Lot 118: Jennifer Karady

Former Sergeant John Holman, U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division,
veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, with friends Lenny and Dominique; Palo Alto University, CA
Chromogenic color print with archival text
12.5 x 12.5 inches
Series: Soldiers’ Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan
Edition AP 4/15
Signed verso ink
Courtesy of the artist
Fair Market Value

Jennifer Karady is an award-winning artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her critically acclaimed project, Soldiers’ Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan, has been exhibited widely, including at the Palm Springs Art Museum, the University of Michigan, SF Camerawork, and CEPA Gallery. Her work was featured on PBS Newshour, in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Polka, on National Public Radio, and reviewed in Frieze. Public collections include SF MOMA, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Palm Springs Art Museum. Karady’s numerous residencies and awards include the Witt Residency, Yaddo, MacDowell, The Headlands, Blue Mountain Center, Getty Creative Images Grant, and grants from the Compton Foundation. She was awarded the 2017 Francis Greenburger Fellowship for Mitigating Ethnic and Religious Conflict at Art Omi.

Soldier’s Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan is an interdisciplinary art project that reveals the invisible ways that war affects individual veterans and their families, primarily though a series of 21 photographs and stories (presented as text or sound). Artist Jennifer Karady works with American veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to create photographs that depict their individual stories and reveal their difficulties in adjusting to civilian life. She collaborates with the veteran to restage a memory from war during a meticulously planned photo shoot that enables the viewer to glimpse a fragment of what is going on in the soldier’s mind and evokes the psychology of life after war.

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