School of Art and Design Alumni Exhibition 2021

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Wellington B. Gray Gallery Exhibition

Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge


Lee Nisbet
Graduated 1998

The #merging#nightdrives series is an evolution from an original iPhone photo series begun in 2014. On a road trip, I used an iPhone camera along with Instagram and its multiple filters to capture nighttime landscapes from a moving vehicle. These landscapes of motion, light, and pixel distortion are reflective of social media culture which embraces a hyperreality, a fusion of the virtual and physical worlds. The images, originally published exclusively on social media, are now printed with magnified distortions echoing the carefully curated (albeit distorted) reality from which they came..

#merging#nightdrives 6 Unique, archival pigment print on Baryta paper, 37″ x 28″ x 1″, 2019