What we have done with the 22nd Juried Show: Peter Urban Legacy Exhibition…
Elizabeth Avedon juried an exhibition for the Griffin Museum’s main gallery to run through the end of August. She also assigned $4,300 in awards to different artists. Also part of the Juried Show process was to choose 4 photographers to be exhibited in the Griffin galleries next year. The Griffin then chose 3 photographers to highlight in its online galleries.
There were over 2,000 photographs, many worthy of showing, we felt the need to come up with a way to show what remained. We wanted to see how many exhibits we could put together. The Griffin wanted to show people that the jurying process can be so varied, based on the juror or who else submits to the call. It also takes on a life of its own and once started it is difficult to turn back. The number needed for a space is a limiter as well. What one sees in imagery can change from one day to the next, especially with a large sampling. And that was where it all began… the Griffin put together an Instagram exhibition from the pool of photographers that remained and then assembled more group exhibitions. We have decided that for this grouping, we would exhibit right here, on our blog!
One thing you might notice is that photographers are articulating common themes without even talking to each other. I find this fascinating. One example is “The Portal.” Perhaps people are examining the future or looking back at the past. Or perhaps it represents transition and change and even escape. An un-themed call for entry can tell a juror so much about what is happening in the world.
We would like to personally thank all of the artists for sharing their work with us.
All images are © of the artists. All rights reserved.
D. Clarke Evans
Min Kim Park