Project: Dell & McAfee’s Small But Mighty Contest
I always enjoy a new fun challenge- how to show how designer and owner Cynthia Settje uses Dell’s new laptop. Plus it’s always lovely to visit their shop down near Boulder. They recently expanded their space and I can’t want to see it!
Featuring: Control Group Productions
Project: Setting Fires
The most fun you can have in an abandoned butcher shop! Belonging to Control Group Production’s research series, “Dances Made to be Viewed in the Dark,” this piece was part art installation, part political protest, part performance art, part dance production. It was a lovely photography challenge- after all the camera requires a certain amount of light to actually capture anything at all, and the roving, immersive performance made helpers like tripods impractical. I can still smell that sticky, sweet, questionable punch and hear the mason jars clink against the bricks…
Featuring: Leon Gallery and Matthew Harris
Project: Baroque Selfies
“My recent series of “Baroque Selfies” questions the ways in which an individual gains social status. Wealth, physical appearance, and charming personality too often trump wisdom, compassion, and humility. Failure to gain the attention and approval we crave feeds our insecurities and drives us to try even harder. With the elaboration of social media, we are bombarded with even more opportunities to curate our public lives. These works serve both as generalized portraits of human vulnerability and as self portraits that question my own susceptibility to self-centered perspectives.”
For more information about each piece, please check out the gallery’s site here.