8th Annual Texas Juried Exhibition

Artspace111 Gallery, Fort Worth, TX

Dec 7, 2020 to Jan 4, 2021

Work from my saltwater print series will be included in the 8th Annual Texas Juried Exhibition at Artspace111 in Fort Worth. Thanks to juror Caleb Bell, Curator at the Tyler Museum of Art, for selecting my work.  You can check it out until August 28th.  Click here for more info.  

Family Matters

Root Division Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Dec 7, 2020 to Jan 4, 2021

Bonny Nahmias selected work from my series Ordinary Time to be included in the exhibition Family Matters, which is now available to view online.
There will be a 2nd Sat virtual reception on Saturday, December 12, 2020 – 6:00pm PST.
“This exhibition is an invitation to think about these times as nesting times — as times to attend to family (chosen or biological), to take care of our immediate surroundings, and to create and commune despite geographical distance. ” – Bonny Nahmias

Listening to the Land

Landmark Arts at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

September 8 – November 22, 2020

Some newer work that I have done exploring gated communities in North Texas has been chosen by juror Joel Salcido to be in the exhibition Listening to the Land, at Landmark Arts Gallery, Texas Tech University School of Art, Lubbock, Texas. The exhibition runs September 8 – November 22, 2020.  there are talks of doing an opening reception and workshop, but those plans are on hold due to the pandemic.  Thanks to Joel and the Texas Photographic Society for sponsoring this exhibition.

Look here for more information on the exhibit, and the wonderful artists included.

Tolar Highway, Tolar, TX

Picturing Home

Dallas Center for Photography, Dallas, TX

Online Exhibition

Thanks to Nancy Borowick for including images from Ordinary Time in the virtual exhibition Picturing Home, at the Dallas Center for Photography. There will be a virtual reception on Saturday, July 18 at 11am CDT.

Here is excerpt from Nancy’s statement about the exhibition: “Some of the most challenging images to make are the ones closest to home. During this time of pandemic and quarantine, the camera has been an outlet and a lens through which to explore this unique time in our lives where the world has become much smaller and defined. When I think about home, I think about memory, identity, connection, isolation, and reflection”

Click here to see the exhibition

1pm – Making Calls 2006/2019

1pm – Making Calls 2006/2019

 

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.