Jeremy Dennis: The Unkechaug and Setauket
May 1st to May 31st, 2019
Digital Photographs from On This Site – Indigenous histories of Long Island with site-specific landscape photographs
Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook, NY 11741 | 631-588-5024 Sachemlibrary.org
Free Public Reception and Artist Talk: May 4th 1PM-4:30PM, light refreshments and snacks will be served
Featured speaker: Chief Harry Wallace of the Unkechaug Nation, who will share his crafts for sale during the reception.
Holbrook, NY – The Sachem Public Library is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works featuring Shinnecock artist and photographer Jeremy Dennis. The exhibit will run from May 1st – 31st with an opening reception Saturday, May 4th from 1-4:30 p.m. The exhibition will feature a selection from Dennis’ work On This Site, an art-based research project by Shinnecock artist Jeremy Dennis. The purpose of this project is to preserve and create awareness of culturally significant Native American locations on Long Island, New York. Dennis was one of 10 recipients of a 2016 Dreamstarter Grant from the national non-profit organization Running Strong for American Indian Youth. He was awarded $10,000 to pursue his project, On This Site, which uses photography and an interactive online map to showcase culturally significant Native American sites on Long Island, a topic of special meaning for Dennis, who was raised on the Shinnecock Nation Reservation in Southampton, NY. He also created a book and exhibition from this project. The On This Site project is available online as a free-access educational resource at www.jeremynative.com/onthissite Most recently, Dennis received the Creative Bursar Award from Getty Images in 2018 to continue his series Stories.
Dennis holds an MFA from Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, and a BA in Studio Art from Stony Brook University, NY.
He currently lives and works in Southampton, New York on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation.
For additional information or for appointment with artist, please contact Jeremy Dennis, 631.566.0486