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MCCC’s James Kerney Campus Gallery Presents Photographer Ryann Casey’s ‘Loss Event’ Exhibit on U.S. National Parks

originally published: 07/19/2018

MCCC’s James Kerney Campus Gallery Presents Photographer Ryann Casey’s ‘Loss Event’ Exhibit on U.S. National Parks

(TRENTON, NJ) -- Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC's) James Kerney Campus Gallery (JKCG) in downtown Trenton announces the opening of “Loss Event,” an exhibit by photographer Ryann Casey, who has created a series based in the U.S. National Park system. The show runs from Wednesday, August 1 through Friday, September 7. 

Approximately 13 of Casey’s large-scale, stereo card-style photos, measuring 30 x 40 inches, will be on display. Each of her photos features two prints side by side that explore the intersection of personal loss and environmental degradation through the filter of memory and grief. 

According to JKCG Gallery Director and Curator Michael Chovan-Dalton, Coordinator of the MCCC Photography and Digital Imaging program, stereo cards were a 19th century technique that allowed viewers to see images in 3-D. “Casey’s format pays tribute to great western landscape photographers of the 19th and early 20th century like Timothy O’Sullivan, Carleton Watkins and Edward Muybridge,” he said. “This double view of a scene allows her to use the dual image style to share personal and public grief in the same place and the same time.”

Chovan-Dalton notes that Casey's work comes from a deeply personal place. “She lost a close friend who worked for the National Park Service, someone who inspired her love of the outdoors and these monuments to nature,” he said. “At the time she was grieving that loss, the newly appointed Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, began reopening public land to oil, gas, and coal exploration, while decreasing the size of public spaces declared by the previous administration.”

Casey is a Philadelphia/New Jersey-based artist, curator, and organizer. She has exhibited in and around Philadelphia and New York City. She works as an adjunct professor of Photography, Art History and Critical Theory in New Jersey, including at MCCC. She holds a BA in Photography with a minor in Gender Studies from Stockton University and an MFA/MS in Photography and Art History from Pratt Institute. 



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Casey’s website is currently under construction. Her images are available on www.Instagram.com/ryann.casey.

JKCG is located in MCCC's Trenton Hall, 137 North Broad Street, across the street from the Kerney Building. Hours for this exhibit are Tuesdays, 10:00am to 2:00pm; Wednesdays, 10:00am to 1:00pm; and Thursdays, 10:00am to 7:00pm. More information is available at www.mccc.edu/JKCgallery.  A Community Reception and Artist’s Talk will be held Thursday, September 6 from 5:00pm to 7:00 p.m., with the talk to start at 6:00pm.





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Event calendar
Sunday, Dec 09, 2018


MUSIC

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Sensational Soul Cruisers Holiday Show @ iPlay America, Freehold - 4:00pm

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The GLEN MILLER ORCHESTRA @ The Newton Theatre, Newton - 3:00pm

The Weight Band – Featuring members of The Band and Levon Helm Band @ South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), South Orange - 7:30pm

The Met Opera: Marnie (Encore) @ Pollak Theatre @ Monmouth University, West Long Branch - 1:00pm







THEATRE

Elf, The Musical @ Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven - 2:00pm

A Christmas Story @ Pax Amicus Castle Theatre, Budd Lake - 2:00pm

An Actor's Carol @ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 3:00pm

Seussical @ CDC Theatre, Cranford - 2:00pm

Peter Pan @ Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal Park - 1:00pm and 5:00pm

Annie: The Musical @ Centenary Stage Company - Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, Hackettstown - 2:00pm

Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn @ Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn - 1:30pm and 7:00pm

A Wonderful Life @ Broadway Theatre of Pitman, Pitman - 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Junie B. Jones The Musical at Black Box PAC @ Black Box PAC, Teaneck - 11:00am

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KIDS

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MISC

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 2:00pm

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