While browsing Jo Ann Callis's "Cake Hat Pillow" exhibit in the middle for Creative Photography I used to be constantly in awe of her far out, surreal photos. I have usually enjoyed looked at art, nevertheless going to understand it pertaining to an job was a fresh experience. Through her black and white, and color bits, I saw photos that could be interpreted in several ways. The freedom surrealists have as artists, and this case, a photographer is definitely endless and also captivating to all the audiences, no matter if they like these people or not.
Surrealism is described as "a 20th century fictional and artistic movement that attempts to show the functions of the subconscious and is seen as a fantastic symbolism and incongruous juxtaposition of subject matter" by the American Heritage School Dictionary. Callis uses this method of digital photography to represent her dreams and get them to real simply by recreating these people using humans, objects and various moods illustrated by the photo's lighting. Her photographs typically are styled in both theatricality or perhaps domesticity. A lot of her photographs are of simple house hold objects, or incorporate a curtain using a stage placing giving the viewer the sensation of being inside the audience instead of just looking at the photo.
It truly is apparent in her operate that the mood of the images is manipulated largely simply by whether the lady photographs certain objects or perhaps people in color in black and white colored. To me, her black and white photographs including her untitled piece using a person changed to a understructure and a lace foundation spread above. The picture has not recently been taken in a real bedroom, as the rest of the place is grayscale seems to go on for eternity. I thought this symbolized a death and a burial of some one who will always be in their thoughts but never physically with them again. In the photo with the woman lying confront down and wild dark hair with beets coming out of it offered me a different character. As apposed to endless darkness inside the other photography, there was mild shadowed throughout her back and the bed as though it had been filtering through blinds. The slightest change in lighting seriously changed my own whole belief of the feeling of the picture.
The Cake Head wear Pillow picture was among the last one's I saw. It had been in a corner of the show with other "triplet" photos.