2011 Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship Honorable Mention: David Politzer
When You're Out There
My relationship to landscape art is conflicted. I recognize that I get substantial creative motivation from being outside, and I am, admittedly, seduced and inspired b all the tropes: sunsets, vistas and waterfalls. At the same time, I am hyperconscious of cliche and staying contemporary. At the same time, I am visually and conceptually in my work as I struggle to "locate" myself within the traditions of landscape art making. When You're Out There is an evolving collection of integrated video and photographic works that use the tropes of landscape art as a point of critical departure.