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Filter Photo is please to exhibit work by Kimberly Witham. REAP will be on display January 6 to February 17. Please join us on Friday, January 6 for an opening reception from 6-9pm.
Kimberly Witham’s work is strongly influenced by natural history dioramas, collection histories, still life painting and other visual manifestations of man’s attempt to categorize, comprehend, and ultimately control the natural world. REAP presents photographs from two bodies of work, Wunderkammer and On Ripeness and Rot. Using materials culled from her suburban surroundings she references cabinets of curiosity and Dutch still life painting as she embraces the fragility of life and death, the inevitablity of decay, and our desire to preserve and catalog the world around us. Ultimately, her photographs are a reflection of the, often uncomfortable, relationship between humans and nature.
Kimberly Witham was born and raised in Wakefield, Rhode Island. She studied art history at Duke University and photography at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. Her photographs are strongly influenced by her studies in art history and her interest in the natural world. Her work has been featured in Color Magazine, PHOTO+, BLOW photo, The Photo Review and Wired (online) and has been used as cover illustration for books in the US and France. She has won awards and grants including a fellowship at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists and the Lindback Distinguished teaching award. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad and is held in numerous private collections. Kimberly is represented by Gallery Kayafas in Boston.
Filter Photo is proud to acknowledge the support of the David C. & Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation and a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events in producing this exhibition.