Subverting the photograph

by • 23. March, 2015 • All, Art, Culture, Featured, PhotographyComments (0)1529

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Letha Wilson is a Brooklyn based artist that incorporates photography, sculpture, and painting into her practice. Wilson’s work exemplifies the malleable nature of images and immense potential for them to exist within, and alongside, other mediums. With her playful surface treatments, and incorporation of site-specific gallery architectural elements, Wilson subverts traditional expectations attached to experiencing the photograph.

The photographs shown in, Photo Sculptures 2010-2012, confront photography’s inability to translate experience of a three dimensional reality into a two dimensional object. This is manifested through photographs she takes of classic picturesque landscapes – a genre historically rooted in man’s confrontation with the sublime. The physical interventions Wilson adopts include additions of dirt, cement, and objects that reference some notion of the original experience of these environments.

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