This exhibit is located in the Center Gallery on the second floor of the McCullough Student Center in the middle of campus.
Landscaped presents work by local Vermont photographer Timothy Case, whose doctorate in geography informs his vision of nature. Case is acutely attuned to the built and manufactured order that humans have imposed on the earth. Where some might see rolling hills and granite cliffs, he is inclined to see the evidence of human intervention.
The necessity and beauty of our creations—from the production of our food to the building of our cities—often mask the destruction of our actions. Case’s photographs intentionally capture landscapes that challenge our impulse to seek comfort in aesthetic pleasure. This exhibition encourages us to examine the signs of human interaction with the environment and to think of their ecological implications.
Timothy Case’s photographs express landscape not as a static image but as a verb: to landscape means to alter by human intervention.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.