Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Opening this Saturday in the Backroom!
Light Like a Feather, Not Like A Bird
Adobe Books Backroom Gallery
May 19 – June 17, 2012
Opening reception May 19, 7-10pm
Featured artists: Christine Peterson, Erik Grow, Scott Polach, Adam Katseff and Scott Alario
When fixated on the swells of the oceanic horizon, what can you determine? In capturing an image, there would be no landmarks to mark a location, only upon looking back onto the land would you be able to discern where you are in the world. The sky is often sited by those experiencing homesickness, knowing that the sun, or stars cast the same shadow across the country, often bringing a sense of comfort to parted family, friends, or lovers.
These images offer a disembodied experience of the landscape; one where the viewer understands what he is looking at, and perhaps even in what part of the world the images are situated, but cannot necessarily determine a specific location. In a time when we have all of the technology in the world to locate ourselves, the landscape remains resilient, the ocean is still the ocean and the sun the sun. We turn to the Internet to see where our friends have traveled to see if we have been there before, or if we recognize that particular look- out point.
Light Like a Feather, Not Like a Bird aims to present the view of the land looking out and up with few markers to determine locale.
8pm: Syncopated light and sound performance by Adam Brochstein
Guest curated by Amanda “Roscoe” Mayo.