past exhibitions…


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CURRENT EXHIBITION


 May 1 – July 31, 2018

 

Copious

Betsy Schneider (1997-2017)

Artist Reception: Thursday, May 17, 7-9 pm, during Scottsdale’s ArtWalk.

Betsy will be available for questions and conversation. 

Artist Statement:

My work has its genesis in my childhood and family roots. Both of my grandfathers were copious family documentarians. From my maternal grandfather I first learned photography and after he died I inherited an old view camera that I used for several bodies of work. My father was a more direct influence, my original photography instructor, a psychotherapist and grief expert, (with specific focus on transformation in loss) he nurtured in me an obsession with observing and marking transitions and perhaps as well strong dose of drama.

The tools and the output of my work vary significantly within photography: snapshot, appropriation, scanner images, medium and large format film, black and white and color, film and video. Always the work concerns itself with photographic mediation and the way in which the photographic image creates, conveys and alters cultural values and relationships, specifically integration of ideas of family, relationships and broader socio-political implications of how we create meaning and structure through photography.

The work in this show is a selection from work from the past 20 years of my career—specifically work related to my children.

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 FUTURE EXHIBITION


 August 16 – September 29, 2018

Shot

Kari Wehrs 

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 16, 7-9 pm, during Scottsdale’s ArtWalk.

Closing Reception: Thursday, September 27, 7-9 pm, during Scottsdale’s ArtWalk.

Kari will be available for questions and conversation. 

Artist Statement:

I set up my darkroom tent and tintype gear at locations in the Arizona desert where recreational target shooting is allowed. These spaces are heavily frequented and officially unmonitored. I create participants’ tintype portraits, then give the subjects the option to use the image as a target.

Tintypes were the primary form of photography during the American Civil War – another time when the country exhibited vast divides. Soldiers often posed for their tintype in military uniform and with weaponry. Looking back on these historical likenesses, I often wonder: is this tintype the last, if not the only, photograph of the soldier? At the moment the photograph was made, did he contemplate his own fate? Did he contemplate that he might battle another member of his family?


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