LaToya Ruby Frazier

  • Silver Eye Center for Photography + August Wilson Center

Silver Eye is excited to present a solo exhibition held at two separate locations by LaToya Ruby Frazier at Silver Eye's Penn Avenue gallery and at the August Wilson Center's main galleries. 

September 21 - November 18, 2017

Opening Reception:
Thursday, September 21, 2017

September 22 - December 30, 2017

Opening Reception + Cultural Trust Gallery Crawl: Friday, September 22, 2017

Frazier will exhibit a large selection of new works, which offer an incisive exploration of the legacy of racism and economic decline in America’s small towns, as embodied by her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania. Frazier's work focuses on African American life in Western Pennsylvania. For this exhibition she is creating a new series of collaborative portraits is inspired by August Wilson’s Fences and The Piano Lesson; stories of everyday working people's' voices, lives and spirit.

A native of Braddock, Pennsylvania, Ms. Frazier is a 2016 MacArthur Foundation ‘Genius’ who works in photography, video, and performance to build visual archives that address industrialism, rustbelt revitalization, environmental justice, health care inequity, family, and communal history. Her work is exhibited widely in the U.S. and internationally, with notable solo exhibitions at Brooklyn Museum; Seattle Art Museum; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. In 2015, her first book The Notion of Family (Aperture, 2014) received the International Center for Photography Infinity Award.