New Work by John Folsom
November 1-November 29, 2014
Opening Reception: Nov. 1st, 6-9 pm
Tinney Contemporary is pleased to present SEACHANGE: Indexing The Conscious Moment, a new body of work by John Folsom. Seachange is a new exhibition of photo based abstract landscapes inspired by a trip to the island of St. Barth's in the Caribbean. Through an investigation of perspective distortion and a theory of consciousness known as Orchestrated Objective Reduction, the nature of landscape is reduced to impressions of color and texture. Created utilizing the panorama mode of the iPhone camera these works exploit the slicing artifacts which manifest during improper scanning. This temporal rupture reinforces the notion of consciousness as a series of micro fine bits. Images are printed on canvas, combined with wet media and presented vertically producing an experiential index. Folsom's new body of work seeks to reveal the nature of our present day reality as a sequence of conscious moments which reinforce our perception of a seamless existence.
John Folsom (b. 1967) is a mixed media artist born and raised in Paducah, Kentucky. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cinema and Photography from Southern Illinois University. His practice demonstrates the narrative potential of images through the intersection of painting and photography. Folsom's photographic paintings have been widely exhibited for the past 15 years and can be found in many collections worldwide.