Artist reception: August 6 / 5:00 – 7:00 PM
In her latest image series “Light Studies” Giselle Brewton photographs simple random objects that have personal significance for her. To avoid distraction from the essential forms, Brewton shoots in black & white film and removes the object from its environment, further isolating each detail. She then works in shifting the light until only the shapes, shadows and inner workings are visible, capturing a deeper layer that may otherwise go unnoticed. For some objects this element lies in the geometry, for others in the texture.
“This project arose from a need to rescue memories. I was noticing the disappearance of sentimentality for tangible objects. The rarity of current day photo albums, handwritten letters and postcards. A growing lack of attachment to family keepsakes that turn up in dusty flea market boxes. Objects are losing their emotional weight as story telling devices. I wanted to gather them up and bring them back into the light.”
Giselle Brewton is a Northern California based artist, originally landing in San Francisco to attend the San Francisco Art Institute. She works in the medium of photography, film, collage, assemblage and printmaking, rescuing discarded objects and materials, exploring details of texture and form. She is also Co-editor of ‘Bagazine’ an Artist collaboration project exploring the assemblage landscape and modern subculture of Bagism and creative happening. This is her first solo exhibit at Inclusions Gallery.
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