Interventions Photo Exhibit at Rockland Community College, 12:30pm & 7pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: August 23, 2016
CONTACT: Maralin Roffino
Interventions Photo Exhibit at Rockland Community College
Opening Tuesday, September 13/Tech Center Ellipse
RAMAPO: A provocative and dramatic exhibit of altered photographic images by Nyack born conceptual artist Krista Wortendyke, Interventions is an examination of iconic images of violence and media representations of brutality in an era oversaturated by imagery.
Tuesday, September 13 – Exhibit Opening and Artist’s Talk
Technology Center Ellipse @ 12:30 and 7:00 pm
Interventions Exhibit in the Technology Center Rotunda from September 12 – 30
Artist’s statement about this work:
“Our environment is saturated with imagery. Over time, the viewing public has lost the ability to connect emotionally with images, even the most horrific. By obscuring the parts of these images that define them as historically significant and re-drawing the gesture of what lays beneath, I have compromised the meaning of both the old and the new images. What is then created makes the new image visible as well as redefining what is seen in the old image, thus creating a different relationship than originally intended between the image and its viewer. In doing so, the viewer is forced to imagine and/or intuit what is erased, compelling them to examine these images in new ways that elicit emotional and thought provoking responses.”
With many exhibits at venues including the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Packer Schopf Gallery and David Weinberg Gallery (all in Chicago) and New York’s SOHO20 Gallery, Wortendyke’s work is also in permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. Krista is an adjunct professor of photography at Columbia College, Chicago, where she earned her MFA in Photography.