In The Pale by Alex Delapena 6/3-6/28, 2017

In The Pale by Alex Delapena
June 3-28, 2017
*opening reception Saturday, June 3, 7-9pm

We are super excited to present a solo show by our former shop staff Alex Delapena.  He graduated from UH Manoa with his BFA & moved to California.  He does some amazing alternative process/printing.

Artist’s statement:

In seeing how photography acts as a reality time stamp, I sought to create images that derived from an altered state.  Much like how a dream is a haunting presence that passes through you after losing consciousness of time.  Through post-process experimentations after the printing phase in the darkroom, the images become distorted and obtain a new sense of reality.  During the chemical reactions, the silver embedded within the paper substrate becomes solidified. Resulting in gaining a mirror-like sheen and or reconfigurations of the image itself.  When creating images, I usually have concrete intentions, but the results are often very different.  Yet, I’m often surprised by new outcomes of the inner freedom by printing in the darkroom.

alexdelapena.com

Photo: Gerry Vazquez

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