OCTOBER 27 - DECEMBER 29, 2017
Opening Reception: Final Friday, October 27; 7-9PM
Closing Reception: Final Friday, December 29; 7-9PM
At 12:20 on November 24th 1963, the death of Lee Harvey Oswald was transmitted into the homes of millions of Americans on live television. Having issued no confession, the subsequent investigation of the alleged presidential assassin was left to material remnants, traces, and recollections of the father, son, Marxist, G-man, patsy, nobody. Dallas police meticulously collected and cataloged Oswald’s belongings – physical evidence for decoding the immaterial unknown. From unassuming articles of clothing to sheets of blank paper, the most banal objects gained unexpected significance because of their ominous association. More than five decades later, the assassination of John F. Kennedy has become a cultural cliché – a curiosity spot for conspiracy theorists and tourists. Within and Without examines the specter and material remnants of Lee Harvey Oswald, the unknowable figure at the center of this American myth.
Danielle C. Head was born in Jefferson City, Missouri in 1985. In 2007 she received her BA from Hampshire College in Film, Photography, and Video. In 2011, she received her MFA in Photography from Indiana University. She lives and works in Topeka, Kansas where she serves as Assistant Professor of Photography at Washburn University. Her work has been exhibited regionally and nationally in solo and group exhibitions. In 2017, work from her series, Within and Without was accepted by the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Illinois for inclusion in the Midwest Photographer's Project print collection.