Friday, October 19, 2012

Photo Friday: Patti Hallock

Patti Hallock recieved her BFA in photography from the University of Colorado at Denver in 2004 and her MFA in photography from Parons, The New School for Design. Patti's photographic work has focused on expressing loneliness and isolation and the ways in which we experience those feelings within or because of our environment. She is currently examining the myth of the American West and its many faces through the landscape. Patti teaches photography at the University of Colorado at Denver. Her work is represented by Plus Gallery in Denver, Colorado. 

To view more of Patti's work, visit her website:

The West Is Here: 

Do you know the old adage? "No matter where you go, there you are." The West Is Here. It is a place-less place, a myth, the utopia we want to escape to and in searching for the West we begin to define ourselves. 

There's a natural cycle in progress, and in these photographs we've entered it toward the end, at the stage where most of these objects or structures are slowly disintegrating and being reclaimed by the very landscape they once arrogantly sought to command. How does our landscape mirror our cultural identity and what does the visible death of the landscape mean to our collective conscience? 

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