Daniel Coburn’s solo exhibition The Hereditary Estate explores the dark undercurrent of the artist's’ family history through a series of lyrical and mysterious photographs. These images are deeply personal, yet moving and accessible. Coburn was a young adult when his parents revealed their family history—one that is haunted by tragic events related to suicide, domestic violence, mental illness, and substance abuse. Coburn was disturbed when he realized that a lot of family members and events had been erased from his family album. He set out to rewrite the family narrative through a series of photographs that he made, collected, and manipulated.
Megan Ledbetter’s solo exhibition Homo Bulla is a study of surfaces and life cycles in the American South. The title, which translates to “man is a bubble,” refers to the fragile, beautiful, and temporary nature of human existence.
Materials & Processes: Imaging the Elements of Photography focuses on a fascinating trend in contemporary photographic works that use elements of photographic tools and processes as the subject of the images. Normally the photograph is a window to a different world and the physical properties of the image (paper, ink, silver, gelatin, etc.) almost disappear. These artists deliberately direct our attention to the core technologies of photography; paper, ink, light, chemistry, and digital magic are expressed in ways that are surprising and beautiful.
Materials & Processes: Imaging the Elements of Photography includes works from Daniel Boardman, April Friges, Jessica Labatte, Andy Mattern, Zach Nader, and Julie Weber.