Michael Kolster :: Rivers Lost and Found
January 14 - February 10, 2013
Michael Kolster photographically explores one of the most polluted waterways in the United States, the Androscoggin River. Working in the wet-plate collodion process, Kolster creates a master ambrotype, which he then scans to produce enlarged pigment prints for exhibition. His work calls attention to the confluence of mid-nineteenth century industrial development and the photographic technology of the time. In Kolster’s work, conceptual themes such as environmental awareness and ecological concern are united with the links between the developments of photography and the technological progress that has influenced the pollution of the Androscoggin River.
Michael Kolster teaches at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, and holds an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston. He exhibits nationally and internationally.
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.