Observation & Technology: Photography Featuring the A-Project

What are you looking at?" Tabatha Mudra challenges us. Her photographs of androgynous individuals, "The A-Project," make us evaluate how we assign gender and confront our discomfort with sexual ambiguity. Mudra approaches the subject of alternative lifestyles with alternative methods, using acetone transfer to watercolor paper. The process delivers fractured images, the lines representing the gaps between personal identity and public expectation. Mudra's work is part of the group show "Observation & Technology: Photography Featuring the A-Project," which explores the range of the medium — both in subject and technique. Six photographers lend forty images to the exhibit. Cesar Barroso's black and white botanicals make deliberate, dramatic statements as gelatin silver prints. Using slow shutter speeds to capture subjects on film, Jeremiah Jenner creates spontaneous interrogations of found objects, asking questions like how do color, light, and shadow elevate a rain-spattered bicycle fender to a subject worthy of art? Using the giclée process to print her hyperreal images on canvas, Sula presents the tranquil beauty of liquidity, in an icicle or a seascape. Raphael Senzamici, working in digital media, composes surreal images — a man's head lopped off to create a plateau for a water tower and smoke stack — to create metaphoric narratives on metallic prints. Catherine Tcherassi's approach to digital takes on painterly qualities: Pixilation becomes a kind of photographic impressionism. (Through April 26 at Lèche-Vitrines Art Alliance, 3038 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-563-2993.)

 
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