Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Shots Fired: photos from my MFA thesis exhibition

MFA in Visual Arts Thesis Exhibition
June 19 – 25, 2016
Reception Saturday, June 25
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Lesley University
Lunder Arts Center
1801 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA

SHOTS FIRED: Using a camera-less process, I shoot photosensitive material. It is the literal documentation of the effects of a gunshot on silver gelatin photographic paper, 4x5 sheet film, and paper treated with cyanotype emulsion. The objects are exposed to the ambient light and later developed. When a photograph violently interacts with the exterior world, the medium’s relationship to its referent is affected. My inquiry and experimentation produces objects that capture evidential traces of trauma. The abstract becomes physical, and the viewers become judges, victims, perpetrators, investigators, and witnesses.