A solo exhibition by trevor reese
Curated by Karen Tauches
August 15 - September 21, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 15, 6-9pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, September 21, 11am
Artist Trevor Reese transforms the Gallery with an immersive installation as he contemplates how contemporary culture commodifies objects, images, art, and design.
Searching for meaning in a world oversaturated by easily available – and not altogether reliable – data, the artist relies on interrelated associations and modes of presentations to generate his work.
On display are several exhibitions within one. Visitors first encounter a highly compromised photography exhibition. Disparate influences of Artificial Intelligence, manifestos, political ideology and lost persons inform the visitor’s next encounter: a sculptural mash-up of high art and IKEA-like furniture. A wide variety of materials are interspersed throughout the space, including but not limited to medical devices, elements from the periodic table, billboards, and even works made by artists close to Reese. Guiding texts accompany the sculptures and provide bits of clues – serious, humorous and empathetic – that reveal the information feeding the artist.
This philosophical exhibition aims to be a poetic commentary on our current state of affairs, one that is teeming with misleading headlines and overwhelming statistics. As we all question what is real or unreal, urgent or insignificant, Trevor Reese pulls images, objects, and words from a plenitude of sources reflecting these complicated times.
This exhibition is sponsored by an anonymous donor.
White balance: A Solo exhibition by christina price washington
In conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography
Curated by Karen Tauches
September 26 - November 7
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 26, 6-9pm
Christina Price Washington, known for her photographic abstractions and theoretical investigations, explores alternative interventions in light values, who determines them, and how they are mediated in contemporary printed methods. Her work transcends the mere physicality of a photograph in that she investigates the systems of image-making itself.
This exhibition presents finely printed photographs and photo-based print media that play with the concept of “white balance” within the traditions of photography. Proper camera white balance takes into account the “color temperature” of a light source, which refers to the relative warmth or coolness of white light.
In White Balance, Price Washington uses and interrogates specific and commonly accepted ways in which photography has historically evaluated color, lightness, and darkness. Such valuations were aesthetic decisions made in the early 20th century by pioneers of photography such as Ansel Adams, who developed the Zone System and incorporated the concept of “middle grey.” Working in between traditional black and white processes and the contemporary digital frontier, Price Washington creates photographs that document subtle tonal variations that can be found within the plain, bright light of day.