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Size: 32 9/16" x 22 7/16"
Media: framed photograph
Frame: white wood, non-glare acrylic
My work investigates the interplay between lightness and darkness within the urban human experience. The weight, contrast, and tension of various physical elements within urban spaces can manifest the social burdens more specific to certain urban inhabitants, along with the struggle of peaceful coexistence in an unjust and increasingly more stratified urban landscape. I represent these phenomena through photographs that confine individuals to light and dark spaces as they seem to pass through them unknowingly. This analogy for the way many of us live our own lives can call into question our response to social issues we either observe or even experience personally. My work employs the use of light (or its absence) to highlight the black and white medium and demonstrate its effectiveness at interacting with subjects and the space that surrounds them. I attempt to take the normality of walking through an urban space and use it to create a meaningful narrative about very human issues and, more importantly, start a dialogue about the necessity of altruistic responses.
Curatorial Statement by Ashley King
Facets is an exhibition presenting works from three emerging Columbia College Chicago artists who diversely explore architectural photography through distinct consideration of form, light, lines, and environment. Through these considerations, each piece of work create an intimate point of view bringing forth the commonly unnoticed intricacies of these structures.
Work is available for pick-up from ShopColumbia at the close of the exhibition, 619 S. Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 for Free by appointment. Please choose "STORE PICKUP" for shipping Method. Work can also be shipped via FedEx and the estimated cost of shipping is $45.
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