Please join the Studio Art Department on January 14, 2020 for the opening reception of Professor Christina Seely's show Dissonance. She will give a public lecture at 5:00 p.m. in the Loew Auditorium.
Christina Seely's show Dissonance will be installed in the Jaffe-Friede and Strauss Galleries from January 14 to March 8, 2020. She will give a public lecture on the work on January 14, 2020 in the Black Family Visual Arts Center's Loew Auditorium at 5:00 p.m.
The exhibition Dissonance highlights works made since Professor Seely was hired 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 while traveling with the Institute of Arctic Studies. 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)