Jeffrey Wolin & Jennifer Greenburg discuss their collaborative piece "Still Life: A Coronavirus Dialog, 2020" that they made during quarantine for our current exhibition "Photography & _____".
The obstacle of collaborative work, done without the ability to meet, had to be overcome. They met via Zoom every week while mostly making photographs by ourselves in isolation. When they began sharing images with one another, they were pleasantly surprised to discover how many seemed to pair up; they were having a symbiotic experience. Without prior discussion, they had both photographed The Blue Angels fly-over in Chicago on May 12, 2020, to honor health care providers. It seemed unbelievable that we had both caught that moment within seconds of one another.
Jennifer Greenburg is a contemporary artist who works with photographic imagery. She holds an MFA from The University of Chicago and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute. Solo shows of her work have been held at The Print Center, Philadelphia, and The Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. Greenburg’s work has been part of numerous international group shows including The Museum of Contemporary Photography at 40. She was an artist in residence at Light Work, Syracuse, and is a recipient of two Illinois Arts Council Grants. Her work is part of the permanent collection of The Houston Museum of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, The Museum of Photographic Arts, Light Work, The Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Ontario.
Jeffrey A. Wolin is Ruth N. Halls Professor Emeritus of Photography at Indiana University. Wolin’s photographs have been exhibited in over 100 exhibitions in the US and Europe, including solo shows at the Art Institute of Chicago, International Center of Photography in New York, George Eastman Museum in Rochester and the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and group exhibitions at MoMA, Whitney Museum, and LA County Museum of Art. His photographs are in the permanent collections of numerous museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; Cleveland Museum of Art; Houston Museum of Fine Arts; Art Institute of Chicago; New York Public Library; George Eastman Museum, Rochester; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Bibliotèque Nationale de France, Paris; and Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Still Life: A Coronavirus Dialog, 2020 © Jeffrey Wolin & Jennifer Greenburg