"Wired" Exhibition Opening

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Minneapolis photographer Christopher Atkins opens Kolman & Pryor Gallery’s 2016 exhibition schedule with a collection of images that explore the relationship between light and dark, restlessness and ease, sleep and wakefulness. Titled Wired, the show is Kolman & Pryor Gallery’s first photography exhibition. "Wired" runs from January 7 to February 20, 2016 and includes a free opening reception on Saturday, January 9, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Taken at night, during periods in which Atkins couldn’t sleep, the photographs are reflections on living in a light-filled world and a culture that values 24/7 technological connectivity. “In the past few years, I’ve been paying close attention to my sleep patterns,” Atkins explains. “I often wake up in the night, with a feeling of needing to be connected to technology, sometimes thinking about work or personal issues or just feeling anxious. I decided to visualize these moments of wakefulness—when I feel the least rested and the most wired."

Christopher Atkins is the Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs at the Minnesota Museum of American Art and holds MRes & MA degrees in Visual Cultures from Goldsmiths College, University of London and a BA, History of Art from the College of Wooster. His photographs have been exhibited nationally in solo, juried, and group exhibitions, at venues including the Plains Art Museum and the Chautauqua Institution. He is the recipient of a Jerome Foundation Artist Travel and Study Grant (2013) and Minneapolis Institute of Art Roberta Mann Innovation Award (2013). His photography and writing are informed by his interest in visual cultures, critical theory, and literature.
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