John Kohring | Photographs
January 17 - February 11, 2017
Ten years ago Kohring began taking photographs using a small, digital camera that he could carry easily in his hand on long walks. In his photography, Kohring records an ordinary moment in time. The images in this exhibition show things that he encounters by chance in neighborhoods, natural environments, and public places. Today, camera phones are ubiquitous. This exhibition provides an opportunity for viewers to engage in a spirited conversation about the difference between fine art photography and snapshots.
John Kohring studied art as an undergraduate at Yale University. His paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries in Boston, Detroit, New York, and Minneapolis. His grants and awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Painting Fellowship Grant. In 2006 he began taking photographs, which have been included in group exhibitions in recent years. This is the first solo exhibition of Kohring’s photographs. He lives and works in Minneapolis.