In the Current Exhibition at the Gray Gallery

Eighth Photographic Image Biennial Exhibition juried by Sam Wang  - Out There, 2012 Rahshia Linendoll-Sawyer

The Eighth Photographic Image Biennial Exhibition juried by Sam Wang

Included 80 works by 66 artists from 20 states covering the range of photographic processes, including the now dominant digital imaging, traditional black and white and color photography, antiquarian and alternative processes.

I am delighted to be included in the exhibition with a piece that, is a jumping off point to new work. As an artist, I find taking risks to be a analog concoction of feelings throughout the process. And it is rewarding to be one such work be selected by academia.

Out There is a series that deals with control and how we perceive it . We each perceive that we are in control of ourselves. For anyone diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable and lifelong disease, it challenges those perceptions of being “in control.” The examination of our relationship to control guides one to question the paradoxes of control.

Tom Braswell, interim director, said of the Eighth Biennial sponsored by the Gray Gallery, “The first Photography and Digital Image Exhibition in the Wellington B. Gray Gallery was organized by Gil Leebrick, Director, and held in February 1997. The exhibition’s first juror, Olivia Parker, chose a show that was ecumenical in its diversity of photo-based media. Subsequent jurors Evon Streetman, Robert Fichter, Maggie Taylor, Mark Klett, Robert and Shana Parke Harrison, and Keith Carter continued the selection of a wide range of aesthetics for the exhibition. In keeping with that tradition, this year’s show is an overview of the pluralism of practice in contemporary photographic art.”

The Eighth Photographic Image Biennial Exhibition will be on view in the School of Art and Design at the Wellington B. Gray Gallery .

Entry: Rahshia Linendoll-Sawyer, Out There 002
Exhibition: January 24 through February 23, 2013
Website: Wellington B. Gray Gallery