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Standpoints: Work by Jeremiah Ariaz, Sandy Carson & David Politzer
March 11, 2016 - April 16, 2016
Jeremiah Ariaz, associate professor of photography at the LSU School of Art, is part of a three-person exhibition, Standpoints, curated by Britt Thomas, at the Lawndale Art Center in conjunction with FotoFest 2016 Biennial in Houston, Texas, March 11–April 16, 2016.
Standpoints brings together the work of three lens-based artists who explore specific subcultures and events. Taken together, their work alludes to the diverse perspectives that exist in relation to a shared cultural experience.
Ariaz’s photographs in Standpoints are from his Staging the West series. They feature German “Indianer” performing theatrical productions of Western stories from popular fiction writer Karl May (1842–1912). May had purportedly seen Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show in Dresden and thereafter fashioned himself after the famous frontiersman, complete with a fringed buckskin jacket and wide-brimmed hat.
Following the International Photography Festival, Ariaz’s work will travel to the small German community of Alma, Kansas, for a solo exhibition at the Volland Store.