See work by adjunct faculty and MICA alum E. Brady Robinson at Addison/Ripley Fine Art June 2-July 21.
Ripped from the screen of the photographer's phone and small format cameras, poignant, intimate, timely and brave, this collection of images is part journalism, part diary, exposè and relief valve. As raw as earlier works by such artists as Francesca Woodman, Weegee and Diane Arbus and as deceptively unassuming as Bill Cunningham's candid street photography, E. Brady Robinson has curated a compelling, not entirely comfortable, segment of her life. In doing so, she has found unexpected humor and meaning and not a little therapeutic value. Presented individually and in clusters, this is the second exhibition of Robinson's work at Addison/Ripley Fine Art.
It's Complicated, by E. Brady Robinson, refers to the artist's relationship status as a "single" woman dating in the 21st century. For the past three years, Robinson has documented her life in Baltimore using her phone and other small format digital cameras. Robinson's photographic installation creates a personal narrative that explores vulnerability and intimacy by incorporating humor thru relational aesthetics, and the juxtaposition of personal work, private moments and personal text messages. The exhibition gives nod to holistic healing, yoga and the artist's commitment to having an honest dialogue with her work, life and future.
E. Brady Robinson is a photographer based in Baltimore, MD. She divides her time between personal art projects and commissioned work. She is the owner and founder of Bmoreculinary food photography and maintains a studio in Hooper Mill in Baltimore, MD. Her documentary Art Desks was published by Daylight Books with essay by Andy Grundberg and distributed by ARTBOOK D.A.P. She is represented by Addison Ripley Fine Art and Amstel Gallery. Commercial Clients Include: Under Armour, Barneys New York, VICE Columbia, Domino Magazine, Google and McCormick & Co.
Robinson is Adjunct Professor at MICA and UMBC where she teaches Studio Lighting and Professional Strategies in Art. She leads photography workshops throughout the United States and gives seminars on publishing photo books, fundraising for art projects and branding/social media strategies for artists. She received her BFA in photography from The Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland and her MFA in photography from Cranbrook Art Academy in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Opening reception: Saturday, June 2, 5-7 p.m.
Saturday, July 21
Addison/Ripley Fine Art 1670 Wisconsin Ave., NW Washington DC 20007