Few pursuits can capture and preserve a moment in time like photography can. Vanishing Point, the latest exhibition from The Arts Fund, is a thought-provoking visual commentary on this sentiment. Curated by Kai Tepper and Adam Jahnke, Vanishing Point‘s opening reception is on Friday, March 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. during the Funk Zone Art Walk. It features photographic work by local emerging artists, Demi Boelsterli, Adam Jahnke and Cody Lynch. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Vanishing Point favors the gritty, disposable and nostalgic beauty of the snapshot as captured by secondhand cameras. It embraces the distorted quality of film grain as a rejection of popular photographic pursuits that seek commercial results or social saturation.
The content and presentation of the exhibition will be akin to each artist’s individual background and creative direction, but will visually muse on themes relating to the titles’ conceptual direction of mystery, whimsy, adversity, and fate. Our fragmented memories almost transcend time despite our mortality, thanks to the well-crafted composition and tangibility of photos. Our subjective experiences can then be objectively re-experienced for generations to come.
The exhibition is on view until May 21 at The Arts Fund Gallery, 205-C Santa Barbara St. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday to Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
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—Victoria Tai Murphy