A traveling exhibition featuring two University of Arizona School of Art graduate students will “bear witness to changing landscapes/waterways and family/community” of the Southwest.
“Land, Body & Archive” is an exhibition by UArizona MFA students Nathan Cordova and Jacqueline Arias and 11 other MFA students from the University of New Mexico and Arizona State University. The show opens on Oct. 26, with a public reception on Nov. 3, from 4 to 6 p.m.
The exhibition, held in Albuquerque in September and slated for Tempe in early 2024, “speaks to the practices of 13 artists in the midst of excavating and alchemizing their visions alongside one another,” according to member curators Cordova, Emma Ressel and li rothrock.
“The works selected eviscerate the boundaries between how our individual photography practices examine relationships to Land, Body and Archive,” the three write. “The artists employ storytelling, collage and the re-contextualization of imagery to challenge dominant narratives, borders, histories and ourselves. This conjunctive presentation connects the nodes of our experiences across the American Southwest to underscore our collective concerns and create an experience to encounter photography, each other and the world anew.”
Art History PhD student Marina Perez (UNM) writes, “Through Land, Body and Archive we bear witness to changing landscapes/waterways and family/community memory, and the embodiment of ritual. At stake is the negotiation of identity, positionality, and relationships with human and non-human relatives.”
Participating artists are Arias, Cordova, Zoë Gleitsman, claudia hermano, Mehrdad Mirzaie, Richard Pence, Elizabeth Piñeda, Ressel, Francis Reynolds, rothrock, Anna Rotty, Brianna Tadeo and Nicholas Valdés.
Lionel Rombach Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the exhibition, gallery hours and for high res files, please email Cordova at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @swphotocollab on Instagram.