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Jun 9

In Conversation with Jason DeMarte: Photography in the Garden of Artificial Delights

This program is free, but registration is required: click here to register

The exhibition Jason DeMarte: Garden of Artificial Delights  invites viewers to journey into a visually stunning, though deeply unsettling, world in which flowers, birds, and insects are doused in glossy cake icing while candy rains down from ominous skies. In this immersive installation of photographs and wallpaper, Michigan-based photographer Jason DeMarte assembles hyperreal images of local wildlife and plantlife deluged by sugary foodstuffs. Join the artist and UMMA Assistant Curator of Photography Jennifer Friess for a conversation about the layers of meaning in these enticing yet enigmatic works.

Support for this exhibition is provided by P.J. and Julie Solit, Amelia and Eliot Relles, and the Herbert W. and Susan L. Johe Endowment.

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