Echoes of the Sublime at Emily Amy Gallery is curated by Atlanta photographer Stephanie Dowda. The exhibition attempts to evoke the spirit of the sublime, a subject that's captured artists' and philosophers' imaginations for centuries. It is most often experienced when we contemplate the vast enormity of nature or a world beyond our control but marvelous in its scope. Through a group of 10 artists, Dowda examines various photographic approaches to the sublime.
Landscapes are a special subset in Echoes of the Sublime because nature has so often been seen by philosophers as the place where grandeur and tragedy coalesce to create the sublime. The work suggests that we humans can’t help shooting ourselves in the foot with our polluting, tacky, bumbling ways, forever dropping a trail of trash and sullying the perfect view we crave. We are compelled to tragically defile the nature we admire.
As published by Felicia Feaster on CreativeLoafing.com