Danville, Illinois: 10.12 - 11.15.2019

Los Angeles: 10.21.2018

5th-Grade Dreams, an exhibition of photographic works by Sunny Strader, will be on display at Hot Shot Muffler Garage, 5507 York Blvd, Los Angeles, on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 6-10 p.m. This is the photographer’s first exhibition in Los Angeles.

Each classmate is individually presented through their own series of photographs made with a point-and-shoot camera on 35-millimeter film, a tool Strader uses to allow her subjects to open up due to its unintimidating scale and amateur quality. 

Of the 17 classmates, six are parents, eight graduated from college, eight live in Danville, and zero are married. As a group, Strader’s former classmates become a case study for examining traditional notions of success against the reality of how those ideals have played out for a group of intelligent millennial Midwesterners. 

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