Off the Grid & (-Americans)

Keliy Anderson-Staley

California Museum of Photography

October 1, 2009 - February 27, 2010

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - Thursday, October 1, 2009 6pm - 8pm

In the photo series Off the Grid and (-Americans), Keliy Anderson-Staley uses the conventions of portraiture and landscape to raise questions about representation, individuality and the many ways photography has shaped notions of identity from the 19th century to today's digital age. In (-Americans) Anderson-Staley uses the wet plate collodion process to capture her sitters both individually and in couples. By utilizing the same antique process made popular in the 1850s and 1860s, when many believed that photography could scientifically record and catalogue a person's racial or ethnic identity, Anderson-Staley probes technology's claim to absolute objectivity. In Off the Grid, she focuses on the construction of place, using digital technology to capture how communes, communities, and collectives form identities from alternative or traditional philosophies.

Lecture, Keliy Anderson-Staley and curator Lisa Henry, 1st Thursday ARTSwalk, October 1, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Artist Reception, 8:00-9:00pm

Photo Studio, features public sittings for 19th-century style portraits, available for purchase Friday, October 2, 12:00 - 5:00pm (Reservations required: Limit 25)

Photo Studio, features public sittings for 19th-century style portraits, available for purchase.
Monday, October 5, 12:00 at 5:00pm (Reservations required: Limit 25)

For more info, contact: Digital Studio Program @ UCR ARTSblock (951) 827-4796 or

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Sol LeWitt

Screening - Friday, September 19, 2014, 7pm
Matinee - Saturday, September 20, 2014, 3pm
Screening - Saturday, September 20, 2014, 7pm


SHOW-IN 2014, a project by Brianna Skellie and Margit Galanter

Friday, October 3, 2014, 11am - 7pm
Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, October 5, 2014, 11am - 1pm

Long weekend of dance, collaboration, sharing, and material development