Imposing Views - A Camera Obscura Installation by Maggie Ross
Views - A Camera Obscura Installation" by Maggie Ross at NOWhere Limited
Wednesday, July 8, 2009, 2-5pm
SEE MORE PHOTOS FROM THIS EVENT: HERE
Photographer Maggie Ross turns NOWhere Limited's front window into a giant camera obscura this Wednesday July 8, 2009. Guests are invited to step inside the camera from 2-5pm and have a unique portrait snapped by the artist.
In Maggie's words, her ongoing series of camera obscura installations "explore the inextricable link between the spaces we inhabit and the surrounding environment, as well the relationships between architecture, landscape, and the human body."
Imposing Views takes advantage of the qualities of the camera obscura to combine interior and exterior elements. Participants inside the camera on Wednesday will experience inverted, moving images from the streets outside the gallery projected onto their bodies and the walls. Visitors are also invited to add to the projected scenes by posing outside the installation. Props, such as masks, are welcomed.
While you are at the gallery, be sure to check out the current exhibit: When Titles Fail, the group show that can't be labeled It features 50 pieces of artwork including paintings, mixed media pieces and photographs by 10 of Boulder, Denver and Nederland, Colorado's most interesting artists!
The camera obscura works
best on a sunny day. If needed, a rain date is scheduled for Thursday,
July 9, 2-5pm.
Maggie Ross is a Manitoba-raised photographer working primarily in the media of pinhole photography and camera obscura installations exploring the notions of urbanization, class, consumer culture, and our changing landscape. By using handmade multiple-aperture cameras, she combines images in a way that edit out the geographical and temporal space that separates the subjects, and allows them to be considered in new contexts, thus subverting the traditional notion of the objectivity of both the camera and the photographer.
Maggie has taught classes
and workshops in alternative photography at the Art Gallery of Southwestern
Manitoba, and received her Fine Arts degree from the Nova Scotia College
of Art and Design in 2008. She is currently based out of Nederland, Colorado.