In Chambers

Kiki Johnson Karp, "In Chambers," 2016.

Kiki Johnson Karp, "In Chambers," 2016.

In Chambers

Organized by Greg Curtis

Featuring Sarah Bostwick, Malisa Humphrey, Gina Osterloh, Rachel Roske, and Katie Shapiro

June 4th-26th
Opening Saturday June 4th 7-10pm

Performance by $3.33, Geneva Skeen, and Gabie Strong on Friday June 24th

The perception of photographic space is produced by two interiors: that of the camera and that of the interior mind of the Cartesian subject. These interiors form a totalizing set of relations between the observer and the external world, separating the act of seeing from the physical body in order to create images as objective document. The ability of photography to articulate fixed, common, and authoritative knowledge fulfills the Enlightenment dream of a universal language, but even as it tries to represent our material encounters as fixed shots of reality, the photograph leaves itself vulnerable to creative manipulations, editorial captions, and aesthetic engagements. The works in this exhibition address visual perception as a phenomena that is dominated by photographic space, knowing that vision is both a historical product and a site of subjectification. By using photography to recode other practices (painting, sculpture, collage, performance), these works undermine the prerogative of photography to veraciously depict the outside world, allowing the photographic object to be recoded in turn.


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