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In this new feature, we are showcasing an image per week from our upcoming 13th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition. This is our 5th to date.

This is Lana Z Caplan’s 2nd juried show she’s gotten into since I’ve worked here. I have been a fan ever since Lana showed me work in my monthly portfolio reviews. I drooled over her tintypes at Gallery NAGA. Lana has been researching and photographing former sites of public executions in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Presented as sepia toned gelatin silver prints in French mats with text, the final presentation subverts visual and cultural expectations and practices.

Here is an example of the title for the above image: Site of Public Executions by Hanging from the Tyburn Tree Gallows, up to 25 people hanging at a time, averaging 35 hangings per year, 1571 – November 3, 1783, (Marble Arch, London)

Come to the PRC opening on Thursday, May 22nd from 5:30-7:30pm and see the real work! Or if you are out of town, don’t worry, we’ll be posting images of the installation and reception on our PRC Flickr page.

ABOVE IMAGE: Lana Z Caplan, 2007, Sepia Toned Gelatin Silver Print, 20 x 21 inches, courtesy of the artist and Gallery NAGA

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