The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University is pleased to present Every Breath We Drew, photographs by Jess Dugan. This series has been widely published and noted as one of the most important series of photographs depicting intimacy and identity. Rather than attempting to describe a specific identity or group, the gender identity and sexual orientation of the individuals varies greatly- Every Breath We Drew asks larger questions about how identity is formed, desire is expressed, and intimate connection is sought. The exhibit will open on August 6 and continue through October 4, 2019. The artist will be present on September 13 to participate in several public programs including a McKinney Visiting Artist Lecture at 5pm followed by a reception.
The exhibition will provide an opportunity to address the political and cultural nuances of gender, inclusion, and representation. Within an academic context, Ms. Dugan’s work has implications across disciplines and research institutes including Fine Arts, Gender Studies, The Kinsey Institute, and American Studies, to name a few. In addition to the expansive, interdisciplinary dialogue sparked by Ms. Dugan’s work, she is a generous workshop leader and adept at working with students to provide feedback on creative research and career development.