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Gina Genis exhibits “June Gloom – Memories from the Past”

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June Gloom – Memories from the Past is on exhibit at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in the Porter Butts Gallery from June 4th to September 14, 2010. Opening reception is June 4th.

A selection from the artist’s statement:

I grew up on the Southern California beaches. As a native, I know the beaches hold secrets outsiders are not aware of. Life is very different from the one portrayed in sunny postcards. Sometimes tragic, violent things happen on otherwise idyllic shorelines. Beach culture is as stringent as that of a corporate office. The way you speak, the texture and color of your hair, if you surf or play volleyball, or if you are a lifeguard, all determine your place in the pecking order of social acceptance. Curious to see how decades of time can change the landscape of secrets and memories, I revisited and photographed the beaches of my childhood. I forcing myself to relive memories, I found they can be accepted, rejected, or altered. June Gloom is a series of postcards with a message on the back from a childhood memory. A stamp certifies whether, as an adult, I have accepted, rejected, or altered the memory.

Porter Butts Gallery, UW Memorial Union
800 Langdon St.


About Gina Genis

Hi Friends, I'm a photographer and artist who lives in Washington DC. I have two blogs. The Gina Genis Blog is about art and photography. My new blog, DC Discoveries is dedicated to showing you everything from fashion to art, food to entertainment in all sections of the District. I hope you will take the journey with me. I exhibit my work in museums and galleries across the U.S. I'm included in the permanent collections of the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, the Otto G. Richter Library Special Collections Division of the University of Miami, Hard Rock Casino, Orange County Transit District, IBM, and the Sarah and Adam Markman Collection among others. My series "Window Peeping" was included in OsCene 2010 at the Laguna Art Museum, Truman State University, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Biola University, and solo shows at Gallery 825 and Cypress College. The "June Gloom" series was exhibited in a solo show at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The "Kala" series has been exhibited at MPLS Photo Center, Cypress College, and Gallery 825. "Economy Portraits" was created as an Artist In Residence project at the Huntington Beach Art Center, and was awarded "Best Art Show of 2011" by the OC Weekly. I curated Wide Angle View, an exhibit of 16 international, award-winning photo and multi-media journalists at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art to much critical acclaim. Recent reviews of my work have appeared in the Huffington Post, Art Scene, OC Weekly, Orange County Register, New University, Riviera Magazine, Coast Magazine, Huntington Beach Independent, and appeared on CNN, NBC, ABC, and more. I lead the Gina Genis Photo Workshops where I show beginning and intermediate photographers how to jump to the next level with their work. I also teach online photography courses through The Compelling Image.

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