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Sarah Hood Salomon: Photographs


On exhibit at the Cherrydale Branch Library from November 2016 – January 2017

Opening reception: Saturday, Nov. 5 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; artist talk at 12 p.m.


Sarah Hood Salomon’s artist statement:

Photography has the capability of fragmenting time into 1/4000 of a second so that each instant may be isolated and examined. Yet we experience things as a fusion of several moments. As we walk through the woods, we continuously change perspectives. The slightest wind causes movement amongst the leaves, and the color and quality of light are in constant transition. In this body of work, I have utilized camera motion to reduce references to a single moment, and present the juncture of several slivers of time in a single image.

I blurred the lines between objects to abstract and reveal more of their essence. By moving the camera while the shutter is open, light is formed into specific brush strokes. Familiar objects are reduced to textures, shapes, lines and colors. The concept of foreground and background is challenged as depth of field is flattened. Objects appear closer to the surface and often take on different textural qualities. Images contain streaks and lines of an object?s former shape.

When people are included in the composition, their identity is obscured and individuality is de-emphasized. These figures are located within an abstract background, thus placement and gestures become critical. Changing qualities of light are compressed into one image and illuminate the imprint left behind. Objects no longer exist within a single instant, but move through a confluence of several moments.

 Want to buy something you see on our walls? Artists contribute 20% of sales made during their exhibit to the Friends of the Arlington County Public Library, to help support Library programming.


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