FotoFilmic'16 and Indigo by Annie Seaton
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5th, 6 - 8pm
November 5 - December 3, 2016
dnj Gallery is pleased to announce two upcoming exhibitions that will be on display from November 5 through December 3, 2016. "Fotofilmic’16," by Fotofilmic will be exhibited in the main gallery space. Gallery II will feature "Indigo" by Annie Seaton.
FotoFilmic'16 is FotoFilmic's 4th traveling exhibition presenting 30 new emerging photographers in representation of a unique worldview of contemporary photography practices. The exhibition’s underlying vision frames a defining moment and the transition to film-based photography, showing its rich lineage of physical craft and recording methods in the context of today’s global digital culture.
This year the jurors were Todd Hido, Barrie Mowatt (Vancouver Biennale), Heather Snider (SF Camerawork), Heidi Romano (Photobook Melbourne) and Karen McQuaid (The Photographers' Gallery). FotoFilmic'16 opens Saturday, November 5, in Los Angeles (Santa Monica) at dnj Gallery . It will then travel to Melbourne in February, 2017, at Junior Space, and closing in Vancouver at the Burrard Arts Foundation in April during the Capture Festival.
In "Indigo," Annie Seaton again combines photography with painterly ink washes to evoke the pure joy she associates with time spent at the beach. The water’s edge is a playful ‘time-out’ for Seaton and her kids. “The beach became a sanctuary to our everyday lives.” Memory is a definite theme—her scenes portray a much-valued unstructured and free time. Currently, she begins with 8.5” x 11” inkjet panels, adds indigo dye and hand sews a quilt-like object to create her finished pieces. The multi-panel quilts mix the individual areas and become a total environment.
Trained as a painter, Seaton has incorporated photographs into her work since 2008. She has exhibited her work throughout the West Coast and Canada for the past decade. Most recently, she was accepted into a program –-the KiPaiPai Artist Residency in Donkey Mill Art Center in Kona, Hawaii. This is Seaton's third solo show at dnj Gallery.