Photographs have always been sensory objects of fascination and inquiry that need to be understood as more than merely flat surfaces.
In our digital era, with the idea of dematerialization dominating public perception, challenging the binary of physical and digital materiality is crucial. The exhibition echoes alternative approaches in contemporary image-making in which artists collaborate with material and explore how material(s) lead them into new concepts/ideas/works.
Uncovering the entanglement of concept and materiality, the students’ works engage in critical investigations of issues around identity, consumer cultures, and the environment.
Works in this exhibition are curated by Professor Mona Bozorgi and undergraduate students in her advanced photography workshop, Materials and Methods.
This event is free and open to the public, and will be on view in the WJB Gallery from October 9th until October 26th.