Temporal Nature

Jan 30 - Feb 8, 605 E. Grant Street

This event last occurred Feb. 8, 2020

Matthew Jessie’s MFA thesis exhibition consists of several large-format black and white photographs from his ongoing body of work titled "Temporal Nature," which emphasizes an importance for greater consideration of the natural world in the 21st century. Devoid of any direct evidence of man, the images allude to our inseparable relationship to nature through poetic uses of visual language. They are meant to function as archetypal manifestations of what will be lost as a result of environmental threats and the evolving recognition of our place within the Anthropocene. Thus far, the work has led Jessie to explore what still remains of seemingly untouched wilderness in the southwestern deserts and southeastern forests of the United States. Traversing in solitude into these landscapes, often for miles, he searches for ways to create visual interpretations of his experiences in the land, engaging with the non-human world in ways that attempt to bridge a perceived lack of connection between man and nature.

Jessie will give a gallery talk about his work on first Friday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Thursday–Saturday noon–5:00 p.m.
Image credit: Cloud Sierra, Matthew Jessie
Cloud Sierra by Matthew Jessie


Free and open to the public

For more information contact:

Liz Allen
Northlight Gallery, School of Art
480-965-6517 http://art.asu.edu/gallery/northlight