CINCINNATI, OH.- Cheryl Dunn is a New York based photographer and filmmaker. Spit & Peanut Shells - American Pictures features new and recent photography, video and objects documenting, not only Dunn's travels within the United States, but also her singular perspective on the diversity of environments, interactions, people and situations she encounters. In this way Dunn stitches together an idiosyncratic American portrait that considers the complexity and breadth of America's joy, arrogance, generosity, creativity, resilience, anger and isolation.
Described by Laura Heymann, Dunn is a street photographer, and her eye is somewhat compulsive. It darts back and forth, grabbing minute details from anywhere and everywhere. This method produces an extraordinary volume of images, but then their brand of genius is cumulative. To view Dunn's work is to understand the true nature of a place, and to understand also that places change, more often for the worse than the better. [from the exhibition catalogue Whos Afraid of America, 2008]
Cheryl Dunn lives and works in New York City and has participated in film festivals and exhibited her photographs both nationally and internationally. Recent group and solo exhibitions include Deitch Projects, Fuse Gallery, New Image Art and recently, Galerie Impaire, Paris and Santander Cultural Center, Brazil. Dunn was included in the traveling museum exhibition Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art & Street Culture, which recently ended its five year world tour.