Psychscape 61 (Yosemite, CA), 2017
24 x 18 inches
Also available: 40 x 30 inches - $7,500 Unframed
Edition of 5 + 2 A.P.
Terri Loewenthal is an Oakland-based artist whose recent work explores the intersection of landscape and psyche. In her own words:
“My work layers the initial spark of seeing with deeper resonances of body and soul, light and life. I aim for the feeling of serendipitously being in the right place at the right time.”
In her new series, titled Psychscapes, Loewenthal investigates the sublime expanse of land and sky romanticized in the still-potent mythology of Utopian California. The Psychscapes are single-exposure, in-camera compositions that utilize special optics developed by Loewenthal to compress vast spaces into complex, evocative environments. These photographs combine straightforward landscape photography with explorations into the psychology of perception.
Loewenthal has exhibited internationally at diverse venues including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco, CA) and Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley, CA), and is included in many private collections. She is also founder of The Chetwood, a residency program that provides housing for artists visiting the Bay Area. Loewenthal is a frequent collaborator with the Bay Area arts organization Creative Growth (Oakland, CA). She has a Bachelor of Arts from Rice University in Houston, Texas and is originally from Washington, D.C. and South Florida. Loewenthal will have her first solo presentation of Pyschscapes at CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions in San Francisco in the spring of 2018.