|Plattsburgh State Art Museum
SENIOR EXHIBITION 2005
April 16 - May 15 Burke Gallery & Myers Lobby Gallery
Anthony AllenMatt BlodgettJack BrandEleanor BrennesholtzVel CapewellIvy CareyGenessa Chamberlain
Daniel ChristieMeghan DresslerGustavo EspinalMotoko HiraiwaEstelle HubbardJeremy IaquintoChristina Kerr
Kari KippMichelle MentonSamantha OrtegaAlison ParisiAdam PlassKelli RabideauKevin SabourinShanna Sweeney
Stanley TrelaJaclyn WeldonKelly WhitfordTakara WilliamsAshley Wolff
Hiding in the Light Series, digital print 13 x 19"
One of the most fascinating characteristics of photography
is its ability to create an analogue between what is
illusion and what is reality. I am compelled to create
images that border on the surreal, and present the viewer with a
world of eerie obscurity. I have no interest in simply flattening
reality, so my photographs are less precious, a little scary, and
almost always hint at some underlying complexity.|
I have embraced this medium because of its continuous evolution and infinite possibilities. I try to mix features of antique methods with those of today’s technology and digital media. Although I am deeply influenced by the work of many avant-garde artists and favor the look of alternative processes, I like the freedom of Photoshop and the liberties it gives me to manipulate images. Yet I have retained a profound respect for traditional printing processes, and strive to gain an expertise in the wet darkroom. I rely heavily on symbolism and incorporate iconography from both psychology and the biological environment. I present the viewers with a narrative that is elusive enough for them to create their own interpretations. The power in the image lies not in what it is, but in what it might become.
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