current exhibitions

2016/2017 closes out the PRC's 40th anniversary season (the PRC was incorporated as a non-profit on October 6, 1976). Join us for a host of exhibitions and events!

The Wheels Project 4.0
September 16 − November 6, 2016

Opening Reception:
Thursday, September 22, 5:30-8pm

The PRC is excited to present a new and expanded version of an exhibition celebrating wheeled vehicles of all kinds (cars, bikes, motorcycles, and more). Previous incarnations and artists have been featured in a book "The Wheels Project" (2005) and in exhibitions at the Anderson Auto Museum (2008) and Lincoln Arts Project (2014), and this will appropriately be the project's fourth incarnation. As this fall is the anniversary of the PRC's incorporation, it's apt that we wrap up our 40th celebrations with a tribute to transportation and New England photographers!

Organized by Andrew M.K. Warren, The Wheels Project 4.0 exhibition includes a multitude of works by six regional photographers: Karl Baden, Bill Burke, Jack Lueders-Booth, Ken Richardson, Jasen Strickler, and Andrew M.K. Warren. As the group writes, "The Wheels Project is a visual synthesis of individual approaches to omnipresent elements of our wheels-based culture, emphasizing style, personality, community, decay, and/or aspects of the absurd." More about the artists, the show, and events at the special Wheels webpage.

The Wheels Project 4.0 Programs:

1.) PRC Wheels Bike Ride: September 18th, with TD Hub On Wheels Citywide Bike Ride, join the PRC team.
2.) Nights at the PRC: October 12th, Host: Andrew M.K. Warren & Wheels Artists, Theme: Transportation.
3.) Lecture, Karl Baden: October 19th, 7pm. More info on our lectures page and below.

More information on the ABOVE EVENTS, artists, exhibition, and related prograns can be found on the special #PRCWheelsProject webpage HERE >>> 

Photo credit: Bill Burke

upcoming exhibitions

A traveling exhibition from the Center for Photography at Woodstock
Curated by Sarah Lewis
November 18, 2016 −January 28, 2017
Opening Reception:
Thursday, November 17, 5:30-8pm

The PRC is pleased to present a pertinent and timely traveling exhibition of work from the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s acclaimed Artist-in-Residency program for artists of color working in the photographic arts.  Founded a year after the PRC, CPW is a like-minded institution and a member of the PRC administered Connections reciprocal membership program.  Given recent dialogues surrounding the topics addressed in this thematic show—race, love, and labor—the PRC felt it important to bring this varied and vital work by emerging artists to Boston, now.

Curated by Sarah Lewis, the exhibition includes work by 11 photographers: Endia Beal (Winston-Salem, NC), William Cordova (Lima, Peru, Miami, FL, and NY, NY), LaToya Ruby Frazier (Chicago, IL), Tommy Kha (Brooklyn, NY and Memphis, TN), Deana Lawson (Brooklyn, NY), Alma Leiva (Miami, FL and Brooklyn, NY), Gina Osterloh (Los Angeles, CA), Dawit L. Petros (Brooklyn, NY), Tim Portlock (Philadelphia, PA), Xaviera Simmons (Brooklyn, NY), and Joanna Tam (Boston, MA).  Dr. Lewis is Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University and recently edited Aperture Magazine's summer 2016 issue on "Vision & Justice." A fully-illustrated catalog accompanies the show. This theme is also the topic of her fall course at Harvard and a related exhibition at the Harvard Art Museums drawn from their collections, "Vision and Justice: The Art of Citizenship," open now through January 8, 2017.

Originally shown at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art in 2014, the show was recently exhibited at CPW and after the PRC, it will travel to the Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University in 2017. A special PRC webpage and programming information are to come.  More info on the exhibition can be found on CPW's website:

Photo credit: LaToya Ruby Frazier

5x5: A Unique Exhibition of Affordable Photography
February 3 − February 25, 2017

Public Preview and Closing "Pick-Up" Your Work Party: both TBA
Inspired by the success of last year's "Instantly Yours" and prior YOUR WORK HERE participatory offerings, this is a unique exhibition of affordable works made to be sold. From a call to members and the public, this show will include digital or traditional prints in *only* square 5 x 5 inch format, to connect with the PRC's square logo and allude to formal photography and the medium format. Prints must be on 5x5" paper, unframed, and umatted and include the required registration form/s. Prints will ideally be created specifically for this opportunity (up to 5 prints per person can be displayed), priced at $50 each to honor and look forward to the PRC's next milestone, its 50th anniversary, and proceeds split 50/50 between the PRC and artists. Sales will go to benefit the PRC and its programs. Further logistics TBD, but a form and template will be available on the PRC website.

2017 PRC Student Exhibition
This yearly exhibition honors the rich tradition of photography in the New England area and features work from the PRC's Institutional Member Schools. For the 15th Annual show this year, 15-20 schools and programs from across the region will be showcased.

EXPOSURE 2017: The 21st Annual PRC Juried Exhibition
The PRC's renowned annual juried exhibition showcases and honors emerging and midcareer photographers from across the country. EXPOSURE is a great opportunity to view a slice of the best and brightest as selected by a nationally-renowned juror. Since its inception in 1996, over 340 artists have displayed several images each from their respective series on the PRC's gallery walls. JUROR: To be announced.












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