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Spring 2013

A SENSE OF PLACE
Photographer Ashley Lester and Jane Galletti

Artist Statement
Thousands of buildings that once flourished with energy stand untouched, ignored, and unnoticed. These buildings were once inhabited by many people and used for many reasons. There are some people who thrive on this history and seek out these buildings. Buildings that have long been abandoned; buildings that are visible yet remain unnoticed. I happen to be one of those people, an urban explorer, moving silently with my camera in hand. I travel miles. Telling the stories left untold. Through my photographs I reveal a history - abandoned. Through the decay, I showcase human presence.
                                                                                                        Ashley Lester



Ashley Lester




Artist Statement
In this series of photographs I wanted to capture the idea of bringing an innocence to an unknown habitat and creating a sense of hope through vulnerability amidst a grand scale of man-made erosion. We are entangled within this degraded world, caressed by possessions that suffocate our simplicity and individuality.
                                                                                                    Jane Galletti



Jane Galletti

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Spring 2012
TACIT
Solo Photography Show
Photographer Kristin Sheehan



Artist Statement:
My philosophy about the visual arts has always been that it is just that, visual, and becomes much less interesting when one attaches rhetoric. I prefer to allow the audience to originate their own interpretation, based upon their own experiences and aesthetic, rather than to explain mine, and risk influencing that perspective.

This show is a collection of images of familiar objects. The images all remain untitled so as not to impose any suggestion. Everything depicted is something that the viewer can recognize from daily life. I have printed these images without color and with an altered perspective in order to encourage the viewer to rethink their visual frame of reference- to notice the details, to see what routinely goes unseen. The photographs themselves are a study in the contrast of light and shadow- another aspect of daily life the can easily go unnoticed. Enjoy the experience-
                                                                                    Kristin Sheehan

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Looking in From the Outside: A Perception of China

Photographer Mallory Carron


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Artist Statement:
Looking in from the outside of China's culture I approached the political aspects of China's society. In the mid 1930's China was under the communist rule of Chairman Mao. In this type of society China's traditional style of art forms strongly admired by other cultures vanished. In Mao's China, art that expressed individualism was banned from their culture. Art defines different cultures and this freedom of expression was dismissed from China. All art forms had to follow stern guidelines of political class.  



Photographer Jonathan Forrence




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Artist Statement:
When I was first asked by Mallory to join this project, I was told it would be our view of Chinese culture. My first thoughts were of some image that was kind of like a "bad kung-fu" movie. But as the days passed and I was doing my research I began to see a deeper meaningful culture underneath what my American upbringing had taught me. Calligraphy is an ancient art form and to the Chinese people it is a slow and delicate process - a delicate dance where just one slip of the brush could mean the difference from one word to another. I could identify with that feeling through my photographic studies, where the difference of one second can be a world of gray.

Photographer Brooke Hughes



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My influences for this particular project were taken from the unique symbolism that lies beneath each traditional Chinese painting. They each tell a story, of destruction, hope, wisdom, peace, and forgiveness.