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An Unrested Image
A Lecture
Friday, March 2, 7pm
$5 suggested donation; Free for students and artists

Just the facts: Shannon Ebner was born in 1971 in Englewood, NJ. She received her MFA in Photography from the Yale University School of Art in 2000. Her work has been included in major exhibitions such as the 54th International Venice Biennale (2011), the Berlin Biennale (2010), and the Whitney Biennial (2008). This spring Ebner’s work will be included in the group exhibition Ecstatic Alphabet at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. She lives in Los Angeles.

“As for the announcement for the talk, I am attaching an image that you can use. I have some loose ideas for what I would like to do that have to do with exploring the idea of rest, unrest, and arrest in relationship to images I am fond of and how that relates to ideas in my work. I would like to call the talk an unrested image. If you are making an announcement or something please just let me see it before it goes out. For the talk I will just need my laptop and a projector.” —Shannon Ebner