Sunday, September 20, 2009

(un)natural worlds: John Aäsp Curator [MFA 2007]

A group show of photographic art from seven contemporary artists, curated by John Aäsp, is currently on display at the Rockport Center for the Arts:

"The unnatural, that too is natural." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Join seven contemporary artists using photographic processes to create worlds of intrigue, curiosity, and personal vision.

On view September 9-October 10, 2009.

This show includes work from Dornith Doherty, Susan Dunkerley, Charles Lindsay, Stefan Petranek, Ansen Seale, Trish Simonite, and Sterz. Stefan Petranek is another RIT MFA Alumnus who also teaches here in SPAS. The imagery for(un)natural worlds extends the gamut of aesthetics and ideologies concerned with the connections between science and visual languages used in our representations of the spectacle that is Nature. I am sad that I won't be home in Texas to see this show, but the artists' sites are definitely worth taking a look at. Enjoy!

John Aäsp is currently Curator and Visual Arts Director at Rockport Center for the Arts on the Gulf Coast of Texas, where he also serves as co-director for the Rockport Film Festival.

a brief review of the show is HERE at, under Rockport.