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September 2018

Re-membering an Archive: Iris at 10

September 28, 2018February 1, 2019

2018 marks the 10th anniversary of Iris Bookcafé and Gallery’s presentation of exceptional photography by local, regional, and international artists and offers an opportunity not only to remember but to construct a heretofore non-existent archive. Over the past ten years, the exhibitions curated by William Messer represent the work of artists working as far away as China, Mongolia, Korea, India, and Ethiopia, and more than a dozen countries across Europe—and closer to home in Mexico, South Dakota, Kansas, New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, across the US West and Midwest, including regional photographers from Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Akron, Lexington, Detroit, Kalamazoo, ranging in age from 20 to 70 years old. Many are nationally and internationally respected artists, with numerous published books of their work, while some were new emerging artists. Re-membering an Archive: Iris at 10 features work by many of the artists Iris has exhibited over the last decade and will remain a testament to the mark that Iris has had on the photography community.

Invited Artists: Lars Anderson, Darryl Baird, Achinto Bhardra, Mark Cohen, Bill Davis, Rachel Elliott, Tim Freeman, John Ganis, Carey Gough, Lloyd Greene, Tina Gutierrez, Diana Duncan Holmes, Steve Hotard, Hana Jakrlová, Paul Kohl, Kent Krugh, Ji Hyun Kwon, Pok Chi Lau, Maurice Mattei, Guy Mendes, William Messer, Ardine Nelson, Harvey Osterhoudt, Bernard Plossu, William Renschler, Emily Schiffer, Gordon Smith, Tim Stegmaier, Marc Suda, Danielle Voirin, Sean Wilkinson, Michael Wilson, Matthew Zory

  • Tim Stegmaier, Suspended Saint, Pearl Tower, Shanghai, 2013. Archival pigment print, 20 x 30 x 1 inches. Courtesy of the artist

  • Harvey Osterhoudt, Untitled, n.d.. Gelatin silver print, 10 x 10 inches. Courtesy of the artist


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