Photography Lovers’ Peninsula
Exhibition Dates: February 14 - March 21, 2015
Opening Reception with Performance:
Saturday, February 14
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Through darkroom photography, Robertson challenges convention with beautiful result. The media and process, as a closed system, becomes a space to explore issues with authority.
This work stems from some issues with authority and having been told NO about a lot of things that were clearly pointless. This is the emotional engine of a dry, analytic, simple conceptual project of inverting the vernacular binary code of YES/NO in a closed system. (M+B Press)
These works push against conceptions of photography, yet only work to broaden the scope of the media. Robertson has described her work as “an extreme end . . . of material-based photo work” (M+B Press). These are not traditional prints in any sense; the image is not drawn from a negative, cleanly framed, or necessarily carefully treated, but this is where their beauty arises.
Mariah Robertson’s works are dazzling. Their color is not only brilliant, it is seductive, rich and playful. At a distance Robertson’s works are so lush and bold they could read as paintings. Experimentations and direct engagement with the photographic materials results in an array of visual movements, including drips, sprays, splashes, strokes, and bands of color.
For more information on this exhibition, please visit M+B Gallery.