Adaptive Ratios - Large-scale Immersive Photographs by Jonathan Gross
October 6 - November 16, 2018
Opening and Public Reception Saturday October 6, 2018, 6-8PM
Photography Today — A Conversation, Thursday October 25th, 7-8:30PM
discussion panel: Perci Chester
TRAFFIC ZONE CENTER FOR VISUAL ART
250 3RD AVENUE NORTH, MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55410
Parking is available in Minneapolis City Parking Ramp C off of 3rd Avenue and at meters on the street.
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: 9 AM – 5 PM
SATURDAY: 9:30 – 7 PM
SUNDAY: 9:30 – 5 PM
and by appointment
Free and open to the public
While previously these photographs were viewable only on-line through a website jointly developed by Google, NASA, and CMU, this exhibition is an opportunity to view these non-traditional images printed at mural scale. Beyond the startling detail, Jonathan applies his digital process in ways that transcend some accepted limitations of conventional film and digital imaging techniques—such as unwrapping a 360° room interior or presenting a very large group portrait that is viewable as individual portraits. These immersive prints grant the viewer permission to intuitively explore the scenes with a freedom not usually experienced with conventionally sized and shaped photographs.
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Invasive Species, 2015
On the 10th of June 2015 the Upper Saint Anthony Lock on the Mississippi River closed after more than 50 years. The closure of the lock is seen as the best way to slow the spread of invasive carp in Minnesota. St. Anthony Falls is the only waterfall on the Mississippi River's 2,300-plus miles from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico. Invasive carp have been creeping north up the river since the 1970s — and this unique natural barrier has the potential to finally stop its spread. As seen in this photo, non-native carp are not the only invasive species.
Tergar Nature of Mind Retreat, 2017
Tergar is an international meditation community. Since 2012 I have been taking a group portrait at the end of an annual seven-day meditation retreat. Traditional painted group portraits by necessity were large so that the individuals comprising the group could be recognized and depicted respectfully. As a consequence, the size of the group was greatly constrained by the size of the canvas, and similarly even group portraits taken with special panoramic cameras have been constrained by the size of the recording medium.
Brooklyn Bridge, 2010
Taken before the construction of One World Trade Center, this photograph juxtaposes one of New York's oldest architectural icons—The Brooklyn Bridge—with one of its newest at the time—Frank Gehry's Beekman Tower at 8 Spruce Street.
The expansion of the University of Minnesota East Bank campus is changing the nature of the urban landscape obliterating the iconic grain elevators that helped to define Minneapolis as the Mill City. The elevators on the right side of this photo—including the Electric Steel Elevator—are now gone.
This is a 360° view of the hand-painted Chinese wallpaper in the MacFarlane period room located on the third floor of the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Similar to a Chinese handscroll, it's a contiguous display of many separate scenes, but unlike a scroll which is intended to be ceremoniously revealed to the viewer in a linear sequence, this work is fully exposed in a two-dimensional area thereby allowing it to be explored at will.