Unearthing: Photograph by Marcy Palmer
Brazos Gallery and the Richland College Photography Department are proud to present Unearthing Series, A unique show of photographs based on Marcy’s life experiences. Unearthing opens on Monday May 14th through Friday June 22nd, 2018
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 – 4:00
Marcy Palmer – Artist Statement, “Unearthing Series”
The photographs in this series are about the space between the imagined and real. There is reference to constellation, a need for a controlled environment within a chaotic one, and a constructed world with natural elements. These works are filled with a tension between frustration and control, and wonder and delight. Through these images, I could express my new and emotional journey of parenthood. Although the objects used in these images are not directly related to childhood/parenthood, the emotions evoked are. My experience as a parent to a young child lends itself to this tension, but the images relate to something larger than my own experience.
The images are made by drawing and painting on a paper backdrop, shining light through holes in the backdrop, hanging wire, string, branches, and other elements to create shapes and lines in the compositions, which I often interact with. A slow shutter speed is used when capturing the images to show a sense of movement in many of them.