Stories – Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn MTA Exhibit


Event Details


Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr (B/D/N/Q/R/2/3/4/5)

Stories

Jeremy Dennis

A photograph of a vast plain with a giant made of flint rock facing off with a Lenape person in traditional clothing.

“Choknanipok (Man of Flint)” (2015) by Jeremy Dennis exhibited as part of “Stories” at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr Station, © Jeremy Dennis. Photo: Jeremy Dennis

About the project

Jeremy Dennis’ exhibition at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr Station in Brooklyn features a selection from the artist’s “Stories” series. A fine art photographer, Dennis uses digital photography to address mysteries of identity – as an individual and a tribal member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation. Stories and legends serve an important role for Native American Peoples, used to address the unknown and instill a reverence for nature.

The stories featured in the exhibition include “Choknanipok (Man of Flint),” “Glooscap,” “The Raven Finds Treasure,” “Manitou Hill,” “The Stolen Wife,” “Ghost of the White Deer,” “The Spirit Wind,” and “The Oath”.  By combining traditional landscape and portrait photography with elements of the supernatural, Dennis brings myths and legends to life. Each image in “Stories” gives room to spiritual belief while operating through a modern standard of perception. Relying on photography to mirror reality, Dennis seeks to give agency to Native American culture in his work.

This exhibit was generously sponsored by Griffin Editions and Kodak Professional.

About the Artist

Jeremy Dennis is a contemporary fine art photographer and member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation in Southampton, NY. Through his practice, Dennis explores themes of Indigenous identity and assimilation. Dennis holds a BA in Studio Art from Stony Brook University, NY and has an MFA from Pennsylvania State University, PA. His work has been widely exhibited and resides in numerous private and public collections, including the New York State Museum.

https://new.mta.info/agency/arts-design/collection/stories