Real Art Ways presents an exhibition by New Orleans-based artist Tina Freeman.
Over the past seven years, Tina Freeman has photographed the wetlands of Louisiana and the glacial landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctica. In Lamentations, Freeman pairs images from these dissimilar regions in a series of diptychs that function as stories about climate change, ecological balance, and the symbiotic relationship between disparate environments over time. Each pairing is chosen for the ways in which they relate, aesthetically and practically, demonstrating how rising sea level along the coast of Louisiana is both visually and physically connected to melting glaciers at the poles, despite the separation of vast distances. The large, color photographs in Lamentations make plain the crucial, threatening, and global dialogue between water in two physical states.
Organized by the New Orleans Museum of Art.
The presentation of Tina Freeman: Lamentations at Real Art Ways is made possible by support from Agnes and Billy Peelle.
Text courtesy of Tina Freeman, artist and Russell Lord, Curator of Photographs, NOMA.