Works of Photographer PJ Anderson


Works of Photographer PJ Anderson Coming to the Brookings Arts Council June 26th

The Brookings Arts Council will be exhibiting the artwork of PJ Anderson. His latest photography exhibit #JunkOnPavement will be exhibited in the Main Gallery and runs from June 26 through July 19, 2019.

The artist, a Watertown photographer, describes his most recent series as a product of “angry photography” exploring nature in a new provocative way, much different than his previous work.

Throughout his artistic career he has “focused a great deal of energy capturing the beauty of nature. “. His typical imagery as an artist and image maker differs greatly from the images displayed in his show. The shift in intention took place with his interest in audience engagement and the desire to push his creativity down a different path. It all began with a brightly colored skittle laying in a parking lot. With the attention this photography got, he began photographing litter and other misplaced items in nature, later posting them to social media with sarcastic or snarky titles and tagging them with #JunkOnPavement. The response led him to continue the project, he set up some artistic parameters, making sure that all the objects were on pavement and were photographed how they were found, free of manipulation or staging.

To see and learn more, the Brookings Arts Council invites you to an artist’s reception which will take place June 27th from 4:30-6:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served, with an Artist’s talk to begin around 5:00 pm. We encourage the public to take advantage of the opportunity to visit with the artist and enjoy the new exhibit.

The exhibit is open to the public June 26th through July 19th 2018. There is no admission charge. The Brookings Arts Council is open Tuesdays through Saturday 12:00-5:00 p.m. For more information, contact 605-692-4177 or email