Artist Talk: Jessamyn Lovell

Thursday, September 28, 5:30 p.m.

Colusa Hall 100B

Artist Talk

Jessamyn Lovell

Jessamyn Lovell is a visual artist working with photography, video, and surveillance as tools to document her own life experiences making connections between class and personal identity. Holding a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MFA from California College of the Arts, Lovell lives in Albuquerque, NM where she is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Art Department at the University of New Mexico. Lovell’s work has been exhibited nationally, and she is the recipient of several awards, including the Aperture Portfolio Prize and the CENTER Excellence in Teaching Award. Lovell has received international recognition for her work “Dear Erin Hart,” for which she found, followed and photographed her identity thief. She is currently working towards getting her private investigator’s license and documenting the process.

Featuring the work of famed tabloid photographer Weegee and contemporary artists Zoe Crosher and Jessamyn Lovell, Two Truths & A Lie explores the shift in photography’s role as the arbiter of fact. Wherein lies the truth of an image? In its representation? In its interpretation? Can a photograph be both documentary and fiction?

Two Truths & A Lie is on view at the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery through September 30, 2017.

The exhibition is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Cover Image:
Jessamyn Lovell, Surveillance (Fence), 2013, Archival Print on Vinyl

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