Bloomberg Connects: Watch and Listen

Sep 27–Nov 15, 2021
Silver Eye Center for Photography
4808 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Did you know that Silver Eye creates videos, education guides, essays, and conversations that let you learn more about our artists and their work? Now, you can explore all Silver Eye has to offer from anywhere, anytime with Bloomberg Connects, a free digital guide to accessing and engaging with all of our exhibitions and programming.

The app is a new way for Silver Eye to share our program with a wide audience, making our programming available from anywhere. This interactive gallery experience provides access to information about the works on view in our exhibitions, as well as audio and video content like Studio Visits w/ Silver Eye, our in-depth series of conversations with artists, or Community Perspectives, where we get to share unique responses to works of art from a wide range of voices in our community.

Download the free app here, open the Silver Eye guide, and use the lookup number to learn more about these photographs and hear directly from the artists who made them!

Bloomberg Connects uses a look up number system so users can learn more about individual works on view, use the look up numbers below to learn more!

Jessica Labatte, Orb Weaver Interior Scrolls, 2018 Look Up #8

Zoe Crõggon, Kink, 2015, Look Up #9

Zora J Murff, from the series, At No Point In Between, Look Up #11

Participating Artists

  1. Zora J Murff is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Arkansas. He received his MFA from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln and holds a BS in Psychology from Iowa State University. Merging his educational experiences, Murff uses his practice to highlight intersections between various social systems and art. He has published books with Aint-Bad Editions (PULLED FROM PUBLISHER) and Kris Graves Projects. His most recent monograph, At No Point In Between (Dais Books), was selected as the winner of the Independently Published category of the Lucie Foundation Photo Book Awards. Murff is also a Co-Curator of Strange Fire Collective, a group of interdisciplinary artists, writers, and curators working to construct and promote an archive of artwork created by diverse maker

  2. Jessica Labatte’s photographic work is an investigation in photographic illusion, while respecting the material processes of photography. Labatte’s two recent interrelated series of color photographs explore photographic notions of the visible and invisible, the present and withdrawn as they champion beauty in the everyday as a radical gesture in our contemporary moment. Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL; Elmhurst Art Museum; Hyde Park Art Center; Higher Pictures, NYC; Golden Gallery, and Horton Gallery, NYC. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker,, and Chicago Magazine. Labatte received an MFA and a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is represented by Western Exhibitions in Chicago and lives and works in the Chicagoland area.

  3. Zoë Croggon is a Melbourne-based artist who works with sculpture, video, drawing and primarily, collage. Her practice considers the relationship between the kinetic body and its surroundings, contemplating the role we play in our environment and how deeply our surroundings inform the cadence of our lives. The body has long been the focus of Croggon’s work, presenting the trained body and modern architecture as fascinating counterparts; each unyielding, severe, and rigorously functional in form. Created primarily from found photographs, her works study texture, light, and form, examining the possibilities and limits of pictorial abstraction and metamorphosis.

    Croggon holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts with First Class Honours. She has held solo exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria, Gertrude Contemporary, Peckham 24 (London), Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Perth Centre for Photography, Daine Singer and the Melbourne Art Fair and has participated in group exhibitions at institutions including the National Gallery of Victoria, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Monash University Museum of Art, NGV Studio, Samstag Museum of Art, Ian Potter Museum of Art and the VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery.

    Croggon is the recipient of an Art Gallery of New South Wales Studio Scholarship at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (2018), ARTAND Australia / Credit Suisse Private Banking Contemporary Art Award (2014), the Asia-Pacific Photobook Prize (2015) and the ACACIA Art Award (2010). She has also been shortlisted for the Churchie Art Prize, Basil Sellers Art Prize at the Ian Potter Museum of Art and the Wallara Travelling Scholarship. Her work is held in collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Victoria, MUMA, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Horsham Regional Gallery, Gippsland Art Gallery and Artbank.