For the very first time, two photographs from my ongoing DETROIT: DEFINITION project are up in exhibition, in a group show curated by noted art writer/curator Shana Nys Dambrot.
Details: LOOKING GLASS at the Analog Salon, Culver City.
Shana's comment on the show and upon my photos:
"For LOOKING GLASS I’ve assembled a dozen photographers whose work is in
various ways made in a collaboration between the imagination and the
world -- to explore ways that the camera is an expressive, fantastical,
imaginative and pliable medium as well as form of document that contains
evidence of external reality.
Everyone knows that a painter,
for example, starts with a blank canvas and piles of pigment and that
whether they makes landscape, portrait, or abstract images based in
whole, in part, or not at all on external phenomenon, that the thing
they make is entirely created from “nothing” or, put another way, from
pure “imagination” -- whereas photography by definition involves
negotiating with the external world not of your making. So how does a
photographer achieve the same kind of emotional depth and psychological
complexity, even approaching altered states of consciousness and
perception, mediated through a “machine” -- that is the question.
.....For Sara Jane Boyers, her pictures of Detroit conflate present-day documentation with personal deep-buried memory."