Intervals: Photography in Flux
South Main Gallery
279 East 6th Ave
March 31 – April 8, 2016
Opening Reception March 31, 7 – 9pm
Part of the 2016 Capture Photography Festival
Seven global photographers converge in an exhibition about the rhythms and tensions in the contemporary geographical, social and psychological landscapes. Opening at South Main Gallery (279 East 6th Avenue) on 31 March (7 – 9 pm), Intervals: Photography in Flux features a unique collection of works by visual artists who draw upon photographic practices and techniques used in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
Intervals: Photography in Flux is an exhibition about the transitory nature of photography. Every image, depending on time, location, viewer, and context, is constantly in transition. Photographers create meaning that fluctuates in the intervals between their images—whether it be the intervals between the shutter opening and closing, the intervals between the images on the wall, the interval between the image and the material on which it is presented, or the interval between the meaning that arises and changes in the viewer as they move between images. Intervals presents the work of seven contemporary photographers based in Vancouver, Victoria, Los Angeles, Honolulu, and Iran who explore the rhythms and tension of their geographical, social, and psychological landscapes.
Andrew Ward and David Ellingsen both explore the obsolesce and disposal resulting from a fast-paced economy, reminding us of the rapid fluctuations of our material world. Diana Nicholette Jeon turns the camera on herself, processing her emotions into an expression of her views on women’s identity and environmental issues. Goga Bayat’s and Jim Friesen’s works explore inner psychological landscapes, resulting in poetic visual imagery. Edward Peck’s abstraction of the Icelandic landscape leads into Phyllis Schwartz’s analogue/digital, cameraless image-making process, which results in abstract landscape forms.
Intervals: Photography in Flux is a collection of unique and unusual digital and photographic processes that are rarely seen in one setting. The methods and techniques range from those used long before the invention of the camera to the advanced technology available to artists today.
The exhibition continues through Saturday, 09 April. South Main Gallery is open Tuesday – Thursday (10AM – 5:30 PM), Friday-Saturday (11AM-5:30) and Sunday by appointment; private viewing available (604.565.5622). An Artist Talk will be held on Saturday, 08 April (2-4 pm).