in case you couldn’t make it, here are some pictures of the exhibit. but, it’s still up, so if you are in ventura you should definitely go see it!
jesse groves was the curator and he really helped us think through the process. some of it was about shooting, but most of it was about editing, writing and thinking.
the process of editing was really intense, but i began to look at my pictures in a new way. namely, through the eyes of others. it is one thing to have an archive of thousands of pictures, existing as pixels on a hard drive. it is entirely another to go through years of work, choose a few to go with a theme and display them for others to see. they take on another life.
each of the three of us had a wall designated to our selections in the rotunda area. this is sara’s wall. she did a really amazing job creating the feeling of a scene. it is emotional and highly intimate.
turning to the right of that, is the wall with my story, the tv which also displayed a few of the manslaughter vignettes, and the three on the other side was one from each of us (from the top, ashley, me and sara).
here is ashley’s mixed media piece called Metamorphosis. it incorporates not only her self-portraits, but some of her writing and painting. this one, like the others, is really easy to get absorbed into. it’s like a landscape of her emotions and creativity.
the show was pretty heavy, so we decided to inject some levity. this is the hallway to the men’s bathroom. still a great space, but since all of us ladies never go down there, thought it was kind of the hallway that the leftovers are put into. this might be my favorite part of the show, because of its humor.
so, go see it in person if you can. we had a lot of great feedback on it, so judging by that it will be worth it. here is to having gallery exhibits and sharing work with people!