Open Imagination
 July 03, 2023
PH21 Gallery presents: 'The natural and the artificial' @ ART150 Gallery, Pro Arts Jersey City, NJ, USA

A PH21 Gallery Exhibition in ART150 Gallery, Jersey City, NJ, USA. The natural and the artificial are diametrically opposed concepts that evoke contrasting ideas such as organic versus geometric, spontaneous versus designed, instinctive versus deliberate, wild versus tamed, and more. However, there exists a continuum between these opposing forces, manifesting in the form of tamed nature like gardens or abandoned spaces being reclaimed by nature, for instance. The interplay, cross-border interactions, struggles, and coexistences of the two at these junctures provide unique experiences to explore, especially in the visual realm. Throughout the history of the medium, photographers have been drawn to the creative possibilities of capturing, interpreting, and presenting the natural, the artificial, and their many intertwined forms. Images of these subjects are among the most captivating ways of elucidating our intricate and often conflicting relationship with our environment. By exploring and depicting the natural and the artificial in all their varied forms, photographers can offer us insight into the complexities of the world we inhabit. PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed The natural and the artificial. We are looking for submissions from all photographers who are interested in this subject and would like to share their work with a wider international audience through the exposure of PH21 Gallery and Pro Arts Jersey City.

 One curator's choice and three honourable mentions