Draw of Darkness

Christina Seely’s multi layered project Markers of Time uses photographic media, text based pieces, performance and collaborative works, to consider how time is measured and experienced within our complex and ever-changing relationship to systems of the planet. Seely’s works culled from expeditionary travels to the Arctic and tropics suggest new understandings of time and place, science and art history, geologic and man-made time, and the ways in which climate change is altering seemingly fixed natural cycles. In the presentation Draw of Darkness, Seely combines lecture with visual and text based performance to reflect on the work and our contemporary relationship to both literal and metaphorical
darkness.


Christina Seely

Christina Seely is an artist and educator whose photographic practice stretches into the fields of science, design and architecture. Her work has been exhibited nationally and inter­nationally and is featured in many public and private collections including; The Museum of Contemporary Photography, The West Collection and The Walker Art Center. She has been an Artist in Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts, a Fellow at the MacDowell Colony, a participant on the Arctic Circle Program, and a recipient of a year long Public Arts Commission from the city of San Francisco. Most recently she received the 2014 Smithson­ian Artist Research Fellowship, her first monograph Lux, will be co-published in 2015 by Radius Books and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and a solo exhibition of her latest project, Markers of Time was recently shown the Perlman Museum at Carleton College in Northfield, MN.

She received a BA from Carleton College, an MFA in Photography from Rhode Island
School of Design, and is an Assistant Professor in the Studio Art Department at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.