Exhibition: June 8th to July 31st, 2011
Reception: July 21st, 7 - 8pm
In the +15 Window Gallery
Subject-Abject is an exploration of the space between beautiful and the un-placed, and between ourselves and the objects we see – and then start to relate to. The work is inspired by thing theory (cf Bill Brown), particularly the “magic” when an object stops being a part of one's surroundings and becomes a sort of entity, and explores the visual space where the beautiful can become unknown and lose the innocence of its beauty. It's an opportunity to sit with questions about what this “other” is, and what is beautiful what is strange. Hopefully, we can get a bit closer to reconciling the beauty and the disturbance of ourselves, looking – someday, to the point where the two qualities resist like magnets with the same polarity.
Exhibition: July 8 to July 29, 2011
Opening Reception and Satellite Gallery Grand Opening: July 8 at 7pm
At UAS Satellite Gallery Mainspace - 343 11th ave SW
Slow Light is a series of pinhole portraits, taken with home made cameras using paper negatives. Many of the photographs are self portraits, and some are of family and friends. Some prints are shown with the negative and positive images together, each complementing the other.
There is something about sitting for a pinhole portrait that brings the sitter into a state of awareness of the moment. The exposures are quite long, allowing for that time to become meditative. The sitter and the photographer have to slow down and be still and truly be in the moment. They slow to the pace of the exposure. Stillness and motion are captured simultaneously. Some details are crisp, others are a blur.
Some of these photographs are layered with imagery, playing with double exposures to reveal another dimension to the subject. There is a magical quality to pinhole photography as it has the ability to capture our movement through time and to capture more than a single moment.