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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
Friday, Oct 19, 2018


MUSIC

COVEY @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 7:30pm

PIMPS OF JOYTIME WITH WAITING ON MONGO @ The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park - 8:00pm

THE DAMNED WITH RADKEY AND THE DARTS @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

The Early November @ House of Independents, Asbury Park - 7:30pm

Kid Rock @ Hard Rock Live Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City, Atlantic City - 8:00pm

Real Diamond- Tribute to Neil Diamond @ The Levoy Theatre, Millville - 8:00pm

Abbie Gardner at the Minstrel @ Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, Morristown - 7:30pm

SHA NA NA @ The Newton Theatre, Newton - 8:00pm

DALA @ Broadway Theatre of Pitman, Pitman - 8:00pm

The Psychedelic Furs @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 8:00pm







THEATRE

The Shuck @ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 7:30pm

CDC Theatre presents A Few Good Men @ CDC Theatre, Cranford - 8:00pm

Wait Until Dark @ Somerset Valley Playhouse, Hillsborough - 8:00pm

Rocky Horror Picture Show @ Bow Tie Cinemas (Hoboken), Hoboken - 11:30pm

Roxey Ballet's Dracula @ Roxey Ballet Canal Studio Theater, Lambertville - 7:00pm

World Premier of, HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, A Horror of a Play @ Forum Theatre (Metuchen), Metuchen - 8:00pm

The Color Purple @ Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn - 8:00pm

Dracula @ The Baird Theatre on Three, South Orange - 7:30pm

Almost, Maine @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 7:30pm

Black Tom Island @ The 1882 Carriage House, Liberty Hall Museum, Union - 8:00pm

*Uncle Vanya, Scenes from a Jersey Life in Four Acts @ Hudson Theatre Works, Weehawken - 8:00pm


DANCE

Coppélia @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 8:00pm


FILM

New Jersey Film Festival @ Voorhees Hall #105, New Brunswick - 7:00pm


POETRY

The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival @ Victoria Theater @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 9:00am


MISC

THE PRICE IS RIGHT LIVE! @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 8:00pm

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