Thursday, December 6, 2007

Modern Interpretations Show

Sorry for the long absence, but it's been a hectic fall. We just got back from a FL thanksgiving and I hope to have some pictures up from it soon. Until then, I thought I'd share the good news with you about a new show.

I just found out I had two pieces accepted to a new show at Tamarack called "Modern Interpretations" which runs from January 13th through March 16th, 2008. I can't say enough for the work Karen Lilly, the gallery director at Tamarack, has done to help create a wonderful showcase for West Virginia Artists.

I had a tough time choosing what to submit because I couldn't decide which of my pieces had "modern" sensibilities. Obviously, such a concept as modernity is subject to many interpretations, so I'm still not sure what the jurors used to make their decisions (and won't until I see the whole show), but after much agonizing, here are the pieces I submitted:

Any Questions?

Through the Looking Glass

These were the two images chosen for inclusion. The three that didn't get accepted follow:


The Shape of Color

The Story of Tomorrow

I'm not sure what separates out the first two, but it was a very fun exercise--well fun in retrospect--to struggle with what what modernity means when it comes to photography, a rather modern art form to begin with. I'd love to hear any thoughts on the photos themselves or modernity in art generally. Take care and thanks for the interest.



Matt Morris said...

Kudos! Top notch pics! By the way, speaking of pictures, Bill Murray was not in Operation Dumbo as you insist. As I keep saying, that starred Ray Liotta & Danny Glover. Bill Murray played in Larger Than Life opposite an elephant, so I'm guessing that's what confused you. Oh, and gratz again!

Matt Morris said...

What may have been lost in my previous commment is how much I like the photos. As you know, "Through the Looking Glass" is one of my favorites, so I'm glad it's one of the chosen. Of course, I like the others as well. Great work!

Riley said...

Thanks, Matt. You are totally right about Larger than Life. A movie I didn't see, but am willing to bet a good amount that it sucked. Any takers?