Arts + Literature Laboratory will hold a reception for the exhibition Driftless River: Photographing the Lower Wisconsin by photographer Rich Meciejewski on Thursday, December 7 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. An artist talk will begin at 6:30pm.
The exhibition will be on display on the second floor mezzanine at Arts + Literature Laboratory from November 28, 2023 through January 5, 2024.
I primarily photograph Wisconsin landscapes, usually places mostly left alone by people, or where people still live with some intentional connection to the natural world.
These photos are literal physical descriptions as well as records of the landscapes’ emotional spirit. My work also looks at how we use nature as a language to help articulate our intuitions about the sacred.
My current project, Driftless River, documents the evocative and sometimes mysterious character of the Lower Wisconsin Riverway. It explores the river as object and symbol, a place with layers of meanings, some which recall our oldest cultural myths.
This is my effort to find hope and renewal within the natural world, to which we have done such immense harm.
Image: Bakken’s Pond State Natural Area Photo @ 2022 by Rich Maciejewski