Alanna Fields

In Conversation: Alanna Fields and Allen Frame

Date:
June 3, 2021

Artist:
Alanna Fields

In Conversation: Alanna Fields and Allen Frame

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To commemorate 2020 Workspace Resident Alanna Fields’ exhibition, Baxter St is pleased to host a conversation between Workspace Resident Alanna Fields and artist Allen Frame on Thursday, June 3rd, at 6pm. Fields’ show, Mirages of Dreams Past, is on view from May 5th – June 9th, 2021.

This conversation is free to attend and will take place over Zoom.

About Alanna Fields

Alanna Fields (b. 1990) is a multi-media artist and archivist whose work examines the dialogue between black queer bodies in the photographic space through gesture, and the negotiation between legibility and masking. Fields work has been featured in exhibitions at UNTITLED Art Fair in Miami, MoCADA, Pratt Institute and the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center. Fields is a 2018 Gordon Parks Foundation Scholar and 2020 Light Work Artist-in-residence. She received her MFA in Photography from Pratt Institute in 2019 and has given talks at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and Parson’s New School. Fields lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Fields is represented by Assembly.

About Allen Frame

Allen Frame is a photographer and writer, based in New York and represented by Gitterman Gallery in New York, which is currently presenting an online show of work from his new book Fever, previously unpublished color photographs made in New York in 1981, published by Matte Editions.  Matte HQ also has an exhibition of work from Fever through June.  He is a winner of the 2017/2018 Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, and recent work he made while in Rome was presented at Gitterman Gallery in 2019, andat Pratt Institute in 2018. His 2013 exhibition Dialogue with Bolaño was presented at the Museum of Art of the Sonora in Hermosillo, Mexico, in 2014.  In 2021 his work will be included in the exhibition The Most Beautiful Part at the Cobra Museum in Amsterdam, and in the exhibition Mexichrome at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City.  

Meteoro Editions will publish a book of his work from Italy, Innamorato, in the fall of 2021. Detour, a compilation of his photographs over the 1990’s, was published by Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg in 2001. 

He is currently a Director’s Guest at the residency Civitella Ranieri in Italy and was selected to do the Back Apartment Residency in St. Petersburg, Russia, through CECArtslink in 2019.  Sponsored by CECArtslink from 2000-2002, he taught workshops in photography and toured the photo projection piece Electric Blanket in various cities in Russia.   

He has been the curator of numerous exhibitions, including, most recently, Love and Jump Back, the Photography of Charles Henri Ford and items from his estate, at Mitchell Algus Gallery in New York; a solo show of the work of Ryan Foerster at Baxter St. in 2019; and Darrel Ellis in 1996, at Art in General. He has been a contributing editor for Bomb and has written feature articles for The New York Times and other publications, including an essay for The Life and Times of Alvin Baltrop in 2019. 

He is an Adjunct Professor of Photography at Pratt Institute (MFA) and also teaches at the School of Visual Arts (BFA), the International Center of Photography in New York, and strudelmedialive.  He graduated from Harvard University and grew up in Mississippi. 

Date:
June 3, 2021

Artist:
Alanna Fields