You are invited! I hope you’ll join me there.
The 7th Annual Midwest Juried Photo Exhibition, sponsored by Milwaukee’s Coalition of Photographic Arts (CoPA) will be held at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, 839 S. 5th St. Milwaukee.
December 6, 2013 – January 18, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, December 6th, 5 – 9pm
Gallery talk and award presentations by Juror Karen Irvine at 7pm
Closing Reception: Winter Gallery Night, Friday, January 17th, 5 – 9pm
The regional exhibition includes the work of 37 photographers from Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, and Iowa.
I am happy to announce that I’m one of the 37 photographers and here is a sneak preview of my print.
“Horizon” is from a series called Synecdoche: the fragment that represents the whole.
Synecdoche is a literary device in which the part represents the whole. ("All hands on deck!" refers to the whole sailor, not just the hands.) My images are meant to be visual examples of synecdoche, which I use metaphorically. My subjects are the complex and often paradoxical relationships that I perceive between nature and architecture, or natural and human features in the landscape. My approach, using the part to represent the whole, symbolizes the fragmentation we experience in our everyday environment.
The juror is Karen Irvine, Curator and Associate Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, Chicago.
Her bio, from CoPA: Karen Irvine has organized over forty exhibitions of contemporary photography at the MoCP and other institutions and written essays for numerous artist monographs and magazines. Irvine is a part-time instructor of photography at Columbia College Chicago. She received an MFA in photography from FAMU, Prague, Czech Republic, and an MA in art history from the University of Illinois at Chicago.