The Life of Small Things: Adam Ekberg

Sol Mednick Gallery

Adam Ekberg’s exhibition “The Life of Small Things” presents photographs depicting actions orchestrated by Ekberg in empty landscapes and domestic settings. Captured with a large-format camera, these scenarios exist in the world, if only for the brief moment that the photograph is made. The images are not manipulated or augmented in post-production; rather, the photographs depict as clearly as possible the artist’s interventions and performances. The objects inhabiting the frame are drawn from everyday life. The aerosol container spews an eternal flame, the milk leaps from the drinking glass, and the airborne pineapple creates a celestial eclipse. Formality and absurdity combine in Ekberg’s images to deliver a dry visual humor.

Paradigm Lecture: February 19, 1 p.m., Connelly Auditorium
Opening Reception: February 19, 4 - 7 p.m.

Above: "Arrangement #1," 2009, archival inkjet print.

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