May 12-June 18, 2016

Jessica Silverman Gallery South


Jessica Silverman Gallery South is a small temporary project space across the street from the main gallery, which hosts potent shows of diverse kinds. Please visit the main gallery first for access to South during office hours.

The space opens with a mini-retrospective of work made between 1996 and 2013 by Tammy Rae Carland. “The relatively consistent thread in all of my work,” says Carland, “is an interest in personal and political disappearance and the desire to re-perform marginal histories and bodies.” Carland is influenced by Roland Barthes’s assertion that photography as a practice is born out of the theater as much as its siblings in the visual arts. She interrogates the act of appropriation, treating the original as if it were a script that can be re-performed much like a play.

Tammy Rae Carland (b. 1965, Portland, ME) received her MFA from the University of California, Irvine, and was a fellow in the Whitney Independent Studies Program in New York. Carland’s work has been exhibited in public institutions and biennials in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berlin and Sydney, and Istanbul. Her work is currently included in “Collected” at Pier 24. Carland is the provost of the California College of the Arts.