Fredericks & Freiser is pleased to present an exhibition of new photography by Lucas Foglia. Human Nature is a series of interconnected photographs about nature, people, government, and the science of our relationship to the wilderness.
When the news covers climate change, the subject is usually a specific political event or a natural disaster. The content is predictable: either a pristine wilderness that should be saved or a horrific catastrophe to which we need to respond. Human Nature focuses on the area in between those extremes; on how we live with nature at a time when strange weather has become the new normal.
Human Nature begins in cities and moves through forests, farms, deserts, ice fields, and oceans, towards wilderness. At a time when the average American spends 93% of their life indoors, Foglia photographed government programs that connect people to nature; neuroscientists measuring how spending time in the wild benefits us; and climate scientists measuring how human activity is changing the air. (Many of the scientists are now facing budget cuts and censorship by the Trump administration.)
A monograph published by Nazraeli Press will accompany the exhibition
About the artist
Lucas Foglia will be the subject of upcoming solo exhibitions at Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam and Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago. His work is in major collections including Art Collection Deutsche Börse, Denver Art Museum, Foam, International Center of Photography, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Victoria and Albert Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pier 24, Portland Art Museum, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He has been included in exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Gemeentemuseum Den Haag; Museum of Contemporary Art Denver; and the International Center of Photography, New York as part of the ICP Triennial. This will be his second solo exhibition at Fredericks & Freiser.
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