A solo exhibition of new photographs by Jeremy Dennis — an artist who was raised and continues to live and work on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton — will be featured at Suffolk County Community College’s Flecker Gallery on the Ammerman Campus from Thursday, February 8, through March 15.
His showing of large-scale photographs born from his experiences with contemporary indigenous life will open with a reception on Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. The series flip the historical script with a fictional narrative, and is intended to “arrest the viewer and transport the audience into the role of the subjects — unsuspecting, fatally pierced; injured out of nowhere,” according to a press release.
“This bit of shock is necessary and purposeful,” the release said. “These photographs are both powerful and perfectly suited to our current moment in history, resonating the concerns of Dennis’s Shinnecock heritage, and also harmonizing with numerous critiques of patriarchal society, white privilege, and blindness to both.”
Flecker Gallery at Suffolk County Community College is located at 533 College Road in Selden. For more information, please call (631) 451-4093 or visit sunysuffolk.edu.