An upcoming group exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France, titled Unbearable Lightness of Being – 1980s, Photography, Film, will feature five of Ellen Carey's large format Polaroid 20 X 24 color images from her Self-Portrait series (1984–1988).
Carey is an associate professor of photography at the University's Hartford Art School and a noted lens-based photographic artist.
The Paris exhibition, which will run from Feb. 24 to May 23, 2016, will feature more than 20 international artists and some 60 works in a completely new context, re-looking at this period with a fresh focus from curator Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandowska.
Click the link at the end of this article (under "Documents") to see a press release about the upcoming exhibit at the Centre Pompidou.
The Paris exhibition will follow Carey's solo show at M+B gallery in Los Angeles, which closes in mid-January. The Los Angeles exhibition also features Carey's Self-Portrait series.
See a recent review of Carey's Los Angeles exhibition by critic, writer, and educator Jonathan Griffin for Frieze magazine.
See an essay about Carey's work by writer and artist Chris Wiley that appears in the catalog for Carey's show at M+B gallery.
Carey was also featured in a recent news story on "New York City in the 1980s" on Fox News 5 in New York.
Carey started teaching at the University of Hartford's Hartford Art School in 1983. She commuted to Hartford from New York City, where she was born and where she returned after earning her undergraduate (BFA at Kansas City Art Institute) and graduate (MFA at SUNY Buffalo) degrees.
Her new website features her work as well as other information at www.ellencareyphotography.com.
Carey welcomes all to the public opening of the Paris show on Feb. 24! For more information, contact email@example.com.
Press Release-Centre Pompidou