September 11 – November 12, 2012
Opening reception on October 19, 6:30-8pm
Greer Muldowney has turned her camera on Hong Kong, the most densely populated urban center in the world with 6,426 people per square kilometer.
A series of her photographs, 6,426 per km² , is featured in The Atelier Gallery at the Stoneham Theatre in Stoneham, MA, September 11 through November 12. A reception with the artist is October 19, 6:30-8 p.m. The exhibit is courtesy of Gallery Kayafas in Boston.
It runs parallel to the theater’s productions of Lumberjacks in Love and Double Indemnity.
“The reality of sustainable practices, depletion of resources and a shifting global power paradigm pervade media involving China, and its Western syndicate territory, Hong Kong,” says Muldowney. “By making imagery here, I ask viewers to contemplate these issues, but to also see these places as homes, not statistics. ”
“These photographs do not propose a reality so different from the spin of contemporary media, but ask an audience on the other side of the world, the Western world, to reflect on whether these images provide a surrogate for wonderment or trepidation for a changing global climate and future,” she says.
Muldowney is an artist and photography professor based in Boston. She has a degree in political science and studio art from Clark University and a master of fine arts degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She has worked for photographers Stephen DiRado and Henry Horenstein, and acted as the curator for the Desotorow Gallery in Savannah, GA, and as an assistant curator at the Panopticon Gallery in Boston. Muldowney is represented by Gallery Kayafas in Boston.
She currently teaches at the New Hampshire Institute of Art and the New England Institute of Art. Her work has been exhibited and published in the United States, Hong Kong, Malaysia and France.
A catalog of 6,426 per km² Is available in the museum shop and can be purchased on-line.