Louisville installation artist/photographer Letitia Quesenberry is part of a major Cincinnati art event.
Quesenberry, who is part of the same Zephyr Gallery scene that produced national stars such as Stephen Irwin and Chris Radtke, is one of 11 artists in ”Contained,” which runs from today throughNovember 3.
The show at the Gateway Arts Festival features outdoor, site-specific “glimpses into the contemporary conversation of photography and a unique look into lens-based fine art,” according to an announcement we got from Quesenberry. The title “Contained” come from the fact the artists have created photographic experiences in 11 large steel shipping containers.
The photo-based installations “create experiences that surround the viewer, reference sculptural installation practices, and respond to the volume within the confines of the space,” according to the show announcement.
Here’s the summary of the show:
The artists in “Contained” work beyond conventional documentary approaches into a staged experience within a space. Their lens-based investigations take on a variety of contemporary forms—digital and physical manipulation, print-based media, and film.The artists willingly challenge our understanding of photography’s conceptual boundaries and question, “what is real” within this era of photo manipulation and technology. Methods reexamined in these unique photo experiences include camera obscura, pinhole, process, video, and pigment printing. Contained is a conversation about perspective among local, regional, national, and international artists in site-specific artworks placed in a temporary public art installation along the northern entrance to Walnut Street in the historic neighborhood of Over-the- Rhine. Contained features: Ric Hine, J. Daniel Graham & Darrell Kincer, Ilkka Halso, Terrance Hammonds, Brandon Morse, Michael Platt, Letitia Quesenberry, Mat Rappaport, David Rosenthal, and Joel Whitaker.
The opening reception is today from 2 p.m to midnight at Grammer’s Restaurant and Bar at 1440 Walnut St. in Over-the-Rhine.
Suggested donation is $5.
Quesenberry has had solo exhibitions at 21C Museum Hotel, Zephyr, Galerie Hertz and other major spaces. She’s been part of group shows at Land of Tomorrow Louisville, The Speed Art Museum and the United States Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden.