Square of the Distance & Close Contact- Virtual Tour

We have now put our fall 2020 exhibition, Square of the Distance & Close Contact, online as a virtual tour! Click here to experience the exhibition.

Special Thanks to  Cinci360  for capturing the space and allowing 1628 the opportunity to share this exhibition with those not able to visit in person.

About the exhibitions:

Square of the Distance
Curator: Francis Schanberger, 1628 Guest Curator
Featuring artists: Jane Alden Stevens, Tracy Longley-Cook, Janelle Young and Christine Zuercher

One of the fundamental rules that govern photography is the Inverse Square Law. The intensity of light is inversely proportional to the distance it travels. This exhibition seeks to examine the effect of distance on the act of photographing. This idea of distance can be metaphorical or conceptual. Distance could be physical distance or a distance of memory. Distance’s effect on sharpness or softness on things like shadows or vision. Distance’s effect on color such as the blue of the distance.

Close Contact: Photography, Nature, and the Alternative Process
Curator: Lauren Darpel, 1628 Art Curator from DAAP School of Art
Featuring artists: Linda Alterwitz, Emily Barnett, Anita Douthat, Luke Kindle, and Kirsten Ledbetter

Light is the activator for growth in nature and the activator in both lens-based photography and alternative process photography. In lens-based photography, light is captured and recorded to create an image, so the natural world can be captured in real time. Alternative photographic processes, like cyanotypes and photograms, have been used by early botanists to record plant life by exposing light-sensitive paper with collected objects arranged on top, leaving a silhouette. Today, artists continue to use both lens-based photography and alternative processes that urge artists into close contact with nature, exploring the relationship that still exists with the natural world.

Through their work, the Close Contact artists shed light on our interdependence with the natural world and its remaining mystic qualities that spur investigation and wonder inside ourselves.

Click here to view the exhibition virtually.

Art in Square of the Distance (1st floor):

1. Topography #12 by Tracy Longley-Cook
2. Topography #30 by Tracy Longley-Cook
3. Topography #14 by Tracy Longley-Cook
4. Topography #15 by Tracy Longley-Cook
5. Distant Transmissions #5 by Christine Zuercher
6. Distant Transmissions #2 by Christine Zuercher
7. 4:46pm, April 19, 2018 by Jane Alden Stevens
8. 4:36pm, April 20, 2018 by Jane Alden Stevens
9. 7:55am, May 18, 2018 by Jane Alden Stevens
10. 7:36pm, May 15, 2018 by Jane Alden Stevens
11. 6:54am, April 23, 2018 by Jane Alden Stevens
12. 7:46pm, May 15, 2018 by Jane Alden Stevens
13. 7:48pm, May 15, 2018 by Jane Alden Stevens
14. 9:17am, April 23, 2018 by Jane Alden Stevens
15. 6:04am, April 28, 2018 by Jane Alden Stevens
16. Distant Transmissions #15 by Christine Zuercher
17. Morning Song (Morning Fog on Fogged Paper) by Janelle Young
18. Distant Transmissions #7 by Christine Zuercher
19. Distant Transmissions #1 by Christine Zuercher
20. Topography #18 by Tracy Longley-Cook
21. Topography #16 by Tracy Longley-Cook
22. Distant Transmissions #11 by Christine Zuercher
23. AIS Interterrestrial Spacesuit by Christine Zuercher
24. Distant Transmissions #17 by Christine Zuercher
25. Topography #46 by Tracy Longley-Cook
26. Topography #24 by Tracy Longley-Cook

Art in Close Contact (1st floor):

1. 25 Mai, Brühl, Paeonia suffruticosa 2 by Kirsten Ledbetter
2. Alterations by Anita Douthat
3. Untitled #12 by Linda Alterwitz
4. Fluctuation by Emily Barnett
5. Untitled #2 by Linda Alterwitz
6. DeCollared View by Luke Kindle
7. Orthographies Ch:2, Object 1 by Luke Kindle
8. In The End One Has to Return by Emily Barnett
9. Untitled #7 by Linda Alterwitz
10. Untitled #11 by Linda Alterwitz
11. Nebula by Emily Barnett
12. Ascend by Anita Douthat
13. 25 Mai, Brühl, Paeonia suffruticosa 3 by Kirsten Ledbetter

For additional exhibition information or to purchase a work of art, please contact: Annabel Biernat, 1628 Art Curator at art@1628ltd.com

A portion of the funding for our fall exhibitions was supplied through the FotoFocus 2020 Emergency Art Grant.