By David Richmond
Friday, April 4-Friday, May 23
Opening Reception: April 10, 5 PM to 6 PM.
This body of art is largely about unique sights that you would find along the roadsides of the Midwestern United States of America. Most of these places that I have recorded as digital photographic images are depictions of an unusual organization of materials that are specifically placed together that form an American visual scene. The photographs that I am using in this show are all panoramic images that I create using digital imaging software. Each of these panoramic photographs was made of several images taken of the scene. I am slightly moving the picture plane by shifting the view through my camera from one side of the scene to the other. I will then use the photographic software to stich the several images together into one photographic image. The result is a completely fabricated image that represents the scene that I am depicting.
These images that I am creating are also visual representations of random thoughts that become cohesive to form an idea or a story These images are also depicting my inner thoughts or commentary about that space and reflect what I am thinking in that time. In this way I am recording my impressions of these scenes through the visual image rather than written imagery.
As a result of this photographic and invented story manipulation process, I am fabricating and creating visual inferences that are fanciful creations.