Opening reception for ‘Shouting Fire,’ ‘Prism Shift’ exhibitions planned Feb. 2

Currently on view through Feb. 25 in the CityArts Balcony Gallery is “Shouting Fire” and in the CityArts Boardroom Gallery is “Prism Shift.” Jennifer Ray’s, School of Art, Design and Creative Industries (ADCI) associate director and associate professor of photo media, solo and group exhibitions.

“Shouting Fire” consists of photographs of objects used as targets for recreational shooting. The work uses studio techniques on location to draw references to memento mori still lifes, gendered advertising, Manifest Destiny and alt-right symbolism to explore the role of guns in American history and contemporary culture.

“Prsim Shift” highlights just some of the many photo-related practices used by artists. These artists take an expansive approach to photography and include everything from traditional large format film to scannography to 19th century cyanotypes. This work reflects the experimentation and openness inherent in the discipline as it continues to undergo disruption from digital and AI technologies.

“Prism Shift” features work from current ADCI students Kenna Green, Abby Ausherman, Anthony Corraro and Tim Fey; College of Fine Arts alums Dale Small, Lindsay Lion Lord, Hugo Zelada Romero and Amie Nioce; ADCI instructors Irma Puškarević and Kendra Cremin; and artists Cary Conover, Jeroen Nelemans and Amanda Pfister.

CityArts will host a reception for “Shouting Fire” and “Prism Shift” from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2 at CityArts.