Floating Light: Works by Katherine Dean and Joseph MoseleyAugust 5, 2017-September 10, 2017
For over a year, local photographers Katherine Dean and Joseph Moseley have been experimenting with modern technology when applied to the 150-year-old collodion wet plate photographic process to create compelling images that explore both light and the narrative. While their collective work differs quite dramatically in themes and object presentation, these two artists have created work that communicates quite beautifully when experienced in the same environment.
Floating Light is an exhibition that explores the weight of light and darkness over a span of undocumented time. Moseley’s body of work explores how light, or lack thereof, can be rooted in time and passed over generations to come, never faltering or quite losing value. In comparison, Dean’s continued body of work explores the ethereal nature of light and how the remnants of its weight interact with memory, time, and space. By combining modern means with this historic photographic process, Floating Light then becomes an exploration of the weight time plays on both the presence and absence of light itself.