Art Now: Photography

Virtual Exhibition

April 3 – May 2, 2020

Juried by Eleanor Oakes

ART NOW: PHOTOGRAPHY is the sixth annual exhibition in the Ann Arbor Art Center’s Art Now series, which presents a media-focused exhibition on a rotating basis.

For this year’s exhibition juror, Eleanor Oakes identified a theme (nothing is clear, nothing is certain) while reviewing work which led to the resulting curatorial end in the virtual galleries.

Adapting to uncertain times our team elected to move the exhibition online. By utilizing Kunstmatrix ART.SPACES web tool artworks were curated in two virtual galleries.

About the Juror:

Eleanor Oakes is a photographic artist based in Detroit, MI. She is an Assistant Professor of Photography at the College for Creative Studies, and founder of Darkroom Detroit, a local non-profit that increases access to photography and visual literacy.  Her work has been featured internationally in numerous exhibitions and publications, including at Tyler Wood Gallery (New York and San Francisco), the University of the Arts (Philadelphia), Simone de Sousa Gallery (Detroit), N’Namdi Gallery (Detroit), Beyond Magazine (Germany), Detroit Sequential, among others.  She was an Applebaum Emerging Artist Resident at Ponyride (Detroit) where she completed the collaborative public art project, “Graffiti Wanted,” to include residents in an open dialogue about governmental censorship, and is the recipient of awards including the Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Award from the San Francisco Foundation.


Riley ArthurElizabeth Barick FallChristopher BennettSarah C. BlanchetteAlicia Chiaravalli  • Ben CricchiJessica DeMuroDakota EvansOlivia EzingaDan FarnumGuanru FengLivia FergusonLars Gesing • Linda Gillespie • Niki Grangruth & James KinserLawrence HamiltonIzabella HerreraKaren HockleyKassie HydeDean KessmannPatricia LittlefieldJill Nicole LutonPatricia McCleeryCarley MilbergAshley MillerStephanie PaineGregory Piazza • Melinda Pope Lance PresslJames ReederAckeem SalmonMark SawrieDana Smessaert • Kathy Taylor Brown • Nancy UngerKirsti WallRebecca Zeiss  

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