Rolls and Tubes Collective

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Rolls and Tubes: A History of Photography

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June 2023
The Griffin Museum of Photography will feature the traveling exhibition Rolls and Tubes: A History of Photography, June 1 - July 9, 2023

Reception: June 2, 6:00-8:00 p.m. (EST) - artists in attendance

Artist Talk Online: June 20, 7:00 p.m. (EST) - information on registration may be found by clicking here

Over the course of a year that demanded we think more critically about inclusion, the project became something far greater than the sum of its parts: a series of four individual artists’ interpretations of great works from the history of photography posted on Instagram merged into a collective reflection on the writing of that history itself.

-Corey Keller

The commodification of the commonplace became a running theme of the COVID-19 pandemic. Having made homebodies of us all, COVID-19 created absurd rolling shortages, of flour, hair dye, and of course, toilet paper. This was the genesis of the work by the Rolls & Tubes Collective. In this work, each of the four artists reinterpreted a known photograph in the arc of contemporary, and the history of photography, utilizing toilet paper as an element of the image.