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. 

Thanks to Juan Ibarra for this write up on the exhibition Inherited Moments in the TCC Collegian


Inherited Moments is a two-person exhibition featuring myself and my friend and fellow artist H. Jennings Sheffield. The show opens January 28th at the Lakeview Gallery at Tarrant County College NW in Fort Worth. 

There will be an Artist Talk will be held on February 7, 2019 at 12:30pm in support of the exhibition.

Inherited Moments features select images from both our works. The exhibition invites the viewer to discover the intended associations between the passing of time, shared spaces and the roles we play, as well as investigating further what we inherit from our own families and daily interactions.

Inherited Moments
Lakeview Gallery
Tarrant County College – Northwest Campus
Fort Worth, Texas
January 28, 2019–February 20, 2019
Artist Talk, February 7, 2019 at 12:30pm

Places, Names, Dates, a solo exhibition by Chris Ireland, explores the ways everyday existence is catalogued from photo albums to social media. The inspiration behind this body of work came from the discovery of an autobiography of the artist’s deceased grandfather. Hand-typed pages, completed over several years, were stashed away in boxes with his other personal goods and mementos, about to be discarded.  Loose pages filled with fragmented thoughts, recollections, locations, and dates. So much of modern life is also recorded, often willingly, sometimes not. What becomes of these collections? And what are the stories that emerge from them? Rescued from the anonymity of the pile, the pieces in this exhibition explore the fragile nature of our analog and digital archives.

Opening: January 12, 2019 | 7–10 pm

500X Gallery

500 Exposition Avenue

Dallas, 75226 TX

(214) 828-1111

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My work Holding Still for Mother was selected by curator Linda Robinson to be included in the online exhibition and catalog entitled TEN YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHS by the Midwest Center for Photography. Here is an excerpt from the curator:

“The calendar year of 2018 marks the 10 year anniversary of the Midwest Center for Photography. In 2008, I made the decision to expand my educational reach from the University to the gallery setting through the curatorial vision of founding and directing the Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita, Kansas.

By uniting these 100 featured photographers and various photographic works that I have identified as outstanding and noteworthy throughout the 10 years of exhibitions at the Midwest Center for Photography, I wish to share this collective vision with the larger online audience in this Ten Years of Photographs Online Exhibition. A retrospective exhibition catalogue is produced and available in January, highlighting the distinct curatiorial voice that captures a new collective aesthetic that is uniquely my Midwestern take on America.”

The exhibition and catalog can be viewed here:


The Instagrammar opening was a success!  While I was at the opening I met a writer for the Dallas Morning News who decided to do a write up of our show.  Here is the link below: https://www.dallasnews.com/arts/visual-arts/2018/11/15/instagrammar-500x-gallery-invites-us-socialize-photos-art-minus-screens