BFA Solo Exhibition - Tate Skinner - Gallery 3
Exhibition Dates: April 19-22, 2022
Realities began with the idea that an artist will make one body of work throughout their life. No matter how different the individual images are, their origin connects the work. For the past two years, I have worked on landscape and portrait work simultaneously, exploring different possibilities of photography. This exhibition is an opportunity to bring these bodies of work together, to explore the narratives and concepts that connect them. The title was chosen because it represents a paradox in itself. Reality appears to be a singular experience, but we all live in our own version of it. Realities explores my realities, the inner one and the outer world that I live in.
The portraits represent moments of self discovery, meditation, grief, feeling stuck, and making sense of things. I am using the camera to explore myself, working with unplanned moments that end up informing me. In the landscape series, I document our built environments with their facades manicured to the “ideal.” The camera is a tool with which I investigate inner and outer constructs that have been normalized. Environments are becoming increasingly uniform, rigid, and less adaptable to humans. These landscapes and portraits come together as documents of a multifaceted journey of frustration, disruption, questioning, as well as personal growth and understanding.