Surface Tensions: Three Landscapes with Terri Warpinski
My talk, described with the broadest of strokes, is about borders and bordering. Surface Tension began as a continuation of my long-time interest in the landscape subject – in the physical marks or traces demarcating geo-political borders. That impulse shifted and expanded over time in dramatic ways. French philosopher Jacques Ranciére’s view is that art can be summoned to put its political potentials to work in reframing a sense of community and mending the ruptures in our social fabric. On a meta level, that is what I want from my work — which is, admittedly, an altruistic intention. The fact remains, through my work I want to draw attention to the ethical issues that trouble me, and Surface Tension is a manifestation of that impulse and the focus of my presentation.
Terri Warpinski is an accomplished educator and photographer with an international reputation. Retired from teaching photography at the University of Oregon, she has returned to Green Bay, where she was raised, and where she and her husband have started New Art Space a gallery and studio, in De Pere, WI.
Service Leader: Maryanne O’Dowd Music: Beth Coleman