Reception: Saturday, July 9, 2016, 5-7 PM
Ryn Osbourne’s photo series, 9 Minutes, is a collaboritive effort that takes place in “Tent City”, a homeless community in Wooster, Ohio, more formally known by it’s residents as the Chikahominy Tribal Rescue Mission. The series contains images from both the perspective of Osbourne as well as images taken from the perspective of the Chikahominy Tribal Rescue Mission residents using disposable cameras. Through these two sets of images, both the outsider and insider perspective are uniquely represented. The contrast of the two sets of images depicts a variation in the narratives surrounding this ambiguous space. The exhibition creates a visual dialogue between the artists and residents regarding community, space, protection and the war on poverty.
9 Minutes demonstrates the ability of arts based research to engage the perspectives’ of others and the power of an image to visually express social-spatial narratives.
City Center Gallery exhibitions feature local and emerging artists selected by a small team of Urban Arts Space student assistants, providing the students with hands-on experience curating, installing, and marketing exhibitions