Mar 2 - May 19, 2018
Terri Loewenthal investigates the sublime expanse of land and sky romanticized in the still-potent mythology of Utopian California with her new series Psychscapes. Using the California landscape, she continues her exploration of the medium of photography, specifically drawing attention to the relationship between illusion and materiality. These single-exposure, in-camera compositions utilize optics developed by the artist, to compress space instead of time. The results are complex evocative environments of saturated colors and a disorienting configuration of foreground and background, that reference the history of romantic landscapes while peering into the psychology of perception.
Terri Loewenthal has exhibited at diverse venues including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco, CA) and Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley, CA). Her work is included in many private collections. She is also founder of The Chetwood, a residency program that provides housing for artists visiting the Bay Area. Loewenthal is a frequent collaborator with the Bay Area arts organization Creative Growth (Oakland, CA). She has a Bachelor of Arts from Rice University in Houston, Texas and is originally from Washington, D.C. and South Florida.