October 21 - December 31, 2022
entwined is an exhibition of work by Pinky/MM Bass and Carolyn DeMeritt, long-time collaborators and friends. Addressing themes of incarnation, aging, death, and regeneration, Bass’s work explores the complexity of materials, with photography at the core and the body as subject. DeMeritt’s photography showcases Bass as subject, capturing her “infinite grace” while aging. Their work is both bold and vulnerable as it invites the viewer into a unique and complex world crafted over the course of 35 years.
About the artists:
Pinky/MM Bass is a self-described (feminist and spiritualist) seeker of life’s mysteries. At the age of 52, she earned her Master of Fine Arts in Photography at Georgia State University. In 1989, she received a grant for The Itinerant Photographer where she made the first of her giant pinhole cameras from a pop-up camper naming it Pinky’s Portable Pop-up Pinhole Camera and Darkroom, a mobile walk-in camera obscura. While most widely known for her pinhole and Polaroid photography, Bass works across media. Her large format images are made using alternative cameras and experimental processes and address issues of aging, death and the mythology of that journey. Her work is represented in numerous collections and museums including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Birmingham Museum of Art, and the High Museum in Atlanta. Her photographs have been published in The Polaroid Book, The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes, Aperture, and the Pinhole Journal. Her work has been featured in more than 50 solo exhibitions, and has been shown internationally and throughout the United States. Bass lives in Fairhope, Alabama.
A native of Charlotte, NC, photographer and videographer Carolyn DeMeritt concentrates on creating portraits of people or places that are underrepresented or undergoing dramatic change. She has received grants and fellowships and participated in numerous solo and invitational exhibitions across the country and internationally. Her work is included in museum, corporate and private collections, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts; North Carolina Museum of Art; Mint Museum of Art; High Museum of Art; Tweed Museum of Art and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.