String Room Gallery: Photographer Julia Forrest

The exhibition "Illusion" features selections from three bodies of work by the Brooklyn-based artist.

"Fabricate," 2012, silver gelatin print, 20" x 16"




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String Room Gallery, Main Building

General Info

The Wells College String Room Gallery presents the exhibition “Illusion,” a solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based photographer Julia Forrest. The exhibition will be on display from September 11 to October 8, 2014. The public is cordially invited to join the artist for a free opening reception on Thursday, September 11, from 6 to 8 pm.

Forrest’s photography is rooted in traditional Black and White darkroom processes, exploring the unique visual and spatial possibilities of images created solely in the lens.  Describing her process as “[challenging] the notion of the landscape by referencing what makes a photograph,” Forrest  depicts her female subjects enacting interventions on the pictorial logic of the photograph itself.   She draws inspiration from Greek mythology and Pictorialist photographic tradition, creating work with a distinctively allegorical, surreal quality.  Illusion will consist of selections from three bodies of work, each of which demonstrates unique strategies for her ultimate project.

Forrest teaches photography at the Brooklyn Museum, Medgar Evers College, the Newark Museum, and Lehigh University, and in recent years has worked as an assistant to photographer and video artist William Wegman. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in numerous venues in and around New York City and New England. Forrest earned a BFA in Photography from the University of Hartford, Hartford Art School.

The String Room Gallery is a center for the exhibition of contemporary art in the Finger Lakes region of New York. It is located on the Wells College campus in the southwest corner of the first floor of Main Building. Hours are Monday - Friday from 12 to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information about the show at Wells, please see the gallery’s website at or contact Professor Katie Waugh at 315.364.3237.