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Jessica Harvey - Making Meaning Out of Mountains

  • GALLERY Land Collective 57 North 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 (map)

This Friday, February 1 from 6-8pm, join GALLERY Land Collective for the opening reception of "Making Meaning Out of Mountains," a photographic exhibition by artist Jessica Harvey.

Using the Sangre de Cristo Range of the Rocky Mountains as a
backdrop to the UFO Watchtower in Hooper, Colorado, Harvey’s series turns the lens onto fragments of one woman’s search for something greater. This Colorado site was built atop two vortexes in the mystical San Luis Valley, where people look to the mountains and skies above for answers.

Digging through public and private archives, Harvey conducts long-term investigations of historical and personal events, and reinterprets these stories with the use of photography, video, archival resources, and objects constructed from everyday materials. These images and installations act as a catalyst for a fantastical exploration of the psychology that one attaches to memory and place, putting particular emphasis on the role of women in these histories. Through humor and tragedy Harvey creates a new way of re-evaluating life, death, and the mythology of our own history.

"Making Meaning Out of Mountains" will be on view at GALLERY Land Collective through February 28, 2019, Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

Earlier Event: February 1
Grigory Gurevich - Human Existence
Later Event: February 1
Abstraction + Surrealism