Lucas Foglia’s work looks at our changing relationship to the ‘land’ as we enter the second decade of this new millennium. He tells stories through communities of people whose lifestyle reflect their commitment to a different way of life often outside of and at odds with the mainstream. His pictures and stories are generous in their embrace and feel as much like collaborations as they do direct documents. Yet they belie a taught rigor, a strong sense of insight and a broad reach beyond the particular subjects, speaking rather to a more universal and essential concern - our place in a changing world, our stewardship of the earth and the many roles we can play in the politics of change.
Sam Falls’ quirky photographs of everyday things remind one of the descriptive nature of the medium and how, through the advent of multiple new technologies, it has become. His are casual, often incidental singular images which build serial stories in celebration of the everyday life. The true mystery that unfolds for the viewer grows from the intersection of painting, photography, printmaking and book making - and, of course, the endless energy of Falls’ and his lively visual images.
Hannah Whitaker is a photographer who builds meaning from the spaces in between her photographs. Photographing disparate subject matter, in a manner that is decidedly unmannered she produces visual metaphors which ask more questions than provide answers. Her pictures speak at once to the history of representation and photography, while conjuring a natural world startling real, yet ambiguous at the same time. Not without humor, her work challenges each viewer to discover the meaning they glean from making associations and careful viewing. Her ambiguity of meaning is both intentional and welcome.