moyra davey
© moyra davey
Trust Me, invites the audience to a shared emotional experience drawn from the Whitney's collection. The artists curated in this space embrace intuition as a part of their own creation processes focusing on vulnerability, powerlessness and exposure but ultimately how this plays a role in forging connections with one another by depicting the different ways, and these photos make the connection visible. The exhibition features an intergenerational group of artists: Laura Aguilar, Genesis Báez, Alvin Baltrop, Jenny Calivas, Moyra Davey, Lola Flash, Barbara Hammer, Muriel Hasbun, Dakota Mace, Mary Manning, and D'Angelo Lovell Williams.
muriel hasbun
© muriel hasbun
Many of their images do not include people, but instead focus on their own reflections of everyday surroundings and experiences, with objects being the things to represent intimate aspects of these artists' lives. Either precisely placed or a natural encounter, these images encourage careful attention in addition to the themes of vulnerability and connection. The artists have also chosen a unique medium. Photography, being a medium that emerges through combinations of light, chemicals, time and chance. Many of these artists focus on the link between material and emotional contingency, welcoming and encouraging accidents, imperfections and the unexpected to arise from this process. The exhibition is organized by Kelly Long, Senior Curatorial Assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art.