Just Because 10.2 ~ After Icebergs with a Painter
June 6 – July 11, 2010
After Icebergs with a Painter references the romantic impulse realized by the painter Frederic Edwin Church in his Arctic paintings. Through a series of photographs, artist Ben Ruggiero examines the intentionality and the pursuit of the exotic in Hudson River School paintings and considers how those impulses inform representation and materiality in contemporary photographic practice and aesthetics.
Ben Ruggiero currently teaches Photography at Texas State University. He received his MFA from The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.
Critics' Pick in Artforum
Video of opening performance at After Icebergs with a Painter, courtesy Kate Watson.