Studio@620 The Studio@620

Narratives; Passages; Perception

Photography and Word by Zach Christopher

The Studio@620 presents a unique exhibit of large format multiple exposure photography and written word by local artist Zach Christopher. Join us for the Opening Reception Friday May 4, 2012 @ 6–9PM. There will also be an opportunity to hear more in depth discussion of the work and underlying concepts during an Artist Talk on Tuesday May 8, 2012 @ 7 PM.
Admission for both events is free and open to the public.

Artwork on display through May 14, 2012 during gallery hours, Tuesday-Saturday 12:00 - 4:00 PM

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Artist Statement

When we seek further purpose in our existence, whether it be personal or universal, we discover within ourselves the need for a higher gain in consciousness; deliverance of our souls toward the unknown. 

Simplistic mastication as a daily affirmation is formidable when pertaining to individualism.  These daily struggles known as the 'human condition' form and mold our perception of reality, and the existence in which we are most comfortably sustainable.  From day to day, we, as people, conceptualize our value: the moral and immoral.  We do this by discovering our limitations and exceptional strengths through rudimentary interaction. The scientific, as well as spiritual, implicated facts of ALL simple cell organisms being related and intertwined amongst ALL living organisms, from the soil to the warm blooded flesh we call 'Humankind', undoubtedly link us to the form known as earth.

We are a complete bond; an amalgamation of matter, ions and atoms. These forms create energy which in return create forms. It is through the advent of forms, within the physical, that we visually conceptualize existence.

In Narratives - Passages - Perception, I attempt to evoke the relationship between matter and relativity through use of the female/male form as it pertains and relates to interaction between non-human forms. However, along with the concentrated subject's portrayed involvement with natural and man made narratives, there is also the cerebral exception: singular isolation of matter evoking identity. 

As the viewer, or voyeur even, we seek exploitative passages for the female/male subjects sexuality as isolated beings. 

Alone they are, in a perceived existence of choices and paths: passages; Where what we view within their existence may explore infinite possibilities of stories: narratives; Only leaving what we as the voyeur comprise mentally from the forms given to us, within the visual, to define our thoughts of what we may feel we actually see: perception.

Narratives - Passages - Perception is a conceptual visual aesthetic of the idea that all existence, regardless of visually instilled concepts of reality, are unshaped and ill-valued forms of matter. It is with mind, that purpose and directions are given to comprise a universal reality.

- Zach Christopher

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