Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries

Julie Renée Jones: UMBRA

Academic Year: 
Wednesday, November 9 to Sunday, December 4, 2022
Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries

Artist Lecture: Thursday, Nov. 17, 1:00 - 2:00 
Reception: Sunday, Dec. 4, 3:00 - 5:00

Two years after leaving what I knew as home, my father was diagnosed with cancer. In that same year, I began to collect my feelings of nostalgia and anxiety related to notions of home, family, and death into a series of photographs that would become Umbra. The impending absence of my father passed over my memories like a shadow, and my reality began to break apart. Taken over the course of his illness and inspired by my own childhood memories, the photographs function as a new family album, creating a fragile world that exists someplace between magic, sorrow, and memory.

Image information: Julie Renée Jones, Acting Out, 2016


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