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Tech Vanitas: Dot Matrix


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Jeanette May

Tech Vanitas: Dot Matrix, 2018

Archival pigment print photograph on cotton rag paper

16 x 24"

Value: $1200

"Tech Vanitas" photographs embrace anxiety over new technology and love for beautifully designed, obsolete machines.
Courtesy of Jeanette May and Klompching Gallery, New York

*This item is included in the Opening Night Collection.

Artist Bio:

Jeanette May is a photo-based artist using a critical, sometimes playful, approach to investigate representation. Early training as a painter is evident in her carefully arranged compositions and rich color palette. May's photographs are constructed, staged, lit, and carefully considered. Her recent still life projects confront the anxiety surrounding technological obsolescence. May received her MFA in Photography from CalArts and her BFA in Painting from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She has been awarded grants, fellowships, and residencies from the NEA Regional Artists' Projects Fund, Brooklyn Arts Council, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Illinois Arts Council, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, and Ms. Foundation. Her work is exhibited in galleries and museums internationally, including New York, Washington, DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto, Milan, Athens, Barcelona, and Shanghai. May lives in Brooklyn, NY.