Intervals: Photography in Flux is an exhibition about the transitory nature of photography. Every image, depending on time, location, viewer, and context, is constantly in transition. Photographers create meaning that fluctuates in the intervals between their images—whether it be the intervals between the shutter opening and closing, the intervals between the images on the wall, the interval between the image and the material on which it is presented, or the interval between the meaning that arises and changes in the viewer as they move between images. Intervals presents the work of seven contemporary photographers based in Vancouver, Victoria, Los Angeles, Honolulu, and Iran who explore the rhythms and tension of their geographical, social, and psychological landscapes.
Andrew Ward and David Ellingsen both explore the obsolesce and disposal resulting from a fast-paced economy, reminding us of the rapid fluctuations of our material world. Diana Nicholette Jeon turns the camera on herself, processing her emotions into an expression of her views on women’s identity and environmental issues. Goga Bayat’s and Jim Friesen’s works explore inner psychological landscapes, resulting in poetic visual imagery. Edward Peck’s abstraction of the Icelandic landscape leads into Phyllis Schwartz’s analogue/digital, cameraless image-making process, which results in abstract landscape forms.
Intervals: Photography in Flux is a collection of unique and unusual digital and photographic processes that are rarely seen in one setting. The methods and techniques range from those used long before the invention of the camera to the advanced technology available to artists today.