© Kaitlyn Jo Smith

 International Juried Photography Exhibition
Opening Night: January 24th, 2020
Exhibit Dates: Jan 24th -Feb 18th 2020

EMPTY PLACES : ABANDONED SPACES

Juror | Lance Keimig

Through the visual representation of abandoned spaces, artifacts of history are at once fresh and new, ancient and decayed. The past continues to live in these forsaken, ruined, or empty spaces and we ask— Who were the people who lived and worked here? What were their lives like? What were their stories? What happened to them in these spaces?

Praxis Gallery presents photographic art that explores the visual and social significance of abandoned space - where derelict factories, churches, private houses or other empty places serve as the basis for creative investigation.

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 © Geoffrey Agrons

 International Juried Photography Exhibition

The Found Object

Opening Night: December 20th, 2019.
Exhibition Dates: Dec 20th, 2019 - Jan 19th, 2020
Juror | Aline Smithson

A "found object" is a material artifact discovered by chance and assigned esthetic value in an artist’s hand.  Found art may include a wide array of objects and items either discarded, forgotten, dropped, or misplaced – such as shoes, a fork, shopping carts, signs, doll heads, abandoned cars, clocks, mementos,  or any object that can be reimagined through the lens of a camera… so long as the artist believes that the discovered object possesses a certain aesthetic or talismanic quality - stemming from its appearance, social or personal history.

                                                           

Praxis Gallery presents photographic art that investigates this idiom; exploring the subject of the “found object” as pure visual form, detached from its history or utility - or conversely, the representation of the object as a catalyst for exploring broader issues such as subjectivity and socialization, memory and loss, or love and death.

 

PRAXIS GALLERY  |  PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS CENTER  |  MINNEAPOLIS  |  INFO@PRAXISGALLERY.COM  |  612-475-1605  |  ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER ©2019