FPAC: Parks and the City Opening Reception
The Fort Point Arts Community Gallery is pleased to announce “Parks and the City,” the first show of the 2020 season juried by Jessica Hong, Associate Curator of Global Contemporary Art at Dartmouth University’s Hood Museum of Art. The four photographers in “Parks and the City”—David Friedman, Jacob Geiger, Jennifer Mawson, and Navidreza Haghighi Mood—examine the internal conflicts within the ideology of urban parks. They look beyond the celebrated landscape design and recreational program of the founders to the physical and experiential edges of the parks. Dark moments and tall weeds make visible the unstable character of nature in this artificial setting.
The photographers give their separate interpretations of the urban park as a site of conflict and change. They look afresh at one of the city’s greatest resources, challenging the idea of natural beauty and the ability of landscape design to establish a permanent meaning for the parks.