Radial Survey, Vol. 1 Catalog
Soft cover, perfect bound, 156 pages
11 x 8 inches
First edition of 78 copies
Radial Survey Vol. 1 is no longer for sale. If you would like to read this catalog, stop by the Main Gallery today! Designed by Studio Elana Schlenker, and made possible in part through generous funding from The Henry John Simonds Foundation, this new publication celebrates the inaugural exhibition of this biennial survey, which took place in the spring of 2019 and explores the creative and talented artists working in contemporary photography in a 300 mile radius around Pittsburgh.
The catalog features an in depth look at the work of all the Radial Survey artists: Nando Alvarez Perez, Morgan Ashcom, Nydia Blas, Melissa Catanese, Brendan George Ko, Jacob Koestler, Eva O'Leary, Lydia Panas, Ahndraya Parlato, Jared Thorne, Corine Vermeulen, and Susan Worsham.
The catalogue also contains several essays on some of the larger themes the exhibition explored. Anna Lee, Curator of Photography at the Columbus Museum of Art muses on the ways in which stories and personal narratives are constructed; Jessica Beck, Milton Fine Curator of Art at The Andy Warhol Museum, writes about the many complexities of identity the exhibition contained, and Ashley McNelis, former curatorial assistant at the Carnegie Museum of Art, looks to questions about the future of this region. Poet Miranda Mellis provides a moment of thoughtful prose, and Silver Eye Board Member Leo Hsu offers a poignant introduction to the project as a whole, as well as a touching postscript written after the exhibition had closed.