October 4 - 31, 2014
Opening reception: Saturday, October 4, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Photographer Natalie Jenkins will be filling our walls in October with Project (re)Face: A Counter-Look At Homelessness. This body of work explores the question “What does homeless ‘look’ like?” Jenkins invited Cincinnatians who have experienced homelessness, either in the past or present, to Franciscan Haircuts from the Heart for a free haircut, an interview, and a portrait. The process generated an audio-visual portrayal of homelessness that invites spectators to contemplate the everyday lives of what is often considered the Other. In attempt to “reface” the image of homelessness, oral histories bind with singular faces to constitute an alternative knowledge framework of homelessness in Cincinnati, unveiling an expansive landscape of citizen experiences that humanizes the subjects rather than alienates them.
By exhibiting these works at Live(In) Gallery, which doubles as a home, themes such as comfort and shelter are brought into sharp focus. Jenkins brings into the gallery the reality of homelessness in our city as seen through her distinct use of portraiture. This combined with the story-telling aspect brought to life by the audio interviews with the individuals portrayed gives the viewer an understanding of these lives lived both in and outside our understood society.
Natalie Jenkins is a photographer from Springfield, Missouri who has lived and worked in Cincinnati since 2009. Jenkins studied photojournalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and Anthropology at the University of Cincinnati.
For more information, please contact the gallery by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Live(In) Gallery is located at 2159 Central Avenue in Brighton.
Gallery is free and open to the public, with street parking in front of the space and on nearby streets.
Gallery hours are by appointment.
Mission Statement: Live(In) Gallery is an alternative arts space located in the Brighton neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio. Live(In) exhibits emerging and established artists with an emphasis on experimental, ephemeral, and collaborative works presented in a domestic setting. Live(In) is run by Molly Donnermeyer and Amy Scarpello, who also reside in the space.