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Gallery Talk with Jen Ervin
May 11, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Meet the artist behind the polaroids currently featured in the Waters Gallery.
Mrs. Ervin specializes in film-based photography. Born in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, the artist moved to Florence, South Carolina in her formative years. She received her MFA in Graphic Design from Boston University, and a BA in Fine Art from Francis Marion University. Originally a painter, Ervin became interested in photography during her graduate studies under the tutelage of Alston Purvis, former student of master photographer, Walker Evans.
Motherhood soon followed graduation, initiating a more personal exploration of photography as medium. She actively exhibits her work and has been published on Aint-Bad, Lenscratch, Don’t Take Pictures and Feature Shoot. Her Polaroids have been exhibited in galleries and museums alongside notable photographers such as William Christenberry, Sally Mann, William Eggleston, Andy Warhol, Kathleen Robbins and Susan Worsham. Ervin currently lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband and their three daughters.
The talk is open to the public and all are invited.