16 Nov Emerging Vision: Biennial Student Show
EMERGING VISION: BIENNIAL STUDENT SHOW
JURIED BY HAMIDAH GLASGOW
DECEMBER 7, 2018 – JANUARY 5, 2019
Opening Reception with Juror: Saturday, December 8, 2018 (5 – 8 pm)
Juror: Hamidah Glasgow, Executive Director, The Center for Fine Art Photography
Location: COLORADO PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS CENTER (1070 BANNOCK ST, DENVER, CO 80204)
Emerging Vision highlights the work of 20 photography students in the U.S., offering a glimpse into the future of a medium that is constantly evolving.
Hannah Altman, Janelle Berna, Seth Cook, Rachele Cromer, Mason Cullen, Andrés de Varona, Chance Deville, Jake Dockins, Nick Drain, Quentin Fortney, Kurt Guo, Kenneth Guthrie, Ekaterina Izmestyeva, Ashley Miller, Megan Rhoades, June Sanders, Kyla Swain, Liza Wimbish, Andre Woodard, and Thomas Yi
Emerging Vision is a collective expression of creativity, angst, pain, and of life in all its complexity. Emotions of longing, stretching, and regret are explored as our society is evolving to be inclusive. At the same time of growth, many factions pushback on this evolution. For so long, voices have been silenced and rejected and yet the human spirit remains in the struggle for truth and identity. It’s the human spirit that I see in these images, the spirit that artists use to show us the power of creativity. Art in its truest form shines a light on what truly matters.
The lives of images are complicated and in many ways mystifying. Our culture increasingly relies on visual communication allowing the images of our lives take on new meaning. Through the appearance of blood and striking figural postures, we experience the Now. Yet other postures that nod to history call us to contemplate the expansion of what is possible. Proximity to others and to nature conveys the desire to be close to self. Tension is evident in the flowering of societies capacity to be progressive. There exists the struggle to experience life in all its forms. How do we as a society embrace others and self? How has this changed with technology? Where do we go from here? Have we changed fundamentally and irreversibly? I don’t think there are answers to these questions yet these images hint at a multitude of possibilities.
It is through artists that we see the world in a new way. Celebrate change. Celebrate evolution. Open the gates and embrace what is and will be. Celebrate art and its place at the forefront of societal change. –Hamidah Glasgow
About Hamidah Glasgow
As Executive Director and Curator at The Center for Fine Art Photography since 2009, Glasgow has presented more than 180 exhibitions featuring emerging and established photographic artists from around the world. Along the way, she has helped hundreds of artists develop their careers and introduce their work to new audiences in Colorado and beyond. Glasgow is also a co-founder of the Strange Fire Collective, an organization dedicated to photo-based work that engages with current social and political forces, highlighting the work of women, people of color, and queer and trans artists, writers, and curators. Glasgow has also completed numerous curatorial projects and has participated in national portfolio reviews including FotoFest, Photolucida, Center, among many others.