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Sites Unseen: Photographic Visions of the Vernacular Landscape, an exhibit of photographs exploring different conceptions of what constitutes landscape, opens on June 20 at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine. It will remain on view through October 10. The exhibition of 34 color photographs from eight different artists living and working in the United States was curated by Sharon Corwin, Colby’s Lunder Curator of American Art.
Each artist represented in Sites Unseen offers a unique approach to landscape, challenging common perceptions of what landscape is by finding art in the seemingly ordinary spaces that occupy much of the United States. Rarely are people photographed. Instead the artists focus on human impact on the land. Their subjects include suburbs, highways and parking lots found all across the country–landscapes often overlooked in their commonness.
Photographers in the exhibition include Andy Cross, Hagen W. Dost, Tanja Alexia Hollander, Ruth Katz, Jocelyn Lee, Wally Mason, T. Jackson MacC and Ben Rush. The photographers work in various sites across the United States, including Maine.
An opening reception is planned for Sunday, June 20 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. with live music afterward in the Paul J. Schupf Sculpture Court. An illustrated catalogue with an essay by Corwin will be available.
The Colby College Museum of Art is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, and the museum is accessible to people with disabilities. For more information call 207-872-3228 or visit www.colby.edu/museum/.