CEPA Gallery is pleased to present a new series of photographs by 2014 CEPA Members’ Exhibition Award winner Patti Ambrogi entitled The Rebel Forest.
The Rebel Forest is a new chapter in the Geographies of Desire, surveying two tracks of land held in preservation: The Bentley Woods in Victor, New York and the Cathcart Island on Georgian Bay in Ontario, Canada. The Geographies of Desire are a continuing series of photographs documenting observations of the natural world and our presence in these environments. The work maps a progression of walks on land preserved through various forms of land management. These photographs explore our conceptions and idealizations of nature while they reflect the social and political conflicts we face as 196 countries establish a framework to slow the rate of global warming.
Patti Ambrogi is as an Associate Professor in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including recent exhibits at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, Tokyo Polytechnic Institute in Japan, the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, the Center for Book Arts in New York City, and The Boston CyberArtsFestival at the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, as well as the Menschel Gallery at Syracuse University, and the Memorial Art Gallery and the George Eastman House in Rochester.
The Rebel Forest will be on view from January 30 – February 28, 2015 in the Passageway Gallery on the second floor. An opening reception with the artist will be held on Friday January 30th from 7pm-10pm. This exhibition and event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend.