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Thu, Sep 2, 2021,6:30 Silver Eye Center for Photography
4808 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Free and open to the public
Suggested donation $5


Fall Exhibition Openings: Hernease Davis + Jacob Haupt

Join us on Thursday, September 2nd, for an in-person opening to celebrate two solo exhibitions of new work, Hernease Davis: Recapitulation and Jacob Haupt: Real to Me. The artists will be present to have a conversation about their work, moderated by Silver Eye's Executive Director, David Oresick.

Working with vastly different materials and photographic techniques, Davis and Haupt both create work which attends to personal narratives, portraiture and the emotional overtures which accompany working through personal processes of healing and growth.

Masks and proof of vaccination are required to attend this event.

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Participating Artists

  1. Hernease Davis earned her MFA from ICP-Bard College and widely exhibits multimedia installations throughout the U.S. Using photograms, cyanotypes on fabric, crochet and sound installation, Hernease creates immersive spaces of rest for herself and others. Work from her new series, " love." debuted as a part of the SHIFT Residency 2020-21 hybrid exhibition at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York City. She has also exhibited with Silver Eye (Pittsburgh), Transformer Station (Cleveland), the International Center of Photography (New York City), the Visual Studies Workshop (Rochester), Tiger Strike Asteroid (Brooklyn), the Houston Center for Photography, and she was named to the inaugural Silver List which recognizes emerging photo-based artists who are advancing the medium. She has been featured in Front Runner Magazine, LensCulture, and her work inspired an article in Musée Magazine that explored facets of trauma. Hernease teaches in the MFA program at the Visual Studies Workshop and served as a Visiting Lecturer at ICP-Bard where she led a course exploring empathy through art practice.

  2. Jacob Haupt works with photography, video, and sculpture. His work employs pop culture as both metaphor and mirror for addressing the tragedy of becoming an adult. After completing the book Infinity Gate with Noah Jackson in 2015, he recently released a photobook of his own, Gloom. Airlock Gallery (CA) hosted his first solo show Beyond the Super Rainbow in 2015, and he has continued to exhibit nationally, internationally, online, and in print, including a solo exhibition at Silver Eye in 2021. His work has been featured by Self Publish Be Happy, Der Greif, Don/Dean, and Ordinary Magazine.