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Brooklyn Museum Plans LaToya Ruby Frazier Show

 Brooklyn Museum Plans LaToya Ruby Frazier Show

LaToya Ruby Frazier, "Grandma Ruby and Me," 2005. (Courtesy the artist)

LaToya Ruby Frazier’s elegant, personal and sometimes emotionally charged black-and-white photographs have been seen in this year’s Whitney Biennial, the 2010 edition of MoMA PS1’s Greater New York and the New Museum’s first triennial, in 2009. Now they are headed to the Brooklyn Museum, which will mount a major exhibition of her work, titled “A Haunted Capital,” this June.

The show runs June 29 through Oct. 21 (mark your calendars, dear reader), and includes some 40 works from a variety of the artist’s series. The museum has this to say about it in its news release:

“A Haunted Capital” represents both Frazier’s family’s history and the history of her community as she explores the decline of Braddock, home of one of America’s first steel mills, located on the eastern edge of the Monongahela River near Pittsburgh, which now has a population of under 2,500 and has been declared a “distressed municipality” by the state of Pennsylvania.

An associate curator at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross galleries, Ms. Frazier attended the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York.

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