Tracy McMenemy Folded Earth

Sep 2–18,  2021
United Contemporary ⁠ accessible_forward

Folded Earth engages and questions humanity’s relationships to nature and technology. McMenemy bridges her studio practice with field work, responding artistically in situ to photographs she makes of her natural surroundings. The photographic source is morphed through spontaneous gesture—is a tree still a tree after details are transformed and placed in a new compositional space? Is there an agenda behind this, like so many of the visuals we receive each day? As technology continues to evolve and replace human skill, what are the fundamentally human activities that it cannot replace, and that must guide it?