Donnerstag, 3. Oktober 2013

Mittwoch, 11. September 2013

manuel cosentino

manuel cosentino’s work ‘behind a little house’ is an intimate participatory art project where wall-mounted photographs and a participatory artist book lead the viewer to turn from an outside observer, a spectator, into an active participant.
the first image resembles a big-bang like notion, that sets everything into motion, while the last picture represents a new beginning – ‘that piece of ‘carte blanche’ that we are all given with our lives’. the book is an essential part of the project.'as for the location, I never mention where the little house is, I prefer it to transcend geographical placement and become an idea.'

'we all live under the same sky after all…'

Dienstag, 10. September 2013

aubrey hays

aubrey hay created the series ‘between dog and wolf’ where she explores our lives taking place in between domesticity and wilderness. her pictures are shot at sunrise or sunset, when the light wavers in such that a dog on the horizon could perhaps be the lurking shadow of a wolf. aubrey’s body fits oddly into the surrounding, sometimes she even appears almost invisible, blending with the nature around her. she’s grappling with the uncomfortable, the disquiet, the unknown, she points on our overwhelming need to overcome isolation within these rural spaces. ‘through the perseverance of remaining within the landscape, sturdiness takes shape as the wolf appears. It is my ever-challenging paradox of intimacy and distance, which draws me to the environment, yet stands in the way of my ever fully anchoring to a place.’

found on ignant

Donnerstag, 15. August 2013

chad wright

master plan (2013)

"for the first part of this series, wright created a mould in the form of an L-shaped suburban dwelling, and set out a series of sand castles on his local beach. This scale-model suburbia was washed away by the tide, which perhaps urges us to consider the relative transience of so solid a symbol of the american dream, particularly since the 2007 subprime mortgage collapse. "

artist’s statement: 
"In master plan, I am conflating a child's sandcastle with architecture typifying postwar american suburbia. This three-part series culls artifacts from my childhood, investigating suburbia in its vision and legacy.phase One focuses on the mass-produced tract house, re-examining it as symbol for the model american dream."

 © chad wright

jackson patterson

recollected memories

"through photomontage I continue my exploration of the narrative that emerges between subject and space and time. the work reflects various photographs that I have taken merged with other from my family's albums.

I find myself inspired by the stories that come into focus when we collocate the medium of photography with 21st century technological practices, the cultural influence of our country's migration west, and the personal history of family.

each blended piece possesses its own original story, in addition to the one viewer takes away.

© jackson patterson