First trained as a Jungian psychotherapist, Christensen developed a love of photography and the psychological implications contained in “found” visual environments. As she immersed herself in her photographic art, she became keenly aware that the viewer’s perception of a naturally occurring visual vignette is determined by the way the viewer “frames” the vignette in their own mind, in the same manner as a photographer frames a visual vignette with the camera lens.
Thus, Christensen found natural and architectural vignettes in her newly adopted home of Santa Fe. Informed by her training in Jungian psychology, she frames each photograph to compel the viewer to immerse themselves in the psychological space she presents. Christensen’s newest photographs from her series depicting swimming pools and their surroundings are included in the exhibition. Concepts of ritual/spiritual/psychological renewal and rebirth through descent into water—and return to the land on which we humans live—invite the viewer to dive into their own interior perspective, and perhaps emerge renewed and expanded.
This exhibition is concurrent with Natalie Christensen’s exhibition at University of New Mexico and throughout public spaces in Albuquerque.
Christensen is a photographer based in Santa Fe.
Natalie Christensen: Altering Perspective
Exhibition Dates: September 7 – October 1, 2018
Opening: September 7, 2018 5pm – 7pm
Turner Carroll Gallery
725 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, NM