Myra Greene: Minor Chord

Opening: Saturday, May 11, 2019 5 – 8 pm
Saturday, May 11 – Jun 22, 2019

1612 W. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

PATRON is proud to announce our second solo presentation of Atlanta based artist, Myra Greene. 

The exhibition titled, Minor Chord will open with a reception for the artist on Saturday, May 11th  from 5-8PM and continue through June 22, 2019.

Intermingled in the space, progressing from one to the next, three bodies of work speak about similar ideas and work on distinct expressive parts of the same notion. Yet, they start to feel dissonant, like a minor chord.

Maybe it is more like hearing a song that takes an unexpected turn halfway through. You have an expectation of the arrangement, but the audio shifts its own understanding on itself. It takes multiple listens to figure out why and how decisions were made. Were they unsatisfied with the structure? Did the old form do all it could? Was the new form explored to generate something unique that the old form could not?  Can the new reference the past while pulling small movements forward?

- Myra Greene

MYRA GREENE (b. 1975, New York City, NY) lives and works in Atlanta Georgia, where she is Vice Chair of Art & Visual Culture, Photography Program Director at Spelman College. She received her MFA from the University of New Mexico, and her BFA from Washington University. Recent solo and group exhibitions include exhibitions WAP: Myra Greene (forthcoming), Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, Atlanta, GA, Glimmers Through Dark Matter (2019), PATRON, New York, NY; Measured In Moments (2018), The Safe House Museum, Greensboro, Alabama (off site exhibition for Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta GA); Frieze (2018), at Corvi-Mora Gallery, London, UK and Undertones (2018) at Corvi-Mora Gallery, London, UK. Myra Greene’s work has been featured in nationally exhibitions in galleries and museums including The New York Public Library, Duke Center for Documentary Studies, Williams College Museum of Art, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art in Atlanta, Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, and Sculpture Center in New York City. She is the recipient of several awards and grants, including Working Artist Project Fellowship, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA, the Illinois Arts Council Photography Fellowship, Journal of Contemporary Photography Award, Academic Fellowship at The Photography Institute, and Curatorial Fellowship at MoMA. Her work is also part of multiple permanent collections, including JP Morgan and Chase, New York, NY, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, Light Work in Syracuse, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Illinois, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas, theNational Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Nelson- Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, the New York Public Library, and the Princeton University Art Museum.


Image: Myra Greene, Mixed #5, 2019.