Reception: Sunday, Oct 8, 3-5
523 Medford St, Charlestown
Featuring artwork by Gary Duehr, Jennifer Liston Munson, Ted Ollier and David Palmquist, TRANSIT uses photography, painting and video to explore the idea of motion in visual perception. The exhibition dates are Friday, October 6 – Sunday, October 8, and the reception is Sunday, October 8 from 3-5 pm. Gallery hours are 12-5 each day.
The StoveFactory Gallery, at 523 Medford St. in Charlestown, is a 10-min walk from Sullivan Station, and there is a free parking lot next door.
Gary Duehr, “Erasure,” pigment print, 24″ x 36″, 2017
Gary Duehr: The “Erasures” photos are taken from trains or elevated subways; these photographs capture glimpses of the urban cityscape streaming past: a patch of roof, some shrubbery, the smear of a highrise. In a way, the speed can be thought of as erasing the scenery, smudging its tones, blending together the land and sky. “Erasures” is less about what’s out there than what flies past the corner of the eye.
Jennifer Liston Munson, Malecón, archival pigment print mounted to dibond, 30″ x 20″, 2017
Jennifer Liston Munson: Her allusive imagery is captured in motion while traveling in cars, trains, boats, and motorcycles. Though they begin by fixating on a particular location, the focus becomes an interior space as the camera wonders to the periphery—distracted from the assigned subject to create invented landscapes and architecture. This filmic movement within the picture evokes a sense of transition making the background a subject in itself instead of a screen against which significant things can be seen.
Ted Ollier, “Park Street Southbound Interval Adjusted”, composite video, 0:30 seconds, 2012
Ted Ollier: An “icosacomposite” is a 20-layer video that uses transparency and overlay to create a dreamlike, ghostly version of everyday scenes. Fifty minutes of footage become one hundred and fifty seconds of composite. Traffic melts into pedestrians, bikes blend into baby carriages, and the sound merges into a melange of occurring and recurring honks, roars, beeps and mutterings. These particular icosacomposites show the stations on the north side of the MBTA Red Line as dreamy representations of themselves.
David Palmquist, “Laguna Cliffs,” oil on canvas, 36″ x 108″, 2017
David Palmquist: Much of his work has either originated from satellite imagery or from photos that were captured in motion. In each there is a distance from the subject, whether the miles of space between the earth and satellite, or the separation created by having quickly moved past it in transit. These works are intended to convey the temporary and changing nature of surroundings, but to also preserve these observations of place in a suspended state for further examination.
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