“Moon Crashing”: Lyrical Night Landscape Photograph at The Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia

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Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia
75 Bennett St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

Friday, August 4th – October 14, 2017
Exhibition Hours- Tuesday – Saturday 11am- 5pm
Curated by Mary Stanley

The Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia (MOCA GA) has included one of my recent night landscape photographs in a group exhibition.

Fast Forward // Rewind, curated by Mary Stanley at MOCA GA, includes a range of other photographers and video makers.

The work for the exhibition was selected from a series of ongoing shows culled from “Ones To Watch,” part of annual photo festival, Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP).

Highlighting talented photographers who deserve the consideration of serious collectors, ACP Ones To Watch have shown more than 80 photographers over the past eight years.

Fast Forward//Rewind at MOCA GA includes a selection of 19 of these Ones to Watch artists presenting video, installation and still photography created from the 70’s until now.

Artists include Holly Andres, Langdon Clay, Teri Darnell, Jody Fausett, Nancy Floyd, Adam Forrester, Preston Gannaway, Steve Giovinco, Amanda Greene, Martine Gutierrez, Tommy Kha, William Lamson, Carl Martin, Joshua Rashaad McFadden, Trenton Moore, Deepanjan Mukhopadhyay, Sarah Small, Sinziana Velicescu, and Bill Yates.

The themes covered are diverse, ranging from gender politics to colonialism, class representation, personal storytelling and intimacy.

The photograph of mine included is from the recent series, “Until the End of the World,” a project of night lyrical landscape photographs at the edge of inhabited places where traces of artificial light reveal evidence of people or towns as spectres in the distance. The focus is also on the environment; this image is from a residency fellowship in central Wyoming, and was a long one hour exposure of the moon “moving’ in the night sky and draws inspiration from both cinema and nineteenth century painting.

This is part of larger body of work created across several continents, and include a grant-funded trip to Greenland in 2016 to photograph melting glaciers at night; a project funded by the French government to photograph the environment–also at night–near the Pyrenees in 2017; and grant to capture the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Rockaway and Broad Channel, Queens.

Artists

Holly Andres
Langdon Clay
Teri Darnell
Jody Fausett
Nancy Floyd
Adam Forrester
Preston Gannaway
Steve Giovinco
Amanda Greene
Martine Gutierrez
Tommy Kha
William Lamson
Carl Martin
Joshua Rashaad McFadden
Trenton Moore
Deepanjan Mukhopadhyay
Sarah Small
Sinziana Velicescu
Bill Yates

Fast Forward // Rewind
Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia
75 Bennett St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
www.mocaga.org

Friday, August 4th – October 14, 2017
Exhibition Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11am- 5pm

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