View two recent photographic works by Jeremy Dennis—part of his Rise series—in MAM’s Lehman Court. Dennis is an enrolled member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation on Long Island, NY, where he takes his images. Both incisively historical and visionary for the future, Rise probes Euro-American fears of an Indigenous enemy: anxieties ingrained since the start of settler-colonialism in North America. Playing with the aesthetics of zombie movies, Dennis casts Native Americans as the undead, exposing subconscious unease as well as latent possibilities in their interactions with non-Natives.
Listen to Dennis discuss his work and the history and outlook of his homelands in MAM’s October 2021 program Native Artists, Northeast Futures. Learn about Dennis' involvement with MAM’s Indigenous Peoples’ Weekend 2022.
The installation is organized by Curator of Native American Art Laura J. Allen.
Jeremy Dennis (Shinnecock) is a contemporary fine art photographer and a tribal member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation in Southampton, NY. In his work, he explores Indigenous identity, culture, and assimilation. Dennis holds an MFA from Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, and a BA in Studio Art from Stony Brook University, NY. He currently lives and works in Southampton, New York on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. www.mashouse.studio
Jeremy Dennis (Shinnecock, b 1990), I Could Stand Here All Night (from Rise series), 2021. Archival Inkjet print, edition 2/10, 30" x 40." Museum purchase, Acquisition Fund, 2022.5.
Image: Courtesy of Jeremy Dennis.
All MAM programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Vance Wall Foundation, Partners for Health Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and Museum members.