SARAH JAMISON, co-curator with Christian Arrecis of New Landscapes currently on view in Chicago at Gallery 19 through August 31st, will moderate a community conversation with two of the exhibition’s three artists, Allison Grant and Anastasia Samoylova, on August 20th at LATITUDE – for details about this event visit their Facebook page (here).
Sarah Jamison, a 2011 graduate of the MFA program in photography, joined four Chicago artist-colleagues in April 2013 to form The Exhibition Project. The Exhibition Project grew out of an exhibition committee at the Chicago Photography Center. The original members built upon the mission of the committee to establish an independent curatorial collective with the purpose of challenging and pushing the boundaries of the photographic medium.
The conversation for New Landscapes will focus on the interdependent role of photography and technology through the evolution of landscape photography into contemporary concepts, creating dynamic ways in which we perceive and understand the landscape around us.
New Landscapes, which also includes work by Mark Dorf, explores contemporary experience, the role of technology, and how availability of resources have changed our sense of place within the world and how we understand it. Photography as a tool of navigation and interpretation is nothing new, however; technological inroads have inexorably altered how we consume the landscape and images of it.
Their first Project, Expanding the Frame, questioned the role of photography as a device of straight documentation, or even manipulation, by reevaluating the nature of the photograph as a still image and object on the wall. New Landscapes is the group’s second project/exhibition.