Meet and Greet: Itamar Freed and Kristina Chan
Meet the artists Itamar Freed and Kristina Chan for a walkthrough and a talk about their sources of inspiration, collaboration and artistic process. The artists present photographic works that search for the idea of realness in the natural world. Influenced by post-impressionism, ideas surrounding the classification and preservation of historical artifacts, nature, and Japanese printing techniques, the works question the veracity of the photograph in the interplay between the real and the fantastic. As in a lucid dream, the artists control the narrative, characters and environment in the depicted landscapes. The works are digitally and analogously manipulated, combining both curated environments (such as museums, zoos, and digital materials) along with nature photography to question verisimilitude and how we shape our memories and concepts of nature. The works include cyanotypes printed on hand-made Japanese paper, lithographs, etchings, and pigment prints.