BRISTOL: Sam Contis, Tues, 14th Jan

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Tuesday 14th Jan, 2020. Doors at 6:30pm, kicks off at 7pm. RPS House, Bristol. 

Free Entry.

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Sam Contis investigates the construction of myth, place, and identity. In her photographs and films she examines notions of representation and the role of the lens in coming to understand ourselves and our environment. Photographs from her series Deep Springs, in which she grounds her exploration of gender in the landscape and iconography of the American West, will be on view at the Barbican Centre’s Masculinities exhibition opening in February 2020. Contis’s forthcoming book, Day Sleeper, a reimagining of the work of Dorothea Lange, will be published by MACK and will be on view alongside a major retrospective of Lange’s opening at MoMA in early 2020.

In her talk she will discuss her new book, as well as other ongoing projects that continue her inquiries into issues of gender, history, and individual vs. collective identity. 

Sam Contis lives and works in California. She holds an MFA from Yale University and a BFA from New York University. Her work is included in numerous public collections including the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. In 2018, she was included in Being: New Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Her monograph Deep Springs was published in 2017 by MACK.

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Tuesday 14th Jan, 2020. Doors at 6:30pm, kicks off at 7pm. RPS House, Bristol. 

Free Entry.

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