Please note that this exhibition is postponed until further notice to ensure the health and safety of our community and to flatten the curve of COVID-19.
Photographic images are phrased and an education in photography enables partnership with the material world. A national selection of emerging photographers including Nabil Azab, Alejandro A. Barbosa, Matthew Daly, Marisa Kriangwiwat Holmes, Clara Lacasse, Claude Labreche-Lemay, and Lucas Regazzi will present new and ongoing works as the result of an invitation by their former professor to work through an expanded materiality of images. These artists will work closely through a queering of a traditional academic model to fully articulate and unpack the gestures that inform an identifiable moment of image-material practices. As their curatorial pedagogue, I am interested in what arises from embodied gestures and material impulses. I view photography as a rephrasing of the world that enables one to critically situate oneself within it.
Photographs are an integral component of modern society; their ubiquity reflects their value as actions. Images have accelerated realities and are an indiscernible quality of our current history. As actions, images position an engaged criticality with the world, its surfaces, relations, and affects. As photographs, images are written, made, and constructed. As spaces, images are a dialogue and exchange, they operate on the same immediate wavelength. As impulses, images are emptied of their origins. When they are looked at and studied, images continue to be emptied of their meaning through a language that pours out of their constructed immediacy and relationships to the body. They situate a vital materiality in the world.
The printing of work by Marisa Kriangwiwat Holmes and Claude Labreche-Lemay were supported by a Tricera Printing Grant.