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Corine Vermeulen: CIRKADIA

  • January 24 - February 14
  • University Gallery
  • Reception: Fri, January 25, 4:30 - 6:30pm
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Corine Vermeulen’s exhibition, CIRKADIA, features four distinct bodies of work: one older and three brand new. In them, we see the evolution of a photographer’s sense of place and identity, a radical re-envisioning of her iconic style, and we get a glimpse into how an artist transitions to new and exciting dimensions. CIRKADIA (an imaginary word that references notions of heterotopias, sleep and circadian rhythms, and the Dutch word “cirkel”) alludes to the cyclical nature of life. The exhibition consists of over 30 new photographs and brings together numerous elements of Vermeulen’s work. It offers an in-depth look at the places she has inhabited, integrating her personal interests in electronic music and the nature of photographic image making.

Composed of four parts, CIRKADIA includes work from Your Town Tomorrow (Detroit, 2007-2017), among her most recognized and iconic bodies of work that focuses on Detroit as a place of continual change and resistance; Nachtwerk, a new series that expands on her continued interest in the city of Medellin, Colombia; Kodak and the Comet, a process-based body of work that is seemingly abstract, but is actually rooted in a period of time in Detroit prior to 2007 and; a new series of sound-based works that brings Vermeulen’s practice off of the wall, away from the strictly visual, and into the realm of the sensory and ethereal.

EMU Galleries would like to acknowledge the support of the Dean's Office, College of Arts and Sciences for their financial support of Corine Vermeulen's 2018-19 McAndless Visiting Professorship.  Corine Vermeulen is represented by David Klein Gallery.  Her work can be found here.