Landscapes, an exhibition juried by Douglas Beasley, opened on January 20 at the Praxis Gallery in Minneapolis, MN with the announcement that Susan Moldenhauer was one of the Honorable Mention award winners. Her work, Lifting the cloud of inquiry (June 7, 2017), is from her series Every thing is not all right, an investigation in pairing found text with images from the same time period which places her home view in a global perspective in contemporary America.
Beasley said of the exhibition: “. . . Landscape photographs typically capture the presence of nature but can also focus on man-made features or disturbances of landscapes. Many landscape photographs show little or no human activity and are created in the pursuit of a pure, unsullied depiction of nature, devoid of human influence—instead featuring subjects such as strongly defined landforms, weather, ambient light and other sublime elements. Beyond purely aesthetic considerations, landscapes often contain intensely personal and emotional subjectivities; evidence of secret histories of fondness, love, and nurturing – or of past emotional turbulence, loss, longing, and regret.”
The exhibition continues through March 4, 2023.