Emma Wilcox is a photographer, writer and cofounder of Gallery Aferro, a Newark, NJ alternative space. She is the recipient of a 2007 NJSCA Fellowship for photography, and will be in residence at the Newark Museum in 2009. Selected as a Core Participant for Night School at the New Museum, she will be part of AIM at the Bronx Museum for 2009. Solos shows:Forensic Landscapes, Guest Artist to Permanent Collection, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City NJ in 2007, and Salvage Rights, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT in 2009.
Forensic Landscapes is an ongoing documentation of a dense and contested urban landscape. All images are taken within a 5 mile radius of Newark, NJ, either on foot or via helicopter. Utilizing multiple texts–EPA documents, news archives, stories told in bars–the work is concerned with (among other things) eminent domain abuse, environmental justice, geologic time, and local memory.
Artist Website: www.emmawilcox.org