Daniel Kukla :: Captive Landscapes
January 17 – February 12, 2012
Daniel Kukla is a graduate of The International Center of photography program in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism. In his series Captive Landscapes Kukla explores the great lengths humans will go to satisfy the desire for a connection with the wild. Kukla’s body of work does not capture the physical interaction between Homo sapiens and exotic species, but rather examines the conflicts inherent to keeping wild animals in controlled environments. His photographed images are of the interior of the animals’ living quarters taken from eight zoos across the U.S. and Europe. Kukla encourages the viewer to question the motivations behind the constructed habitats that collect, preserve and control the wild life.
Exhibitions and visiting speakers programs at the School of Art are supported by generous grants from the Helen Jones Foundation and The CH Foundation, both of Lubbock. Additional support comes from Cultural Activities Fees administered through the College of Visual & Performing Arts.