Wonder Box by Alexandra Opie
Exhibition will be on display from September 3 – October 17, 2020
Opening Reception: September 4, 2020, 5 – 7 pm
A curator-led tour will begin at 5 pm exploring the art exhibition.
Free admission and open to the public. Cash bar and snacks available.
A mask or face covering is required in the building. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.
The antique forms of tintype, ambrotype, and prints from glass-plate negatives allow for a heightened awareness of the intense beauty and mystery of the mundane. These plant parts are photographed in extreme macro–with an eight-foot long camera and a scavenged military aerial survey lens–in a way that intentionally confuses perception. The resulting ambiguous scale, in conjunction with a composition reminiscent of portraiture, lends a corporeality to these plant specimens. Lines between plant and human are blurred as these organic forms mimic the familiar: silhouettes, hands, gestures, viscera, genitalia.