New Acquisitions: Jeremy Dennis

October 7, 2022–January 1, 2023

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.

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Jeremy Dennis (Shinnecock) "I Could Stand Here All Night" (from “Rise” series), 2021

 

Listen to Dennis discuss his work and the history and outlook of his homelands in MAM’s October 2021 program Native Artists, Northeast Futures. Join us as well for two programs with Dennis for all ages as part of MAM’s Indigenous Peoples’ Weekend 2022:

Events

  • Saturday, October 8, 3–5 p.m.: Photowalk
    After discussing his works on display, Dennis will lead an outdoor group walk where you can take photographs of your own. (Age 16+)

 

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.