The centerpiece for this exhibition is Susan Meiselas’ photograph, Cuesta Del Plomo. The photographs in the exhibition explore several themes, including the metaphysical, the sublime, the grotesque and the spiritual. These works all deal, in one way or another, with mind, body and landscape, either metaphorically—as vessels, memories—or literally—as documents. Bringing together these works, the exhibition investigates the complex ideas and emotions associated with specific places or kinds of places (such the bucolic hillside in Meiselas’ photograph, or the autopsy table in Joel-Peter Witkin’s Corpus Medius) with visual representations of the spiritual and the ethereal (such as Christopher Bucklow’s The Guest and ectoplasm in Albert Von Schrenck-Notzing’s spirit photograph Emission and Resorption Of An Ectoplasmic Substance Through The Mouth). These different ideas and works interact, to create a sense of nostalgia and compassion in the viewer, rather than to shock or repulse. The show intends to assert a particular universality in the human condition, in memory, and in art-making.