WAUKESHA, WIS.— Jennifer Moon, assistant professor of art at Carroll University, has a photography project that was accepted into two juried exhibitions. “I’ve Been There: A Namesake Tour of Iowa,” features a series of towns in Iowa with famous names, such as international locations (Jamaica and Rome) or familiar namesakes (Orient and Jefferson), and documents the spaces that give shape and definition to these locales.
Wisconsin Photography 2012, an annual competition organized by the Racine Art Museum’s Wustum Museum, will run from Sept. 9 to Nov. 24, 2012. The opening reception is Sunday, Sept. 9, from 2-4 p.m. Moon has received a purchase prize, meaning the museum will purchase her photograph, “Jefferson, Iowa,” for its collection. To learn more, visit http://www.ramart.org/content/wi-photography-2012.
Moon’s work is also part of The Seven State Juried Photography Exhibit on display at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Memorial Union from Sept. 14 to Oct. 30, 2012. An opening reception will be Friday, Sept. 14, from 7-9 p.m. More details are available at http://www.photomidwest.org/abell.html.
Of her project, Moon said, “I am exploring the commonality and dissonance between the reality of a small Iowa town and the easy assumptions made about rural places. My work has now evolved into questioning and exploring how the place we are in impacts and shapes our social compact and our individuality.”
Moon joined the Carroll faculty in 2010, and teaches photography and digital media. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Art degree with an emphasis in photography from the University of Iowa and a Master of Fine Art degree in imaging arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
“Jefferson, Iowa,” inkjet print, 24"x30", 2012