Amy Elkins
American, born 1979
Selected exhibitions
Mark Moore Fine Art
Notions of Home,
Yancey Richardson Gallery
Yancey Richardson Gallery at Miami Project 2014,
Yancey Richardson Gallery

Amy Elkins intimate yet formal portrait work stems out of an exploration of masculinity and male identity often within constructed or impermanent environments. Working in series, her earlier work, Wallflower (2004-2008), looks into the nuances of gender identity and vulnerability. She later went on to investigate aspects of male identity and athleticism through projects Elegant Violence (2010), where she documented young Ivy League rugby players moments after a game, marked by bruises and cuts; and Danseur (2012), looking to young male ballet dancers moments after intensive training in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 2009 Elkins began working on Black is the Day, Black is the Night, a project that stretched over a span of 8 years. The work, which was made directly through correspondence with men serving life and death row sentences in some of the most maximum security prisons in the US, …

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