September 7 – October 1, 2018
Opening Reception Friday, September 7, 5-7pm
Turner Carroll is thrilled to present the first gallery exhibition in Santa Fe, of Natalie Christensen’s psychologically poignant photography. Christensen is a photographer based in Santa Fe, is a frequent contributor to online contemporary and fine art photography magazines, and has won several regional awards and shown work in the U.S. and internationally including London, Dusseldorf, New York and Los Angeles. She is one of five invited photographers in the upcoming exhibition, The National 2018: Best of Contemporary Photography at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and has been named one of “Ten Photographers to Watch” by the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art.
First trained as a Jungian psychotherapist, Christensen developed a love of photography and the psychological implications contained in “found” visual environments. As she immersed herself in her photographic art, she became keenly aware that the viewer’s perception of a naturally occurring visual vignette is determined by the way the viewer “frames” the vignette in their own mind, in the same manner, a photographer frames a visual vignette with their camera lens.
Thus, Christensen began finding natural and architectural vignettes in her newly adopted home of Santa Fe. Informed by her training in Jungian psychology, she frames each photograph to compel the viewer to immerse themselves in the psychological space she presents. Christensen’s newest photographs from her series depicting swimming pools and their surroundings will be included in the exhibition. Concepts of ritual/spiritual/psychological renewal and rebirth through descent into water and return to the land on which we humans live, invite the viewer to dive into their own interior perspective and perhaps emerge with one renewed and expanded.
“Christensen presents pieces of a world that was built for figures, yet none are present.” Angie Rizzo, Former Curator at Santa Fe’s Center for Contemporary Art, and current Programs & Exhibits Manager of Center, Santa Fe.
Work in the exhibition may be viewed here.
For more information and high-resolution images, please visit https://www.turnercarrollgallery.com/press-area/ or firstname.lastname@example.org