Isolation

Midwest Center for Photography

June 2020, Online

My work from the series Meandering Estates (which you can find on my instagram @cpireland80) was selected for the Midwest Center for Photography online exhibition called Isolation.  The Meandering Estates series are various landscape images I take while jogging through different residential subdivisions around my home.  Since the pandemic, this ritual has become even more important as way to get out of the house and look upon my surroundings.

We Are All Related

Ligget Studios, Tulsa, OK

February 4th – March 7th

this last winter I did some collaborative work with Tarleton State University English professor William “Hank” Jones.  He was invited to participate in an exhibition at Liggett Studios in Tulsa, OK called We Are All Related from February 14th to March 7th. Hank sent me some of his poetry and I made some images to go with it using some older work and some ideas I had kicking around using old Boy Scout manuals.

We Are All Related
Participating Artists:
Pam Watson, Tami Smith, Mary Whitney, Gabriel Rojas, Fran & Sam, Kitra Smith, Ann Weisman, Nita Pahdopony, Hank Jones & Chris Ireland, Ken Hada & Sarah A. Hada

Trust The Story

The Baldwin Photographic Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University

February 6 — March 12, 2020, Murfreesboro, TN

Juror: Melanie McWhorter

Guided by submissions, the exhibition’s narrative will foster a dialogue among the images and create a larger story of the human experience. Small vignettes of demise, hope, action, visualization, etc. will drive a broader human experience for the present and the future. This is not a show of truth-telling, but storytelling.

My work from the Ordinary Time series is included along with the following artists

Michael Amato, Laura J. Bennett, Carl Bower, Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman, Elizabeth Claffey, Roxanne Darling, Virgil Dibiase, Sharon Draghi, Daniel Farnum, Jo Fields, Cristina Fontsaré, Jennifer Georgescu, Bryan D. Griffith, Pato Hebert, Abbey Hepner, Jennifer Steensma Hoag, Chris Ireland, Emily Matyas, Calli McCaw, Chris Nail, Lake Newton, Natalie Obermaier, Christine Osinksi, Daniel Peebles, Benjamin Rusnak, Lynn Silverman, John Slepian, Jason Tannen, Terri Warpinski, and Sandra Chen Weinstein

Baldwin Photographic Gallery

Now and Then

An MFA Invitational
Gallery 2, Washington State University

Very, very happy and pleasantly surprised to have been invited by the current Washington State MFA grads to participate in the alumni exhibition “Now and Then”, which opened yesterday and is on display at Gallery 2 until Feb. 17. I miss the Palouse greatly.

Inherited Moments

College of the Mainland Gallery, Texas City

The exhibition Inherited Moments traveled from San Antonio to the Houston area this month.  Inherited Moments, which was on display in San Antonio last month, will be on display at the College of the Mainland Gallery until October 30th.  More info here.  

“Inherited Moments” includes images from my series “Ordinary Time” and H. Jennings Sheffield’s on-going body of work “Tethered.” Combining these works we mean to utilize familial imagery to convey both the intimacy and diverse roles and relationships individuals play within a family unit. These roles can create contrasting moments ranging from the mundane to chaotic.

 

This month I was in an exhibition with my friend and collaborator H. Jennings Sheffield at Terminal 136 Gallery in San Antonio.  The exhibition “Inherited Moments, which was on display in Fort Worth last winter, will be on display in San Antonio through September 21st and then will travel to Houston.  Check out this write up in the San Antonio Current.

“Inherited Moments” includes images from my series “Ordinary Time” and H. Jennings Sheffield’s on-going body of work “Tethered.” Combining these works we mean to utilize familial imagery to convey both the intimacy and diverse roles and relationships individuals play within a family unit. These roles can create contrasting moments ranging from the mundane to chaotic.

   

I was invited to do an interview for Voyage Dallas Magazine as part of their “Thought Provokers” series. Because…eh, I don’t know….here it is anyway

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Art Room presents its inaugural juried exhibition Now | Contemporary 2019, which features my series of bleached family photos. The exhibition also showcases work by Marcelo GuidoliEthan Heberer, Alexandra OpieProject Barbatype by Scott Hilton and Bryan WingGinger Sisco-CookTUG Collective, and Bernardo Vallarino

Now | Contemporary 2019 was juried by Claudia Zapata, a doctoral candidate in Southern Methodist University’s RASC/a: Rhetorics of Art, Space and Culture: Ph.D. Program in Art History. Claudia is currently the Latino art curatorial assistant at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in support of the exhibition ¡Printing the Revolution! Chicano Graphics from the Civil Rights Era to the Present.

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Co-Chairing a panel discussion with artist H. Jennings Sheffield entitled “Square Peg in a Round Hole”.
FATE’s (Foundations  in  Art : Theory  &  Education) 
17th Biennial Conference
Foundations in Flux
Columbus College of Art & Design 
Columbus, Ohio
April 4th-6th, 2019

The New Old Image eXchange, curated by the Undergraduate Art League of Ohio University, has included some of my work/writing based on old snapshot photos. I will post more about this work soon as it is very new. The exhibit is located on the third floor of Alden Library in Athens, Ohio. Hours for the library are 8:00 AM to midnight Monday through Thursday, 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Friday, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Saturday, and 12:00 PM to midnight on Sunday. The show opening is on February 25 and will be up through March 30. More information about the Ohio University New Old Image Exchange can be found at www.newoldimages.com/ and @newoldimages on Instagram.