Annual UM Student and Faculty exhibition at the Lowe
Photographer Carsten Meier engages viewers with nature
from April 18 to June 14, 2009
Spring has returned and nature beckons discovery and exploration – even in art form. The annual two-part UM Student/Master of Fine Arts Exhibitions will be on view at the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, from April 18 to June 14, 2009, inclusively. Also on view, UM Faculty Exhibition, featuring Carsten Meier’s Naturell. A preview and reception for the juried student exhibition and Naturell, will be held Friday, April 17 from 7-10 pm. The evening will be highlighted with a special lecture by Carsten Meier.
A preview reception for the MFA exhibition, on view from May 14 through June 14, will be held Wednesday, May 13 from 7– 9 pm. Both receptions are free and open to the public.
Meier’s work focuses on the individual’s perception of nature and how the act of seeing a photograph establishes a transitory thread between the viewer and the environment depicted. In his Habitat series, Meier uses large-format shots of categorical landscapes to create living spaces for birds, insects and reptiles.
The grand scale captures and accentuates details the human eye alone could not, thus forcing the viewer to confront unperceived realities. However, as with Meier’s previous work, digital imaging has been delicately employed, and multiple encounters with wildlife are overlaid to produce an epitomical portrait of wilderness.
Lowe Art Museum