[Placeholder: Living Precariously]

November 25 - December 9

reception: Thursday, November 30th 5-8 PM

[Placeholder: Living Precariously] is a multi-faceted photo exhibition featuring the work of Sac State photo seniors. This exhibition showcases a collection of separate installations, covering themes of nativeness, autochthony, and the repair of society’s ruptured relationship to land. Students used different photographic processes to capture native and nonnative plants, while exploring their personal relationships to these plants. They also embarked on a series of field trips throughout the region as a way to both investigate and experience different ecosystems and the community’s relationships to those ecosystems. Their work reflects their findings.

The opening reception will take place on Thursday, November 30th from 5PM to 8PM. During this time, attendees will have the opportunity to meet the artists, hear more about their work, and enjoy light refreshments. Admission to the exhibition and the opening reception is entirely free to the public. The closing reception will be held on Dec 9th (Second Saturday) from 5PM -8PM.

“Trying to locate something that’s missing is difficult,” says Gregory. “When I ask students to make art about the fact that most of us don’t have a relationship to the land we live on, that is pretty challenging. How can we see something that isn’t there?” “These field trips have been an effort to fill in some of the blank space. Perhaps the right metaphor is echo-location–if we can at least bounce ideas and feelings and perspectives off this concept, perhaps we can identify the shape of the void. So we are starting with that, and with our own lives, and roots, and the ground we are standing on. We are connecting ourselves to land, to places, and to each other. We are searching for pathways toward repair.”

The students also created a podcast that will be released through Building Justice. Click here to listen.

There is a concurrent show at Axis Gallery entitled [Placeholder: Herbarium] by Eliza Gregory. Click here for details.