spring 2017 – The Living Landscape
by Gabriel Marderosian
The advent of landscape photography had an extremely powerful impact on the world. One could see the world without having to travel. Photography alone, however, has its limitations to share a place or a moment because it does not enter the space in which it is presented, instead, it merely hangs flat on the wall. Through the combination of photography, sculpture, and installation I am exploring ways to break away from the traditions of landscape photography and seek to reinvent the spaces that I have captured.
By folding, curling, bending, and sewing I am working through the idea of a photograph itself as an object. Not only do my photos exist as a moment captured, they will also be a body of work that can be seen from different physical perspectives as sculptures, as tactile objects that exist in our world, and thus allowing the viewer to respond on a personal level.
Gabriel Marderosian is a Metro Detroit born, Lansing based artist who received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a specialization in Photography and Ceramics and a minor in philosophy from Michigan State University.
The Living Landscape will be on view at Strange Matter through Spring 2017.
For inquiries about Gabriel Marderosian, please email the artist at firstname.lastname@example.org