Photography Is Hard
This exhibition brings together works that bear evidence of their making: a photograph is rephotographed, a camera part ends up in the frame, a subject is illuminated by an artificial flash, collaged images reveal artifice through their construction. But in an exhibition that is seemingly about the mechanics of a medium, the body presses in. The body haunts. In the works on view, bodies merge with their surroundings: the studio, public architecture, domestic interiors. Sometimes fleshy and sometimes devoid of flesh entirely, they are reflections and shadows and outlines, and they are also devices through which to see other things.
“Photography is hard precisely because the form and the meaning will inevitably shift,” explains Elizabeth Zvonar, but it’s that very shifting of form and meaning that the artists in this exhibition employ in order to create incongruous and curious relationships between bodies and spaces, both imagined and real.