Current Space is proud to present Horizon Compromise, a solo exhibition by Brad Ziegler; and Nature, a solo exhibition by Natalie Conn.
Opening Reception: January 13, 7 — 10pm
Exhibition Duration: January 13 — February 4
Gallery Hours: Sat & Sun, 12 — 4pm
— Horizon Compromise
Horizon Compromise is a love letter to the inherent loneliness found within the collective spirit of America. Created over the course of three years spent traveling 46 states, both the show and book explore active and dormant sites of meaning scattered within the liminal spaces of our country's landscape.
Brad Ziegler is a Baltimore-based photographer and educator. He graduated from Muhlenberg College in 2014, and has been teaching Photography and Digital Media at Loyola Blakefield since then. He finds inspiration for his work in long drives on blue highways, karaoke bars, and Wal-Mart parking lots.
Natalie Conn is an artist who uses photography, film, and animation to document fleeting moments of disorienting reality—an optical illusion, a reflection in a window, a cell phone tower disguised as a fir tree. Frequent visits to the Museum of Natural History in New York, with its dark bunker-like rooms and glowing dioramas offered a reprieve from a year of abhorrent and anxiety-inducing news. Eye to eye with an antelope and thinking about human desire to collect, catalog, monetize, exploit, romanticize, and recreate. Taking photos of the scene's details, making it feel as though we are in there, hiding in the vines, fearful of these uncharted trails, at night, as the museum fluorescents join the mirage perhaps as UFOs. A blending of what’s real, not real, and surreal. 'Nature' reflects on the dioramas’ duality of the fear of the wild unknown combined with our unrelenting desire to conquer.
b 1979 Baltimore
Lives and works in Brooklyn NY.
She is completing an MFA degree in Integrated Media Arts at Hunter College which is a program geared to telling non-fiction stories in multiple mediums. She works as a freelance photographer and teaches filmmaking and photography classes at Hunter College and Wagner College in Staten Island.