Perry and I hit the galleries again on Saturday night. The first stop was Redline for Between the Medium: Seeing Photographically. The exhibit was curated by Mark Sink, the founder of Month Of Photography. The exhibit explores how artists are expanding the definition of photography by incorporating new technology and concepts. Local and national artists are included in the show.
Also opening at Redline was Every Breath We Drew, a solo show by Jess T. Dugan. Here’s a passage from the artist’s statement:
Every Breath We Drew explores the power of identity, desire, and connection through portraits of myself and others. Working within the framework of queer experience and from my actively constructed sense of masculinity, my portraits examine the intersection between private, individual identity and the search for intimate connection with others. I photograph people in their homes, often in their bedrooms, using medium and large format cameras to create a deep, sustained engagement, resulting in an intimate and detailed portrait.
Exhibits at Redline rarely disappoint. These shows are no exception. They are well curated. Local museum curators, along with the fixtures of the local art scene, turned out for the event. The exhibits were highly praised by attendees. Give it a look if you’re local.
Permanent light installation at Redline entrance.
Stephen Batura, painting based on historical photograph
Catherine Fairchild, Portraits of Sticky Notes
After Redline, we stopped by Leon Gallery for the opening of SKINs. The exhibit is a solo show featuring photographs by Tya Alisa Anthony. This is a small but powerful show featuring stunning images. Tya, a young woman, is a shining star of the new generation of local artists. This is also a show to see.