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Becoming Something Else.

January 12, 2012

Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art

Anita Allyn, Micah Danges, Todd Keyser, Leigh Van Duzer
January 12 – February 18, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 12, 2012, 6 – 9 pm


Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art is pleased to presentBecomingSomething Else, a group exhibition with work from Anita Allyn,Micah DangesTodd KeyserLeigh Van DuzerBecoming Something Elsebrings together four artists who use photography, in some form, at some stage in their process. However, they all augment the photographic object in some way in order to create something that is in the state of becoming something else.

With the rise of digital images and the multitude of physical forms with which the photographic image can take, photography can be thought of as having engaged the territory formerly thought of as sculpture and painting.  Anita Allyn’s piece “+-” consists of a photograph of balloons with a separate group of balloons attached to it, creating, in effect, a shadow of the photograph comprised of the actual objects themselves. Micah Danges approaches this theme by subtracting portions of the photograph. This subtraction both flattens the illusion of perspective from his source images while simultaneously creating a three dimensional object.  Todd Keyser engages photography from the point of view of a painter.  Starting with a photograph, then painting on top of it, Keyser scrambles the viewer’s perception of depth and sense of object-hood.  Leigh Van Duzer manipulates found photographic images then cuts elaborate designs into them, eventually displaying them as sculptural objects. Duzer’s objects retain some of their original photographic hallmarks, while fully engaging with their sculptural present.

The exhibition opens on Thursday, January 12th with an opening reception with the artists from 6 to 9 pm. Becoming Something Else closes on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

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