A navigator sounds the ocean floor, accumulating data points on its depth so she can visualize the unseen undulations. So too, in each work of this exhibition, Alexandra Huddleston gathers together disparate points in time and space in order to reveal juxtapositions and conjunctions that are invisible in a single photographic frame…or in a present devoid of memory.

This multi-dimensional way of visualizing landscape comes out of Alexandra’s practice as a walking artist, her years of covering thousands of miles, on and off trail, on foot. Through a slow, step-by-step accretion of experience, walking builds an understanding of land’s complexity and interconnection. The city exists in relation to its suburbs. The mountain peak is understood in connection with its base, ridges, slopes, valleys, and plateaus. Geologic, seasonal, and atmospheric forces intertwine with histories of faith, art, desire, culture, and community to pattern and texture both the land itself, and our cultural attitudes towards it. Duality is discarded.

The diptychs, triptychs, and large arrays of photographs in this exhibition allow the places depicted to resonate together, exponentially expanding the possible meanings and feelings within each work. The viewer is led to move beyond the photographs’ initial seduction, to navigate carefully, and to think critically about the landscapes represented.

Curators and Artists

  • photography
  • installation art
  • Iceland
  • landscape
  • walking art
  • Scotland
  • Soundings
  • installation photography
  • contemporary landscape
  • conceptual landscape