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Wednesday, February 20 at 4:30 p.m.
Higgins Lounge at Dana Commons
36 Maywood Street, Worcester, MA 01603
Photography holds a particular power to reveal that which many in our culture are blind to, especially when viewed from within the culture of privilege. For the past five years, Brian Ulrich (Rhode Island School of Design) has been making photographs that explore growing economic disparity and the resulting social, economic, and psychological effects that result when luxury and wealth become preeminent definitions of success. Magic Lanterns draws from that larger project, The Centurion, and highlights images of display windows and stores. Ulrich’s work illuminates the urgent need to unpack myths that drive the widening economic gap and that create the allure of desire through the seduction of commerce.
Ulrich’s photographs portraying contemporary consumer culture are held by major museums and private collections across the country. He is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (2009). A publication of his Centurion project is forthcoming this year and joins a growing list of his monographs and exhibition catalogs.
Magic Lanterns will be on display in the Higgins Lounge at Dana Commons through April 26. Please contact the Higgins School for hours and availability.
This event is co-sponsored by the Higgins School of Humanities and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Clark University.