Terra Nullius


Minimal landscape photograph over silver painted steel

From the series Ter­ra Nul­lius (#8)


I am real­ly excit­ed about my new series of work that is now show­ing in the Per­low-Stevens Gallery in Colum­bia, Mis­souri, Ter­ra Nul­lius mean­ing no-man’s land. In this series of works I am explor­ing how we respond to infor­ma­tion in a pho­to­graph and what our expec­ta­tions of a pho­to­graph are. How much infor­ma­tion is nec­es­sary to read an image as a land­scape? How much infor­ma­tion must I remove so that the view­er can respond to the image with­out try­ing to place the pho­to­graph in a lit­er­al loca­tion? (ie: “I think that is South Dako­ta” “That must be Kansas”. ) One thing I know I man­aged to do is cre­ate a body of art­work that is even hard­er to doc­u­ment than my pre­vi­ous works so if you are near or trav­el­ing through Colum­bia please stop in and see the work in per­son. To see it online just doesn’t com­pare!

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  1. […] Every year I try to sched­ule at least one gallery exhi­bi­tion, prefer­ably with my long time part­ner, the Per­low-Stevens Gallery in Colum­bia, Mis­souri. Jen­nifer Per­low and I have the best type of gallerist/artist rela­tion­ship, one based on a long-stand­ing mutu­al trust. We are both able and will­ing to sched­ule a show up to 18 months in the future with nei­ther of us know­ing what my work will be at that point. This year PS Gallery moved to a beau­ti­ful new loca­tion and I was able to show with them twice. My sec­ond show of the year with them, Ter­ra Nul­lius, I used the oppor­tu­nity to show­case new work, to push myself fur­ther and to explore new ques­tions. […]

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