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Roadside by Lauren Greenwald

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 5:00pm to Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 5:00pm

Opening Reception will be held on Thursday October 29th from 5pm to 7pm with a gallery talk by Lauren Greenwald at 6pm.

Roadside includes work Greenwald developed from her month-long solo road trip of more than 7,000 miles exploring the blue highways of the United States. Using a range of tools from pinhole cameras to digital video, she photographed scenic vistas, tourist spots, and miles of empty landscape from the roadside. By employing the still and the moving image, Greenwald records, documents, and re-explores the ephemeral quality of moving through a landscape, and examines issues of space, time, perception, and memory.

Lauren Greenwald is a visual artist and educator working primarily in photography and video. Her work focuses on landscape, perception, and the experiential, incorporating a range of digital and analog processes. Ms. Greenwald received her B.A. in Art History and French from the College of Charleston and her M.F.A. in Studio Art, with a minor in Museum Studies, from the University of New Mexico in 2011. During her time in New Mexico, she worked closely with several New Mexico arts institutions, including Land Arts of the American West, SITE Santa Fe, and Radius Books, and has exhibited regionally and nationally. She was a Visiting Assistant Professor at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM, before relocating to Columbia, SC in 2014, where she is Assistant Professor of Photography in the School of Visual Art and Design at the University of South Carolina.

Read the article "McMaster Exhibit Chronicles 7,000-mile Road Trip" by Glenn Hare in the UofSC Today for more details on Lauren Greenwald's roadtrip, inspiration, and process. Click HERE to read article.