In addition to housing the main public exhibition space at Columbus College of Art & Design, Beeler Gallery hosts the annual Beeler Gallery Visiting Artists & Scholars series, which brings word-class speakers for the student body and public. On Tuesday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m., photographer Katy Grannan will present a sneak preview of her first feature length film in the Canzani Center Screening Room. The film was first screened at the Visions du Reel International Film Festival in Switzerland last May, and has been shown in both London and Krakow since.
The film, called The Nine, is named for a street in Modesto, California which is described as “a no-man’s land where the rules of polite society do not apply.” As in her previous work, this film provides portraits of individuals from an often unseen and, perhaps, unwanted part of America.
“The people living along the Nine form a ravaged micro-community whose Darwinian existence is a day-to-day hustle, and survival is by any means necessary.” The Central Valley community, which includes Modesto, Fresno and Bakersfield, was also featured in the Depression-era work of another photographer, Dorothea Lange.
Grannan’s work has been presented at CCAD in the past, as well as at the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of Art, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.