The Photography Gallery at Riley Hall - Morning Light

Location: Second Floor, Riley Hall of Art

          Christine Lenzen - Morning Light

Installation View
Morning Light - Christine Lenzen
The Photography Gallery at Riley Hall
University of Notre Dame


The combination of images and text in the series Morning Light is the result of a personal exploration of heartbreak. The images, taken with a smartphone and edited using an aesthetic bounded by social media, document the ephemeral beauty of light within the home as a metaphor for the intimacy and immediacy of emotions and thoughts that occur throughout the course of a heartbreak. The emotionally raw text, derived from personal reflections, is handwritten below the image providing the overall composition a resemblance to a Polaroid, further suggesting the idea of immediacy.  

Christine Lenzen (b. 1984 Minneapolis, MN) is a visual artist that uses photography, sculpture, and collage to explore the cultural implications of the photograph. She received her BFA from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities and her MFA from the University of Notre Dame in May 2012. Lenzen is currently an Assistant Professor of Photography at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI. She has recently exhibited at the Sculpture Center in Cleveland, OH; The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO; and RayKo Photo Center in San Francisco, CA.