Thursday, January 31, the solo exhibition Uncultivated by Visual Arts Associate Chair and Associate Professor, Lynn Cazabon opens at Spagnuolo Art Gallery and Regents Hall of Georgetown University. The opening will be accompanied by a public artist lecture, about Cazabon’s work and the exhibition, at 4:00 p.m. in the Walsh Black Box Theatre.
Uncultivated is an ongoing public art project consisting of geo-referenced photographs, a website, commercial displays, and pigment ink jet prints representing wild plants within urban landscapes over an extended period of time. Each printed image in the project is displayed with a QR code, which, when scanned with a mobile device, connects to its corresponding webpage containing detailed information on all the plants found in the image, their location, and the date it was taken. The public displays are designed to deepen awareness of the immediate surroundings of the viewer by displaying a photograph taken in close proximity. Started in Baltimore in late 2010, the project has grown to include other cities, including Chicago, New Orleans, Brooklyn and most recently, Washington D.C. For the Georgetown exhibition, Cazabon photographed the landscape of the campus over a six-month period, focusing specifically on wild plants.
An opening reception for the exhibition will take place January 31 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m in the gallery. The exhibition will continue through April 14.