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Album

May 31, 2016 to July 2, 2016

Artists:

Images:

Structure for a Subject
Blue Sky Through Trees
Rainbow Lasso
Eyes Closed
Body of Water
Flower Vase
Cloud Formation
Curtain
Flag
Hello
Housing Development
Image Reversal
Inside Out Photograph in Blue
Line
Shadows
Link
Sunset
Reflected Light
Sky Through Trees
White Walls
Framing Device
Building
Statement: 

The pieces in Album are made from thousands of photographs recovered from an abandoned shed in Washington State.  The pictures span roughly 100 years of time (1902-2005), holding all kinds of subjects within them: water, reflections, sunsets, smiles, vacations, and most everything else that could live inside of a photograph.

Sorting through thousands of photographs I noticed that some subjects appear more often than others, and across wide gaps of time. Repeatedly tearing particular subjects from their original context highlights the ubiquity of these subjects and the multitude of interpretations that a single moment in a single photograph can hold.  If a single photograph is a marker of something valued, than large quantities of unique photographs set up a dialogue between individual and collective values.
 
Surfaces appear in the work as a nod to the photograph itself. Black and white photographs mingle with a range of colors that vary across time, place, and chemistry.

Particular subjects start to speak for themselves.