Between Memory and Image: A conversation with artists Lacey Lennon and Natalia Lassalle-Morillo, facilitated by Genesis Báez
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | 3-4pm PST, 6-7pm EST
Free online event | Click here for recording of event
*Closed captioning will be available

On the occasion of Joint Custody, curated by Amanda Nudelman and currently on view in our main gallery, please join us for an online conversation with artists Lacey Lennon and Natalia Lassalle-Morillo, facilitated by Genesis Báez. Artist Genesis Báez is intimately familiar with the work of artists Natalia Lassalle-Morillo and Lacey Lennon: she and Natalia became fast friends through their shared artistic interests in recent years and she has been close with Lacey since they were in graduate school together. However, their mutual connection was unknown to either Natalia or Lacey before their work was paired in the exhibition Joint Custody. This program brings the three friends together to reflect on the importance of ongoing friendship in art-making and life and their shared interest in exploring the “in between” spaces of the world through lens-based practices.

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Genesis Báez is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Working predominantly in photography, she has recently exhibited her work at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Huxley Parlour in London, Ballroom Marfa, amongst others. Báez is the 2022 Capricious Photo Award recipient, and her works are held in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, NY, Detroit Institute of Art, and Yale University Art Gallery. Báez currently teaches at Williams College.

Natalia Lassalle-Morillo develops film, installation, and theatre-based projects that reconstruct history and memory through a transdisciplinary and collaborative approach. Merging theatrical performance, experimental ethnography, and collaborations with non-professional performers, her work focuses on the excavation of history both imagined and documented, decentralizing canonical narratives, and revising history through reenactments and the creation of new mythologies. Her work has been presented at Amant Foundation, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, the Smithsonian, among many other venues internationally. She was a Smithsonian Artist Fellow and was recently awarded the Princeton/CENTRO Bridging the Divides Fellowship. She developed her practice nomadically, but is currently based in San Juan.

Lacey Lennon (b.1988, Montclair, New Jersey) is an artist working in photography, performance, and video. Lennon has exhibited her work at the Brown Fine Arts Center Oresman Gallery, Smith College, Northampton, MA, Webber gallery, Los Angeles, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, among others. Her work has been featured in publications such as Artforum, LA Times Image, and Frieze magazine. Lennon holds an MFA from the Yale School of Art Photography program, where she was awarded the H. Lee Hirsche Prize, the Alice Kimball English Fellowship, and the A-Z West Residency. She is Assistant Professor of Photography at California State University, Long Beach, and a Critic in the Graduate Photography program at the Yale School of Art. Lennon lives and works in Los Angeles and Oakland, California.