7863 Girard Avenue #109 La Jolla, California 92037
A Photographic Exhibition at the Rose Gallery in San Diego, CA.
FANTASTIC LENSE: a photographic exhibition of the medium of film and its ability to produce unforeseen images. Mistakes such as film fogging, color shifts from expired film stock, unplanned double exposures and other darkroom effects create mystery in an image. The darkroom experience can be described as formative experimenting; getting lost in the process of image making, challenging the various manipulation techniques used with the materials found in the darkness. There’s a power of analog media that digital does not possess. The accidental light leaks- where color bleeds into the image, or the speckled dust that may enhance the magic to a snowy landscape, or even the film grain.
As an example the large Aspen work Remington calls a “postcard of the surreal”--surreal here meaning a dreamlike place- with unexpected juxtapositions and surprises. Here two real images of Aspen trees combine to make a new reality—“real” because photography is still thought of as the “most real” medium. Photo lends itself well to what Remington calls: "riffing on reality."
C H R O M △ thesis : PRESS PLAY!
CHROMA is an art installation--a physical collage of moving images, video projection, photography, painting, and sculpture. The projections are layered onto layered canvases (the back wall being the largest canvas), material on top of material; moving image on sculptural objects in space. The colliding forms, colors and imagery are abstracted within the content of the videos, paintings and photographs themselves as well as in physical form. The viewers’ spatial perception is challenged by the geometric shapes, some hindered from being complete shapes, and the push-and-pull of color fields. The abstracted video footage emphasizes color and light spatially, rather than as representational imagery, or something recognizable from the physical world. The same treatment can be said of the sound: In the enveloping space, you can hear the abstracted sound of static or waves, nothing pinned to specific imagery or association. The viewers hear sound, suggesting movement which could be the ocean or the wind, along with the sound of the three running projectors, activating the reality of the manual processes used to create this experience.