Artists Annette Isham and Larry Cook debut their newest photographic and video work at Hamiltonian Gallery from January 11- February 15, 2014 with an opening reception on Saturday, January 11 from 7 - 9 pm.
In Woman and Landscape, Annette Isham depicts otherworldly landscapes in which she performs a Sisyphean traversal of physical obstacles. Experimenting with video collages and backlit photos, Isham plays with formal and narrative tensions, juxtaposing sublime and fantastic terrain with female figures that teeter on the brink of collapse. Humorous and beautiful, poignant and absurd, Isham’s newest works allude to the moments of splendor, humor and struggle that define the human experience.
Larry Cook introduces a new photo portrait series in From An Eighth To A Key, a hip-hop metaphor for success. By photographing young African American males in postdoctoral regalia and placing successful Caucasian males in front of urban party backdrops, Cook places his subjects in foreign circumstances that allow for an examination of race and gender stereotypes while simultaneously disclosing the complexities of the individual.
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