CCA+D: Three: Recent Corcoran Photography Graduates
These three recent Corcoran Photography graduates share exemplary qualities and a passion and commitment to the photographic medium that rarely can be attributed to a student. All three spent their years at the Corcoran working relentlessly, and fully determined to find their own voice in its most luminous form. They continued their careers by going on to graduate school and beyond, always in search of artistic excellence.
Margaret Adams has a Southern Gothic sensibility, a fascination for 19th century image-making processes, a penchant for bookmaking, and a special affinity for the toned gelatin silver print. She uses somewhat rickety large format cameras to create brooding psychological dramas --both fragile and harsh-- with the eye of an innocent child and the perspective of a knowing adult.
Regardless of whether Christine Carr is translating her own life experiences and memories into a vivid performance of technicolor reds, or whether she’s confronting the urban nightscape to recast its eerie stillness, her images strike us with their bold color palette, and with their spontaneity and inventive spark.
Jennifer O’Neill conjures up tableaux made out of delicate intricacies and glowing light. Her past involvement with the theatre makes her a chameleon of personas in front of the camera and a stage director par excellence. She is interested in the fine line that separates fiction from reality and with this work of photograms she brings a playful and whimsical take on the representation of the feminine through (dis) embodied gesturing and pose.
Muriel Hasbun, Program Coordinator of Fine Art Photography