The Andy Warhol Foundation (www.warholfoundation.org) has awarded The Burchfield-Penney Art Center (BPAC) in Buffalo (NY) a $30,000.00 grant to support the upcoming forty-year retrospective titled Picture Nothing: The Experimental Photography of Ellen Carey 1977-2017, which will open next fall on September 14th through the end of December (2018) before it goes on tour; curated by Scott Propeack and Anthony Bannon, PhD, Director Emeritus.
Carey, Associate Professor of Photography at the University of Hartford's Hartford Art School, received her MFA from SUNY at Buffalo and was part of the lively avant-garde scene there in the mid-1970s with fellow artists Cindy Sherman and Robert Longo. Her first one-person exhibition at HallWalls, America's first artists-run, alternative spaces, was founded by these artists as well as others. Carey has had 55 one-person exhibitions since her college days, counting over 400 group exhibitions as well as numerous books, lectures, interviews, catalogues and so forth (www.ellencareyphotography.com).
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art (ACMAA) precedes this retrospective with a solo exhibition in Forth Worth (TX) of her artworks titled Ellen Carey: Dings, Pulls & Shadows opening mid-January thru mid-June (2018) with a lecture, signing of Carey's limited-edition (200) book with her 200 color photograms, one in each book, and reception on May 10th (www.cartermuseum.org).
The Polaroid Project: At The Intersection of Art & Technology organized by MIT and FEP, with a book cover by Carey, published by Thames & Hudson, starts its world tour in Vienna, Hamburg and Berlin (www.fep-photo.org) anticipating future stops in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia, before returning to the US, where it began this past summer at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art, ending at MIT.