Jeff Whetstone's work deals with the relationship between humans, particularly men, and nature. On The Use of a Syrinx, which frames an early morning turkey hunt as a narrative about seduction and domination, is influenced by his backgrounds in both zoology and documentary photography. Whetstone was a Guggenheim fellow in 2007 and is a faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. More about his work can be found here.
The Niche is a new media project of the Fine Arts Library at the University of Virginia. It consists of a Mac Pro and a sixty-inch HD capable flat screen monitor mounted on a wall in a highly trafficked area of the library. There are a couple comfortable chairs to encourage viewers to sit and take their time as well as several pairs of wireless headphones. The project is ongoing so please check back regularly.