Afbeelding-5Grant Willing from ‘Svart Metall’

FOSDICK-NELSON GALLERY
JANUARY 31-FEBRUARY 23 2014
OPENING RECEPTION: JANUARY 31st, 7 to 9p

New Mythologies: Supernatural States and Polar Exploration
In New Mythologies, artists Scott Alario, Simen Johan, Sarah Anne Johnson, Lydia Anne McCarthy and Grant Willing re-imagine the Nordic landscape, using photography to create alternate realities that both dazzle and quietly threaten.  Inspired by the stark environment, extremes of dark and light, folklore, personal history and contemporary culture, each artist eschews the bounds of the ‘straight’ photograph in exchange for an experimental, manipulated approach, constructing place and disorienting the viewer.  While the tools used are varied, each artist’s work alludes to the uncertainty of our present moment and its convergence with the past.