Griffin Atelier Gallery

(RE): Media
Krista Wortendyke
January 14, 2016–March 6, 2016

Reception January 14, 2016, 7 – 8:30


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(Re): media is an exploration of the way imagery and information from movies, videogames, newspapers, and the Internet come together to form our perception of war. As most have not experienced war, it is the media’s images that have informed our understanding of conflict. Wortendyke’s ongoing work examines violence through the lens of photography.

Wortendyke’s series, (RE): Media, is featured in the Atelier Gallery at the Griffin Museum of Photography January 14th through March 6th, 2016. An opening reception will take place on January 14th, 2016 from 7-8:30pm. Yorgos Efthymiadis will lead a members’ talk at 6:15pm before the reception. The talk and reception are free.

“Explosions are war’s most universal and most spectacular signifiers,” says Wortendyke. “I have made use of these magnetizing [media] images to show not only how the lines between fiction and non-fiction blur, but also to show how a mediated experience can become indecipherable from a real experience.”

Krista Wortendyke is a Chicago-based conceptual artist. She received her MFA in Photography from Columbia College in 2007. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Packer Schopf Gallery and David Weinberg Gallery in Chicago, SOHO20 Gallery in New York, and many other venues across the United States. Additionally, Krista’s work is part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Krista is currently an adjunct professor of photography at Columbia College Chicago and Northeastern Illinois University.