Anne Leighton Massoni, My Castle Striped Misery, (from Holding Leighton)
In the gallery…

Spinning Yarns:

Photographic Storytellers

Curated by: Anne Leighton Massoni and
Libby Rowe
April 4 – May 28

Artists’ Reception: Thursday, April 11, 6-8 PM
Artist Lecture: Grace Weston, The Lie that tells the Truth
April 11, 6:30 PM
Tickets: $10, $8 Members
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Anne Leighton Massoni, My Castle Striped Misery, (from Holding Leighton)

Anne Leighton Massoni, My Castle Striped Misery, (from Holding Leighton)

Grace Weston, Plume vs Plume

Grace Weston, Plume vs Plume

Christopher Jordan, Suburban Sublime #13 (from Suburban Sublime)

Christopher Jordan, Suburban Sublime #13 (from Suburban Sublime)

Darren Harvey-Regan, Sticks VI (from Sticks)

Darren Harvey-Regan, Sticks VI (from Sticks)

Erin V. Sotak, SUGAR and spice, Performance, Installation, Video, Photograph

Erin V. Sotak, SUGAR and spice, Performance, Installation, Video, Photograph

Erin V. Sotak, CRUSADE: before the beginning (from the Eternal Optimist Series)

Erin V. Sotak, CRUSADE: before the beginning (from the Eternal Optimist Series)

Christine Shank, You promised to listen (from Interiors)

Christine Shank, You promised to listen (from Interiors)

Rachel Girard Reisert, (Installation Detail)

Rachel Girard Reisert, (Installation Detail)

Muireann Brady, Untitled (from Rituals Interrupted)

Muireann Brady, Untitled (from Rituals Interrupted)

Blue Mitchell, Karmic Apparition (from Mythos)

Blue Mitchell, Karmic Apparition (from Mythos)

Libby Rowe, Lost (from Dwellings)

Libby Rowe, Lost (from Dwellings)

Nate Larson & Marni Shindelman, She Said, He Said (from Semaphore)

Nate Larson & Marni Shindelman, She Said, He Said (from Semaphore)

Morgan Konn, Julia, Graduate Student, Art (from Her House, Her Clothes)

Morgan Konn, Julia, Graduate Student, Art (from Her House, Her Clothes)

Priya Kambli, Kavi

Priya Kambli, Kavi

Jay Gould, Experiment #7 (from Experimental Story Telling)

Jay Gould, Experiment #7 (from Experimental Story Telling)

Carol Golemboski, Safe (from Psychometry)

Carol Golemboski, Safe (from Psychometry)

Carol Golemboski, Run, Run, Fast as You Can (from Psychometry)

Carol Golemboski, Run, Run, Fast as You Can (from Psychometry)

Ashley Feagin, Merit and Mark (from Clean)

Ashley Feagin, Merit and Mark (from Clean)

Alex Emmons, A Dog’s Dream (from Fieldtrips Home)

Alex Emmons, A Dog’s Dream (from Fieldtrips Home)

Libby Rowe, Dust to Dust (from Dwellings)

Libby Rowe, Dust to Dust (from Dwellings)

Jason DeMarte, Cream Filled (from Utopic)

Jason DeMarte, Cream Filled (from Utopic)

Joy Christiansen Erb, 42EE (from Portrait of a Mother)

Joy Christiansen Erb, 42EE (from Portrait of a Mother)

Andy Bloxham, Beta 14 (from Beta)

Andy Bloxham, Beta 14 (from Beta)

Bess Bieluczyk, Waterlogged (from Subtle Hysteria)

Bess Bieluczyk, Waterlogged (from Subtle Hysteria)

Bess Bieluczyk, Hair of Her Head (from Subtle Hysteria)

Bess Bieluczyk, Hair of Her Head (from Subtle Hysteria)

Ruth Zelanski, Migrations (the parts of yourself that are left behind, the parts of yourself that are found)

Ruth Zelanski, Migrations (the parts of yourself that are left behind, the parts of yourself that are found)

The Photo Center NW is pleased to present Spinning Yarns: Photographic Storytellers, curated by Anne Leighton Massoni and Libby Rowe. To “spin a yarn” is not just to tell a story but to construct a tale. From setting the stage to character development, visual metaphors, and subtle manipulations, the artists in this exhibition utilize aspects of storytelling and open narrative to impart their tale.

The earliest accounts of storytelling in our history are not written or spoken, they are painted on cave walls –we have been telling stories through images for over 30,000 years. While the nature of photography suggests a seemingly factual representation of life, contemporary artists in this exhibition introduce a narrative focus to their conceptual framework, bringing to life a wide spectrum of photographic narratives. The dialogue between artists and viewers creates new perspectives, biases, and experiences, while further “spinning the yarn”.

Spinning Yarns: Photographic Storytellers is a traveling exhibition featuring 23 artists and 64 works. Exhibiting artist Grace Weston will give an artist lecture on April 11th at the Photo Center.

 

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