The Ecologies of Photography- Jennifer Norman Feb 14- March 7
Yvonne Mullock-March 14-April 19
Andrea Williamson May 2-June14
July 4-August 16-Dana Buzee
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THE ECOLOGIES OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Pith Gallery is pleased to present new work by Victoria-based Jennifer Norman.
The Ecologies of Photography visualizes a selection of heavy industries that are directly and indirectly related to the production of photography itself. Jennifer Norman’s extraordinary photographs, taken on large format film, mark the apex of a PhD in Photography from the Sydney College of Arts, Australia.
The term ‘ecology’ invokes the complexities involved in ecologically motivated photography to reference both the aesthetic benefits and ecological drawbacks of the photographic medium. The visual reconstruction of the industrial sites as artificially beautiful creates a visual paradox that informs the political investigation of this series; manufactured landscapes are inherently political landscapes, yet the images are equally a-political as beautified aesthetic objects. As a result, these images acknowledge that our successes in industrial production have ironically contributed to our environmental failures, while simultaneously suggesting that we might positively learn from past mistakes by pursuing unlikely and creative avenues in the future.
Pith Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of these works as part of Exposure Photography Festival 2014.
Exhibition runs February 14, 2014 - March 07, 2014
Opening Reception Friday, February 14 8 PM - 11PM
Pith Gallery & Studios is located at 1018 - 9 Ave SE Calgary, AB
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