Exhibitions Margaret LeJeune
Project Space Studio
- Two Trees, Marigram (2022) by Margaret LeJeune. Digital collage with archival marigram image, 20x24. © Margaret LeJeune. Courtesy of the artist.
Project Space Residency
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Margaret LeJeune is an image-maker, curator, and educator from Rochester, New York. She received an MFA from Visual Studies Workshop (’02) and currently serves as an associate professor of photography at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. Working predominantly with photographic-based mediums, LeJeune explores our precarious relationship to the natural world. Her current project, Thirteen Hours to Fall, examines the climate crisis through investigations of contemporary and future littoral zones. This multi-media work includes collage, salted paper prints, video, and sculptural book form. The salted paper prints are created with water collected at the sites of growing ghost forests along the mid-Atlantic coast. These works ask the viewer to bear witness to the complex history of this region, a landscape dramatically altered overtime by the colonial timber industry, plantation farming practices, and climate change. This interdisciplinary and intersectional project is informed by environmental histories, geography, hydrology, and maritime traditions, including mapping and way-finding.
This program is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the New York State Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts; the Max and Marian Farash Foundation; and Joy of Giving Something.