Congratulations to Michael Binder ’15 and Matthew Dietrich ’12 whose artwork, Cut into the Landscape: Photography by Michael Binder and Matthew Dietrich, will be showcased at The Valiant Theatre and Lounge/ Valiant ART from March 10 through April 30, 2018.
These Crusader alumni offer a complementary view of the landscape of New Orleans. Binder develops a relationship with a certain location through his photography. He brings a discerning eye and nostalgic emotions to a compelling series of works while capturing the decaying relics of a vibrant yet blighted city. He also shows a series of visits while capturing the change and gradual dissipation of forgotten landmarks. Dietrich presents the spectacle of life. Though a New Orleans native, he looks upon the rituals and architecture of our city as if witnessing them for the first time. The work is dynamic and fresh, but far from naive. The digital camera, for Deitrich, is not unlike the impressionist’s palette, in that these fleeting images reveal social truths. Both artists challenge the viewer to see past the surface of these images, cutting below the skin to the flesh and bone. They seek the whispers and cries of the urban landscape.
An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 16 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m at 6621 St Claude Ave., Arabi, LA 70032.
Congratulations, Crusader alumni!
All information is derived from a press release by David Joyner of Valiant ART.