Announcing… Subject to Change, Opening March 4th
Lisa Kokin, Forget-Me-Knot, 2000. 51″ x 35″ Mixed media sewn found photo collage.
The notion of objects having a soul is an old one and is perhaps a bit romantic. But the intangible presence which objects possess is nearly inarguable. Imperfections can signal appreciation or neglect, unusual provenance, or even historical import. Just how does an artist respond to a given object – with emotion or with intellect or with intuition? These ideas are what we hope to examine in this exhibition.
Subject to Change centers around seven artists who use traditional photographic processes to revive lost or discarded everyday objects. Each appropriated piece offers it’s own course in which to channel history, precipitating new stories through a range of alternative processes including wet plate collodion, silver gelatin prints, image transfers on film, collage, and 3-D mixed media objects.
K.K. DePaul, Only Child (from the series Only Child), 2014. 18″ x 24″ Unique mixed media.
The works on view bring together a wide range of personal effects that include lost possessions, family tokens, found objects, collected memorabilia, and rescued belongings; In this collection of contemporary works, each artist has modified and redefined interpretation, setting up new manifestations, each with a redefined impact, now waiting for the appreciation of a new audience. Exploring multiple familiar themes — of love, of loss, of relationships, of mystery – Subject to Change brings new interpretations to the familiar objects around us.
Participating artists: David Emitt Adams, K.K. DePaul, Heidi Kirkpatrick, Lisa Kokin, Tarrah Krajnak, Rachel Phillips, and Kris Sanford.
The exhibition will open Friday, March 4th, from 5-9pm.
David Emitt Adams, Seven Hours Until Sundown (from the series Conversations with History), 11″ x 9″ x 5″ Tintype on found object.
Kris Sanford, Polka Dots (from the series Through the Lens of Desire), 2015. 10″ x 10″ Archival inkjet print.
Rachel Phillips, Divination By Mirror (from the series Divination), 2016. 2.5″ x 4.25″ Unique transfer to original cabinet card.
Tarrah Krajnak, Hambre (from the series 1979), 2014. 24″ x 36″ Archival pigment print.
Heidi Kirkpatrick, Mother, 2001. 5.5″ x 5.75″ x 1.75″ Unique film positive on vintage book.