Friday, October 05 - 10:00AM to 10:45AM
301 Design Building
Grad Panel: Altering Surfaces and Making the Optical Tangible
This panel will feature work by two graduate student artists who are engaging photographs in a tactile manner.
Leah Schrententhaler's work examines the ways in which tourism and a growing population in Hawaii threatens the state's landscape and history. She makes silver gelatin prints of selected, manmade spaces in Hawaii and then uses a laser cutter to remove those structures from the landscape, leaving scars upon the image. The removed spaces allow viewers to see what Hawaii would be like without these impositions. The process of trying to remove these objects weakens the paper and metaphorically weakens the landscape it is trying to depict.
In her artistic practice, Amy Kim addresses the slippery relationship between the picture frame, what's depicted within it, and how those elements can be broken, read, and distributed. Her presentation will trace her work from still life imagery to the interface of digital media, and ultimately the shift from 2-D to 3-D presentations as a way to question the relationship between photographic imagery and real world referents.