KLOMPCHING GALLERY is thrilled to present Ingrid Weyland’s first solo exhibition at the gallery, with Topographies of Fragility.
The artist brings a unique and original approach to the subject of the landscape. Through her lushly colored photographs of landscapes from different parts of the world—including Argentina, Greenland and Iceland—she comments upon the decline and deterioration of the environment; undertaken through a physical form of paper destruction—crumpled imagery laid atop the same photographic vista.
Her intervention of the materiality of the photograph, not only draws attention to the labor of the hand in art, but contributes to and expands upon the utilization of collage in contemporary photographic practice.
“In the series Topographies of Fragility, I alter, and perform violent gestures on the image of the landscape chosen, which is then the laid on top of the same untouched photographic vista. This operation on the printed photographic paper allows me to reflect on the permanent and irreversible traces of my actions, in a poetic allusion to our relationship with our planet.”—Ingrid Weyland.