2020 Artist Award Winner: Lori Pond
The Cornel/Henry Art is pleased to present Lori Pond, the Winner of our 'primordial feeling' Call for Entries, and 2020 Artist Award!
Lori Pond is a photographic artist based in Los Angeles, California. Her photography encompasses themes such as fear, good versus evil, life and death, and the impermanence of all things. She studied Music and Spanish language at Indiana University, and Broadcast Journalism at University of Southern California, before embarking on a career in television, where she is a graphic artist at Conan O’Brien’s talk show, “Conan.” Her interest in photography has been lifelong, starting with a Polaroid Camera for her junior high school newspaper. Her work has been shown at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Oceanside Museum, MOAH, The Center for Fine Art Photography, and many galleries throughout the United States and Europe. Along the way, she has accumulated accolades and awards, most recently including winning one of the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards.
For this exhibition we are featuring work from her Bosch Redux series:
'My project Bosch Redux takes flight from the unprecedented imagination of Early Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch. I became fascinated with Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights as a teenager. His limitless imagination and intricately detailed images captured my mind. In Bosch Redux, I hone in on details that occupy the background of his work. I use my friends as models, and hire prop makers, prosthetic designers, makeup and wardrobe to aid me in the recreation of small tableaux that I pick out from Bosch’s works, mostly from his masterpiece, The Garden of Earthly Delights. Bosch intrigues me because there still is so little known about him – what he believed in, what he thought, who he was. His work is all a morality play, addressing concepts of good and evil, and what happens to humans when they sin. I feel compelled to use my medium of photography to try to understand him, to inhabit his world and mind. By painstakingly recreating in photographs the details that sprang from the mind of a painter five hundred years ago, I seek to understand: What draws people together? What creates affinity?' - Lori Pond
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