Professor AnnieLaurie Erickson will be exhibiting in Photography Sees the Surface a group exhibition organized by the artist Aspen Mays. The exhibition opens Wednesday, July 1 at Higher Pictures, 980 Madison Avenue in New York. Mays presents an idiosyncratic selection of work by contemporary photographers who are also teachers, as well as historic material, including a 19th century heliogravure of the moon's surface, and a photogram from a Man Ray teaching portfolio. The works on view weave together investigations of photography's ability to isolate detail, abstract form, and obscure and defamiliarize vision, with conceptual and physical references to pedagogy. In addition, in May The Huffington Post featured the Radical Colorshow that Erickson was in at Newspace Center for Photography.
Photography Professor AnnieLaurie Erickson, and alumni Sophie Lvoff (MFA 2013) and Jonathan Traviesa (MFA 2014) have work up at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art this summer as part of "The Rising" exhibition.
"The Rising" celebrates the renewal and re-birth of the City of New Orleans ten years after one of the worst disasters in American history, and examines how art and photography was central to the revitalization of New Orleans. Spearheaded by the Ogden Museum (the first arts institution in New Orleans to open after the storm), the New Orleans Photo Alliance (formed in 2006), and Prospect.1 (organized in 2008), a collective arts exhibition throughout the city which fostered a creative outlet that helped enable a community to recover and begin the process of healing, and attracted by the lure of what is frequently called the most unique city in America, young photographers flocked to New Orleans and infused their creativity and vision into a city already known for its incomparable culture.
>The exhibition opened May 23 and will be on view until September 20, 2015.