Selections from the Artist’s series “Chattel”
On view July 6 – August 26 , 2017
Art reception on July 8th Saturday 6 – 8:30 pm
EBK Gallery [small works].
218 Pearl St.
EBK Gallery is please to exhibit the Photography of Kevin Horan.
Just couldn’t resist the opportunity to show these exquisite portraits especially knowing that Hartford now has a baseball team named “Yard Goats”
and this is their opening season too!
So yep…goats. And when you view these portraits, you will see those endearing beasts in a whole new light.
“If the photographer’s ungulate neighbors came to the studio and asked to have their portraits made, this is what would happen.
Treated as portrait subjects, they seem to have personalities. Perhaps they do, and the photograph allows us to see it. Or perhaps the language of the photo cues us to generate the impression of a personage. One wonders if that interplay is any different here than it is in pictures of humans.
This is a work about portraiture: what it does and how it works. I’ve made portraits of people for many years, and the chemistry of it is still mysterious. I am used to telling subjects that a good portrait is a collaboration between photographer and subject. But how do you collaborate with a goat? A goat you’ve just met?
These pictures insist upon active engagement of our own feelings about the souls within other beings, human or otherwise, and how visible they
Are from the outside. If we are paying attention to our own responses,we must grapple with the cause of our response:
Theory A: these creatures have the light of sentience inside, and I am connecting with it.
Theory B: the application of the tradition of photographic portraiture-the lighting, pose, background-nudges us into an anthropomorphic comfort zone.” -K.H.
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Hartford Courant article by Susan Dunne (click here)
Kevin Horan is an artist based in Langley, Washington, USA. He is working on projects which look at animals as people, people as animals, and the planet as a very small place. His pictures are reality-based, and he enjoys finding the amazing revealed in the ordinary. His work from Chattel was selected for the Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50 in 2014.
A recovering photojournalist, Horan has published his work in The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian, LIFE, U.S. News & World Report, National Geographic, and numerous other magazines and books. Horan based himself in Chicago 1976-2006 and Whidbey Island since 2006, with assignments ranging from presidential campaigns to small-town life in Russia to development issues in the Amazon to following a dollar bill for a week for LIFE Magazine. He was a presenter at Ampersand Live at Town Hall Seattle in November, 2016; Artist in Residence, Glacier National Park, September, 2004; staffphotographer for Chicago In The Year 2000; staffphotographer for the Chicago Daily News and the Chicago Sun-Times, 1977-1981. He received a degree in journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-
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Chattel, EBK Gallery, Hartford, CT, July 2017
Chattel, Pictura Gallery, Bloomington, IN, June 2017
Landscapes of Life and Death group show, 516 ARTS, Albuquerque, NM, May 2017
Chattel, Edition One with Globe Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, May 2017
Chattel, Kinescope Gallery, New York, NY, Oct. 2016
Bestiary group show, Brackenwood Gallery, Langley, WA, Oct. 2016
Chattel, Camera Work Gallery, Portland, OR, Aug. 2016
Critters group show, PDNB Gallery, Dallas, TX, June 2016
2016 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR, April 7, 2016 – March 31, 2017
Critical Mass Top 50 group show, GuatePhoto, Antigua, Guatemala, Nov. 2015
Black & White Director’s Award, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO, July – Aug. 2015
Katrina Steps, Sink or Swim slide show night, Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CA, April 2015
Art to Zoo group show, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Sep. 2014 – Jan. 2015
Farm & Table, Brackenwood Gallery, Langley, WA, Oct. 2014
Deer With Coyotes, Kellicutt International Juried Photo Show, Half Moon Bay, CA, July 2014
Journeys, Brackenwood Gallery, Langley, WA, March 2014
BETA 09, Ballarat International Foto Biennale (online), June 2014
Meat Man, Patti Gilford Fine Arts, Chicago, Jan. – March 2004
Street Census, CityFiles Gallery, Evanston, IL, Dec., 2002 – May, 2003
You Are Here, Chicago Cultural Center, Jan. – March, 2001
Our Town: Chicago In The Year 2000, Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, Oct. 2000
Anthropology & Documentary group show, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, July-Sep., 2000
The Mother Road: Route 66, Festival Scoop, Angers, France, Nov. 2000
Latin America: Pride of the People, Stolen Buick Gallery, Chicago, Oct. 1998
Black-and-White Works, Chicago Center for Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Oct. 1980
Review Santa Fe, juried portfolio reviews, Santa Fe, NM, Oct. 2017
Ampersand Live presenter, Town Hall Seattle, Nov. 10, 2016
Review Santa Fe, juried portfolio reviews, Santa Fe, NM, Nov. 2016
Critical Mass Top 50, 2014
PDN Faces finalist, July 2010
“Street Census” (four works), OHSU, Portland, OR
“Sydney #3,” Santa Barbara Museum of Art
“Sophat Sar and Rukia Aweis,” Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 2008
“Street Census,” The Comer Archive of City 2000, University of Illinois at Chicago
“My Friend Art,” Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
“Bowlful of Sky,” National Park Service Collection, 2005