Thresholds: Street Photography Now
May 18 – Jul 18, 2023
In the wake of the pandemic era, faced with tumultuous global political upheavals and threats brought about by economic disparities and the climate crisis, can we offer new pathways into personal stories, moments and experiences in public spaces? Thresholds outlines a panoramic view of global street photography at a moment when the mere idea of public spaces has been radically shifted.
Top Prize Winners
First Place – Dominic Benson Landes
Second Place – Michael Lynch
Third Place – Eric Anderson
Angela Bryant, Managing Director, ROSEGALLERY
Virtual Opening Night Reception
Thursday, May 18, 7 pm PST. RSVP HERE
Covid forced us into isolation and separation from one another while paradoxically opening up our homes and providing us with direct access to countless cities through our devices. Between this micro-locality and expanded globalization, Thresholds seeks to explore our changing relationships with our streets and one another: how do we choose where to turn our look, how do we capture others and how do we allow ourselves to be seen? This virtual exhibition investigates access to our spaces, how we reconnect in public settings, and in the wake of Covid, what has changed in our vision of the world.
In 2009, Angela Bryant founded Abryant Gallery, an art consultation service and rotating contemporary art gallery for young/new and emerging artists. She has since curated several exhibitions, participated as both a juror and panelist, exhibited over 100 artists and installed 40 exhibits.
Although she was featured in Chicago Magazine as one of “Six Young Art Curators You Should Know” Angela is a practicing artist. She is the recipient of several awards and honors and holds an MFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. Angela has completed several murals over the years ranging from children’s room motifs to large scale outdoor murals. Her latest on-going project is for a public art commission with Western Illinois University. Bryant won the RFQ to design the terrazzo floor of the new Performing Arts Center.
Angela Bryant has served as an adjunct professor, an independent curator, guest lecturer at multiple institutions, and is the co-founder of MOUNT Curatorial Residency. She has also written contemporary art essays and has been published twice. For three years, Angela was the Director of Exhibitions for O’Connor Art Gallery at Dominican University where her programming highlighted the work of both emerging and established artists in two-person and group exhibitions. She is currently the managing director of ROSEGALLERY in Santa Monica, California.
Looking through photography is an enjoyable process for me, however the theme around the Thresholds exhibition was particularly interesting because of the many changes the pandemic brought to our sense of community. There were more than 1,000 images to explore and careful consideration went into the selection process. I felt as though I was re-living the past 2 years as I encountered imagery of desolate streets, masked individuals, and scenes where crowds were gathered. Due to the global nature of the submissions, I was pleased to discover that connectedness and perseverance was a prevalent theme regardless of where the photos were taken.
Eric Anderson, Dominic Benson Landes, Julie Berson, Robert Bonk, Dennis Church, Wendy Connett, Sarah Dinnick, Michael Eugster, Danielle Goldstein, Judy Herman, Michael Honegger, Kimberly Keller, Ray Koh, Suz Lipman, Georgia Lloyd, Michael Lynch, Joanna Madloch, Ralph Nelson, Patrick O’Brien, Kausik Paul, Karen Safer, Torsten Schumann, Carl Shubs, Todd Stern, Edwin Umana