Two Watkins photographers present their capstone work in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery. Their opening will take place on Thursday, March 29, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Lexi Hunter presents Twenty-Four, a series of images displaying a fragment of a narrative. Shot in a cinematic style (mise en scène), each image contains minimal information, and the viewer must continue the story. Twenty-Four is a direct reference to the number of frames per second in cinema and the amount of exposures on a typical roll of film. This body of work is a combination of the still and moving image.
Dakota Caudill’s show, Waste’s Land, is a series of photographs that explores the relationship between landscape and abandoned human possessions. “We are fascinated by ruins, but we ignore these discarded objects until they become aestheticized by the photograph, ” says Caudill. “Can we take debris and make it look beautiful? What does a landscape become when it is interrupted with trash? There is a mystery to each discarded object, an untold story, which leads us to ask who left these here, why here and why now, and what does this say about us?”