If you were to take a walk around the streets of Bochum, a city once noted for its coal mining in western Germany, you would come across small bronze plaques slightly protruding from the sidewalk in front of many houses….
Perspective: Selections from the Light Work Collection
Light Work will present “Perspective: Selections from the Light Work Collection” from March 17-July 31 in the Light Work Hallway Gallery. The exhibition features recent acquisitions from 2013 Light Work Artists-in-Residence. As photographers, the selected artists employ perspective as an integral technical and conceptual tool of their craft.
A reception will be held March 19 from 5-7 p.m.
Each year, Light Work invites between 12 and 15 artists to come to Syracuse to devote one month to creative projects as part of its artist-in-residence program. Light Work’s residency includes a $5,000 stipend, a furnished artist apartment, 24-hour access to its state-of-the-art facilities and generous staff support for the artist. Over 360 artists have participated in the program, and many of them have gone on to achieve international acclaim.
Culled from the Light Work Collection, the exhibition highlights work by Brijesh Patel, Alexandra Demenkova, George Gittoes, John D. Freyer, Jason Eskenazi, Anouk Kruithof, Dani Leventhal, Karolina Karlic, Cecil McDonald Jr., Matt Eich, Jo Ann Walters, Ofer Wolberger and Eric Gottesman. Each of these artists adopts a unique point of view, whether through their subject or their mode of photographic production—exemplifying the diversity of today’s image makers.
The artists in this exhibition are also featured in the “Contact Sheet 177: Light Work Annual 2014,” each accompanied by an essay about their work. Copies of the “Light Work Annual 2014” are available to browse in the gallery.