Please join us at an open house for artist in residence Jennifer Karady and a viewing of works from her series Soldiers’ Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan.
For the past seven years, Jennifer Karady has worked with American veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to create staged narrative photographs that depict their individual stories and address their challenges in adjusting to civilian life. After an extensive interview process with the veteran and his/her family, Karady collaborates with the veteran to restage a chosen moment from war within the safe space of their everyday environment, often surrounded by family and friends. Each large-scale color photograph is accompanied by text, based on audio recordings, that consists of the veteran recounting his/her story in his/her own words.
Jennifer came to BoxoHOUSE in connection with a commission by the Palm Springs Art Museum. She has been working with veterans and active duty Marines in the High Desert and Coachella Valley and is now in production on a narrative image with a Marine. In December 2014, the Museum will mount a solo exhibition of Jennifer’s works in the series, including the new commission.
Jennifer Karady is an award-winning artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her critically acclaimed project, Soldiers’ Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan, has been exhibited widely, including at SF Camerawork, CEPA Gallery, the University of Denver, the Berman Museum and will travel to the Palm Springs Art Museum and The University of Michigan in 2014. Her work was featured in The New York Times, in Kunstbeeld, on National Public Radio, and reviewed in Frieze. Public collections include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Albright Knox Art Gallery. Karady’s numerous residencies and awards include the Corporation of Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, the Headlands, Puffin Foundation, Brooklyn Arts Council and the Blue Mountain Center. She was recently awarded the Witt Residency at the University of Michigan for 2013-2014, a Getty Creative Images Grant and a grant from the Compton Foundation.
Artist Website: https://www.jenniferkarady.com