Photographers are often drawn to reflections. The alternate visions captured in any polished surface make for lively, often witty pictures. But the inherent duality and compression of these images also allow artists to tell complex stories and pose serious questions about our relationship to the world we have created. —Garage Gallery
Referring to Jon Wollenhaupt’s work, Keiser states, “The cool morning light and controlled color of Jon Wollenhaupt’s photographs evince not memories but anticipation. Multiple sources of reflections in his densely layered images make it difficult to sort the real from the mirrored, yet his precise compositions evoke calm not chaos, a kind of contained anxiety.
No Real Place Project Statement
We spend most of our days in a haze of continuous thought that is born from our desires, fears, aspirations, and illusions. It is said, “we are what we think.” If what we think changes from moment to moment, then so does our reality. It is as if we live in layered worlds of simultaneous realties that are formed by a fusion of our mental and physical worlds. Within this flux of realities, it is often difficult to tell where one begins and another ends; it can seem like past, present and future have dissolved into an indeterminant moment. As we move from one reality to another, is it possible to see what actually lays before us? Anaïs Nin said, “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” The images in this series are an exploration of those layered realties that we create and in which we exist.
A section of images to be show during this exhibition include: