MIAMI PROJECT, Miami, FL
SOCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IV at Carriage Trade, New York, NY
FLASH FORWARD TENTH
Tribble & Mancenido are featured in the Flash Forward 10 special anniversary edition 4-book set available here .
THE MATRICIDE at CP Projects Space : SEPT 20
SUBLET at an AirBNB Apartment : JUL 22-23
Tribble & Mancenido are showing their new series SUBLET at their current AirBNB apartment.
COMMUNITY BOARD at Glasshouse Brooklyn : JUL 18-21
Tribble & Mancenido are excited to show new work in Community Board at Glasshouse in Brooklyn.
HURRY UP & WAIT at KunstRAI Art Fair in Amsterdam : JUN 4-9
Highlights from Tribble & Mancenido’s esteemed series Hurry Up & Waitwill be shown at the KunstRAI Art Fair in Amsterdam.
NEW WORK at AIPAD Photography Show : ARP 10-13
Tribble & Mancenido will be featuring new work at AIPAD this year. Be sure to check it out at Sasha Wolf Gallery’s booth #207.
PYRAMID SCHEME : SATURDAY, FEB 1
Tribble & Mancenido are thrilled to co-host this one day only, pop-up exhibition alongside friend/artist Nat Ward.
Pyramid schemes are an unsustainable business model, tarnishing reputations in industries from finance, to art, to higher education. This unique pop-up exhibition uses the lucrative socially-networked mechanism of a pyramid scheme to generate a group exhibition surveying the work of connected artists. The pyramid scheme will not only reveal patterns and themes within contemporary art, but the social support structures which enable its creation.
In the traditional execution of a pyramid scheme, close networks of professional associates are betrayed by those operating the pyramid from the top. In an unbalanced top-heavy world, resources are scraped from those on lower rungs to support the excesses of those on top. By establishing a culturally inflected pyramid scheme, a new curatorial manifesto emerges. Art making, unlike other forms of capital production, is a generative cultural force. By creating and bringing together new artworks, a surplus value is created. This surplus is real, and vast, however unwieldy on the axis of time. By surveying an inspiring collection of contemporary artwork for one-night-only, we get a brief glimpse of concentrated artistic institution-scaled wealth, beyond the grasp of any one individual.
LOST ONES : OPENING JAN22
Tribble & Mancenido are excited to have their second solo exhibition at Sasha Wolf Gallery.
Sasha Wolf Gallery
Opening Reception :
Wednesday, January 22, 6-8pm
NEW DOCUMENTARY OPENING TONIGHT : AMSTERDAM
If you’re in Amsterdam, go check out this group show that T&M are in!
SOCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY III : CARRIAGE TRADE : 12DEC-14JAN
Go check out this benefit at artist Peter Scott’s Carriage Trade. T&M have an image alongside some heavy hitters like Tracey Emin, Dan Graham, Olaf Breuning, Mariah Robertson, Tim Rollins, and more!
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THE NEW AMERICANA : 9OCT-30NOV
BOMBLOG Interview with Ashley McNelis
Check out the BOMBLOG Interview with Tribble & Mancenido and Ashley McNelis here, from their lives as truckers to working with live moss, and their steady intention of changing our perception.
ECSTASY/APOCALYPSE : 10JULY-3AUG
Tribble & Mancenido are thrilled to be part of this group show where they will be featuring their moss portraits.
CURRENT PRACTICE : 3-18JULY
BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS : JUNE 1&2
Come out to see Tribble & Mancenido’s new work. Also, their artist collective will be showing in the same building below.
FASTER FUTURE, EVER AFTER at BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS
text+message OPENING TONIGHT IN LIC
Tribble & Mancenido are thrilled to be part of this group show co-curated by Rachel Stekson and Sara Radin. Come out, drink, see some incredible text-based work, and say hi!
Acumen Project Space
37-18 Northern Boulevard
Long Island City
THE MOTORWAY SERVICE AT BANK STREET ARTS
Tribble & Mancenido have 10 prints up at Bank Street Art’s current group show The Motorway Service Station as a Destination in its Own Right in Sheffield, UK.
The Motorway Service
Bank Street Arts
14MAY13 – 29JUNE13
HARLEM POSTCARDS TENTH ANNIVERSARY
Tribble & Mancenido were commissioned to create an image for The Studio Museum of Harlem’s ongoing Harlem Postcards project in 2011. Their commissioned image is currently on view at The Studio Museum’s Harlem Postcards Tenth Anniversary exhibition.
Harlem Postcards Tenth Anniversary
The Studio Museum of Harlem
11NOV12 – 30JUN13
GARAGISME MAGAZINE - Numéro 2
If you’re in Paris, drop by for the launch of Garagisme’s second issue.Tribble & Mancenido have work in this excellent car culture magazine, so pick up a copy too.
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TRIBBLE & MANCENIDO at GRID Photography Biennial in Amsterdam
Tribble & Mancenido will have images up from their long collaboration with CODE magazine, in their curated exhibition Men’s Cult at GRID.
Cruqiusweg 67, east of Amsterdam
TRIBBLE & MANCENIDO at AIPAD
Tribble & Mancenido will have work up with Sasha Wolf Gallery at this year’s Aipad Photography Show. Come stop by!
Park Avenue Armory
NJ ARTS COUNCIL 2012 GRANT RECIPIENTS
Tribble & Mancenido have been awarded an artist grant from the NJ Arts Council.
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CHOROGRAPHY : IN SEARCH OF THE NEW AMERICAN LANDSCAPE
Chorography : In Search of the New American Landscape, curated by Sam Barzilay, is currenty on view at the Athens Photo Festival in Greece. Tribble & Mancenido are one (pair) of 4 artists in the show.
A term first encountered in Ptolemy’s “Geographia”, and more recently rehabilitated by German geographer Ferdinand von Richthofen, chorography’s purview has always been the provision of a systematic, detailed description and analysis of a region – pushing against the rigid boundaries of geography by seeking to record more than mere topography.
In her book “Tooth for an Eye”, Deborah Luster expands upon this concept, eloquently defining chorography as “a form of geography that describes the inherent attributes of a place. These attributes may be physical, sociological, conceptual, metaphysical or sensory”.
Heavily influenced by geography throughout its brief history, the shaping of America’s socio-political landscape has developed distinct cultural fault lines – ranging from the North-South ideological divide, to the “rugged individualism” credo of the West – that continue to influence social attitudes throughout each region.
And it is along these fault lines, at the crossroads of geography and human experience that our photographers’ subjects lie, each inhabiting their own liminal state: between the physical and digital realms; between land and sea; between racial divisions; between loads. For it “is in these cracks, in the interstices of social structure, that [we] are most aware of [ourselves]” (La Shure, 2005).
Providing a visual exploration of the shifting social landscape in America – at a time of heightened economic uncertainty and social alienation – the exhibition “Chorography: In Search of the New American Landscape” features photographs by Joni Sternbach, Nate Larson & Marni Shindelman, Matt Eich, and Tribble & Mancenido.
Chorography : In Search of the New American Landscape
Athens Photo Festival
31OCT – 25NOV
OJODEPEZ ISSUE 26
The current issue of OjodePez features a portfolio of work by Tribble & Mancenido.
CPW BENEFIT AUCTION
CPW’s Benefit Auction is this Sunday, and the artists Tribble & Mancenido are happy to have donated a piece from Hurry Up & Wait to such a wonderful organization dedicated to photography.
Center for Photography at Woodstock
CPW BENEFIT AUCTION PREVIEW at the DUMBO ARTS FESTIVAL
If you’re in and around Brooklyn this wknd, check out the Dumbo Arts Festival where you can also see CPW’s Benefit Auction Preview featuring great, great work from many artists, some of whom include Stephen Shore, Robert Mapplethorpe, Deana Lawson, Jen Davis, Justine Reyes, Erica Allen, Mary Ellen Mark, Michal Chelbin, Eikoe Hosoe…. and a print fromTribble & Mancenido.
CPW Benefit Auction Preview
Dumbo Arts Festival
111 Front Street #200
Friday, 23SEPT 6-9pm
Saturday, 24SEPT 11am-8pm
Sunday, 25SEPT 11am-5pm
THE GALLERY AT EPONYMY
Tribble & Mancenido currently have work up at The Gallery at Eponymy, curated by Amani Olu, for their 2011 Fall/Winter exhibition.
BLACK AMERICANS : CODE Issue 19 OUT NOW
Tribble & Mancenido collaborated with CODE Magazine on the Black Americans story. In the age of Obama, they made portraits of influencers of today and tomorrow – Mickalene Thomas, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Hank Willis Thomas, Naomi Beckwith, Amani Olu and more.
HARLEM POSTCARDS at THE STUDIO MUSEUM of HARLEM
Tribble & Mancenido have been commissioned by The Studio Museum of Harlem for their Harlem Postcards Summer 2011 project.
Throughout the twentieth century, Harlem has been regarded as a beacon of African-American history and culture. Sites such as the Apollo Theater, Abyssinian Baptist Church, and Malcolm X Corner at 125th Street and Seventh Avenue serve as popular postcard images that represent significant places and moments in this community. Today, Harlem continues to evolve as a center of history and culture. Everyday, changes are witnessed by its residents and experienced by tourists and visitors from all over the world. Harlem Postcards, an ongoing project, invites contemporary artists of diverse backgrounds to reflect on Harlem as a site of cultural activity, political vitality, visual stimuli, artistic contemplation and creative production. Representing intimate and dynamic perspectives of Harlem, the images reflect each artist’s oeuvre with an idiosyncratic snapshot taken in, or representing, this historic locale. Each photograph has been reproduced as a limited-edition postcard available free to visitors. (via)
The Studio Museum of Harlem
Harlem Postcards – Summer 2011
Tribble & Mancenido’s work is currently featured on Photoworks’ new site.
Photoworks is the UK’s leading agency for photography. We produce commissions, exhibitions and events, publish books and influential magazine, Photoworks. Collaborating with the a broad range of artists and organisations, engaging the widest possible audiences, Photoworks encourages debate and inspires new thinking about photography. (via)
AMERICA : NOW AND HERE - ARTIST CORPS FEATURE
Tribble & Mancenido are featured as one of the Artist Corps for America: Now and Here.
America: Now and Here is a cross-country journey of art and ideas. Through art created by 150 of this country’s most celebrated artists – visual artists, musicians, playwrights, poets, and filmmakers – Americans are invited to come together for timely dialogues about America, now and here.(via)
Artist Corps is an initiative for young artists in undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs. Participants in this signature program contribute their own work to America: Now and Here and come together through a dynamic and growing community of peers – young artists who are fostering new relationships between art and American society. (via)
BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK : THE NEW HIGHWAY ROBBERY
Images from Tribble & Mancenido’s Hurry Up & Wait series were published in last week’s Bloomberg Businessweek alongside Daniel Grushkin’s story on cargo theft in the US. Pick up a copy and read the article here.
PDN PHOTO ANNUAL
Tribble & Mancenido’s work is featured in Photo District News’ Photo Annual 2011.
REMA HORT MANN FOUNDATION - BUY WHAT YOU LOVE atMARIANNE BOESKY GALLERY
The artists have a commissioned piece for auction at The Rema Hort Mann Foundation’s Benefit Auction – Buy What You Love.
Marianne Boesky Gallery
509 West 24th Street
MAGENTA’S FLASH FORWARD FESTIVAL in BOSTON
Flash Forward Festival Boston
Emerging Photographers from Canada, the United Kingdom & the United States
2-12 June – Fairmont Battery Wharf, Boston, MA
Work from Tribble & Mancenido’s Hurry Up & Wait series will be on view at the festival in the Flash Forward Group Show.
ARTIST TALK at SCGSAH
The artists will be giving a lecture at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities on Wednesday, 26JAN.
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ARTIST TALK at SASHA WOLF GALLERY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2010, 5:00 PM
Please join the artists in conversation with Sasha Wolf.
BRITISH JOURNAL of PHOTOGRAPHY - GONE TRUCKIN’ Interview with SIMON BAINBRIDGE
Pick up the October Issue of The British Journal of Photography to readTribble & Mancenido’s latest interview, Gone Truckin’ with Simon Bainbridge
Also available online.
NPR – THE PICTURE SHOW
INTERVIEW on THE MORNING NEWS
HU&W on FOTO8
HU&W on COOL HUNTING
Check out the HU&W feature on Cool Hunting!
Have a look at Daylight Magazine’s Podcast featuring Tribble & Mancenido’s Hurry Up & Wait series here.
HURRY UP & WAIT at SASHA WOLF GALLERY
Come join the artists for their opening exhibition of Hurry Up & Wait at Sasha Wolf Gallery
Opening Reception : Thursday, September 9, 6-8 pm
Sasha Wolf Gallery
548 West 28th Street
New York, NY 10001
SUMMER STAGED REVIEW in THE NEW YORKER
SUMMER STAGED at FOLEY GALLERY
S U M M E R S T A G E D
Michael Foley Gallery
Opening Reception : Thursday 10June, 6-8pm
548 W 28th Street, 2nd Floor
THOMAS ALLEN - RICHARD BARNES - OLIVER BOBERG - FLORIAN BÖHM – WILLIAM FINGER - THE FISHES - ALLEN FRAME - GAILALBERT HALABAN - DAVID HILLIARD - NICOLAI HOWALT - PHIL JUNG- MYOUNG HO LEE - MARIA INES MANCHEGO - JOSHUA MARTINEZ- MARTINA MULLANEY - DAVID NADEL - LORI NIX - ALEXANDREORION - STUART O’SULLIVAN – RACHEL PAPO - MELISSA ANN PINNEY - WILLIAM RUGEN - MICHAEL ROBBINS - SA SCHLOFF - MASATO SETO - STEVEN B. SMITH - SAGE SOHIER - AMY STEIN - CHARLES TRAUB - TRIBBLE & MANCENIDO – LARS TUNBJÖRK –PAULO VENTURA - BAHAR YURUKOGLU - RENHUI ZHAO - ANDOTHERS
...The line between truth and illusion in photography is one that has been frequently crossed by practitioners since the invention of the medium. Sometimes that line was crossed deliberately through the use of simple techniques like double exposing the film, adding clouds to a cloudless sky or adding color before that was naturally possible in the medium. The boundary crossing today can be seen as less pragmatic and more concerned with playing with the perception of the real and unreal put forth by the individual intention of the artist.
Summer Staged poses challenges to our perception in examining the line between documentation and creation, what is “real” (an impromptu observation) vs. what is “fake” (a staged moment). The salon style exhibition will further blur and confuse these lines…which are which and does it really matter?
(from the press release)
MAGENTA FLASH FORWARD 2010
Tribble & Mancenido are one of the winners for Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Emerging Photographers 2010!
Have a look at the formidable list of photographers from the US, UK and Canada here.
LIFE AT THE WAYPOINTS of AMERICA’S TRUCKERS
Tribble & Mancenido were recently featured on The Black Snapper, have a look here
_Tribble and Mancenido’s ongoing project shows the American landscape from the unique perspective of its trucking culture. What we are presented with is not so much a picture of America but a semblance of the subculture itself- the truckers, truck stops, gas stations and other liminal areas that these professional transients traffic. In a country of ubiquity it has been strikingly difficult to connect a face to the labor of production and distribution. This young couple has endeavored to show us this from the inside while they drive a tractor-trailer for a year, highlighting the quotidian minutiae of life at the waypoints of America’s truckers.
Curator Statement by Michael Itkoff
GRAPHIC INTERSECTIONS v. 02
The Exposure Project announced it’s next batch of photogrpahers who will be included in Graphic Intersections v. 02. Have a look at the formidable list, the artists are very excited to be part of such a collaboration. If you haven’t already viewed v. 01, have a look here.
Leah Tepper Byrne
Peter Happel Christian
Tribble & Mancenido :)
2010 PRINT AUCTION at the HOUSTON CENTER for PHOTOGRAPHY
T&M currently have work on view and up for auction at the Houston Center for Photography
2010 Print Auction
Houston Center for Photography
Moto Mart, Perryville, MO 2008
Archival Pigment Print
SASHA WOLF GALLERY REPRESENTATION
T&M are thrilled to announce that they will be represented by Sahsa Wolf of Sasha Wolf Gallery in Tribeca, New York. The gallery specializes in contemporary photography, specifically documentary and post-documentary based work.
SASHA WOLF GALLERY
10 Leonard Street
Tribeca New York, NY 10013
EMERGING ARTISTS’ AUCTION
T&M are excited to offer a print from our HU&W series with Daniel Cooney Fine Art on iGavel.
Porky’s Truckers’ Store, Dillon, SC 2009
Have a look, the auction features wonderful emerging artists which you can view here.
SILVER EYE CENTER for PHOTOGRAPHY 2009 FELLOWSHIP
T&M received Honorable Mention for the 2009 Silver Eye Fellowship.
Here is a list of the winner and fellow stellar Honorable Mentions:
Fellow: Katrina d’Autremont
James Tribble & Tracey Mancenido :)
Janet L. Pritchard
K&K GALLERY : GRAND OPENING GROUP SHOW
T&M are pleased to show work from our new series Hurry Up & Wait in K&K Gallery’s Grand Opening Group Show
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Come say hello, support and see one of their images from their long haul!
INTERVIEW ON ARTLOG
Have a read about T&M’s lives as truckers and their series Hurry Up & Wait in a recent interview with writer Justine Chausson here.