Opening Reception—Lucas Foglia: Human Nature and View Finder

“Esme Swimming, Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore,” by Lucas Foglia.“Esme Swimming, Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore,” by Lucas Foglia.
The Museum of Contemporary Photography will host an opening reception for their two new exhibitions.

The Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) will host an opening reception for the new exhibitions Lucas Foglia: Human Nature and View Finder: Landscape and Leisure in the Collection. These two exhibitions serve as an exploration of peoples’ relationships to nature and the human desire for “wild” places, even when those places are human constructions.

Lucas Foglia grew up on a small farm in the suburbs of New York, and much of his photography is informed by his upbringing. His Human Nature series is an observation of human interaction with the curiosities, nuances, and subtleties found in the natural world. More of Lucas’ work can be found here.

View Finder: Landscape and Leisure in the Collection is a selection of historical and contemporary works from the MoCP’s permanent collection and the Midwest Photographers Project. The selected works feature the liminal spaces of human refuge and recovery found in nature.

The opening reception is the first in a line of upcoming MoCP programming events surrounding the new exhibitions, including an Urban Nature Walk with exhibiting artist Lucas Foglia and a Lecture in Photography from Foglia.

Opening Reception—Lucas Foglia: Human Nature and View Finder
Thursday, July 19
5-7 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Photography
600 S. Michigan Ave.