Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents Resurrecting Audubon’s Birds of America by Lindsey Wohlman, the sixth exhibition in the2016 – 2017 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition Series. Resurrecting Audubon’s Birds of America will be on view February 22nd – March 26th, 2017. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
In Resurrecting Audubon’s Birds of America, Wohlman comments on the works of eighteenth-century naturalist and painter James Audubon by photographically recreating his work. The photographer’s project was motivated by the contradictions she sensed between Audubon’s unethical treatment of birds and “what he says about the essence of our relationship to birds and nature.”
Wholman photographs taxidermy bird specimens and digitally manipulates their arrangement alongside fictitious greenery. She especially focuses on specimens that suffer death as a result of human contact such as road kill or electrical shock, bringing to light the loss of life caused by human civilization.
Lindsey Wohlman attended the University of Colorado in Boulder. She was an artist in residence at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and was also a visiting artist at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge. Wohlman’s work is part of several collections including the Special Collections at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
The Landmark Arts SRO Photo Gallery is located in the Sub-basement of the Texas Tech School of Art Building. The Art Building is located at 3010 18th Street (near the corner of 18th Street and Flint Ave). Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. On weekdays, paid parking is available on the fourth floor of the Flint Avenue parking facility. Parking is free on weekends. Admission to the School of Art Galleries is free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.srophotogallery.org for more information.
Exhibitions and speaker programs at Landmark Arts and the Texas Tech University School of Art are made possible in part with a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation. Additional support comes from cultural activities fees administered through the Texas Tech College of Visual & Performing Arts.