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The Architecture of Slavery: Blueprints, by Keris Salmon

The Architecture of Slavery: Blueprints, by Keris Salmon

Chrysler Museum of Art

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Following the exhibit, The Architecture of Slavery at the Chrysler Museum of Art, artist Keris Salmon produced a series of cyanotypes. Published here for the first time with an introduction by former Curator of Photography Seth Feman.

“Photography has long been used to narrate the story of antebellum slavery, but Salmon’s work moves beyond illustration, offering dreamlike images that conjure the ineffable feelings of life in the South”

— Seth Feman 

  • Product Type: Exhibition Catalog, Paperback
  • 55 pages, with 25 illustrations
  • Shipping Dimensions: 9.0 × 8.0  (22.9 × 20.3 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25 lb (4.0 oz; 113 g)
  • SKU010004112

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Keris Salmon

About the Artist

Keris Salmon

Keris Salmon (b. 1959, New York, NY) is a New York-based multi-media artist and award winning broadcast journalist, whose work reckons with the legacies of both personal and collective histories. She earned a BS from Stanford University, CA in 1981 and completed her graduate studies in journalism at University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism in 1985. She has worked for major broadcasters such as ABC, NBC, MassMOCA trustee and PBS.

Her first solo museum show, The Architecture of Slavery, was exhibited at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, VA. Selected solo exhibitions of her artwork have taken place at Arnika Dawkins Gallery, Atlanta, GA; as well as Minnesota Street Project and Grace Cathedral, both San Francisco, all in 2018; Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, 2014; and internationally at Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, France, 2017. She has been included in group exhibitions at the International Print Center New York in 2019,; Smith Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA; and Original Thinkers Festival, Telluride, CO, both in 2018; B-Complex Gallery, Atlanta, 2016 and 2017; Samsøñ Projects, Boston, 2017; as well as Arsenal Gallery, New York, 2015; Space Gallery, Portland, ME, 2014; and Powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn, NY, 2012. She has recently exhibited internationally at the Joost Van Den Bergh Gallery in London, 2018. Salmon is represented in the permanent collections of the Tennessee State Museum, Nashville; The Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips- Andover in Andover, MA., and Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA.

About the Contributor

Seth Feman

Seth Feman is the former Curator of Photography and Deputy Director of the Chrysler Museum of Art. He is now the Executive Director of the Frist Art Museum in Nashville, Tennessee.

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