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Shaping New Worlds

A National Exhibition of Constructed Photography

Featured works by:

Lauren Braun . Zel Brook . Nicole Crock . Morgan Ford Willingham . Alexa Frangos . April Friges . Dana Ingham . Jessica Labatte . Paxton Maroney . Barbara Milot . Sandra Moore . Anne Roecklein . Katie St. Clair

So often we look at a photograph and assume it to be a record of a time and place of what really happened. We believe that the artist's eye is used to crop and capture the perfect composition of what is in front of them. What happens when what the photographer wants to capture does not actually exist? In this exhibition of constructed photography the artists are looking beyond documentation to create their own imagined realities. By altering and constructing images they are able focus on concept or build their own narrative. Using a variety of techniques including handmade montage and collage, alteration or manipulation of real scenes, darkroom or computer manipulation, and constructed tableaux or dioramas that are then photographed, these artists represent an exciting aspect of contemporary photography.

This exhibition is juried by Lori Kella. Lori is an artist living in Cleveland, OH who herself constructs dioramas in her studio that she then photographs. Her work has been exhibited at Gallery Drei, in Dresden, Germany, The Print Center in Philadelphia, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Texas State University, and William Busta Gallery in Cleveland, OH, including solo exhibitions at MOCA Cleveland and the College of Wooster Art Museum. She earned her BFA from The Cleveland Institute of Art and her MFA from Cornell University. Lori has received three OAC Individual Fellowships Awards, and recently received a Creative Workforce Fellowship, from the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture & Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. She is a part-time Assistant Professor at Kent State University's School of Art. www.lorikella.com

Opening Reception:  Friday, April 10th, 6:00-9:00pm.

Reception held in conjunction with the Sewickley Spring Gallery and Art Walk
above image:
Concatenation 0001.Figures - Dana Ingham

Exhibition Dates:  April 10th - June 13th, 2015



Also on view:

Selections From The Elgin Park Series


Photographs by Michael Paul Smith


What started as an exercise in model-making and photography, Michael Paul Smith's art became a dreamlike reconstruction of the town the artist grew up in, Sewickley, PA. Smith's photographs not only capture the character and mood of his memories, but also the essence of mid-century Small Town, USA.



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