Thursday, June 02, 2011

The Places We Have Known @ The Stamp Gallery

The Places We Have Known
Erin Antognoli, Lisa McCarty, and Adrienne Moumin
June 6 – July 15
@ The Stamp Gallery
RECEPTION: Thursday, June 30, 5-8PM

The Stamp Gallery presents The Places We Have Known, an exhibition featuring the work of Erin Antognoli, Lisa McCarty, and Adrienne Moumin. Curated by Amanda Chavenson, ’11, Chloe Donaldson, ’11, and Eldis Sula, ’11, The Places We Have Known explores how we experience locations, and the capacity of photography to represent these experiences. The artists featured in this exhibition test the limits of the photographic medium, employing it non-traditionally in order to visually represent the complex ways that we perceive locations. By manipulating photographs and the photographic process, these four artists uniquely construct the locations and places they capture.

In her artwork, Erin Antognoli creates multiple exposures of locations with her Holga, a simple plastic camera popular for its unpredictability and irregularity. By layering different objects and details, Antognoli creates images that recreate the fleetingness and variability of experiencing location.

Between June 1, 2005 – May 31, 2006, Lisa McCarty took a Polaroid photograph each day, of the bedroom window in her Fairfax group house. Room with a View, the resulting series, documents the time McCarty spent in the room, collecting the possibilities of a fixed but ever-changing view.

In her ongoing series Architextures, Adrienne Moumin creates collages out of silver-based photographs. Her black-and-white collages deconstruct and re-interpret their architectural subjects, defamiliarizing the landmarks into geometrical abstractions.

The Stamp Gallery is located on the first floor of the Stamp Student Union on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park. The gallery is free and open to the public over the summer Mondays-Thursdays 10:00am – 6:00pm; Fridays and Saturdays 11:00am – 4:00pm. For more information please visit the gallery’s website or call (301) 314-8493

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