Submitted by ART SUPPLY DEPO
Test Plot: An Exhibition of Medium Format Photography by Bianca Garza is now on exhibit at he Art Supply Depo, Bowling Green. 435 East Wooster, Bowling Green. A reception with the artist will be held Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 5-7 p,m. The show continues through March 25.
Sustainable, locally sourced light finger foods from Fowl and Fodder will be served at the reception, as well as locally sourced beverages.
Test Plot is meant to serve as visual commentary regarding our society’s tendency to replace the real with the synthetic. Greatly inspired by the effects of industrialized agriculture on soil, plant, animal, and human health, the photographs in this body of work aim to ask, ‘has our movement towards a culture that places an emphasis on the surface and the short-term fix been worth it?’ As we move further away from a deep understanding of that which truly sustains us and towards greater magnitudes of industrialization, what are we losing?
Bianca Garza is a photographer currently living in Grand Rapids, Ohio along the Maumee River. In 2012, she received her bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication Technology from Bowling Green State University. As a contracted photographer, she now works with BGSU’s Office of Marketing & Communications, creating images for their website, magazine, social media, and other various marketing materials. Outside of her commercial freelance work, she maintains a practice of traditional medium- format photography, alongside passions for regenerative agriculture and ancestral wisdom. More of her photographs can be found on her website and blog at www.BiancaGarza.com.