Big Sky, 2020, Nancy Floyd
Desert Trinity (tire marks, moving rock trail, footprints), 2018, Nancy Floyd
Around the Black Cottonwood Tree 1, 2020, Nancy Floyd

whitespace presents “Walking Through the Desert with My Eyes Closed” by Nancy Floyd

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Featuring work by: Nancy Floyd

Nancy Floyd returns to whitespace for her second solo exhibition, Walking Through the Desert with My Eyes Closed. The desert is a place where loss is evident even while life continues to adapt and survive. Floyd uses her new work as a springboard to address the fragility of life and loss, and the connections we make with others in the outdoors. Floyd is thinking about the literal and metaphorical evidence that we leave behind.

Nancy Floyd is a visual artist who has been making work for 40 years. Her interests include the aging female body, the passage of time, and desert landscapes. She uses photography and video to address the ways in which lens-based media can connect deeply with experience and memory. Floyd has received numerous grants and awards including the 2019 International Center of Photography/GOST Books First Photo Book Award and a 2018 Aaron Siskind Photography Fellowship. This year, Floyd’s 39-year self-portrait series, Weathering Time, was published by ICP/GOST and has been exhibited at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL; PhEST International Photography Festival, Monopoli, Italy; and Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA. In 2022, her work will be exhibited at The Portraits Festival, Vichy, France. Her work was recently featured in the New Yorker Photobooth and i-D Magazine. Floyd’s artwork is in the collection of the Center for Creative Photography (Tucson, AZ), the High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA), Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago, IL), Lightwork (Syracuse, NY), the Joshua Tree Highland Residency Program Collection (Joshua Tree, CA) and in numerous private collections. Floyd holds a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, an MA from Columbia College Chicago, and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. She is Emerita Professor in the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University in Atlanta and lives in Bend, Oregon. She is represented in Atlanta by whitespace gallery.

In-Person: Exhibition Oct 30 - Dec 04

Nancy Floyd’s second solo exhibition, Walking Through the Desert with My Eyes Closed, opens at Whitespace on October 30, 2021. The exhibition includes photography, video and porcelain objects. Whitespec will feature an immersive Installation of her videos.

In-Person: Opening Reception Oct 30 11:00AM - 5:00PM

Join us for the opening reception of, Walking Through the Desert with My Eyes Closed, on Saturday, October 30. Nancy Floyd will be present to talk about her work at the opening.

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Thursday through Saturday
11 am to 5 pm

Street parking available