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Exhibition Schedule for Gina Genis, January – December, 2012

Ceramic Ducks from the Window Peeping series by Gina Genis.

Pass the Red Bull please. Eight exhibits between January and December are leaving no time for sleep.  Work being exhibited includes images from Window Peeping, a series I shot over a two-year period. It depicts the elderly through open windows of their homes at night. Window Peeping makes a statement about the loneliness of growing old and living in the past. The second is selected images and installation pieces from Things We Leave Behind, which has never been seen before. Things We Leave Behind was photographed inside a deceased man’s apartment who was something of a hoarder. It raises the question if you knew you would never return to your house, what would you leave out for people to see, and what would you hide?  Photographs of the apartment will be exhibited along with furniture, writings, books, and other personal possessions of the man. The public may participate in Things We Leave Behind by being filmed answering the above question while sitting on the deceased man’s couch. Economy Portraits, a statement about how average people are coping with the collapse of the economy will be shown towards the end of the year.

Bedroom from the series Things We Leave Behind by Gina Genis

The completed Economy Portraits flag.

Exhibition Schedule:

Repositioning The Gaze, Truman State University, January 17 – February 17, 2011. Curator’s talk January 17 at 4:30 p.m. Opening reception at 6 p.m. I will be there to take part in an artist Discussion Panel January 18 at noon. Curated by Brandelyn Dillaway. Two 60″ x 40″ works from Window Peeping (The Pack Rat and Lives Lived In Cubes) will be exhibited.

PHOTO + PLUS,  Coastline Community College, February 9 – March 9, 2012. Opening reception February 10,  5 – 8 p.m. Curated by David Michael Lee. A large installation and photographic imagery from the series Things We Leave Behind will be shown. Each visitor at the reception who would like to be included in the exhibit will be asked to sit on the couch of the deceased man and asked if you knew you would never return to your house, what would you leave out for people to see, and what would you hide?

Momentum, National Women’s Caucus for Art 40th anniversary exhibition, at Gallery 825, February 17 – March 2, 2012. Opening reception, February 24,  6 – 9 p.m. Juried by Rita Gonzalez, Assistant Curator, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Ceramic Ducks, (40″ x 26 “) from the Window Peeping series will be included in the catalog.

Solo Exhibit of two series: Secret Lives – Images from Window Peeping and Things We Leave Behind, Biola University, March 19 – April 6, 2011. Curated by Barry Krammes. Opening reception March 20,  7 – 9 p.m. Each visitor at the reception who would like to be included in the exhibit will be asked to sit on the couch of the deceased man and asked if you knew you would never return to your house, what would you leave out for people to see, and what would you hide?

Mnemonic Ritual, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Curated by Grace Kook Anderson, Laguna Art Museum. Opening reception and artist discussion June 16, 2012. Exhibit runs through August 18, 2012. Work from Things We Leave Behind will be shown.

Spirit of America, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Economy Portraits, in a smaller form to fit the space will be shown. August 2 – August 18, 2012. Opening reception August 4, 2012 from 6-10 p.m.

When I’m 64, Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Curated by Rebecca Trawick. September 10 – November 21, 2012.  Five large scale images from the Window Peeping series will be shown.

Capital Crime$, BC Space, October 6 – December 21, 2012. Opening reception is October 6, from 3 – 6 pm. A small version (10′ x 12′) of the Economy Portraits flag is on exhibit.

If you are in the neighborhood, please come join me for the opening receptions and have some fun.


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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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