In celebration of Pam Longobardi’s new book from Italian publisher CHARTA, Material Drift probes a step deeper into Longobardi’s obsession with the material detritus of contemporary disposable consumer culture. In photographic portraits of individual pieces of debris mined from the rubble fields of plastic on remote shores and large scale imagistic metaphors in the form of wall and roof installation, Longobardi reveals the poignant status of a world gone plastic. She documents this tangible archaeology with both photography and real artifacts that have traversed the open seas. The roof installation is a recreation of Panthalassa, shown most recently in collateral exhibition of Arti Visive of the 2009 Venice Biennale.
Since 1990, Longobardi has had over 30 solo exhibitions and 65 group exhibitions in galleries and museums in the US, China, Italy, Spain, Finland, Poland, Japan and elsewhere. Her artworks are included in corporate and private collections across the US, and she has been commissioned to create pieces for Benziger Winery, the Hyatt Corporation, the Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport, Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Facility and the First Tennessee Bank in Memphis. Her work involves painting, photography, fabricated objects and installations and addresses the psychological relationship between humans and the natural world.
The Material Drift exhibition is on display through July 3.
Sandler Hudson Gallery
1009-A Marietta Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30318