photographs by Dan Farnum
Alibi Fine Art
opening reception with the artist
Saturday April 6th from 5:30 PM to 8 PM
Alibi Fine Art is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of photography by Dan Farnum. Growing Up is a selection of 15 black and white photographs from a larger five year project.
The transition from childhood to adulthood is complicated and difficult. This is the time of letting what we were fall into the past, while not yet being certain of the future, is the mark of adolescence. Often, children will seek out places to practice and play out their fantasies of adulthood beyond the reach of parental supervision. These spaces offer both freedom and dangers, where naive experimentation exposes the fragility of youth. Schoolyards, trails, or empty lots become places where a first kiss can be stolen, a cigarette smoked and at least temporarily, a place to be made into ones own. In Growing Up, Dan Farnum has gone back to the places where he searched for maturity and creates photographs of lingering, adolescence memories.
Dan Farnum was born in the blue-collar town of Saginaw, Michigan. His photographs address the American experience, landscape, and culture and have been showcased nationally in several exhibitions and galleries in Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and New York.
He is the recipient of many notable awards such as the Aperture Award from The Print Center in Philadelphia, two prizes from the Paul Sack Architectural Photography Contest, Grand Prize Winner of the Missouri Top 50 contest, and the Juror’s Selection Award given by Christopher Rauschenberg at the Center for Fine Art Photography. Dan recently received an award in a show titled Landscape Interrupted by William Jenkins, who was responsible for the New Topographics exhibition while curator of the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House.
Dan received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and BFA from the University of Michigan. He is currently a professor of photography at the University of Missouri. Dan recently accepted a tenure track position at the University of Tulsa that will start in the fall.
April 6, 2013 to May 25, 2013
Opening Reception with the Artist, April 6th from 5:30 PM to 8 PM
Regular Hours – Friday & Saturday 11 AM – 6 PM and by appointment