Jeremy Chandler, ‘Untitled’, 2017, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery

My art practice continues to grow out of a desire to express my personal history, experiences and relationships, through a prolonged engagement with place and a process that emphasizes structured improvisation with those I photograph. As an image-maker who is interested in storytelling, I create through a variety of conceptual and formal approaches, including: straight photography, tableaus and documentary and narrative film projects. I primarily engage with my audience through rich, open-ended narrative imagery, which subverts ritualized expressions of masculinity, while creating altered perceptions of space and place.

Themes of passive, fruitless searching and ambiguous hiding run through recent pieces as conceptual threads. Male figures are pictured embedded in a variety of terrain, engaged in moments of still introspection, seemingly in cryptic dialogue with one another and the landscape. I stage photographs, activating landscapes that are already known to me, through the introduction of people, found and homemade props, lighting and cinematic methods of composition. Employing a visual language and iconography informed by my own memories, cultural mythology, and depictions of masculine identity through cinema, literature and art history, I often repurpose methods utilized by hunting and military culture, converting otherwise weaponized techniques into benign aesthetic devices.

Throughout the work, the landscape becomes a character within my narratives and is used as both stage and medium for communication. As the photographs often represent the moment before a significant event, as well as subtle shifts in power between individuals, I intend to promote feelings of anxiety and anticipation in the viewer. Thereby, prompting my audience to question the nature of my character’s activities, as well as their connection to one another in the landscape. To this end, my narratives have an ambiguity regarding relationships, events, and places, which are also subject to interpretation.

Series: ed of 6

One & Two Person Exhibitions
2016

-  Sight Lines: Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT 
-  Spotted At First-Light: Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL 

2015

 -  Scout’s Interlude: Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT  

2014

 -  Prone Positions: Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT  

2013

 -  Southern Fried: Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL  
 -  Controlled Burns & The Water Below: Gulf Coast State College, Panama City, FL  

2012

- Camouflage: Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA 

2010

  • Jeremy Chandler – Portraits: Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA
    2009
  • Photographer Laureate Volume VI Exhibition: American Institute of Architects Gallery, Tampa, FL
    2008
    • New Works by Jeremy Chandler: Atlantic Center for the Arts, Harris House Gallery, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017

  • Paradise City: Birke Art Gallery, Huntington, WV
  • Further On: Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery, Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT
  • Oh, Won’t You Please Take Me Home: 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
  • America Dreaming: Satellite Art Show, Miami Beach, FL
    2016
  • Volta: Pier 90, New York, NY
  • Moving Image: New York, NY
  • Embodied Narratives: Artspace, Willimantic, CT
  • Holiday Exhibition: Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT
    - SCSU Art Department Faculty Exhibition: Buley Gallery, New Haven, CT  
    
    2015
    • Fountain of Pythons: SATILLITE Miami Beach, Miami, FL
    • By & By…At Home With Sam and Livy: Connecticut Office for The Arts, Hartford, CT
    • Holiday Exhibition: Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT
    • SCSU Art Department Faculty Exhibition: Buley Gallery, New Haven, CT
    • Where The Grass Is Green & The Girls Are Pretty: Tempus Projects, Tampa, FL
    • (A) State of Florida: Alfstad& Gallery, Sarasota, FL
      2014
    • Paradise City: Workspace Gallery, Tampa, FL
    • Dvdonthedonk: The Donk, Brooklyn, NY
    • 9/50 w/Aint-Bad Magazine: Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
    • The American South w/ Aint-Bad Magazine: Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA
    • Hi-5: Tempus Projects, Tampa, FL
      2013
    • Subversive Narratives: Balzer Art Projects, Basel, Switzerland
    • Emerging Photographers Auction: Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, NY (online)
    • Inhabited: New Haven Armory, New Haven, CT
    • Lunch With Olympia On The Green: curated by Sarah Fritchey for CWOS, New Haven, CT
    • Mixtape: Artspace Gallery, New Haven, CT
      2012
      • Between Earth and Sky: Tempus Projects, Tampa, FL
      • Fresh: Klompching Gallery, New York, NY (online)
      • Beloit International Film Festival: Beloit, WI
    • Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Houston, TX
      2011
      • (e)merge: Washington, DC
    • Art in Nature: The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
    • October eMotion video selection, Plates to Pixels Gallery, Portland, OR (online)
    • Bridge Fest Cooltura - International Film Festival: Vancouver, BC
      • Return to Sender: Tempus Projects, Tampa, FL (Catalogue)
      • Hero Worship: Mindy Solomon Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL
    • Florida Souvenirs: Mindy Solomon Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL
      2010
  • Scope: Art Basel Miami, Miami, FL
  • Affordable Art Fair: New York, NY
  • Barbara Jo Revelle Friends and Colleagues: Revelle Studio, Gainesville, FL (including works by Cindy Sherman and Robert Longo)
  • Art Aspen: Aspen, CO
  • Twin Rivers: Draper Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
  • Bright and White: Mindy Solomon Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Art Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL
    2009
  • Verge Art Fair: Art Basel Miami, Miami Beach, FL
  • Closure: University Of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL
    2008
  • New American Talent The 23rd Edition: Art House, Austin, TX, (Traveled for two years throughout Texas) (Catalog)
  • Florida Coalition of Art Schools Traveling Juried Exhibition: 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, Warp House, Gainesville FL., Bustillo y Diaz Cigar Factory, Tampa, FL,
  • This Must Be the Place: Flight 19 Gallery, Tampa, FL, (Catalogue)
  • Florida Coalition of Art Schools Group Exhibition: WTCA, Tampa, FL
  • University of South Florida Juried Student Exhibition: University Of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL., (Award Winner)
    2007
  • Informe: an exhibition of new work by fourteen emerging Tampa based artists, Flight 19 Gallery, Tampa, FL, (Catalogue)

Public Art Commissions
2008
-The Big Picture Project, $25,000: City of Tampa, FL

About Jeremy Chandler