Your White Light
The Society for Photographic Education (SPE) opens a new series of exhibitions with Your White Light by photographer Sonja Thomsen. This exhibition features photographs, sculpture and a site-specific installation.
Your White Light is an iteration of Thomsen's on-going project Glowing Wavelengths In-Between. Thomsen builds an environment incorporating photography and sculpture that challenges us to re-consider how and what we see. Working in a myriad of ways, she constructs what she calls "a compass to re-calibrate our perceptions." An undulating narrative evolves around the experience of seeing and the elusiveness of knowledge. The effect is to draw us closer to the truth, only to find that knowledge is in constant flux.
Sonja Thomsen is a Milwaukee-based artist. Starting her career as a student of science, Thomsen later earned an MFA in photography at the San Francisco Art Institute (2004). She has exhibited with Higher Pictures, DePaul Art Museum, Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Reykjavik Museum of Photography, New Mexico Museum of Art, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Galerie f5.6 in Munich, among others. Sonja Thomsen is a member of the international photography collective Piece of Cake – POC, the co-director of The Pitch Project, and is a Lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Sponsored in part by the SPE Future Focus Campaign
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 12, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, December 12, 5:00 – 6:00 pm