Dancing in the Absence of Pain
“Dancing in the Absence of Pain,” the first solo show for photographer Terence Price II, is an intimate portrait of home, family and community that speaks to contemporary black life.
Price’s first solo exhibition, organized by Diana Nawi, emerges from a tradition of street photography to document the people closest to Price, strangers he encounters in his daily life, and his Miami Gardens neighborhood. Through it, Price, an Oolite Arts studio resident, mines the rich territory where the personal takes on shared and collective meaning.
As the title suggests, the exhibition offers glimpses into celebration and joy set against an implicit backdrop of daily life that is often defined by harsh realities. Price’s work juxtaposes allusions to sadness and difficult circumstances — economic hardship, violence, and simply the passing of time — against the intimate and vital pleasures of family and community. Presenting re-edited home movies and photographs from his family’s archive alongside his images of his family and community, Price creates work that feels both anachronistic and enduring with images that are seemingly threaded across time.
Terence Price II was born in Carol City Florida. He documents the effects of gentrification and structural inequities by capturing his own neighborhoods, showing real people living through moments of joy, stress and social strife. His film “Summer Before Spring’s End” comments on the alarming rates of black youth dying by gun violence, and received the Audience Choice Award at FilmGate Miami’s festival. Price has shown his work in Miami, New York and Chicago.
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Pop Up Sometime
Presented in collaboration with ICA Miami
Presented in conjunction with Terence Price II: Dancing in the Absence of Pain, Pop Up Sometime is an installation created through a nine week collaboration between Terence Price II and the students of the ICA Miami’s outreach program Narratives. The Narratives program uses the theme of identity as a platform to allow participants to feel empowered and express their own narrative through creative work. The installation includes photos and writing by students from Miami Northwestern Senior High, Miami Edison Senior High, and the South Florida CARES program, and features the artists: Icesis A., Lindie B., Cassandre C., D’Angelo C., Douana C., Oneil C., Michelle E., Emislinne F., Nora F., Jasmine F., Synder F., Fedna G., Dave H., Likia H., Quentavia H., Cherlyne J., Kiana J., Lovedine J., Andrea L., Maurisha L., Tadza N., Yanisleidi P., Dafnie R., Jeremias R. Zarah T., Kuanta W., and Nyteria W.
Pop Up Sometime was presented by the ICA Miami in December 2018, where it was organized by Alyssa Panganiban. It was organized at ArtCenter/South Florida by Angelica Arbelaez. Special thanks to Lisa Fernandez and Alyssa Panganiban at ICA Miami and Lee Heinemann at ACSF.
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