The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.
My photographic projects examine visual representations of social groups and explore technological and material aspects of photographic media. I investigate photographic modes of display and possibilities of photographic representation. Expanding the photographic image beyond its frame, traditional format, and the narrative is central to my artistic strategies. In my projects, I challenge the role of the photographer in production of images, and contest the idea of the photographic moment. Recently, I built on these themes to examine photographic representation of specific political and cultural histories. These representations include photographic archives and related artifacts, which I treat as material to produce new images and installations. I interrogate the impermanence of photographic archives and their preservation in advance of digital technologies. I work with projected images. Turning a flat two-dimensional surface into a three-dimensional space offers a way to expand the perception and experience of images in space. I transform photographic images into objects, by way of their display, mounting, and placement in space. I try to activate the role of photographic equipment in the display of my work. These relations open a conversation between photography and installation. I work with analog photographic technology, treating it in contemporary digital mode. Either presented as a photographic print, or as a projected image within installation, the pieces confront photographic representation, and attempt to reveal the layers constituting the image. I aspire to contest the medium of photography, applying strategies that challenge the traditional notions of production and display of photographic images.
Recent project "Fabrics of Socialism" is based on an archive of images of the Museum of Yugoslav History in Belgrade, Serbia. The archive is the visual record of Yugoslav president Josip Broz Tito