Reception: Friday, July 13 from 6pm to 8pm
Gallery 102 is pleased to present Matt Eich: Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town, the second summer solo show. Matt Eich, a photographic essayist focused on “the American condition” exhibits photographs of the community in Greenwood, Mississippi. Sin & Salvation is the culmination of seven years of photographic work and engagement with the residents of the Baptist Town neighborhood. Consisting of both documentary portraiture and landscape, Eich narrates the long, twisted, and complicated history of Baptist Town into a contemporary context. Sin & Salvation, set to be released in book form this fall, is the second volume of Eich’s four-part photo series Invisible Yolk. Whether it is poor, rural white communities in the American Rust Belt, or a racially divided and economically disenfranchised small town in Mississippi, Eich engages communities often left out of, and challenges the myth of, the “American Dream.”
PROGRAMS & EVENTS
Friday, July 13, 6:00-8:00 pm: Artist Talk. Join Gallery 102 and photographer Matt Eich for an evening reception and artist talk, followed by an audience Q&A. The reception will also serve as a precursor to the publication of Eich’s newest photobook of the same title, coming out in Fall 2018. To RSVP, click here.
Matt Eich is a photographic essayist working on long-form projects about the American condition. He received a BS in Photojournalism from Ohio University and an MFA in Photography from the University of Hartford. His first book, Carry Me Ohio, was released by Sturm & Drang in 2016. His second book, I Love You, I’m Leaving was published in 2017 by Ceiba Editions. Matt’s projects have been supported by an Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer’s Fellowship, a VMFA Professional Visual Arts Fellowship, and two Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography. Eich was an artist in residence at Light Work in 2013 and is invited to a Robert Rauschenberg Residency in 2019. He has taught at Syracuse University and The George Washington University. Matt continues to accept commissions and resides in Charlottesville, Virginia with his family.
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