Wednesday, October 11 @ 5 – 6:15p
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Rm L160

As an artist I am interested in how the uncanny and the enigmatic give way to open narrative in art, particularly in photography. My most recent body of work examines the paradigm of tourism and human nature’s innate desire to experience different cultures. By making these characters anonymous, I am emphasizing their presence as well as the space and place they’re occupying, warranting a deeper investigation of both. While this work references tourists’ inherent parasitic and transient role in culture, I am equally interested in how the tradition of tourism speaks to the breadth of the human inclination towards exploration.

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