Fenwick Gallery is pleased to host Elementary Calculus, a photobook exhibition from artist and Mason professor J Carrier. Carrier will also present an artist’s talk on Tuesday, April 30 from 11:00am-12:00pm in the Fenwick Main Reading Room (room 2001).
Elementary Calculus, through a series of portraits, landscapes and still life photographs, observes the publicly private moments of migrants and refugees in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem as they attempt to connect back to their homes. In photographing these peregrine foreigners, the project explores the distance between reality and desire – the want for what was and the hope for what will be – and traces the manner in which we navigate this desolate geography. The photographs resonate with the sense that in a foreign landscape distance loses its physical measure and home feels like a hazy memory, a half-remembered dream.
Learn more at http://fenwickgallery.gmu.edu/exhibits/elementary-calculus.