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Dead Letter Office

June 10 – July 2, 2021

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Mickey Aloisio

Truck Surface #1, 2020

archival pigment print, edition of 7 + 2AP

27 1/2 x 40 1/2 in. / 69.9 x 102.9 cm

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Ronghui Chen

19 Ways of Looking at Wangwei No. 1, 2020

archival pigment print, edition of 3

58 x 44 in. / 147.3 x 111.8 cm

framed: 61 x 45 x 4 in. / 154.9 x 114.3 x 10.2 cm

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tarah douglas

untitled (lighter), 2021

archival pigment print, edition of 5 + 2AP

30 x 24 in. / 76.2 x 61 cm

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Jackie Furtado

Sears, 2020

four archival pigment prints, edition of 7 + 2AP

each: 27 1/2 x 39 1/2 in. / 69.9 x 100.3 cm

overall: 118 x 41 1/2 in. / 299.7 x 105.4 cm

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Max Gavrich

Necessary Inventions, 2021

archival pigment prints in rubber-dipped steel artists' frames, edition of 7 + 2AP
each: 28 x 22 in. / 71.1 x 55.9 cm

overall dimensions variable

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Nabil Harb

Untitled, 2021

archival pigment print, edition of 5 + 2AP

24 x 36 in. / 61 x 91.4 cm

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Dylan Hausthor

what the rain might bring, 2021

archival pigment print, edition of 7 + 2AP

30 1/4 x 38 in. / 76.8 x 96.5 cm

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Annie Ling

Fever Dream (Hand), 2020

archival pigment print in unique artist’s frame, edition of 3 + 1AP

30 x 24 in. / 76.2 x 61 cm

framed: 32 x 26 x 4 in. / 81.3 x 66 x 10.2 cm

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Alex Nelson

Untitled (Fingers), 2020

archival pigment print, edition of 7 + 2AP

24 x 30 in. / 61 x 76.2 cm

framed: 26 x 32 x 2 in. / 66 x 81.3 x 5.1 cm

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Rosemary Warren

ReflecTV, 2021

video installation

43 in. / 109.2 cm TV on 45 x 18 x 20 in. / 114.3 x 45.7 x 50.8 cm triangular shelf

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Mickey Aloisio

Truck Surface #1, 2020

archival pigment print, edition of 7 + 2AP

27 1/2 x 40 1/2 in. / 69.9 x 102.9 cm

Ronghui Chen

19 Ways of Looking at Wangwei No. 1, 2020

archival pigment print, edition of 3

58 x 44 in. / 147.3 x 111.8 cm

framed: 61 x 45 x 4 in. / 154.9 x 114.3 x 10.2 cm

tarah douglas

untitled (lighter), 2021

archival pigment print, edition of 5 + 2AP

30 x 24 in. / 76.2 x 61 cm

Jackie Furtado

Sears, 2020

four archival pigment prints, edition of 7 + 2AP

each: 27 1/2 x 39 1/2 in. / 69.9 x 100.3 cm

overall: 118 x 41 1/2 in. / 299.7 x 105.4 cm

Max Gavrich

Necessary Inventions, 2021

archival pigment prints in rubber-dipped steel artists' frames, edition of 7 + 2AP
each: 28 x 22 in. / 71.1 x 55.9 cm

overall dimensions variable

Nabil Harb

Untitled, 2021

archival pigment print, edition of 5 + 2AP

24 x 36 in. / 61 x 91.4 cm

Dylan Hausthor

what the rain might bring, 2021

archival pigment print, edition of 7 + 2AP

30 1/4 x 38 in. / 76.8 x 96.5 cm

Annie Ling

Fever Dream (Hand), 2020

archival pigment print in unique artist’s frame, edition of 3 + 1AP

30 x 24 in. / 76.2 x 61 cm

framed: 32 x 26 x 4 in. / 81.3 x 66 x 10.2 cm

Alex Nelson

Untitled (Fingers), 2020

archival pigment print, edition of 7 + 2AP

24 x 30 in. / 61 x 76.2 cm

framed: 26 x 32 x 2 in. / 66 x 81.3 x 5.1 cm

Rosemary Warren

ReflecTV, 2021

video installation

43 in. / 109.2 cm TV on 45 x 18 x 20 in. / 114.3 x 45.7 x 50.8 cm triangular shelf

Press Release

Marlborough New York is pleased to present Dead Letter Office, an exhibition of work by recent graduates of the 2021 Yale MFA Photography program. The exhibition will be comprised of photography and video works by the graduates.

To present the exhibition, Vinson Cunningham, staff writer and theater critic for The New Yorker, explores the work of the graduates below:

Call our world a system of unsteady correspondence: packages proliferate in the hallways, letters turn up shredded by turbulent transit, votes get lost, signals get missed, stuff falls off the truck. Somebody talks through a mask and the message gets muffled. So many of our unrepeatable attempts at talk, at poetry, at song, get shunted into some bland back room, languishing until the recipient comes calling. Sometimes they never do. Art tries to retrieve, but something’s always slipping away.

These works of photography, video, sculpture, and sound are lividly intelligent and incessantly expressive—speaking in tongues that are sometimes satiric, often poetic, always keening to see, and, on some frustrated level, be seen. Come see artists staking out ground in a kind of fertile pur-gatory, the office where communication goes to sigh, and see how their messages make it out.

In Dead Letter Office, ten artists recently graduated from the Yale School of Art’s photography program—Mickey Aloisio, Ronghui Chen, tarah douglas, Jackie Furtado, Max Gavrich, Nabil Harb, Dylan Hausthor, Annie Ling, Alex Nelson, and Rosemary Warren—fisk our society’s missing mail in search of something true. They spent all but a semester of their time at school spirited-away by lockdown, and so, perhaps tellingly, each of their works express a humanism, real but somewhat thwarted, yearning, finally, to touch. Transistor radios, nostalgic travel, tunnels, masks, screens, someone’s plaint about the “thin barrier of water between us”—between all of us.


Several works will be available for purchase. All proceeds will go directly to the artists.

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