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The League of Peace and Power
Exhibition: March 24 – April 24, 2015
Reception: April 10, 5:30-7:30pm
The Korn Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition, The League of Peace and Power, photographs by Rebecca Soderholm, on view March 24 through April 24, 2015. The Gallery is located in the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts at Drew University and is open Tuesday through Friday 12:30-4pm, selected weekends and by appointment.
The title of the exhibition is derived from a colloquial name for the 15th century Iroquois Confederacy. The League of Peace and Power acknowledges a descendant human spirit that has persevered through white settlement, the industrial revolution, the fall of manufacturing, and now the social landscape of a new American economy.
Soderholm finds everyday narratives that reveal environmental and economic pressures, determination and binding love, in places that host the risk-takers, the hard-workers and the left behind. A man, exhausted, cleans mud out of his plumbing store in Fort Plain after a flood in the Mohawk Valley. Boys bullied in the vacant lot of a defunct glove factory respond with a united hardscrabble resolve to fight back. A bridge over Rockwell Falls is a destination for bikini gawkers, graffiti writers and thrill-seekers who drop eighty feet into a narrow ravine. A young mom reads her baby a bedtime story in the sweet domestic space she creates in an RV campground for motocross racers.
The eleven prints in this exhibition are part of a larger body of work made across Central and Northern New York State between 2011 and 2014.
Soderholm received an MFA from Yale University and a BFA from R.I.T. Her photographs and videos have been shown in recent solo exhibitions at 511 Gallery in New York and the Warehouse Gallery at Syracuse University. She was named the Meredith S. Moody Artist in Residence at Yaddo in 2013 and was an artist in residence at the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts and the LeWitt/Doran Residency in Italy. Prints from The League of Peace and Power are in the permanent collection of the Yale University Art Gallery and are published in, and on the cover of, the 2015 edition of Stone Canoe: A Journal of Arts, Literature and Social Commentary. Her work is represented by 511 Gallery in New York.
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