LUBBOCK– Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents Confected by Jason DeMarte, as the fifth exhibition in the 2015 – 2016 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition Series. Confected will be on view at the SRO Photo Gallery January 19 – February 14, 2016. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
For his series Confected, Jason DeMarte created deliciously deceptive composite digital images of artificial flora and fauna and processed food products. In this series, DeMarte represents an unnatural natural world while simultaneously commenting on the ‘sugarcoated’ and “hyper-perfect way products and modern consumer life are represented in the media.”
Each photograph is vivid, enchanting, and life-like, raising questions about the contemporary understanding and experience of what is real, disillusionment with modernity, and the impact of consumerism and waste on the natural world.
Jason DeMarte holds an MFA in Photography from the University of Oregon, and is currently an Associate Professor of Photography at Eastern Michigan University. His work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States, and his recent series “Confections” has been the subject of numerous publications, including Huffington Post, BLOW Magazine, and Light Leaked.
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 3072 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.