Highlighting select CENTER photographers, Future Tense was an exploration of the socially, politically and psychologically complex relationship we have with the places we inhabit. Moving within and beyond the physicality of here and now, the photographers in this exhibition traced the tensions between nature and artifice; isolation and interconnectedness; past and present; and the physical and psychological…all of which reveal the tenuous balance that defines the path of our collective future. Artists include: Delaney Allen, Antoine Bruy, Pelle Cass, Phillip Cheung, Christine Collins, Tamas Dezso, David Favrod, Lori Hepner, Dina Litovsky, Judy Natal, Eric Pickersgill, David Schalliol and Daniel Traub.
The exhibition was curated by Tracy Quinn, Curator of Education and Public Programs at the University of New Mexico Art Museum, and Stefan Batista, MFA in Photography Candidate at the University of New Mexico.
Future Tense was among the exhibitions at 516 ARTS for PhotoSummer 2016, a collaborative initiative that strives to represent and actively promote historical and contemporary photography in New Mexico. Taking the rich legacy of photography in New Mexico as a point of departure, the exhibitions and public programs around PhotoSummer emboded the continued energy and support of the photographic arts in the region. Organized by UNM Art Museum, 516 ARTS and CENTER, PhotoSummer 2016 featured a series of exhibitions, talks, workshops and events in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.