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fabric of my Affectionate Memory
Featuring Emma Safir
Dates: September 9 – October 21, 2023
Events: Opening Reception September 9, 6pm – 9pm
Artist Talk at KMAC — September 16 2pm – 3:45pm
Reception at houseguest gallery — 6pm – 9pm
(those interested in attending please contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
This exhibition will focus on baroque cartouches and framing as it builds on previous work. Safir prints photographic collages on silk, which she then digitally prints onto silk. In this show, Safir will take her photographic collages past silk and into aluminum.
I take photographs of fabric, of spaces seen through fabric, reflections in windows, privacy glass, naturally occurring moirés found through leaded glass, and fencing. I take my images out of their context through multiple media and times, cyclically cannibalizing my photos. There interpretation and regurgitation that my images go through creates a false sense of indexicality, nodding to the fundamental impossibility of a truly indexical image. This aspect of my process feels deeply indebted to Hito Stereyl and her formative e-flux article, “In Defense of the Poor Image” (2009). As an image exists and gets reposted into digital spaces (and makes its way to printed matter and back) it transforms—its digital language adds a complexity to the image that could not have existed if not for its degradation.