Museum of Art gallery talk features photographers in ‘Points of View’

"Fir Roots," a 2015 photograph by Shoshannah White, appears in the summer 2015 Bates College Museum of Art exhibition "Points of View." Courtesy of the artist.

“Fir Roots,” a 2015 photograph by Shoshannah White, appears in the summer 2015 Bates College Museum of Art exhibition “Points of View.” Courtesy of the artist.

Featured in the Bates College Museum of Art exhibition Points of View, photographers Jay Gould, Gary Green, and Shoshannah White discuss their work in a gallery talk at the museum at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23.

Open to the public at no cost, the talk is preceded by a reception at 5 p.m. The museum is located in the Olin Arts Center at Bates, 75 Russell St.

For more information, please contact the museum at 207-786-6158 or museum@bates.edu, or visit bates.edu/museum.

Points of View presents contemporary photography depicting elements of the Maine landscape from varied levels of scale, from great distance to close-up. Each artist explores a different aspect of the boundaries and interrelationships between human activity and the natural world.

The three artists giving the July 23 talk present images of things that are difficult to see. Gould explores hidden realities theorized by cutting-edge science, while Green’s photographs focus on landscapes, created by suburban sprawl, that are easily overlooked due to their mundanity. Many of White’s images are of microscopic or subterranean structures of native plants.

Also represented in the exhibition is photographer David Maisel, of Marin, Calif., whose aerial photographs explore humanity’s radical interventions with nature. Points of View is supported by a grant from the Davis Family Foundation.

The exhibition is part of the Maine Photo Project, a statewide photography collaboration of more than 30 nonprofit cultural organizations in 2015, organized and supported by the institutions of the Maine Curators’ Forum. The Maine Photo Project is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Learn more: mainephotoproject.org.

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