Vanishing Point Exhibition Opening
The Arts Fund Presents...
Curated by Kai Tepper and Adam Jahnke
The Arts Fund is pleased to announce the opening of Vanishing Point, curated by Kai Tepper and Adam Jahnke. A reception will be held at The Arts Fund on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 5-8pm during the Funk Zone Art Walk. Vanishing Point will feature photographic work by local emerging artists, Demi Boelsterli, Adam Jahnke and Cody Lynch. The Arts Fund thanks The Squire Foundation for generously sponsoring the exhibition.
Vanishing Point favors the gritty, disposable, and nostalgic beauty of the snapshot as captured by second hand cameras, embracing the distorted quality of film grain as well as the once common transitory purpose of the 35mm film still. In many ways, 35mm film serves as a rejection of popular photographic pursuits that seek commercial results or social saturation.
The exhibition is firstly meant to be aesthetically pluralistic yet focus on images that represent personal beginnings and/or endings to ideas, processes or ways of life. The content and presentation of the exhibition will be akin to each artist's individual background and creative direction, but will visually muse on themes relating to the titles’ conceptual direction of mystery, whimsy, adversity, and fate. The exhibition is not only homage to the practice of art making itself through a discussion of well-crafted composition, but also resonates the paradox of the human condition. The memories we create exist from fleeting moments in time that give us narratives to process characteristics and information relating to our inter-personal experiences as humans. It is through these narratives that our fragmented memories almost transcend time despite our mortality. Art is perhaps the only tool in capturing these vanishing memories in a way to preserve them beyond our own existence. In this manner, the analog approach of 35mm film emphasizes the commentary of this experience.
The exhibition will be on view until May 21, 2017 at The Arts Fund Gallery, located at 205-C Santa Barbara Street. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday-Sunday from 12-5pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public.