Saturday, December 31, 2016

Light Leaked has moved to a new site. This is now the Archive of past Light Leaked posts between 
August 2012 - June 2016. 

Please feel free to go through all the archive posts. The Search Bar to the right can be used to search for past features and interviews. 

Light Leaked now publishes themed issues bi-monthly, and holds call for entry for themed exhibitions which can be found here. New content the second Saturday of each publishing month. 

Monday, May 30, 2016

Taylor Finke

Taylor Finke is a Tampa-based artist whose work often explores personal narrative in relation to family, identity, femininity, and the domestic space. She is a recent graduate of the University of South Florida, where she studied photography and psychology. Taylor has exhibited nationally and is a recent recipient of the 2016 Society of Photographic Education’s Southeast Region Award.

Artist Statment: Harsh Words From Our Mothers

I am a woman raised by women. In this body of work, I retrace and reconstruct my family history—about which I know very little—through fabricated images, family photographs, and found documents with a focus on matriarchal lineage and female identity. The images I make reference traditional versions of femininity and womanhood that I was taught by my mother and grandmother while often also challenging them and creating feelings of tension. From one image to the next, I investigate my past alongside my present relationship with my mother, and how these things have affected my own understandings of womanhood, motherhood, and relationships.

The images are created entirely in my mother’s home, alluding to the confines of the domestic space. The series moves back and forth, combining still lives drawn from memories that reference themes of femininity and domesticity with altered family photographs. These family photographs depict my female relatives, many of whom I never knew. I also utilize documents that, in particular, have some significant relationship to my own personal history. These images and documents come together to construct a visual family history that functions not simply as documentation, but also as a piecing together of things that I know, things that I think I know, and things that might remain a mystery to me.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Ewa Doroszenko

Ewa Doroszenko -- Doctor of Arts in Fine Arts, a graduate of the painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun. She tests various ranges and scales of artistic expression: from traditional photography to multimedia installations, also in the field of Internet art. Recipient of many scholarships and beneficiary of residency programs: Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz (Austria 2016), The Island-resignified in Lefkada (Greece 2015), Kunstnarhuset Messen in Ålvik (Norway 2015), Fundació AAVC Hangar in Barcelona (Spain 2014). Her projects were presented during arts festivals: FILE 2015 Electronic Language International Festival in Sao Paulo, Biennale of Digital & Internet Art nfcdab in Wroclaw, 7th Incubarte International Art Festival in Valencia, ISEA - 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art in Vancouver, 9th IN OUT Festival in Gdansk, GENERATE! Festival for Electronic Arts in Tübingen. Amongst others, she exhibited at Kasia Michalski Gallery in Warsaw, Historic Centre of Athens, Centre of Contemporary Art in Torun, the Stark Family Foundation in Warsaw and Fait Gallery in Brno.

Artist Statement: The Promise of Sublime Words

photography | 2016

The project I started whilst the course of doctoral studies, when I was preparing to the final exam in art history. During my research I discovered many old and obsolete books with popular sculptures from Antique to Classicism. To spice the process of spaced repetition, I began preparing photographs connected with discussed topics. I tried to confront myself with photographic reproductions of varying quality and scale, which depict stone sculptures, illusionistic spaces, portraits, etc. My aim was to show my favourite statues as objects, which arouse ambiguous associations. I tried to distort the usual view of sculptures and finally destabilize a natural sense of order. The appropriated images, deliberately trimmed to remove some details, are hard to decipher. I created new equivalences and relationships – the internal juxtapositions are far detached from the original context of images.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Harrison Walker

Harrison Walker was born in Huntsville, AL where he received his BFA in studio art at the University of Alabama Huntsville. Walker received his MFA in Photography at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, in Philadelphia, PA where he currently lives. Walker is interested in imagery that references the otherworldly and the perception of time and their relation to the physical and chemical reactions in printmaking and photographic techniques. Recently, Walker has shown at Soho Photo, New York, NY; City Hall, Philadelphia, PA; American University, Washington, D.C.; and Pop Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.

Artist Statement: Portals

The only way to truly understand is through experience.

I create prints and/as objects that embody the physical layering of time through tactile processes that evoke feelings of lived experiences. By working intuitively through the process of search and discovery, I employ the visual alchemy of printmaking, drawing, and photographic materials to create forms that evoke an experiential and emotional viewing—a sense of awe; a sense of the sublime; a sense of absence and loss.

My work explores connections with time, memory, and history through imagery that references the otherworldly and the non-present. I am interested in the way we perceive and consider time throughout the span of our life. How do we think about, navigate, manipulate, and represent time? Our experiences and memories affect how we think about the past, present, and future; they affect the decisions we make and the associations we have with visual imagery.

Portals is an investigation of chemistry made of fifty-nine variations of a repeated form – showing similarities and differences of color and surface through printmaking and photographic techniques. Similar to a Rorschach test, Portals is intended to explore how the viewer perceives variations in texture, surface, color, image, and time. Most of the prints in this series are stable and will last many years, however, there are certain variations that will continue to change over the course of time.