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Marcia Vaitsman
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Study of Strange Things
Solomon Projects
Featuring work by: Marcia Vaitsman

Exhibition: Thu, Sep 8, to Sat, Sep 24 2011

Study of Strange Things was created from what Vaitsman calls proto-images, images that are ephemeral or "thin" because they do not exist in her mind as full-frame photographs but as fragments of information, doubtful memories, or obscure sensations. To preserve this ephemeral condition, she uses such domestic materials as ice, chocolate, eggs, meat, wax, salt, milk, or starch; or such biological by-products as hair or wool. The materials have little monetary value, and some are difficult to store. Changes that some of the materials undergo in certain environmental conditions necessitate photographic archiving. Study of Strange Things is related to the tradition of grouping images, as in the Tarot, the Stations of the Cross, stamp collections, photo albums, and even cinematography, which articulate fragments of meaning in order to describe complex situations. The project relates to mythology and its function of explaining the existence of people prior to their having intellectual tools to write their history or to make their laws. This series shows a private, ancestral imagery and therefore describes parts of Vaitsman’s mind that sometimes seem foreign even to her.

Solomon Projects
1037 Monroe Drive
Atlanta, GA 30306  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 10am - 6pm
p: (404) 875-7100
web: http://www.solomonprojects.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/831
ACP Listing #: 013

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