ARTIST LECTURE: ADAM EKBERG
Date: March 8, 6:30 PM
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In partnership with Platform Gallery
In calculated performances that intersect with photography’s documentary potential, Adam Ekberg explores ephemeral occurrences that can serve as metaphors for existence. Making such humble events happen is alchemy of sorts, the transformation of the mundane into the poignant. Ekberg repositions specific celebratory iconography to create minor spectacles: balloons, cocktail umbrellas, disco balls, soap bubbles, and lens-based refractions. Such economy of means not only activates environments, it also prompts fascination and suggests auras.
Ekberg holds an MFA in Photography form The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. His work is in the collections of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, and The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL. He is currently Assistant Professor of Photography and Digital Media at the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.