Lauren Semivan Door into the Dark

Dec 6, 2018–Jan 23, 2019
Aaronel Deroy Gruber & Irving Gruber Gallery
Silver Eye Center for Photography

Lauren Semivan's ongoing body of work has evolved through intense contemplative study and manipulation of a hand-built, sculptural environment. Within this constructed space, photographs transcend consensus reality, blurring boundaries between real and fictitious worlds. Compositions are painstakingly constructed and documented using a large-format camera, a tool for both precision and abstraction. Semivan considers photography to be both a tool for escape, and an instrument for self-knowledge: a door into the dark.

Participating Artist

  1. Lauren Semivan received an MFA in photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her work has been exhibited at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, The Griffin Museum of Photography, The Hunterdon Art Museum, Cranbrook Art Museum, Paris Photo, and The AIPAD Photography Show among others. She has taught photography at College for Creative Studies, The Ohio State University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Wayne State University.

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