Cynthia Lawson, Slow Landscapes Exhibition
Featuring the work of ITP Alumna, Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo
November 7, 2012 – January 16, 2013
Wednesday, November 7th
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Pratt Grad CommD Gallery
144 W 14th St.
New York, NY
From the press release
Pratt Institute’s GradComD Gallery is pleased to present “Slow Landscapes,” in which artist Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo turns to nature, inspired by its time, its speed, and its presence. We have lost the ability to see small changes around us so do we even notice that natural systems are in constant flux? Does the fastest moving glacier in the world, at 3 meters a day, seem to be in motion? While we rapidly descend snowy runs, do we realize nature is everything but static? Lawson Jaramillo challenges us wondering how often do we allow ourselves to be still, and observant? This exhibition is intended to be a retreat from the city in which it’s exhibited. An interactive video installation, digitally and physically layered photographic works, and videos of seemingly still landscapes are each an invitation for the viewer to disconnect from the city, slow down, and reconnect with nature. To be. And to be still.
The artist would like to thank her studio assistants Lisa Lee, Cristobal Oltra, Jessica Posner, and Maya Weinstein. She would also like to acknowledge the financial support of Parsons’ School of Design Strategies Fund and The New School’s Student Assistance Fund.