Bryan Graf

Bryan Graf


August 24, 2019 – December 22, 2019

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In Landlines, Graf continues his exploration across a varied range of photographic approaches and subjects. Finding equal importance in conceptual, visceral, and narrative approaches to the medium. The exhibition title, Landlines, is borrowed from landline telephones- which are in a fixed, specific location to communicate with someone. While we’re communicating from this place, there’s also the ambient sounds and beautiful static surrounding us. Thoughts fade in and out, lists are made, doodles jotted on notepads – activities that are not directly a part of our conversation, but nonetheless are there; active in space and time. There is value in the silent pauses, daydreams and interferences that are a part of the landscape of communication.

The photographs in this show are notes, recordings, observations, and questions from specific places and times. The peripheral paths of thought mixed with a seemingly clear description creates a kind of subconscious camouflage. This is an optical research into the debris of the days; 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 (ICA@MECA, 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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