Join us on Sunday, February 18th from 2pm-4pm for an artist talk for our upcoming exhibition, Exposure: Contemporary Photography
, featuring Jillian Browning, Kaitlyn MacGrady, Michael Parker, and Jason Rice.
Jillian Marie Browning is an interdisciplinary artist pursuing themes of feminism, identity, and the contemporary black experience. Born in Ocala, Florida they received their Bachelor of Science degree in Photography from the University of Central Florida in 2012 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from Florida State University in 2015. Their work has been shown nationally and is included in the permanent collections of the Center for Photography at Woodstock, The Southeast Museum of Photography, and the University of Maryland’s David C. Driskell Center For The Study of Visual Arts and Culture Of African Americans and the African Diaspora.
Kaitlyn MacGrady is a therapeutic photographer. Her exhibit “Beyond the Frame: Emotions, Minds, and Politics Unveiled” is an immersive photography exhibit that delves into the intricate interplay of emotions, mental illness, and political viewpoints.
Michael Parker graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta in 1998 where he began specializing in architectural photography. Over 25 years he’s travel to more than 45 countries building an archive of iconic images. He is a dedicated urbanist and cycle advocate for the Shoals and believes that Tuscumbia and Sheffield are the best cycling cities in Alabama. His bicycle-centric exhibition “Rounds of Wanting” features all of the treasures he has captured on camera from the US, Europe, and Iceland.
Jason Rice is an astrophotographer based in Birmingham, AL. He has long marveled at the universe through his interest in astronomy, ignited through attending the famous Space Camp in Huntsville as a teen. As an accomplished musician, Jason has always had an appreciation for the arts. However, he recently discovered photography, specifically astrophotography, as a passion in early 2023. This passion has already taken him to unique places across the state, country, and across the border to Canada. Through wide-field astrophotography, Jason is driven to explore the beauty of the universe, with Milky Way nightscapes as his central focus.