Transit brings together the work of Kristin Sigurdardottir and Jim Ramer. Their works are derived from literally polar opposite worlds yet share a quest to see and understand unseen worlds. Sigurdardottir lives and works in Iceland while Ramer’s works were taken from the thermal fields of New Zealand. Exploring worlds past and present, both primal and peripheral, they seek fundamental and essential spaces of vision. Situating at the perimetrical boundaries of sight their works provide us with visions of unseen clarity.
Jim Ramer is an artist, curator and educator. Born in the American South, he has lived and worked in New York City since 1997. His work considers the nature of vision and perception. The work questions photography’s role in shaping our view of the world and the world's perception of each of us. His artwork spans photography, video, sculpture, and installation. His work has been exhibited internationally most recently at Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia; Platform L, Seoul, South Korea; Main Window, NYC; MCA, Memphis, TN; Incheon International Photography Festival, Incheon, South Korea; The Pelham Art Center, NY; Filter Space, Chicago; Pingyao International Photography Festival; Denver Month of Photography, CO among others. As a curator he has recently curated exhibitions in China, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, India as well as New York City. In 2017 he was named curator of the Lishui Biennial International Photography Festival, Lishui, CN. He was the Co-Founder of Art Workers Plan B Gallery and director and curator of Delta Axis Contemporary Art Center in Memphis, TN. He has lectured internationally on photography most recently at the Tsinghua University, Beijing; Nanjing University, Nanjing, China; Net Photography Festival Daegu, South Korea; The Auckland Photo Festival, NZ; and the Singapore International Photo Festival. He is an Associate Professor of Photography currently serving as the Founding Director of the MFA in Photography program at Parsons School of Design in New York City.
Kristín Sigurðardóttir is a visual artist and a photographer from Iceland. She graduated in 2014 with a Masters Degree in Photography from Parsons The New School Of Design, awarded Dean's Scholarships 2012-2014. She also holds a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art from Iceland. Previous work experience include, Intern at Adam Fuss Studio, Teaching Assistance at Parsons and On Set Photographer for award winning Web Series „ That Reminds Me“. Her work has been published by Grymogea, Conveyor and shown in Iceland, UK, Faroe Island, China, Australia and the US.