Solo exhibition opens on November 7th

November 1, 2012

Please join me for the opening reception of my solo exhibition “Slow Landscapes” next Wednesday, November 7th in New York City. This week’s events, with Sandy’s arrival, really put this exhibition into perspective, and have me questioning if in fact the landscape around us, is slow. I hope you will join me next week to have this conversation and catch up after a very intense week.

NOTE: In case the opening is postponed due to hurricane Sandy, please tune into the Facebook event, my Facebook page, or my website. And if you believe in crossing your fingers [M. Bloomberg], that would be much appreciated.

Slow Landscapes
November 7, 2012 – January 16, 2013

Opening Reception
Wednesday, November 7th
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Pratt Grad CommD Gallery
144 W 14th St.
7th floor
New York, NY

“Untitled (Perito Moreno, Argentina)”, Archival photographic tryptich, 70x20in total, 2012

From the press release
Pratt Institute’s GradComD Gallery is pleased to present “Slow Landscapes,” in which artist Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo turns to nature, inspired by its time, its speed, and its presence. We have lost the ability to see small changes around us so do we even notice that natural systems are in constant flux? Does the fastest moving glacier in the world, at 3 meters a day, seem to be in motion? While we rapidly descend snowy runs, do we realize nature is everything but static? Lawson Jaramillo challenges us wondering how often do we allow ourselves to be still, and observant? This exhibition is intended to be a retreat from the city in which it’s exhibited. An interactive video installation, digitally and physically layered photographic works, and videos of seemingly still landscapes are each an invitation for the viewer to disconnect from the city, slow down, and reconnect with nature. To be. And to be still.

The artist would like to thank her studio assistants Lisa Lee, Cristobal Oltra, Jessica Posner, and Maya Weinstein. She would also like to acknowledge the financial support of Parsons’ School of Design Strategies Fund and The New School’s Student Assistance Fund.

Screenshot from “Untitled (Sisga, Colombia)”, Digital video, 8 minutes, 2012

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