From the Curator’s Perspective: M. Gaynor
Schonberger explains in his artist statement that, “throughout the 1980’s Sergeant Gaynor chronicled his encounters on the streets of Detroit by photographing suspects at the moment of their arrest.” There are few moments in a person’s life as worthy of introspection as the moment of one’s arrest. What choices led me here? What am I going to do? What could I have done differently? One imagines Sgt. Gaynor’s decade-long collection of such moments as an astonishing record of countless lives frozen in the moment when everything changed. This image is a reminder to all about the power of choices, and their consequences.
For more information about this work, visit the artist’s submission. Visit this blogpost to learn how A Life, Still was curated by twelve college students in collaboration with the North Carolina Museum of Art.
About this Curator
Joshua Craig is a 3rd year graduate student studying Metal Design at East Carolina University. He received his bachelor of fine arts degree from Indiana University and has exhibited his work nationally.