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August 7 - September 1, 2012

Alternative Realities

Juror: Laura Moya

Prints of most of these images are available for purchase. Please inquire.
All photographs are the copyright of the individual artists and may not be reproduced without their permission.

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alterwitz_linda_3_untitled_56
Bateman_Edward_4_Spectral Device NO6
Bateman_Edward_4_Spectral Device NO6
Bracciano_Stephanie_1_Down_the_Rabbit_Hole
Bracciano_Stephanie_1_Down_the_Rabbit_Hole
Cantor_Ellen_1_They Told Me I Was Disintegrating
Cantor_Ellen_1_They Told Me I Was Disintegrating
Christiansen_Teresa_3LandscapeNo5
Christiansen_Teresa_3LandscapeNo5
Darter_Chelsea_TheExhibit
Darter_Chelsea_TheExhibit
DiLillo_Lisa_2Invocation
DiLillo_Lisa_2Invocation
Divine_Karen_3_Nude30
Divine_Karen_3_Nude30
Photography
Photography
Hobson_Joshua_4Geometry.of.the.Ordinary4
Hobson_Joshua_4Geometry.of.the.Ordinary4
Hochhalter_Aspen_2
Hochhalter_Aspen_2
Howden_Emily_2Eros
Howden_Emily_2Eros
Jones_Dan_Bird Robot
Jones_Dan_Bird Robot
Jones_Julie_1Shimmer
Jones_Julie_1Shimmer
klutenkamper_allyson_3placement11
klutenkamper_allyson_3placement11
kyne_barbara_2atthemuseum2
kyne_barbara_2atthemuseum2
Liao Yuan Am1
Liao Yuan Am1
Lirakis_Susan_3Tempest
Lirakis_Susan_3Tempest
Moore_Tracy_2Resurrection
Moore_Tracy_2Resurrection
morrison_chet_5grumpy-bird-
morrison_chet_5grumpy bird
NiobeSyme_LeavingJodhpur_01
NiobeSyme_LeavingJodhpur_01
Nobles_Scott_2FlyingDream3
Nobles_Scott_2FlyingDream3
noon_jean_1skydrama
noon_jean_1skydrama
Reach
Reach
Ravn_marianne_gaptjern005_-108
Ravn_marianne_gaptjern005_ 108
RuddyBurkhart_Maureen_2-OrbitalDream1
RuddyBurkhart_Maureen_2-OrbitalDream1
Ruesing_Joseph_5Shamans-Song-of-Most-Ancient-Watery-Beginnings
Ruesing_Joseph_5Shaman’s-Song-of-Most-Ancient-Watery-Beginnings
Salonick_Curtis_4BoyWithCity
Salonick_Curtis_4BoyWithCity
New World Order
New World Order
Seib_Jessie_1Faded
Seib_Jessie_1Faded
Shenal_Martina4-Cypher
Shenal_Martina4 Cypher
Sherpa_Fran_1Africa
Sherpa_Fran_1Africa
Simmons_Tim_1Burr-Trail-5-2010
Simmons_Tim_1Burr Trail 5 2010
Sinnott_Liam_3Grove
Sinnott_Liam_3Grove
stromee_vicky_1-brave-new-world
stromee_vicky_1 brave new world
Tasiopoulos_Athena_4_Origin
Tasiopoulos_Athena_4_Origin
Turner_Stacie_2BunnyMask
Turner_Stacie_2BunnyMask
Waite_Kimberly_2LifeStudy4
Waite_Kimberly_2LifeStudy4
watt_laura_alice_4road
watt_laura_alice_4road
Wiklund_Peter_4DreamPlanet_IV
Wiklund_Peter_4DreamPlanet_IV
Agrons_Geoffrey_03Flooded Grotto
Agrons_Geoffrey_03Flooded Grotto
Belleau_Rut
Belleau_Rut
Clausing_Gerhard_1_Ocean_Power
Clausing_Gerhard_1_Ocean_Power
Colby_Troy_2TheLightsintheSky
Colby_Troy_2TheLightsintheSky
Cook_David_03_Illumination
Cook_David_03_Illumination
Demanche_Michel_4Shirley Shack2
Demanche_Michel_4Shirley Shack2
Dere_Grayson_5Tear in the Universe
Dere_Grayson_5Tear in the Universe
Figal_Gerald_05DamaskHe-ümispherique
Figal_Gerald_05DamaskHe-ümispherique
Finkelston_Adam_3.YoungLadyWithBloodyCloth
Finkelston_Adam_3.YoungLadyWithBloodyCloth
The Plunge
The Plunge
Gerstle_Lauryn_5Reaching_the_well
Gerstle_Lauryn_5Reaching_the_well
Habing_Tytia_Float
Habing_Tytia_Float
hiranprueck_pimprae_3lost_legacy
hiranprueck_pimprae_3lost_legacy
Hutchinson_Andrea_1Red_Dress
Hutchinson_Andrea_1Red_Dress
James_janette_4Bubbles
James_janette_4Bubbles
Jantzen_Ellen_Mandrake
Jantzen_Ellen_Mandrake
Johnson_Dale_4Abandoned
Johnson_Dale_4Abandoned
kain_sharon_twirl
kain_sharon_twirl
kic_andrew_Untitled-19
kic_andrew_Untitled 19
The Decision
The Decision
Ladendorf_Joan_3Cloud Man
Ladendorf_Joan_3Cloud Man
MacMartin_Cameron_2Tubes
MacMartin_Cameron_2Tubes
Meek-Fernandez_Diego_8_Sunset Reflections
Meek-Fernandez_Diego_8_Sunset Reflections
Porschen_James_wherenow_5
Porschen_James_wherenow_5
Rollins_Logan_4Blending6
Rollins_Logan_4Blending6
Saunders_Virginia_3WalledCity
Saunders_Virginia_3WalledCity
schisler_holly_untitled1
schisler_holly_untitled1
Schrom_Jes_02
Schrom_Jes_02
Hollywood Blvd. Impersonators
Hollywood Blvd. Impersonators
steiff_bryan_terraFutura20
steiff_bryan_terraFutura20
Winkworth_Nick_2Greenland
Winkworth_Nick_2Greenland
Wrage_Kelly_2HerReluctantGardener
Wrage_Kelly_2HerReluctantGardener
Yerkes_Sara_2Wind_and_Water
Yerkes_Sara_2Wind_and_Water
Young_Laurie_4_In_the_Peach_Orchard
Young_Laurie_4_In_the_Peach_Orchard
Zalka_Stuart_DreamStateFour
Zalka_Stuart_DreamStateFour

Juror's Statement

To define the term "Alternate Realities" would be a difficult task, so I will make reference to a few vocabulary words that passed through my mind while looking at the work submitted to this exhibition:

…'imagination', 'memory', 'parallel dimension', 'personal dreamstate', 'collective subconscious', even 'quantum physics'…

The work that proved strongest to me was that which did not default to the obvious or the clichéd. Evolved work with a clear connection to the theme combined with strength to stand on its own as an image became clearer through many rounds of winnowing.

My hope is that a lively narrative will show itself in a consistent, thought-provoking way when the work is collectively shown together as a group. I feel honored to have travelled through such varied, creative interpretations of this topic.

     — Laura Moya

Call for Entries

Things are not always as they seem. For the juried exhibition Alternative Realities, we sought photographs that broaden the definition of realism in photography to encompass subjects that seem imaginary, mysterious, fictional, magical, or even mystical. While we welcomed work in a variety of alternative processes, we were most interested in compelling images, regardless of the process used to create them.

For Alternative Realities, juror Laura Moya, executive director of Photolucida, selected forty photos for exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery from Aug. 7th through Sept. 1st, 2012. She also chose an additional thirty-five photos for the Online Gallery.

All selected work will be included in a full-color exhibition catalog available for purchase. To help artists defray costs, PhotoPlace Gallery offers to mat and frame work selected for exhibition free of charge, providing artists print their images to our pre-cut mat and frame sizes.