Pained Vistas

Pained Vistas
Curated by Jon Feinstein and Roula Seikaly

On view January 13 – March 17, 2022

Opening reception: January 13th, 6-8pm

Pained Vistas includes photography and video that engages landscapes as terrains framed by conflict, trauma, and beauty. From the United States’ legacy of slavery and systemic racism, the entrenched conflict between Palestinians and Israelis to the worldwide reckoning on climate catastrophe and many others, Pained Vistas looks to the potential for catastrophe to unfold under a picturesque sky.


Kris Graves
Selena Kearney
Yazan Khalil
Dionne Lee
Irina Rozovsky
Griselda San Martin
Kelsey Sucena
Donna J. Wan
Wendel White
Marc Wilson
Kiliii Yuyan

Jon Feinstein is a Jewish photographer, curator, writer, co-founder of Humble Arts Foundation, and Content Director at The Luupe. Jon has curated numerous exhibitions over 15+ years at galleries and institutions including Blue Sky Gallery, PDX; The Ogden Museum in New Orleans for PhotoNola; Glassbox, Seattle; Colorado Photographic Arts Center, and Barclays Arena in Brooklyn, NY for ArtBridge. His projects have been featured in Aperture, NY Times, BBC, VICE, The New Yorker, Hyperallergic, and Feature Shoot, and he’s contributed to VICE, Hyperallergic, Aperture, Photograph, TIME, Slate, GOOD, Daylight, Adobe, and PDN.

Roula Seikaly is an American of Palestinian descent, an independent curator and writer, and Senior Editor + Co-Curatorial Director at Humble Arts Foundation. Roula has curated exhibitions at SF Camerawork and SOMArts (San Francisco), Axis Gallery (Sacramento), Filter Photo Festival (Chicago), CPAC (Denver), Blue Sky Gallery (Portland), and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Her writing is published virtually and in print at Hyperallergic, Photograph, BOMB, Afterimage, Aperture, Strange Fire Collective, and KQED Arts.

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Image credit: Kris Graves, The Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2020