January 5th – February 26th
“Local terrains: Two photographers, two very different viewfinders,” South Bend Tribune, January 29, 2012
This show features work by two South Bend-based artists, David Cory and Susan Moore. The photography of Susan Moore uses a large format camera to document the landscape of a pastoral subdivision in north central Indiana. David Cory uses a Holga camera to create atmospheric photographs of familiar places in Indiana and Michigan.
Susan Moore’s series, Subdivided Views, depicts homes within the subdivision Ranch Acres, where she lives. In these quiet places, the underlying bucolic nature of the suburb is most evident. The wide-angle lens exaggerates the expansive lawns and amplifies the distance between the home and the camera, illustrating the privacy and the quiet isolation embodied in the subdivision.
As a physician specializing in diagnostic radiology, David Cory has spent most of his adult life analyzing images of the human body, exploring normal and abnormal, and the overlap between. His photography series, Borderlands, focus on the point where things overlap — an indeterminate area that is hard to define because it contains qualities or features of the two overlapping things. Sometimes these indeterminate areas may be depicted by a single exposure. At other times, multiple exposures create the overlap.
Susan Moore is currently an Associate Professor at Indiana University, South Bend, where she coordinates the photography area. Susan received a BA from Columbia College in Chicago in 1991, a Master’s in Art Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1998, and most recently, in 2003, she earned an MFA from Washington University, School of Art. She has received grants from the Indiana Arts Commission to support her landscape photography projects and her work was recently published in View Camera.
David Cory received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Evansville and an M.D. from the Indiana University School of Medicine. After completing a residency in the department of radiology at IUSM, he remained there as a faculty member for five years. David has been co-author of several articles in medical journals and also has published nonfiction and poetry. His photography has appeared in the South Bend Tribune, and in the online periodicals F-Stop Magazine, Hawaii Magazine, and Foliate Oak.