In a similar way that a camera has the ability to capture moments through still images, we are innately capable of retaining meaningful experiences and knowledge through memory. When looking inward, we can find comfort in our memories, and comparably while looking outward, we can seek out the familiar based on what we already know. Intermediate States is an exhibition featuring work by emerging artists Sophia Boutsakis, Jeff Henschel, Teigan Kelly, and Natalie Robinson, who consider the power of implied narrative within images. The photographs in the exhibition address themes of time, imagined presence, and spatial transitions. Sitting between documentary and conceptual photography, the work in Intermediate States explores how our memory informs what we do in the face of the untold.
The artists featured in this exhibition are recent graduates from Emily Carr University of Art + Design who work in a range of mediums and subject matter. These artists have found that their lens-based works share a common interest in portraying the quotidian in an elevated manner. Presenting new and ongoing works in vitrines, these artists draw from their own experience of being in transitional states to inform their exhibition.