Sweet Broth, A Cure For Those Windows (Pt 1 of 2)
As Ginvera Shay completes a two month Color Darkroom Residency, Full Circle Gallery is excited to host her first solo exhibition. With a deep framework of conceptual objectives, Shay's chromogenic creations utilize experimentation, humor, and fiction to translate her personal experiences. And rather than strict adherence to conventions in color printing practices, Shay pushes her exposures in the darkroom in search of bold, duotone-like palettes.Shay’s photography and studio practice are in many ways inextricable from her site-specific curatorial work, which reflect one another through their investment in fostering an openness of exchange and dismantling passive engagement. Photography and sculpture are employed to depict poetic moments of observation and adaptation. A 2018 Maryland Individual Artist Award Recipient, Shay's recent two-person exhibition "A Big Toe Touches A Green Tomato", with Roxana Azar at Resort, was featured online in Artforum and ARTnews. And in September, Phroom released an interview with shay (read it here!) She has lectured and participated in panels at the Queens Museum, the Oakland Museum, American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, College Art Associate's National Conference, and the Society For Photographic Education National Conference. Ginevra was invited to participate in Yale University Art Gallery’s 2017 intensive on photo book publishing, and was selected to be part of the inaugural 2018 Ardesia Projects photography residency in Daverio, Italy. Her work and publications are in the libraries of Yale University Art Gallery Library, The International Center for Photography, Indie Photobook Library, Houston Center for Photography, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.