Romasco Ridge, 40 x 43 inches, Unique Contact Print / Photogram, 2019, courtesy of the artist.

Bryan Graf

Bryan Graf


August 24, 2019 – December 22, 2019

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In this exhibition, Bryan Graf continues his research regarding the fixed nature of landscapes. Landlines borrows from the phrase ‘landline telephone’ – fixed location systems designed for communication.

While we’re communicating from these anchored places, ambient sounds and beautiful static surround us. Thoughts fade in and out. Lists get made. Doodles are drawn on notepads. These activities are an indirect part of any conversation. These actions place value on the silent pauses, daydreams, and interferences that exist within a definitive space and time.

Graf’s photographs in this show formalize notes, recordings, observations, and questions from specific places and times. Thoughts that at first glance seem incidental become realized and concrete. The photographs visualize the debris of the day becoming a self-portrait of the dust that sculpts us.

This exhibition was curated and conceived of by Daniel Fuller before his departure and curated and installed on-site by Teresa Bramlette Reeves.


Bryan Graf

Bryan Graf (b. 1982 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey) received an MFA from Yale University in 2008 and a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston in 2005. Graf has held solo shows nationally and internationally. His work has been exhibited at the George Eastman House Museum, Rochester, New York; Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, Maine; and DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts. Graf was a 2016 recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Grafʼs work has appeared in numerous publications, including Blind Spot, Details, Harpers and The New York Times among others. He has published four books: Wildlife Analysis (Conveyor, 2013); Moving Across the Interior ([email protected], 2014); Prismatic Tracks (Conveyor, 2014); and Debris of The Days (Conveyor 2017). His photographs and books are held in the public collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Portland Museum of Art, Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, The Victoria and Albert Museum, International Center of Photography, and the Tokyo Institute of Photography.

Bryan Graf is represented by Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY; Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY; and Tracey Morgan Gallery, Asheville, NC.


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