STAGES: An Exhibition staged to be photographed - at SCC Gallery

Friday, January 6, 2017

Shoreline Community College Art Gallery Presents...

An exhibition staged to be photographed
by Caroline Kapp


As an interactive component, view the finished photographs resulting from these staged panels by scanning the QR codes. Viewable online starting January 11th.*

Artist statement:

I’m a photographer who draws a lot. Most of my formal training was in painting and drawing. I see composition through a camera viewfinder just as I saw composition through a homemade cardboard viewfinder, recording a still life with charcoal or paint. What I tend to exhibit is mostly lens-based; photography, video, sometimes combined with drawing and other media. This exhibit is a departure from my usual process and medium.

Viewfinders, boxes, rectangles – these neat little consolidations of space have become integral to my thought process. My sketchbooks are filled with boxes. They act as containers to explore composition, interaction, and to realize the formalities of the idea as it transfers to the page. I delight in the edges of compositions, and the potential of what the edges mask out, as well as what they reveal to the eye.

When I visited the SCC Art Gallery for the first time, I saw the panel gallery walls as something other than empty space on which to hang a picture. I saw rectangular containers that mimic how I sketch and develop ideas.

The title concept of “STAGES” refers to what you see in the physical exhibit: one stage of my photographic process, exhibited as wall-based installations. Each panel has been staged with subject matter to be captured in-camera as a photograph.

*As an interactive component of this show, I welcome viewers to view the finished photographs resulting from these staged panels, viewable online starting January 11th. Scanning the QR codes with any smartphone reader app will take you to the finished photo and allow you to compare to the transformation from the physical exhibit “stage” you see in the gallery."

-Caroline Kapp, 2017


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