Jeremiah Ariaz, Sandy Carson, & David Politzer Standpoints

Curated by Britt Thomas

March 11, 2016 – April 16, 2016 John M. O'Quinn Gallery

Standpoints brings together the work of three lens-based artists who explore specific sub-cultures and events. Taken together, their work alludes to the diverse perspectives that exist in relation to a shared cultural experience. Jeremiah Ariaz’s photo series is set in Germany where “Indianer(s)” reenact Native American dress and customs to perform theatrical stage productions of American Western stories from German popular fiction writer Karl May. Sandy Carson explores the symbiotic relationship between rock concert fans, the bands, and the photographer at music festivals. David Politzer utilizes vacationers’ videos from the Grand Canyon to create a loose assemblage narrative video of various peoples’ initial reactions to seeing the Grand Canyon, a natural wonder in the United States.