Showing posts from January, 2008

Backyard @ 1305!

Opening Final Friday January 25th with a reception from 6-11 pm is "Backyard," an exhibition of photographs by Rachel Girard Reisert. All works are pigmented Ultrachrome inkjet prints on Moab Entrada natural white paper in poplar frames.
The exhibition continues through February 23rd, with regular gallery hours Tuesday- Saturday, 11-3, or by appointment.

Throughout the seasons of one year in Tempe, Arizona, Reisert ventured into the backyards of friends and aquaintances bearing witness to those things which resided therein. Rachel's photographs take shape in these backyards, which the artist identifies as "microcosms for the larger world." Mimicking the cycles of life and death that occur and have always occurred in the world, the subjects of her photographs are suspended in some part of that cycle. As is often the case, what appears to be death can actually be the start of new life, or vise versa.

Light and focus are in constant interplay in each piece. The viewe…