Posted on March 20, 2017 | 9:00 a.m.
The Arts Fund announces the opening of Vanishing Point, curated by Kai Tepper and Adam Jahnke.
A reception will be held 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 31, at The Arts Fund Gallery, 205-C Santa Barbara St. during the Funk Zone Art Walk. Vanishing Point will feature photographic work by local emerging artists, Demi Boelsterli, Adam Jahnke and Cody Lynch.
Vanishing Point favors the gritty, disposable and nostalgic beauty of the snapshot as captured by second-hand cameras, embracing the distorted quality of film grain as well as the once common transitory purpose of the 35mm film still.
In many ways, 35mm film serves as a rejection of popular photographic pursuits that seek commercial results or social saturation.
The exhibition is firstly meant to be aesthetically pluralistic, yet focus on images that represent personal beginnings and/or endings to ideas, processes or ways of life.
The content and presentation of the exhibition will be akin to each artist’s individual background and creative direction, but will visually muse on themes relating to the titles’ conceptual direction of mystery, whimsy, adversity and fate.
The exhibition is not only homage to the practice of art making itself through a discussion of well-crafted composition, but also resonates the paradox of the human condition.
The memories we create exist from fleeting moments in time that give us narratives to process characteristics and information relating to our inter-personal experiences. Through these narratives, our fragmented memories almost transcend time despite our mortality.
Art is perhaps the only tool in capturing these vanishing memories in a way to preserve them beyond our own existence. In this manner, the analog approach of 35mm film emphasizes the commentary of this experience.
The Arts Fund thanks the Squire Foundation for sponsoring the exhibition.
The exhibition is on view until May 21…