Mixed Me­dia

The Curve: A Global View of New Photography and the site-spe­cific in­stal­la­tion A Room Lis­ten­ing to It­self open at CCA

Pasatiempo - - PASATIEMPO - —Michael Abatemarco

Ahead of the curve

Open­ing in con­junc­tion with Cen­ter’s an­nual Re­view Santa Fe, where pho­tog­ra­phers present their port­fo­lios for feed­back from in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als, is The Curve: A Global View of New Photography. The Curve fea­tures works from the 2015 re­cip­i­ents of Cen­ter’s an­nual project grants and Choice Awards. The first, sec­ond, and third-place Choice Awards are di­vided into three cat­e­gories: Edi­tor’s Choice, Direc­tor’s Choice, and Cu­ra­tor’s Choice. Re­cip­i­ents for 2015 in­clude Amanda Marc­hand’s haunt­ing Night Gar­den pho­to­graphs, Monika Szi­ladi’s project Left to Our

Own De­vices, which ex­plores the im­pact of so­cial me­dia on photography and hu­man in­ter­ac­tions, and Chris Bennett’s moody land­scape se­ries

Dark­wood. “This project is about how I in­ter­act vis­ually and emo­tion­ally with the land­scape of the Pa­cific North­west and how it can make me feel em­pow­ered and in­signif­i­cant in just a sin­gle glance,” Bennett writes in a state­ment. “I have a si­mul­ta­ne­ous re­spect, won­der and fear for this land­scape and it is an at­tempt to cre­ate images that con­vey the psy­cho­log­i­cal space be­tween my real and imag­ined fear.” The Curve opens in the Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts’ Muñoz Wax­man Gallery.

Also open­ing at CCA is A Room Lis­ten­ing to It­self, a site-spe­cific in­stal­la­tion in the Spec­tor-Ripps Project Space by com­poser and sound artist Adam Bas­anta. In the work, sounds from mi­cro­phones are am­pli­fied through speak­ers, cre­at­ing feed­back. The flow of sound is in­ter­rupted and al­tered by the move­ments of vis­i­tors through the space. CCA (1050 Old Pe­cos Trail) hosts a free open­ing re­cep­tion for both shows on Fri­day, June 12, at 6 p.m. Af­ter Fri­day, en­trance is by mu­seum ad­mis­sion. Both ex­hi­bi­tions run through Sept. 13. For in­for­ma­tion, call 505-982-1338.

An­toine Bruy: un­ti­tled pho­to­graph from the Scrub­lands se­ries, 2012-2013

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