Instantaneous? | Rachel Beamer & Lindsay Talley

Instantaneous? Re-mixing Old School Instant Photography in a Digital Era

Exhibition: September 24 – October 22, 2010 | Opening Reception: September 24, 6 – 8 pm

Opening on September 24th at 6pm, The Gallery at Vivid Solutions invites you to take a look at two “instant” photography projects by Rachel Beamer and Lindsay Talley. Both projects combine multiple photographic methods and are far from quickly made. In a digital era, is it possible to slow down the digital creative process? These two woman photographers blend a real artistic balance with our technological existence.
Rachel Beamer’s project Three seasons: The sprint and the still is a hybrid of film-based and digital photographic processes. Her project consists of Fuji emulsion lifts that have been scanned, enlarged and printed as certified Epson Digigraphie prints. The final Digigraphie prints create a softened focus that corresponds with the themes of memory and reflection that are at the core of the project. Three Seasons explores Paris, the Pacific Coast, the Shenandoah Valley and Washington, DC.  Beamer is a 2010 Young Artist grant recipient from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
After a rather nomadic existence, Lindsay Talley, recently returned to her roots in Washington, DC. Her on going project was shot digitally, printed and enlarged to slightly larger than standard Polaroid size. Each  unique image than displayed on an individual hand-crafted shelf. These are intimate moments, inviting the viewer into a story by way of rich textures and feelings of nostalgia. Her presentation and attention to detail, along with the craft of self expression is noteworthy.
These projects complement each other with very different techniques, yet with similar journal-like, welcoming imagery. Starting at 6pm on September 24th, the opening reception of Instantaneous? is a chance to view the exhibition and meet the artists.
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