Introducing Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman

Moonlight on Balogna Bay from the series Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape. Inspried by Carleton Watkins, Moonlight on Columbia from Oregon Railroad, Cascades, ca. 1870
Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman Moonlight on Balogna Bay from the series Processed Views
(post by Anna Helgeson)

I would like you to meet two more* photo+craft artists participating in the exhibition Authentic Constructions. Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman are a collaborative force with a deep and wide body of work that explores everything from notions of the domestic imaginary to the wild expanses of the western frontier.

The work in Authentic Constructions is from a series entitled Processed Views in which they built elaborate 3-D models, inspired by Carleton Watkins’ photographs, from junk food playfully and poignantly drawing a correlation between food desserts, industry and a colonialist mentality of western expansion.

In their own words they explain;

Processed Views interprets the frontier of industrial food production: the seductive and alarming intersection of nature and technology. As we move further away from the sources of our food, we head into uncharted territory replete with unintended consequences for the environment and for our health.

In a bold and vulnerable gesture Barbara and Lindsay have allowed the display of both model and photograph in this exhibition. The presence of the models add yet another layer to the already multi-tiered content of each image and the ephemeral nature of the materials used to construct the views rises wonderful and rich questions about the very nature of materiality. Questions made more interesting when considered in the context of a craft. Lindsay and Barb will be present for the opening of Authentic Construction on Friday, April 1 from 4-5:30.

*To meet more Authentic Constructions artists see blog posts on March 3 & March 8.

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