AMY ELKINS AT THE HOUSTON CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY, HOUSTON, TX
Black is the Day, Black is the Night is a conceptual exploration into the many facets of human identity using notions of time, accumulation, memory and distance through personal correspondence with men serving life and death row sentences in some of the most maximum security prisons in the U.S., all of which had served between 13-26 years at point of contact. The show opens May 8th and runs through July 5th.
AMY ELKINS WINS APERTURE PORTFOLIO PRIZE
Amy Elkins has won the 2014 Aperture Portfolio Prize. The Aperture Foundation editorial and limited-edition staff reviewed close to one thousand entries before selecting Elkins' two submitted portfolios, Parting Words and Black is the Day, Black is the Night, for the top prize. The artist will receive a cash award and an exhibition at the Aperture Gallery in New York.
AMY ELKINS GROUP EXHIBITION AND RECENT MUSEUM ACQUISITION
Work by Amy Elkins is featured in the exhibition Face It, at the Rockland Center for the Arts, in West Nyack, NY, on display through April 14. The exhibitions of photographic portraiture features artists who blur the line between editorial photography and fine art, and includes Valerie Belin, Robert Bergman, Elkins, Jill Greenberg, Steve Pyke, Tomoko Sawada and Martin Schoeller. Work from Elkins' series Wallflowers was also recently acquired by the North Carolina Museum of Art.
AMY ELKINS AT MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ART; LIGHT WORK, SYRACUSE, NY
Works from Amy Elkins' new project Elegant Violence will feature in The Sports Show, a group exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, opening February 19. The exhibition will explore the role of photography in the transformation of sports from leisure activity to massive worldwide spectacle.
Additionally, a two-person exhibition - Jen Davis and Amy Elkins: Looking and Looking - will be on display at Light Work, in Syracuse, NY from January 17 through March 13.
AMY ELKINS AND HELLEN VAN MEENE CURRENTLY ON VIEW AT THE KUNSTHALLE WEIN THOUGH OCTOBER 18, 2009
Amy Elkins and Hellen van Meene are included in The Portrait: Photography as a Stage, from Mapplethorpe to Nan Goldin currently on view at the Kunsthalle Wien, Austria. The exhibition also includes Roger Ballen, Tina Barney, Valérie Belin, Clegg & Guttmann, Anton Corbijn, Rineke Dijkstra, JH Engström, Alberto Garcia-Alix, Nan Goldin, Katy Grannan, Jitka Hanzlová, Peter Hujar, Sally Mann, Robert Mapplethorpe,Thomas Ruff, and Wolfgang Tillmans among others. Curated by Peter Weiermair, the exhibition runs through October 18th, 2009.