Maria Friberg - transmission 6 - 2010, c-print, 60 x 30 inches
Conner Contemporary Art is pleased to announce two concurrent solo exhibitions featuring new photographs and videos by Maria Friberg, of Sweden, and Dean Kessmann, of Washington, DC. For each artist, this is the fourth solo show with the gallery.
In transmission, Maria Friberg re-frames the automobile as a sign for ambivalent concepts, such as progress and environmental threat, social hierarchy and economic instability, and male power and uncertainty. In her video and photographs, Friberg presents various makes and models of cars, from below, displacing their most familiar features, and exposing their seemingly vulnerable undersides. Filming moving cars against a clear sky, the artist achieves a dream-like effect, while underscoring the relation between man and nature, which forms a major theme in her oeuvre. Her focus on man's place in the natural world is amplified in alongside us, a recent series of large-scale photographs of men suspended on branches of trees, also on view.
There will be an opening night reception, Saturday, March 20th from 6 to 8pm. Artists in attendance.