Four corners. Equivalent parallel sides. Squares are an unnatural and man-made shape, yet they are not confining. The borders of the box are merely a suggestion for the artist; they do not define the space in which to create. Christophe Dillinger, respected photographer and editor-in-chief of international photo journal Square Magazine, has long regarded the square with fascination. For Be Square, Dillinger has curated a 35-image exhibit composed entirely of square format and square subjects. The result is a rare blend of photographic energy spanning the globe—from South Carolina to Korea—that positions the natural world in orderly, man-made frames.
The SE Center for Photography (1239 Pendleton St, Greenville) is showing Be Square from December 4–30. An opening reception will be on Friday, December 4, from 6–9pm. For more information, please visit sec4p.com, or call (864) 605-7400.