Fountain
Ryan Feeney
2011
June 4th - 25th

Opening Reception:
Saturday June 4th
7 - 10pm

Obscene sunsets:

The photograph of a sunset is an image that is reproduced over and over again in contemporary culture, and has become a symbol that represents concepts of beauty and tranquility. I am interested in the power and authority that these cliché images have over one’s ability to see and understand the natural world. By slightly altering these appropriated images of sunsets, a dialogue is opened that raises questions around the authority that these images hold. The images that make up the series Obscene Sunsets call attention to the fact that concepts such as beauty are complicated structures that are understood not solely through the experiential, but through a long history of images that teaches us how to make sense that experience.

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