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Reminiscent of nineteenth century paintings of the sublime, such as Caspar Friedrich's "Monk by the Sea" (1808–1810), the subject is shared between the environment and the individuals within it. Unlike common nineteenth century Romantic representations of the sublime, the figure passively faces the viewer, displaying their literal relationship with their environment. The result is often comical, as the people are unwitting subjects of their interaction within an omnipresent setting. "Wanderers In a Sea of Fog" asks the viewer to reconsider our relation to our environment, and the artistic suppositions that have been handed down to us.



ABOUT

Working primarily within the photographic medium, Tressa Pack's subject matter varies from environmental portraiture to artificial intelligence. She explore structures integral to the image, or image making process; whether it is the narrative aspects of images, the cultural ways our vision is experienced or re-arranging art historical genres of image making. Tressa Pack is an affiliate artist and holds a studio at the Headlands Center for the Arts, in the Marin Headlands. She graduated with a BFA in Art from Art Center College of Design and a MFA from Mills College. Her work has been displayed widely in the Bay Area, including ProArts, Headlands Center for the Arts, and the Berkeley Art Center.