Friday, December 9, 2011
Compelling Realities Exhibition
The Photographic work of Brian Day, Jon DeBoer, and Jeff Gaydash
Compelling Realities recasts the city of Detroit through viewfinders of Brian Day, Jon DeBoer, and Jeff Gaydash. The show – featuring portraiture, architectural abstraction, and urban landscapes – utilitizes formal black-and-white photography to allow us to shift our attention away from the known into the tangential world of the untold. The images suggest a re-evaluation of our sense of place as hard surfaces collide gently with atmosphere and memory through the seductive quality of the artists’ image making. In this show, the photographs transcend the idea of the photography as documentation and present the viewer with a departure point for new experiences and perspective on Detroit’s built environment.
December 9, 2011 through January 15, 2012 at Studio Couture Detroit
Opening Reception December 10, 2011 6-9pm