The natural and the artificial

Curated by: Zsolt Bátori, PhD & Borbála Jász, PhD of PH21 Photography Gallery 

Dates: August 5 – 27, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 5, 12 noon – 3:00 PM
Live Zoom opening Noon – 1:00 PM
Location: ART150 Gallery
157A First St. Jersey City, NJ 07302
2nd Floor: Gallery is wheelchair accessible.
Hours: Weekends in August, Saturdays & Sundays 1- 4 PM and by Appointment. 

Pro Arts Jersey City is excited to host PH21 Photography Gallery, Budapest Hungary at ART150 Gallery: The natural and the artificial presents the work of 29 international photographers. 

Curators’ Statement: The natural and the artificial are diametrically opposed concepts that evoke contrasting ideas such as organic versus geometric, spontaneous versus designed, instinctive versus deliberate, wild versus tamed, and more. However, there exists a continuum between these opposing forces. The interplay, cross-border interactions, struggles, and coexistences of the two at these junctures provide unique experiences to explore, especially in the visual realm. 

Throughout the history of the medium, photographers have been drawn to the creative possibilities of capturing, interpreting, and presenting the natural, the artificial, and their many intertwined forms. Images of these subjects are among the most captivating ways of elucidating our intricate and often conflicting relationship with our environment. By exploring and depicting the natural and the artificial in all their varied forms, photographers can offer insight into the complexities of the world we inhabit. 

Exhibiting artists represent seven countries, including 11 states across the US: 
Marea Atkinson (So Australia, Australia), Susan Borowitz (NY, USA), Lindsay Brice (NYC, USA), Eva Brunner (Berlin, Germany), Robert Cadena (NJ, USA), Suzette Dushi (NYC, USA), Laurie Toby Edison (CA,USA), Szabina Farkas B. (Pécs, Hungary), Sari Fried-Fiori (TX,USA), Mindy Gluck (NJ, USA), Suzanne Gonsalez-Smith (ND, USA), Stephanie Guillen (NJ, USA), Erin Hillery (MO, USA), Terry Irwin (PA, USA), Gary Justis (Il, USA), Allison Lake (CA, USA), Simone Madeo (Alexandria, Italy), Jose Ney Mila  (FL, USA), Raheleh Mohammad (OH, USA) Robert Morrissey (OR, USA) Fern L. Nesson (MA, USA), Nancy Oliveri (NYC, USA), Karen Safer (CA, USA), Joel Simpson (NJ, USA), Dina Sirat (Netanya, Israel), Lev L. Spiro  (CA, USA), Eszter Varga  (Kecel, Hungary) Ingrid-Nathalie Wizun (Montreuil, France), Georg Worecki (Daleiden, Germany)

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