Saturday October 18 from 6 - 9pm
in the 21st Century: New Photography
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.
EARLY IN THE 21st CENTURY:
Group Show of New Michigan Photography
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 Warhols
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.
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
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."
is a body of Corines early large-scale work.
gallery hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from
12 noon until 6pm. Artists will host daily gallery
North Saginaw, Pontiac, 248.210.7560