August 28 to September 20, 2009
Field of Mine
type C print, 40" x 50"
My art practice has evolved through photographic investigations of relationships that exist between architecture and the body and the ability of light to evoke a palpable sense of absence/presence in enclosed space. My intention is to create spatially ambiguous images that cannot be reduced to a single meaning.
Mural size prints are of interiors, floors, ceilings and walls of solitary confinement prison cells in penal institutions. Contrived color images are photographs of illuminated sites of constraint, spaces in which somthing is felt by the viewer, rather than merely seen. The cell is a holding environment with an inbuilt narrative. Many have entered and exited these doors. Some have lived here for a short while, some for a long stint. Traversing the walls, eyes and fingers have scrutinized their surfaces. What was life like for these many inhabitants? How might traces of their days here remain? A ruptured membrane parallels what is perceptibly felt in my body and what I imagine life to have been like for its transient tenants. This is the motivation for making these images.
Representations of these uninhabited extraordinary spaces are not about emptiness, but more about memory and the vestiges of past inhabitants, momentoes of both a past and a future.
All are Type C prints, 40" X 50" or 50" X 40", color mural imes.
Opening Reception Fourth Friday
August 28, 7-10 pm
Free and Open to the Public