featuring Chris Anthony, Pete Eckert, Stephanie Morgan and Patrick Hadacek
February 1 - March 5, 2005
Opening reception: Thursday, February 3, 6-10pm
This group photography show includes works incorporating various techniques, including light manipulation, photo on cement forms and large-scale Polaroid.
Stephanie Gene Morgan's spy-like and anthropological POV combine with the auditory visualizations of blind photographer Pete Eckert, along with Chris Anthony's moody Agit-Prop in this group show.
If Harriet the Spy was an anthropologist, used a camera instead of a notebook, and printed the photos as emulsion on cement, her photos might look like Morgan's. "I prefer to shoot with my 2 1/4," says Morgan, "I call it my spy box...it supplies me with the imprint left by the thing that was gone as soon as I pressed the shutter."
Pete Eckert started going blind at 24, over a ten-year period. "My work investigates the world around me," he says, "as a blind person who was once sighted and who takes photos of the world I currently perceive." Trained as a sculptor, Pete thinks of his work as conceptual art.
Chris Anthony, raised and educated in Indianapolis and Florence, Italy also works as a rock photographer and video director. "I made these photographs," he says, "as a simple reaction to current affairs. I felt the need to make some dark and beautiful, iconic and poetic."