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Saturday October 18 from 6 - 9pm

Earlt in the 21st Century: New Photography

3 openings:

1). annabel elgar: part 1


London artist Annabel Elgar's photography has featured in numerous international exhibitions throughout Europe and North America. The work is concerned with sharp awakenings to the loss of innocence. Characters inhabit a fraught psychological space that acknowledges the contradictions of the ensuing spectacle. Narratives slowly reveal themselves as unforeseen antidotes to the assumed drama that is being witnessed: photographs where the prerogative is concerned with the exposure of vulnerability in its various forms.

www.annabelelgar.com

2). EARLY IN THE 21st CENTURY:

A Group Show of New Michigan Photography

images:
Tom Stoye
Bettina Edwards
William Sadovsky
Cynthia Greig
Jack Summers

with
Bettina Edwards
Cynthia Greig
Kelly Rosebrock
Tom Stoye
William Sadovsky
Jack Summers

The end of the 20th century was accelerated by broad advancements into the science and the art of intrusion. Now, the 21st century allows each and every one of us to carry the information age in our pockets and purses. We can talk, text, email, view the world on the net, and record and send out our “life” images from anywhere we happen to be. At the same moment, there is a camera watching us at every street corner. This isn't big brother, so much as Andy Warhol’s 15 minutes defining us all as self-proclaimed celebrities in our own right. We neither object nor hide from our increased visibility. We celebrate and embrace it, and buy into every new advance and gadget. All of this with the belief that by expanding the surveillance and instant interactions of our daily lives, we have each become integral to the entire global matrix of existence and meaning.

Early in the 21st Century, in places just out of sight from those fixed street cameras, Tom Stoye documents the nocturnal sub-culture of our new century, Bettina Edwards rushes in unannounced to record places we don't normally go, William Sadovsky with a slow shutter catches the quick "movement" of this new life and century, Cynthia Greig presents it all back to us in deceivingly simple black-and-white images of the everyday – a sort of skeletal quotidian, Kelly Rosebrock creates boxes that haunt and draw us toward their light, and Jack Summers mixes the two centuries into a satirical bag of tricks that drains the magic from both.



3). corine vermeulen-smith's DIORAMAS

Corine Vermeulen-Smith is a Dutch photographer who has been living in Detroit, Michigan for the last two and a half years. While most people associate Detroit with the Motor City and cars, Corine has mainly focused her lens on a very different side of town; urban prairies, farms, grass roots and green revolutions.


"Life in Detroit usually feels strangely futuristic; not only is it post-industrial, it is also post-urban. With so much vacancy and abandonment it is a likely place for imagining and dreaming up alternate scenarios."

DIORAMAS is a body of Corine’s early large-scale work.


Regular gallery hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12 noon until 6pm. Artists will host daily gallery hours.

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