amy james : everafter
FIRST WEDNESDAY OPENING RECEPTION: 08/07, 6 - 9 P.M.
artICULATE aRTIST tALK: sUNDAY, 08/11 AT 4 P.M.
Amy James's photographs can only be described as transcendent and natural. She prefers to shoot using only natural light and environments. She shoots primarily in black and white, using silver and film. She was trained as a painter but was drawn to the darkroom upon learning it could create as much of a challenge as the empty canvas. For this exhibition she turns the camera inward and explores her own relationships through time and reflects on expectations and situations that she never expected to experience first-hand.
“Love and marriage, foreshadowed by a fairy tale romance, led me to believe again in happily everafter. Donning rose-colored glasses, or perhaps delusional ones, I was both shattered and shocked by its unexpected demise.” James continues, “Some wear their hearts on their sleeves. I tend to wear mine on gallery walls.”
James studied at LSU under Michael Crespo and Robert Hausey with Thomas Neff, her photography professor, perhaps being her greatest influence and mentor. James exhibits in many venues throughout the South with permanent exhibits displayed in Ruston, Baton Rouge, Birmingham and Dallas.
This exhibition is presented alongside the latest works from Ross Jahnke and Mary Jane Parker. All works from these four artists are on view, free of charge during normal gallery hours (12 - 6 p.m., Tue - Sun), through August 29, 2019.