"Scales of Perception" is a three-person show between artists Joe Addison (photography), Jamie Danielle Hardy (installation) and Nadia Shinkunas (paintings and sculpture). Each working in distinctly different media, the artists overlap in their investigations of how light and perspective alters what viewers see on the outside and, in turn, feel on the inside. Changes are felt incrementally as shapes move forward and backward, from architectural to microscopic, and between light and shadow.
Please join us to meet the artists in a casual environment. The aim of this exhibition is to create a dialogue within the community. A discussion with the artists will begin around 5 p.m.
Joe Addison's work challenges contemporary conceptions of what a photograph is. As a source of solace from a barrage of photographic imagery, Addison creates unique, one-of-a-kind camera-less photographs with sourced objects such as glass and acrylic sheeting to manipulate light in a traditional darkroom. In making photographs that are void of temporal context, these works iterate the significance of chemical process and the tangibility of print.
Jamie Danielle Hardy's work is methodical and meditative in nature. It allows her to focus on the concept of memory and the intricacies and depth within each fleeting moment. Often working in video, Hardy uses subtle movements and changing sound as the only reference of time passing. She gives life to the tiny nuances of color and shifts in light by placing delicate objects in the path of the projection.
Nadia Shinkunas' art is about shadows, negative space, and details perceived as insignificant, but, to her, are a well of possibility. She focuses on how seemingly minuscule variables like light, shadow, or location constantly alter our perceptions without us even noticing. Shinkunas invites viewers to imagine with her to see multiple perspectives existing in the same place and time. She feels that through exercising the mind this way it allows one to see more of the infinite possibilities in both art and life.