DocuFlorida II: Projections and Prints with featured artist, Noelle McCleaf
The Pensacola Museum of Art and the TT Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum, University of West Florida Historic Trust invited established, emerging, and nascent artists and photographers to submit to an open call for photographic-moving-image-based work to the lens-based exhibition,
DocuFlorida II: Projections and Prints with featured artist, Noelle McCleaf.
Friday November 16, 2018 - May 17, 2019
TT Wentworth Jr. Florida State Museum, 2nd Floor
Saturday December 1, 2018
5-7pm Gallery Talk & Opening Reception
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
The Pensacola Museum of Art and the Pensacola Museum of History (formerly TT Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum), University of West Florida Historic Trust invited established, emerging, and nascent artists and photographers to submit to an open call for photographic-moving-image-based work to the lens-based exhibition, DocuFlorida II: Projections and Prints with featured artist, Noelle McCleaf.
The exhibition includes open call digital submissions that are projected with photographs by Florida-based photographer, Noelle McCleaf. The exhibition addresses the environment in rural and urban landscapes, and may offer an interpretive lens focused on socio-cultural and socio-spatial conditions of natural and built environments of our larger Southeastern U.S. region, an area deeply informed by river systems, gulf waters, and their associated industries and economic enterprises. By zooming in on a regional level, we hope to share this point of view with global communities at large. Within this photographic-moving-image-based experience, established, emerging, and nascent artists and photographers share space, offering a bright window into their collected stories, imagined futures, and documented realities.
DocuFlorida, began in 2017 as an annual exhibition of projected photographic images focused on the current environment and landscapes of Florida, the Gulf Coast, and the Southeast Region of the U.S. It is intended as a site-specific iteration of Documerica, the photographic documentary project that was sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency in the 1970s. The exhibition is on view at the TT Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum University of West Florida Historic Trust on the second floor from November 16, 2018 through May 17, 2019 and is in partnership with Pensacola Museum of Art, University of West Florida.
On December 1, 2018 The exhibition will include a Gallery Talk and a dual opening reception from 5-7PM concurrent with Searching For the Seventies: The DOCUMERICA Photography Project.
A symposium will be held January 25, 2018 from 5:30-8pm at Voices Multicultural Center.
DocuFlorida II is co-curated by: Lowell Bassett (Chief Curator, UWF Historic Trust), Felicia E. Gail (Curator of Exhibitions, Pensacola Museum of Art) and Valerie George (Professor of Art, UWF Department of Art) and is on view simultaneous to Searching for the Seventies: The DOCUMERICA Photography Project featuring the photographs of several internationally recognized photographers like Lyntha Scott Eiler, Danny Lyon, Charles O’Rear, and more. DocuFlorida was first exhibited at Pensacola Museum of Art in 2017 and was curated by Amy Bowman-McElhone (AVP, UWF Historic Trust & Chief Curator, Pensacola Museum of Art) and Felicia E. Gail (Curator of Exhibitions, Pensacola Museum of Art).
Featured artist, Noelle McCleaf is a photographer exploring themes of memory, relationship, and identity in the southern landscape.
Born and raised in Virginia, McCleaf received her BFA from the Ringling College of Art and Design, and her MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, both with a concentration in Photography. Her work has been shown in national and international exhibitions, including at the Camden Image Gallery in London, The Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida, The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado, and at the Slow Exposures photography festival in Zebulon, Georgia. Publications that have featured her work include Blink Magazine, Fraction Magazine, Ain't-Bad Magazine, Southern Glossary, Accent Magazine, Feature Shoot, Lenscratch, and Plates-to-Pixels. She is currently Full Time Professor of Photography and Imaging at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida.
Open Call ARTISTS:
COLLEEN ITANI &
KELLY LORRAINE HENDRICKSON
ERIN LA VALLE
Photography documentation by: Richard Rodriguez