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Please join the Studio Art Department for Assistant Professor Christina Seely's show opening and reception.
Christina Seely will give an Artist Talk about her show Dissonances on January 14, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. in the Loew Auditorium. Her exhibition will be up from January 14 to March 8, 2020 in the Jaffe-Friede and Strauss Galleries.
The exhibition Dissonance highlights works made since Professor Seely's hire as an Assistant Professor in the Studio Art Department at Dartmouth College. The exhibition will include works from the projects: Markers of Time, Next of Kin, Species Impact, Terra Systema, her current project in-progress, Perdita, In Finding(s) and will showcase a new video piece entitled, Dissonance, filmed this summer on a rapidly melting Greenland ice sheet. Each project in its own way is designed to investigate and translate the complexities of both built and natural global systems in order to help a public register and face the realities of our tenuous relationship to the planet. Each also simultaneously point back to photography’s layered and complex cultural role in translating the realities of this relationship. Embedded in the works is often a dialectic between the surface documentation of representative media and the complex reality that lies beyond that surface – how beauty can suggest the simple and ideal while both subtly reflecting and obscuring an often darker more complicated truth. Created during a time of great cultural, political, photographic and environmental flux collectively the works form a conversation about sensing ourselves inside the realities of our contemporary relationship to the planet. Inherently in dialogue with the Anthropocene they each in their own right suggest incremental but tangible ways to acknowledge our disorientation and accept the facts of the climate crisis we are all facing. (www.christinaseely.com)
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.