This work was part of the Protected Sensations & Exposed Ideas/em> grouping in the Tout ou rien exhibition along with works by Karen Trask.
Art photography is a series of photographs in which a painting by the artist is photographed in relationship to a background. The initial inspiration for this series came from looking at photos of artworks that showed more than they intended to show (i.e. ‘bad’ photos of art). I’m interested in developing a visual metaphor, I guess my visual metaphor, for how the conscious surfaces from the unconscious. The paintings and their backgrounds can symbolize either place, and I am trying to create interesting or poetic tensions between references to imaginary and real space. ‘Real’ insofar as photographic space is real… I photograph artworks professionally for a living. Francis Alys, Sign Painting Project 1993-1997, is a reference for this work.