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Sydnee Schorr
In Between

May 26 - June 17, 2023
Elisabeth Flynn-Chapman Gallery

Curated by Ed Holten



Making art has always been a vehicle for me to process the world around me. In these moments I feel free to let my mind wander, and activate parts of myself that I often feel disconnected to in day-to-day life. There is opportunity to explore and connect with myself and others without fear of failure; to try new things with a fully engaged mind and body, focused solely on the task at hand. Though I like to experiment with other mediums, I find myself drawn to the kinetic and purposeful experience of observing people and spaces through photography. As an introvert, I sometimes struggle to engage with people in ways that feel fluid and genuine. When I photograph myself, it is as if I am capturing the pieces of me that I don’t always feel comfortable expressing around others. When I turn my lens to other people, I try to find the moments between movements, and the magic that exists in everyday sights and objects. My own desire to see below the surface inspires me to capture the human form and gender expression through abstraction and anonymity.


Sydnee Schorr (she/her) is a Richmond based artist and photographer. Originally from the eastern shore of Maryland— home of her alma mater Washington College in Chestertown, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Art History in 2016 — Sydnee has been practicing digital photography since 2010. Although she primarily focuses on portraiture, often using herself as a subject, she also explores other mediums, such as film and instant photography, cyanotypes, scanner photography, creative writing, and poetry. Sydnee’s photography celebrates the small, joyous, moments in solitude. Themes such as femininity, abstraction, and movement, as well as the juxtaposition between performance and anonymity, are all present in her work. This show will be Sydnee’s first time being featured in a gallery in Richmond. Her previous notable works include her piece Kingstown (2016), a video installation featured in the exhibit Crying in Bars and Lying to Moms (Kohl Gallery, Chestertown, Maryland), for which she was awarded the Lynette Nielsen Juror’s Choice Award. Sydnee currently resides in Richmond, Virginia, where she lives with her two beloved chihuahuas.

Instagram: @sydneeschorr

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