Tag Archives: Karen Davis

The Ball-Shaped Pain from “The McCann Family” Series at Center for Photography in Woodstock

photograph by karen davis, "The Ball-Shaped Pain" from the McCann Family portfolioLast fall I received the CPW 2009 Artists’ Fellowship Award. In addition to a cash prize to help me pursue my work, two of my photographs became part of the of the Center’s print collection housed at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz. I used part of my award to upgrade my camera and part to enroll in two workshops at CPW one with Keith Carter, the other with Dawoud Bey.  Last weekend was the hands-on, inspirational class in Portrait with Bey.  I was happy to see that, in addition to two larger exhibitions, my photograph, The Ball-Shaped Pain from “The McCann Family” series was included in a smaller show of recent acquisitions by the Center.  There is a larger exhibit curated from the Permanent Print Collection at the Dorsky.

Davis Orton do MASS MoCA

photo of wall at MASS MoCA between men's room and ladies room that exhibits 7 of my photographs of their restroomsMark and I visited MASS MoCA a couple of weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits – especially “Material World” but also  Petah Coyne and the Mike Disfarmer photographs.  After so many years I finally photographed my ongoing exhibition there – between the men’s room and ladies room and visited Hardware, the museum shop, to admire my MASS MoCA restrooms postcard portfolio – for sale there and at the Davis Orton Gallery.  Click to see some of the work in my larger series, “For Patrons Only” and a picture of my portfolio.