Yesterday while traveling into some galleries with family visitors went into Baer Ridgway Exhibitions on 172 Minna in SF , 94105 http://www.baerridgway.com/Baer_Ridgway_Exhibitions/Baer_Ridgway_Exhibitions.html
and saw the work of Cassandra C. Jones. Each work is a perfected composition created inside a computer 🙂 using both video composites and also flat 2D image composites from images, it seems, she has collected from all sorts of digital sources. This is an exhibition one needs to see ‘live’.
One impressive feat, along with the ideas and creation of new imagery from ‘found’ imagery is how the work ties into the copy/paste culture (see prior post on Catharine Clark Gallery: https://kathrynarnold.wordpress.com/2009/07/05/copycut-paste-culture/) and then takes it into a new realm of fine art – are they actually prints? The visibility of the artist’s hand is submerged to create these clean pristine expressions which, in two of the works are mirrored in the exquisite framing where surface and edge (floating device?) have no separation. The attention to detail as seen in selection of paper and framing integrates image/surface/object.
This is a detail of Rara Avis Compositions #4 & #5, 2007, Archival C-print made from found snapshot photographs, 36 x 24 inches each, Edition: 2, photo borrowed from http://www.baerridgway.com/Baer_Ridgway_Exhibitions/Cassandra_C_Jones_-_Rara_Avis_Series_Composition_4.html where you can view additional work from these sets.
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