The Association for Visual Arts (AVA) in Chattanooga, TN presents an exhibition celebrating the photographic medium. This intimate group show consisting of four artists from the Southeast will include a variety of styles, subject matter and methods. The artists featured in this exhibit are John Allen, Ryan Hoover, Farron Kilburn, and Michael Largent.
Also on display in the Landis Student Gallery will be works by GPS AP Art students.
John Allen’s work, captured with a color pinhole camera, depicts the dark, claustrophobic spaces of caves in an exploration of descent and solitude. Ryan Hoover takes an interdisciplinary approach, using a variety of time-based and non-time- based processes and techniques, both analog and digital. Farron Kilburn describes herself as a “careful observer of the world”. Interested in social justice, her photos come from her time in Havana and confront the tension between living under an old, crumbling regime with little access to the outside world and celebrating a lively culture and rebellious people ready to burst into the rest of the world. Michael Largent’s works are part of a recent series combining the randomness of “action photography” with a systematic approach to the post-production process.