Friday, February 20, 2015

Five by Five Grid

I've just picked up a print of the 5x5 grid that uses found snapshots in five sequences of photos that begin with an image of one person (through 2, 3, and 4 people) to five people in the shot. Now I have to figure out how to present it for exhibition.

I've inserted a large image here, so that you can see what the photos are. Each of the light grey squares is 5" on a side, and each row has a different theme (top to bottom): female friends, parents and children, mixed genders, suggestive narratives, and males. You can look down the columns to see all of the images with 1,2,3,4, and 5 subjects.

If you can't see the whole grid, right click on the image and select "View Image"; then you can enlarge the image to see the entire grid.

These photographs are "found objects" -- images of anonymous people that I have bought in junk stores. They seem to me to be very evocative of a time in the middle of the 20th century from which our current moment in history has emerged, but populated by people who are probably all dead and whose experience of the world was very different from our own.

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