Threaded Wildfire No. 3, © Adriene Hughes

Changing Landscape: Adriene Hughes, Stephan Jahanshahi, and Brad Temkin

Detail of Threaded Wildfire No. 3 © Adriene Hughes

CHANGING LANDSCAPE

~ ADRIENE HUGHES, STEPHAN JAHANSHAHI, & BRAD TEMKIN ~

May 13 – June 26, 2021 

COLORADO PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS CENTER

1070 BANNOCK ST, DENVER, CO 80204

Art exhibit viewing times: Tues. – Fri. (11 am – 5 pm); Sat. (noon – 4 pm)

OPENING RECEPTION & PROGRAMMING:
SATURDAY, MAY 15 & WEDNESDAY, MAY 19

Opening Reception:
Timed entry to see the exhibit will take place on Saturday, May 15th between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

Due to COVID-19 visitors are asked to wear masks and the number of visitors in the gallery will be limited. We ask that you respect your designated time slot for entrance and exit. This event will be free and open to the public.

Special Programming:
On Wednesday, May 19th at 6:00 pm, a Zoom panel discussion with Adriene Hughes, Stephan Jahanshahi, and Brad Temkin will take place. Samantha Johnston, CPAC Executive Director and curator of the exhibition, will be moderating. Sign up now!

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Many photographers have been inspired by the natural world, offering their visual interpretation of the complicated, chaotic, and beautiful changes of our planet. Over the last decade, the increasing and inescapable effects of our climate crisis have entered the camera’s frame. With Earth Day on April 22nd, this exhibit offers the opportunity to reflect on the role art can play in the movement to protect our environment at such a pivotal time.

Changing Landscape brings together the work of Adriene Hughes, Stephan Jahanshahi, and Brad Temkin; each artist, in their own way, surveying the natural landscape and opening our view to the adaptations of a place. What may be a complex scientific finding of climate change becomes a vivid, visual narrative that evokes emotion and reflection. Adriene captures a forest fire in Washington State with an infrared camera, using embroidery on the physical image to highlight lines of communication between the trees. Stephan travels to Svalbard, Norway during the warmest years on record to depict how the weather transforms the fragile balance of the environment. Brad reveals living and elevated landscapes of green roofs in bustling cities to show the growth being made in reducing our environmental impact with urban structures. Presented with these documentations, we can begin to expand our imagining of the future and open our minds to new scenarios of change.

Declaración de exhibición de Paisajes Cambiante

Muchos fotógrafos se han inspirado en el mundo natural, ofreciendo su interpretación visual de los cambios complicados, caóticos y hermosos de nuestro planeta. En la última década, los efectos crecientes e ineludibles de nuestra crisis climática han entrado en el marco de la cámara.  Con el Día de la Tierra el 22 de abril, esta exposición ofrece la oportunidad de reflexionar sobre el papel que el arte puede desempeñar en el movimiento para proteger nuestro medio ambiente en un momento tan crucial.

Paisajes Cambiante reúne la obra de Adriene Hughes, Stephan Jahanshahi y Brad Temkin; cada artista, a su manera, examinando el paisaje natural y abriendo nuestra visión a las adaptaciones de un lugar. Lo que puede ser un complejo hallazgo científico del cambio climático se convierte en una narrativa vívida y visual que evoca emoción y reflexión. Adriene captura un incendio forestal en el estado de Washington con una cámara infrarroja, usando bordados en la imagen física para resaltar las líneas de comunicación entre los árboles. Stephan viaja a Svalbard, Noruega durante los años más cálidos registrados para representar cómo el clima transforma el frágil equilibrio del medio ambiente. Brad revela paisajes vivos y elevados de techos verdes en ciudades bulliciosas para mostrar el crecimiento que se está haciendo en la reducción de nuestro impacto ambiental con las estructuras urbanas. Presentados con estas documentacións, podemos comenzar a expandir nuestra imaginación del futuro y abrir nuestras mentes a nuevos escenarios de cambio.

Read Statements from the Artists on the Exhibition

EXHIBITION PREVIEW

Changing Landscape – Downloadable Caption Sheet (PDF)

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Adriene Hughes is a San Diego based fine art photographer with an MFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Tufts University. She is a multi-media artist whose current body of work is based within the genre of grand landscape and the effects of global warming on the environment through the use of infrared technology, photography, and video installation.

Hughes’ photography has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including video installation at Venice Biennial at the Scuola Grande della Misericordia, and the Lishui International Photo Festival, China. Recent exhibitions include Klompching Gallery, New York, Centro Cultural (CECUT) Tijuana, Mexico, California Center for the Arts, The Center for Fine Arts Photography at Ft. Collins, San Diego Arts Institute, Sawtooth ARI Tasmania, Microwave International New Media Festival Hong Kong, and Simultan Festival Romania. Her photographs have been featured in many publications including Wired, Harper’s Magazine, PDN, Phroom Magazine, German Foto, Humble Arts Foundation, Don’t Take Pictures, Lenscratch, PhotoPhore, FeatureShoot, and Crusade For Art.  She is also the recipient of the 2018 Rhonda Wilson Award with Klompching Gallery, a 2018 Critical Mass Top 50 recipient, and 2020 Critical Mass finalist.  Public Art includes San Diego International Airport and the Boston Convention Center. She also installed a 144 ft. large-scale photographic mural project at the San Diego International Airport, as well as an environmental infrared video installation of the Southern California desert landscape.

Stephan Jahanshahi is an Iranian American visual artist working primarily in photography. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts MFA Photography program, his work explores how community, environment and narrative shape experience and identity. Born in St. Louis Stephan now lives and works in Seattle.

Brad Temkin is perhaps best known for his photographs of contemporary landscape. His work is held in numerous collections, including The Art Institute of Chicago; Milwaukee Art Museum; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Akron Art Museum; Amon Carter Museum of American Art; and Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, among others. His images have appeared in such publications as Aperture, Black & White Magazine, TIME Magazine and European Photography. He has been awarded numerous grants and fellowships including an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in 2007 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2017. Temkin has published three monographs to date: Private Places: Photographs of Chicago Gardens (Center for American Places 2005); ROOFTOP (Radius Books 2015); and The State Of Water (Radius Books 2019). Temkin has been an adjunct professor at Columbia College in Chicago since 1984.