Sep 8th to 23rd 2016 (Opening Reception: Sep 16th, Friday, 6-8 pm)
The Wall at Myers Media Studio [51C Thorndike Hall]
Teachers College, Columbia University
Myers Media Art Studio is pleased to announce a photography project of Cristián González at The Wall. The show will open from Sep 8th to Sep 23rd during regular open hours of the studio. The opening reception will take place between 6-8pm, Friday, Sep 16th.
Altered Perspectives presents a series of digitally altered photographs displaying impressions of González’s first year in New York City. The inspiration for this work arose from his experience as an EFL teacher in his native country Chile. Scholars, such as EFL teacher David A. Hill, advocate the impact of creative language learning through images. From the beginning of González‘s practice, the use of visual aids and story telling have been a key teaching and learning tool in his classroom. His students’ non-conventional ways to interpret images inspired him to shift his focus and see the world differently. In González‘s image-making process he attempts to reflect this shift by converting photographs to black and white leaving some elements in color and by turning images upside down. González’s work invites audiences to observe from altered perspectives through which they are encouraged to travel to new dimensions within arms’ reach.