Judy Linn
tilted house, 2002
Digital print
24 x 31.25 inches
61 x 79.4 cm
Judy Linn
Hilton, 1992
Digital print
24 x 31 inches
61 x 78.7 cm
Judy Linn
3 feet, 1987
Digital print
14 x 16 inches
35.6 x 40.6 cm
Judy Linn
Intrepid, 1999
Digital print
24 x 19.25 inches
61 x 48.9 cm
Judy Linn
Vromann book, 1989
Digital print
24 x 19.5 inches
61 x 49.5 cm
Judy Linn
Cineplex, 2005
Digital print
24 x 31.25 inches
61 x 79.4 cm
Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Desktop, April 2, 2014
Archival Pigment Print
24 x 18 inches
61 x 45.7 cm
Edition of 5
Deana Lawson
Living Room, Brownsville, Brooklyn, 2015
Pigment print
35 x 45 inches
101.6 x 127 cm
Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Lamont, March 13, 2014
Archival Pigment Print
24 x 18 inches
61 x 45.7 cm
Edition of 5
Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Marques, April 11, 2013
Archival Pigment Print
30 x 24 inches
76.2 x 61 cm
Edition of 5
Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Enoch, March 24, 2014
Archival Pigment Print
48 x 36 inches
121.9 x 91.4 cm
Edition of 3
Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Studio, March 2 (part 1), 2014
Archival Pigment Print
24 x 18 inches
61 x 45.7 cm
Edition of 5
Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Studio, March 2 (part 2), 2014
Archival Pigment Print
24 x 18 inches
61 x 45.7 cm
Edition of 5
Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Study for Roses at night, for K., 2006 - 15 (1105), 2015
Archival Pigment Print
48 x 36 inches
121.9 x 91.4 cm
Edition of 5
Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Some Recent Pictures / a journal (Volumes 2 and 3, December 21, 2016), 2011-2017
Table installation with laser prints, ink on paper, postcards, binder clips, and artist books
38 x 60 x 36 inches
96.5 x 152.4 x 91.4 cm
Deana Lawson
Cortez, 2016
Pigment print
40 x 50 inches
101.6 x 127 cm
Judy Linn
dowager dog, 1972
Digital print
24 x 30.25 inches
61 x 76.8 cm
Judy Linn
garage mural, 1973
Digital print
24 x 30.5 inches
61 x 77.5 cm
Judy Linn
villa savoye, 2009
Digital print
24 x 31.5 inches
61 x 80 cm
Judy Linn
book shelf, 2007
Digital print
31 x 24 inches
78.7 x 61 cm
Judy Linn
Owosso, 1998
Digital print
31.5 x 24 inches
80 x 61 cm
Judy Linn
can, 2012
Digital print
24 x 19 inches
61 x 48.3 cm
Judy Linn
x trees, 1970
Digital print
24 x 31 inches
61 x 78.7 cm
Judy Linn
Claire, 1997
Digital print
24 x 30 inches
61 x 76.2 cm
Deana Lawson
Funereal Wallpaper, 2013
Pigment print
44 x 55 inches
111.8 x 139.7 cm
Deana Lawson
Mohawk Correctional Facility, Appropriated 2013
Pigment prints
46 parts:
11 x 8.5 inches (27.9 x 21.6 cm), each
Deana Lawson
Detail from: Mohawk Correctional Facility, Appropriated 2013
Pigment prints
46 parts:
11 x 8.5 inches (27.9 x 21.6 cm), each
Deana Lawson
Detail from: Mohawk Correctional Facility, Appropriated 2013
Pigment prints
46 parts:
11 x 8.5 inches (27.9 x 21.6 cm), each
Deana Lawson, Judy Linn, Paul Mpagi Sepuya
January 13 - February 18, 2017
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Sikkema Jenkins & Co. is pleased to present a group exhibition of work by three photo-based artists: Deana Lawson, Judy Linn, and Paul Mpagi Sepuya. 
 
The exhibition explores photographic documentation of relationships – between the artist and subject or between the subjects themselves – and suggests familial connection, specifically the families we choose to construct.
 
Breaking from her characteristic carefully composed photographs of black men and women from everyday walks of life – examples of which are also on view – Deana Lawson’s Mohawk Correctional Facility: Jasmine & Family (2013) is a series of photos depicting the artist’s cousin, Jasmine, with her partner Eric and their children taken inside the Mohawk Correctional Facility in upstate New York over a period of three years. Covering the period during which Eric was incarcerated, the images were taken by prison officials and document multiple trips Jasmine and her family made together. Lawson appropriates her cousin’s personal archive and displays them serially, compressing the time of Eric’s incarceration. The images portray a family engaged in acts of love and displays of domesticity within the confines of imprisonment.
 
With an instinctive style, Judy Linn’s photographs relate everyday casual encounters that take on a sense of significance through their intimacy. This is particularly evident in her photographs of people, such as in a shot of writer and theater critic, Hilton Als, who’s partially obscured face is seen look back through the barrier of a taxi cab. The exhibition includes a wide selection of Linn’s work from the 1970s through the 2000s, including photographs of rural environments, domestic architecture, and acquaintances.
 
Paul Mpagi Sepuya’s early photography drew strongly from the language of traditional portraiture, populating domestic or studio settings with his friends and acquaintances who make repeated appearances throughout his body of work.  Sepuya’s more recent works are fragmented, with close-up views of male bodies and photo collages incorporating new and existing images. These collages reflect a process of accumulation that is reinforced in Sepuya’s sculptural installation of photographic material and mixed media, on view along with a book project entitled SOME RECENT PICTURES / a journal. These books are unique edits of work from 2009 through 2015 with additional volumes of new material to be bound on an ongoing basis.
 
Born in Rochester, New York in 1979, Deana Lawson received a BFA from Penn State in 2001 and a MFA in Photography from RISD in 2004. She currently teaches photography at Princeton University and lives in Brooklyn. A solo exhibition of Lawson’s work will be on view at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis from January 27 through April 16. Her work will also be included in the 2017 Whitney Biennial opening March 17. 
 
Judy Linn was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1947. She received a BFA from Pratt Institute in 1969, and has been actively exhibiting ever since. In 2011 a monograph of her portraits of Patti Smith, Patti Smith 1969 – 1976: Photographs by Judy Linn, was published by Abrams Image. Her work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Detroit Art Institute, and the Dallas Museum of Art, among others. She teaches at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie and lives in New York City.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya was born in San Bernardino, California in 1982. He received a BFA in Photography & Imaging from New York University Tisch School of the Arts in 2004 and a MFA in Photography from the University of California Los Angeles in 2016. Figures, Grounds and Studies, a solo exhibition of his work will open at Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York on February 2. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Jenkins & Co. is pleased to present a group exhibition of work by three photo-based artists: Deana Lawson, Judy Linn, and Paul Mpagi Sepuya.