Justin Ward (M.F.A. photography), “Middle School Rooftop,” archival pigment print, 50” x 36.5”, 2014.

Justin Ward reception for exhibition: ‘Unmanned Landscapes’

Friday, April 29, 2016

Alexander Hall Gallery

Savannah, GA

668 Indian St.

Join us for a reception celebrating “Unmanned Landscapes,” a thesis exhibition by Justin Ward (M.F.A. photography). This exhibition is an exploration of the contemporary suburban landscape through the view of a consumer drone maneuvered by the artist.

Ward uses the airborne drone to capture photographs and then digitally stitches together hundreds of images to depict multiple perspectives. Once complete, the highly detailed, large-scale works, on view Friday, April 22, through Friday, May 13, 2016, explore paradoxical themes including accessibility and privacy, abstraction and documentation, beauty and banality.  

Ward grew up in the suburbs of upstate New York. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in digital art from State University of New York Oneonta and a Master of Arts in art education from Teachers College, Columbia University. For five years prior to attending SCAD, Ward taught high school studio art, photography and graphic design in New York City.

Gallery hours:

Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.